Local Radio Finds a
New Home -- on the Web
By now you've probably realized that I love alternative rock music. Here in Philadelphia, we had a great modern rock station (WDRE) that was wildly popular. Then the corporate bigwigs came in and changed the format. Luckily many involved with the station then moved over to another station with a similar format, Y100. Then the same corporate bigwigs messed up again and changed that station's format.
So, one of station's devoted employees, Josh T. Landow, launched an online alt-music station called Y-Rock. A year later, another FM outlet -- WXPN -- picked it up and branded it as Y-Rock On XPN, adding over-the-air programming to its online component. Then last month, XPN was hit by layoffs and Josh was off the air yet again.
Well you can't keep good music and good guys down. Together Josh and a crew of volunteers have launched Y-Not Radio -- and will continue to bring the same high quality alternative, modern, and indie rock programming that they always have -- just online instead of over the airwaves. The good thing is -- you don't have to live in the Philadelphia region to enjoy! Click on the image above to listen to great alternative music -- anytime, anywhere.
Pearl Jam Video and Free Download
The newest single off of Pearl Jam's Backspacer album is "Amongst the Waves." You can download a FREE live version of the song via the band's official site here. It was recorded right here in Philly (yep, I was there!). And check out the video below.
More Free Downloads
Want more free downloads? Well, don't forget to continually check the following sources -- new songs covering all genres are added frequently. Just click on the links below and enjoy some new tunes.