• 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
  • Gallagher Helicopter Ping Pong Drop

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 5PM

    Mike Gallagher from Gallagher Buick GMC in New Britain is going to drop 500 ping pong balls from the sky to give someone the chance to win a brand 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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  • Pet Pals: Onslow

    Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers

    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

    Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers

    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
  • 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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