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About Rock Nation
Rock Nation is a college radio program that plays "The Most Rockin' Artists of the 1970s & 80s". The brainchild of Fairfield University senior James Maresca, Rock Nation is a weekly, 2 hour trip back to a musical period dominated by big guitars, heavy drums, layered harmonies, & jaw dropping vocals.
Now you're probably saying to yourself, "But there are countless classic rock stations on the radio airwaves. What makes Rock Nation so special?"
Everyone knows that terrestrial radio stations have very limited play lists. If you listen to these stations long enough, you are likely to hear repeated songs by a limited amount of artists. (It's just the way radio is in 2010. After all, radio is a business. Risks are not taken easily.) However, on Rock Nation you'll hear those songs and artists often neglected by terrestrial stations (along with the often heard and loved hits)! You're guaranteed to hear songs that you won't hear anywhere else on radio. You may even hear NEW music by classic artists. Think of Rock Nation as classic rock/arena rock radio, where anything from the era is fair game. All it needs to do is ROCK!
In addition to the music, Rock Nation broadcasts numerous special segments. Amongst these are "The 9 O'Clock Spotlight", which showcases a classic band in the live setting, and "Album Anniversary Highlights", which focus on significant albums celebrating milestone anniversaries (20, 25 & 30 years since their initial release). Also, Rock Nation broadcasts exclusive interviews, conducted by its host, James Maresca. Past interview subjects include Bruce Hall (bassist, REO Speedwagon), Jeff Pilson (bassist, Foreigner/ex-Dokken), Troy Luccketta (drummer, Tesla), & Oz Fox (lead guitarist, Stryper), amongst others.
No matter how you look at it, Rock Nation is a unique rock radio trip like no other. So pack your bags and prepare to enter the Rock Nation. (Make sure you remember your air guitars and lighters!)
* Rock Nation airs Tuesdays, 8-10 PM EST, only on WVOF 88.5 FM (Fairfield University Radio) & WVOF.ORG
Rock Nation's James Maresca with Aerosmith's Joey Kramer