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QRock Radio Presents The Rock 102 Radio Reunion Concert Featuring Nantucket Sept. 25

13 Sep

Where it all began ... the control board of the original WKZQ studio circa early 1970s, with Station Manager Bill Hennecy stylin’ & profilin’ (right).

Where it all began ... the control board of the original WKZQ studio circa early 1970s, with Station Manager Bill Hennecy stylin’ & profilin’ (right).

The legendary rock band, Nantucket will be headlining the upcoming Rock 102 Radio Reunion Concert on Friday, September 25th. The Paul Grimshaw Band and Billy Wright & Steve Marino will also be appearing. The concert starts at 7:00 PM at Celebrity Square at Broadway at the Beach. Tickets are available online now at http://www.QRockRadio.com.

For a $15 donation, fans receive a ticket for preferred seating at the show plus 5 tickets for prize drawings during the evening. Additional tickets will be available for purchase at the concert. The grand prize will be a Hagstrom Viking II cherry red electric jazz guitar donated by Star Music of Myrtle Beach. All proceeds from the event will benefit, South by Southeast, a local non-profit organization which assists local music education programs.

Nantucket is a hard rock band that formed in Jacksonville, North Carolina in 1969. Originally known as beach music band Stax of Gold and later Nantucket Sleighride (after the song by Mountain), the six-member group — Tommy Redd, Larry Uzzell, Mike Uzzell, Eddie Blair, Kenny Soule, and Mark Downing — eventually became a powerful and tenacious sensation, amassing numerous fans across the southeastern United States well before its first release – best known for singles like, “Heartbreaker” (if you had a band, you covered this song or you needn’t bother trying to get a booking), “Hiding From Love” and a version of “It’s A Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘N’ Roll)”. Bob Scarborough, one of the driving forces behind Q Rock Radio says, “Having Nantucket headline our reunion concert is just icing on the cake. We’ve billed our online radio station as a place where listeners can relive the greatest summer of their lives. Nantucket provided the music for a lot of those memories for so many in the Carolinas during the ‘70s and ‘80s. It’s going to be a great night.” Again, tickets are available online at http://www.QRockRadio.com.

For the record, Q Rock Radio launched during Memorial Day weekend earlier this year from studios located at Broadway at the Beach. The station features just about every hit song recorded between the years of ‘68 to ‘88. Q Rock is also known for its all-star lineup of radio personalities including Freakin’ Deacon, John Van Pelt, Pat Milan, Bob Scarborough, Banana Jack Murphy and others.

Q Rock Radio Partners LLC, parent company of Q Rock Radio.com organized The Rock 102 Reunion Weekend, scheduled September 24-27, 2009. In addition to the benefit concert, the four day event will feature a golf tournament, a dinner and other activiites. Radio announcers, newscasters, sportscasters, sales reps, practically anyone who ever walked the halls at Grand Strand Broadcasting between 1973 and 1997 will be taking part in this reunion.

The Reunion Weekend will benefit South by Southeast, a non-profit/charitable organization formed in 2003 by music lovers and educators. South by Southeast’s mission is to provide assistance and support to local music education programs. The group helps offset some of the costs associated with the musical education of young people in our area. More information on this organization can be found at http://www.southbysoutheast.org.

Information regarding Q Rock Radio can be found at http://www.qrockradio.com. Studio Location: Broadway at the Beach, Heroes Harbor, Unit 308. On Site Contact: Bob Scarborough 843-222-9189.
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The previous article also appears in Alternatives NewsMagazsine, Sept. 10, 2009, under “Nightlife & Entertainment” at http://www.myrtlebeachalternatives.com

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