• Today's Classic: Electric Light Orchestra "Don't Bring Me Down"

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    Electric Light Orchestra's "Don't Bring Me Down" is to date their highest charting hit in the US. It's the band's second highest hit in the UK where it peaked at #3. The song was dedicated to the NASA Skylab space station, which re-entered the Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean and Western Australia July 11, 1979. Read More
  • Gear Up: Diesel Grand Daddy Watch

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    NAME: Diesel Grand Daddy Watch

    WHAT DOES IT DO: At 73 by 66 millimeters (or just under three by three inches) this watch is pretty huge — so you might want to start adding weight to your hammer curls. Reflecting a more-is-more approach, it comes with four chronographs, letting you keep time in your most frequently-visited cities.

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  • Pet Pals: Heidi

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    Name: Heidi
    Breed: Hound mix
    Age: 18 month old spayed female
    Bio: I can live in a single family home. I would love to live with kids of any age. I have not had much experience with dogs but am willing to consider sharing my home with a canine that can appreciate my active personality. I would prefer to live in a cat-free home. I am a great dog with lots of potential. I need a family with general dog experience.  Read More
  • Stuff You Should Know - 7/23/14

    Connecticut’s newest brewery, cake from a spray can, the best places in Connecticut to celebrate National Hot Dog Day, a final farewell for Monty Python, and the musicians that were taking selfies 20 years before they were cool. All that and more in today’s Stuff You Should Know! Read More
  • This Day in Music History: July 23rd

    2005:Jimmy Page is among the judges at Riffathon 2005 in London. The event is designed to promote guitar music across the U-K and raise money for the Action for Brazilian Children Trust.


    1999:Woodstock '99 begins at Griffiss Air Force base in Rome, New York. The three-day festival runs smoothly until Limp Bizkit's set on Saturday, when fans break down wooden barriers. On Sunday night, fans start fires throughout the concert area. Riot cops are called in to disperse the crowd.

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  • Today's Classic: Kansas "Dust in the Wind"

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    Kansas' "Dust in the Wind" peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of April 22, 1978, making it Kansas' only top ten Billboard Hot 100 charting single. The single was first released on their 1977 album Point of Know Return. The song was a last minute addition to the album and ended up being the album's greatest success. Read More
  • Gear Up: Ray-Ban Remix Sunglasses

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    NAME: Ray-Ban Remix Sunglasses

    WHAT DOES IT DO: Start with a base style (choose from several wayfarers or aviators) and customize everything from the front, to the temples — including lenses, monograms, and your case. Options include tortoise, black, and various gradients for the front and temples. Lenses are available in over a dozen colors, including some polarized options. With nearly 3,000 variations possible, odds are, your pair will be one of a kind.

    HOW MUCH: $160-210

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  • Pet Pals: Onslow

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    Name: Onslow
    Breed: Domestic short hair mix
    Age: 6 year old altered male
    Bio: Onslow would like to live in a quiet home. Onslow would prefer to live with older children. Onslow is FIV+ and MUST remain indoors and can ONLY live with another FIV+ cat. Onslow would prefer a dog free home. Onslow is neutered, microchipped, current on his shots, and litterbox trained. Onslow is part of PROJECT PURRFECT which means his adoption fee is discounted. Read More
  • Stuff You Should Know - 7/22/14

    Another day, another list of the best pizza! Plus, Billy Joel will be honored with one of the most prestigious awards in music, the ultimate case of irony for a tribute to George Harrison, the Rock announces he’ll be playing a superhero, a ton of “Simpsons” news, and a sequel to a cult classic is finally coming out. All that and more in today’s Stuff You Should Know! Read More
  • This Day in Music History: July 22nd

    2008:The soundtrack to the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young documentary Deja Vu hits stores.


    2001: Beatles producer George Martin "reportedly" tells a British tabloid George Harrison "knows that he is going to die soon." The next day, a spokesman for Martin says, "We were disgusted and disappointed by the weekend articles...regarding the imminent demise of George Harrison. The reports were unsubstantiated, untrue, insensitive and uncalled for, especially as Mr. Harrison is active and feeling well in spite of health challenges he has had this year. George Martin...has emphatically denied speaking to any newspaper."

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  • Today's Classic: Elton John "Bennie and the Jets"

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    "Bennie and the Jets" was featured on Goodbye Yellow Brick Road in 1973 even though Elton John was set against releasing it as a single, thinking it would fail. The song ended up peaking at #1 on the US singles chart in 1974 and was certified Gold on April 8, 1974 and Platinum on September 13, 1975. By August 1976 it had sold 2.8 million copies. Read More
  • Gear Up: WeMo Light Switch

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    NAME: WeMo Light Switch

    WHAT DOES IT DO: This WiFi-enabled light switch replaces any standard light switch in your house or apartment, letting you turn lights on and off from your Android or iOS device. A quick project for the average DIYer — it's easy to install and features a clip-on faceplate that fits flush against your wall. The app lets you program your lights to turn or off on a schedule, or at sunrise and sunset. A subtle backlight makes the light switch easy to locate, and IFTTT support connects it to a number of apps.

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  • Pet Pals: Sparrow

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    Name: Sparrow
    Breed: American pit bull terrier
    Age: 2 year old altered male
    Bio: I want to live with kids over age 6. I have not met any other dogs but may be willing to share with dogs that are compatible with me. I would prefer a cat free home. I come with complimentary training. I am a great dog with lots of potential. I need a family with general dog experience. I can live in any size home, including apartments. I am a high energy kind of dog and am looking for a home where I can get lots of exercise every day. Visit Newington today to take me home. Read More
  • Stuff You Should Know - 7/21/14

    Aerosmith duets with Johnny Depp, the best pizza places in Hartford, New Jersey’s Governor comes to Connecticut today, the most amazing skydiving catch ever, and could more “Sharknados” be coming? All that and much more in today’s Stuff You Should Know Read More
  • Like us on Facebook & Win Tickets to Six Flags New England

    Head over to our Facebook page, give us a Like and enter to win tickets to Six Flags New England! Every weekday at 5pm we'll choose a winner. 


    First winner to be chosen Monday, July 21st

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  • TicketTime: Win Tickets to Kiss & Def Leppard

    Listen all week at 10:45a, 2:45p and 5:45p for tickets to Kiss & Def Leppard Sunday, August 10th at Xfinity Theatre in Hartford. Read More
  • This Day in Music History: July 21st

    1990:Roger Waters performs The Wall at Potsdamer Platz, Germany (where the Berlin Wall stood) with help from Cyndi Lauper, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Bryan Adams and Phil Collins.


    1987: Guns n' Roses release Appetite for Destruction.


    1982: The Prince's Trust Gala concert in London features Robert Plant, Pete Townshend, Phil Collins and other British artists.

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  • Today's Classic: Bruce Springsteen Born to Run

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    "Born to Run" was one of the singles released of the album of the same name in 1975. The album was Springsteen's effort to break into the mainstream - which it did.  He's said the album was "the album where I left behind my adolescent definitions of love and freedom—it was the dividing line."


    The song was placed at #21 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It's also one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. On June 12, 1979 "Born to Run" was named New Jersey's "Unofficial Youth Rock Anthem" which Springsteen always thought ironic since the song was actually "about leaving Jersey."

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  • Gear Up: Leather Fly Swatter

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    NAME: Leather Fly Swatter

    WHAT DOES IT DO: Stylish leather and steel swatters are as useful as they are good-looking. The leather surface will last a long time, and wipes down easily, so you don't need to leave the splattered remains of dispatched flies all over it.

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  • Stuff You Should Know - 7/18/14

    A former president may be moving to Connecticut, the “Big Bang Theory” cast is getting a big raise, Mr. Sketch markers are getting new scents, plus learn how the most delicious cheap food of them all is made. All that and more in today’s Stuff You Should Know! Read More
  • This Day in Music History: July 18th

    2008: Ex-Guns n' Roses drummer Steven Adler is arrested for possession of narcotics in Hollywood just days after he'd announced he would appear on V-H-1's latest rehab show, Sober Living.


    2008: Paul McCartney joins Billy Joel during Billy's second encore at the Last Play at Shea (Stadium) in New York. As a Beatle, McCartney played the ballpark's historic first rock concert. Tony Bennett, Steven Tyler, Garth Brooks and Roger Daltrey also appear during the show.

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  • Today's Classic: The Police Every Breath You Take

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    "Every Breath You Take" was released on The Police's 1983 album Synchronicity and ended up being the biggest hit of 1983. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for eight week and the UK singles chart for four. Read More
  • Gear Up: Honda Mean Mower

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    NAME: Honda Mean Mower

    WHAT DOES IT DO: 309 pounds on a custom chassis and suspension, with wheels taken from an ATV. Power comes from a 109 horsepower VTR Firestorm 1,000cc engine, driven through a paddle-shifted six-speed transmission. It'll hit 60mph in just four seconds, and has an estimated top speed of 130mph.

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  • Pet Pals: Ciel

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    Name: Ciel
    Breed: Domestic short hair mix
    Age: 4 months old
    Bio: I want to live with kids over 8 years of age. I would enjoy living with cats.
    Don't let Ceil's initial shyness fool you. I've spent a lot of time with him. He is shy at first, but as soon as you pick him up he purrs his little heart out and loves being held for long periods of time. He loves being gently rocked in your arms. He's as sweet as any kitten could be. He needs the right family, with some patience, to let him adjust to new surroundings. Trust me, you won't be disappointed with this wonderful little guy who just wants to be loved. (Written by Elaine, CHS volunteer) Read More
  • Stuff You Should Know - 7/17/14

    RIP Johnny Winter. Plus, Hooker Brewing plans a new brewery in Hartford, the return of “Disco Demolition Night,” new music from David Bowie, the ESPYs, chimps going to the movies, and the newest board game to be turned into a movie (looks terrible)! All that and much more in today’s Stuff You Should Know! Read More
  • This Day in Music History: July 17th

    2011:20 minutes into Cheap Trick's set at the Ottawa Bluesfest in Canada, a violent storm causes the stage to collapse. The band gets off the stage safely and no one is trapped underneath.


    2006:Pink Floyd's original guitarist Syd Barrett is laid to rest in a private ceremony in his hometown of Cambridge, England. No Floyd members attend. Barrett had died ten days earlier.

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  • Today's Classic: Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody

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    Queen's frontman Freddie Mercury wrote the famous hit for the band's 1975 album A Night at the Opera. The song has no chorus, instead featuring several sections - a ballad with guitar solo, operatic passage and a hard rock section. At the time of release, it was the most expensive single ever made and is still one of the most elaborate recordings in popular music.


    The hit became a major commercial success and stayed at the top of the UK Singles Chart for nine weeks. By the end of January 1986, it had sold more than a million copies.

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  • Gear Up: HTC One Mini

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    NAME: HTC One Mini

    WHAT DOES IT DO: Android-powered, about five by two and a half inches, and just a third of an inch thick. Made from polished metal alloy, the body of the phone fits comfortably into your hand. Dual front speakers, a 720p HD 4.3-inch screen, 16 gigs of storage, and a 1 gig processor make it great for entertainment and gaming.

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  • Pet Pals: Sinatra

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    Name: Sinatra
    Breed: Alaskan husky mix
    Age: 1 year old altered male
    Bio:  Read More
  • Stuff You Should Know - 7/16/14

    The last day of bad weather, an iconic comic book character passes away, 20 years of Bristol making the best commercials, SNL is firing people left and right, a new fast food chain coming to Connecticut, and the first woman to make it to the finals of American Ninja Warrior does it in epic fashion! All that and much more in today’s Stuff You Should Know! Read More