• Gear Up: Foldable Clear Kayak

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    Name: Foldable Clear Kayak
    What Does It Do: See what’s below you as you paddle through your favorite rivers and lakes
    How Much: $6775
    Fun Fact: The fish are making faces at you already – this is why you need it! Read More
  • Beer Mug: Paradise Road Pilsner

    Name: Paradise Road Pilsner

    Brewery: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

    Location: Buellton, California

    Taste: The epitome of simplicity and delicacy: brewed with only the highest quality European lager malt and a German noble hop. Read More

  • Pet Pals: Sam

    Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers

    Name: Sam
    Breed: Persian
    Age: 5 year old spayed female
    Bio: I am a quiet and reserved kitty. I would prefer a peaceful home. I want to live with kids over 12 years of age. My behavior is very typical for my breed. I would prefer to live with someone who has general cat experience. I have not had much experience with cats or dogs but am willing to consider sharing my home with other pets. I can live in any size home, including apartments.& Read More
  • Stuff You Should Know - 7/29/14

    Why you shouldn’t rob a clerk that also happens to be an MMA fighter. Plus, a New Britain alderman is in a bit of trouble, why people are rappelling down the Hartford Hilton today, Neil Young joins Kickstarter, and the Dunkin Donut “Shark Week” donut gets revealed! All that and more in today’s Stuff You Should Know! Read More
  • This Day in Music History: July 29th

    2011: Kings of Leon end their July 29th show in Dallas and then cancel the rest of their U.S tour because — officially — singer Caleb Followills suffering from vocal issues and exhaustion.

     

    1976: Bruce Springsteen's manager Mike Appel files a counter-suit following Springsteen's court action two days earlier.

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  • Today's Classic: Supertramp "Give a Little Bit"

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    Supertramp's "Give a Little Bit" was released on their 1977 album Even in the Quietest Moments... and went on to become an international hit for the band, peaking at #15 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart. The single was re-released in 1992 to raise funds for the ITV Telethon charity event.  Read More
  • Gear Up: Beer/Shot Glass

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    Name: Beer/Shot Glass
    What Does It Do: It’s two glasses in one!
    How Much: $23
    Fun Fact: If you could consume both ends at the same time, you’d be utterly amazing. Read More
  • Pet Pals: Bippo

    Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers

    Name: Bippo
    Breed: Pomeranian/Shetland sheepdog mix
    Age: 10 year old altered male
    Bio:  I can live in any size home, including apartments. I would love to live with kids of any age, pending an interaction. I would enjoy living with cats and dogs. I am a relaxed kind of dog who will appreciate lots of time to sleep and lay around. I am a great dog for the first time dog owner. Read More
  • Stuff You Should Know - 7/28/14

    A tornado hits Connecticut, we get to see the new Wonder Woman, Joe Torre goes into the Hall of Fame, the 25th anniversary of a music milestone, plus five full minutes of Homer Simpson and Peter Griffin on screen together! All that and much more in today’s Stuff You Should Know! Read More
  • This Day in Music History: July 28th

    2007: A partial Guns n' Roses reunion takes place at the Key Club in Hollywood as guitarist Izzy Stradlin and bassist Duff McKagan join drummer Steven Adler and his band Adler's Appetite on stage to play "Mr. Brownstone" and "Paradise City." It's the first time Stradlin and McKagan had played with Adler in 17 years.

     

    2007: Ozzy Osbournehas a "minor outpatient procedure" done to remove a bloodclot at a Denver hospital.

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  • TicketTime: Tickets to Sammy Hagar

    Listen all week at 10:45a, 2:45p and 5:45p for tickets to Sammy Hagar featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson at Foxwoods Resort Casino Saturday, August 2nd at 8pm.  Read More
  • Today's Classic: The Police "Roxanne"

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    Sting wrote the 1978 hit for The Police from the point of view of a man who falls in love with a prostitute. He says he was inspired by the prostitutes he saw near the band's seedy hotel while in Paris in 1977. The title of the song came from the name of the character in the play Cyrano de Bergerac, an old poster of which was hanging in the hotel's foyer. Read More
  • Gear Up: Garmin Astro Dog Tracking System

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    NAME: Garmin Astro Dog Tracking System

    WHAT DOES IT DO: Track up to ten sporting dogs at once, with the convenience of a customizable GPS device. It has a range of up to nine miles, thanks to a steel VHF antenna. The top-mounted GPS/GLONASS receiver gives it excellent location performance. Bark detection lets you know when your dog has spotted something, even if he's out of range. A rescue mode helps preserve battery for a longer period of time, in case you and your dog get separated.

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  • Pet Pals: Anna

    Courtesy of Companions and Homemakers

    Name: Anna
    Breed: Beagle mix
    Age: 6 year old spayed female
    Bio:  I can live in a single family home with children 14 or older. I have not had much experience with cats but am willing to consider sharing my home with a feline. I am housebroken. I am calm but have my moments of energy and need to get a little exercise every day. I prefer to live in a home with other dogs. (interaction required) I am a great dog with lots of potential. I need a family with hound type of dog experience. I require Mandatory Training upon adoption for obedience and socialization. Read More
  • This Day in Music History: July 25th

    2008: The Rolling Stones announce their move from EMI to Universal Music.

     

    2002: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band rehearse for their tour in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

     

    2002: The coroner's report on Who bassist John Entwistle says he had cocaine in his system when he died in his Las Vegas hotel on June 27th. His death is ruled accidental but blamed on drug use and existing heart disease.

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  • Today's Classic: Toto "Hold the Line"

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    Toto's "Hold the Line" was the band's first single and reached #5 on the US Billboard charts in the winter of 1978-79. The band's drummer, Jeff Porcaro, gave a definition for the song: Read More
  • Helicopter Ping Pong Drop

    Wednesday, July 30th at Gallagher Buick GMC

    Join Mike Lapitino this Wednesday, July 30th 5-6:30pm at Gallagher Buick GMC in New Britain to win a bran new Buick!  Read More
  • Gear Up: LG Curved OLED TV

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    NAME: LG Curved OLED TV

    WHAT DOES IT DO: The first organic LED display to hit the United States market, it passes electrical current through a biological substance that glows without a backlight. This gives it the truest blacks and most vibrant colors of any display, while maintaining a 4.3 mm thickness and 38 pound weight (unheard-of for a 55-inch screen). Couple that with a curved design that delivers an I-Max-like experience, 3D tech, and smart TV functionality.

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  • Pet Pals: Garfield

    Courtesy of Companions and Homemakers

    Name: Garfield
    Breed: Domestic short hair mix
    Age: 4 month old altered male
    Bio: I want to live with kids over 12 years of age. I have not had much experience with other pets but am willing to consider sharing my home with another cat or a dog. Read More
  • Stuff You Should Know - 7/24/14

    The “Breaking Bad” spinoff is invading real-life motorists, great news about Connecticut’s state parks, Conan O’Brien’s acting debut, and more Jack Sparrow is on the way. All that and much more in today’s Stuff You Should Know! Read More
  • This Day in Music History: July 24th

    2007: Former KISS drummer Peter Criss releases One for All, his first album in 12 years.

     

    2004: The Cure's Curiosa Tour kicks off in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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  • Taste of the Caribbean and Jerk Festival

    Saturday, August 2, 2014 11AM -11PM

    Join the 102.9 DRC Pavement Patrol at the Caribbean and Jerk Festival at Mortensen River Front Plaza in downtown Hartford on Saturday, Auguist 2nd! You can hear the new sound of 102.9 DRC and enter to win great prizes from 11AM to 5PM! Read More
  • 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
  • Cruisin' On Main Street - Manchester

    Sunday, August 3, 2014 11AM - 4PM

    Join 102.9 DRC's Allan Lamberti on Sunday, August 3rd at Cruisin' On Main Street in Manchester! 102.9 DRC has been a sponsor of this downtown car show, the largest of its kind in New England, since its founding and we are so proud once again to meet our listeners at this important community event. Look for us in front of the State Farm Insurance Office with our newly designed Ford Transit Connect, enjoy some tunes and grab some swag! 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

    Courtesy of Companions and Homemakers

    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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