Hi everyone.

If you notice there will be no plugs or sale pitch for anything of mine.  When tragedy strike such as the loss of my parents over the years or the gunman/hostage situation in Binghamton the only thing that matters is the event. Thoughts are with the entire city and the families involved directly or indirectly with the events today.

In the early 1980’s a Classic Rock radio station WAAL (The Whale) (99.1 on the FM dial if memory serves me well) took a chance on a fairly young broadcaster.  They afforded me the opportunity to work the Saturday 7-12PM shift and sometime during Sunday as well as fill-ins.  It was an honor because during the day I was employed at a small station in Pennsylvania about 82 miles away and the only listeners were cows.  I’m thankful they took the time to hear me.

Binghamton was and is a fantastic city.  A college town with friendly smiles.  The requests lines to the Whale would be jammed and it always took me back how the fine listeners would thank me.  They did Craig Fenton the favor not the other way around.

There was a sense of magic during the time broadcasting.  The outside world stopped and everything in life was viewed from the highest mountain.

I still recall the top of the hour saying “Good evening you’re listening to classic rock on 99.1 FM WAAL Binghamton, New York.”

The catch-phrase Whale was perfect.  Their ratings were tremendous and the signal covered about 90 miles in each direction.

At 3.50 an hour (before taxes) I would have paid them to work there.

For the guys in charge at the time Don Morgan (still there as Program Director), John Carter, and Keith Nelson thank you for taking a chance on me.  Always know that all these decades later I have never forgot the honor of calling the Whale home.

http://www.991thewhale.com/

If you are ever in or near Binghamton, New York listen to the Whale and tell them Craig Fenton says hello!

If you have any acquaintances in the city please let them know you care and are thinking about their safety.

Here’s to better times (thank you all),

Craig Fenton

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Welcome to  the Rock of March Update:

How are you?  Hope things are well.

The Rock Jet will help us enjoy a bunch of goodies from 1966.

Jefferson Airplane 1966 with Signe Anderson:

CHAUFFEUR BLUES

DON’T SLIP AWAY

CREAM

Live at Klook’s Kleek, London

(15th Nov. 1966) 11/15/66

Meet Me In The Bottom

****

Be safe on the roads.

A big get well to Angie’s mom!!

Got to go rock and roll.


Please board this way for rock sounds:


http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentAircast58AirCream.mp3

Please board this way for the Marty exclusive live Airplane medley:

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentAircast64martysliveairplanemedley.mp3

Wishing you a great day,

craig


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Welcome Jefferson Rockers:

How are things going today?  I hope the snow/ice that has hit most of Airplane Land has avoided your section of town.

Thanks for the nice feedback about the Great Society rare track and the Paul Kantner goodie from yesterday.  I posted the link once again (below) so all can enjoy the journey.

Want some great live rock and roll?

Somebody that has played with the Jefferson Starship and is friends with people in the Jefferson Family (Paul Scannell) will be bringing his rock and roll talents to the road.

You’ll be rocking on every note if you live in or nearby:


http://www.myspace.com/paulscannelldrums

Heads up! Come see “LIVE DEAD” @

FRIDAY FEB 20th @
19 BROADWAY
FAIRFAX, CA. 94930

$10

“Live Dead” features former members of Workingman’s/Grapefruit Ed, The Zen Tricksters and more!
“Live Dead” let’s the “music play the band” in exquisite detail as the San Francisco Bay Area’s
premier Grateful Dead tribute. Please join us for an evening of music, dance, adventure and community.
Mark your calendar for February 20th!

http://livedeadband.com/
http://www.myspace.com/livedeadband

Live Dead Band is:
PAUL SCANNELL> drums
STEVE FUNDY> lead guitar and vocals
BARRY ERDE> rhythm guitar and vocals
STEPHEN RAMIREZ> bass
MITCH STEIN> keyboards and vocals

Come celebrate Valentines Day w/ THE ACCIDENTALS @

SAT FEB 14TH
THE FORESTVILLE CLUB
6250 FRONT STREET
FORESTVILLE, CA 95436

$5

We play New Orleans style funk, Grateful Dead, classic rock, and a few originals
guaranteed to melt your face off (if not perspire profusely)!!! No joke. This band burns it up!!!
Music starts around 9pm with our good friends West County Outlaws opening the show.
Don’t miss the love-fest!

http://www.myspace.com/theaccidentalsnet

“Before and beyond the musical element, we are interested in networking and building COMMUNITY with any and all out there who want to make the world a better place.” -THE ACCIDENTALS

The Accidentals is:
STEVE FUNDY> guitar and vocals
CHUCK STONE> bass
SHEP SILVER> guitar and vocals
PAUL SCANNELL> drums

Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, and a trillion friends:

Your Mind Has Left Your Body

(From the 1973 Baron Von Tollbooth sessions)

We then go to the

Great Society W/Grace Slick studio circa 1965:

Don’t Mess With Me

********************

Got to go rock and roll.

Quality Rock & Roll


http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentJefersonAircast64GreatBaronTA.mp3

Wishing you a great day,

craig
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Welcome to

Jefferson Rock City Weekend:

Thanks for boarding the flight.  There

is a superlative new website from not

only somebody connected to the San

Francisco music scene for decades but

a true fan!

Please welcome my good friend Mike

Somavilla’s new site to the Rock

Universe by checking this out:

http://www.sfmusicandbeyond.com/

San Francisco Music And Beyond featuring the on-line “Keeper Of The Flame” and rare photos.

Tell Mike the Airplane Man sent you!

Enjoy the weekend,
CF

P.S.:  Remember to please check this out (Link is below) for some Airplane Family Rare Magic!!

Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, and a trillion friends:

Your Mind Has Left Your Body

(From the 1973 Baron Von Tollbooth sessions)

We then go to the

Great Society W/Grace Slick studio circa 1965:

Don’t Mess With Me

Quality Rock & Roll


http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentJefersonAircast64GreatBaronTA.mp3

Wishing you a great day,

craig
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Welcome Rockers of the world:

How did the weekend go?  It was plenty cold but there were some treasures from the Rock Tent Vault I will be sharing.  Here is one:

Jefferson Starship

The Bottom Line

New York City

September 22, 2002 (9/22/02)

Good Shepherd

Paul Kantner even gets to sing his own name in the song!!

Enjoy.  Got to go rock and roll.

Please board here for great Jefferson Rock!:


http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentJefersonAircast64goodpaulandmarty.mp3

Wishing you a great week,

craig

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Welcome to the Rock Plane:

Thanks for being part of our journey. We explore rock and roll of the best degree. Glad you are a part of it.

Are you ready to rock?  Cool!!

1995 is our  address today. The Jefferson Starship is proudly on stage and Mr. Kantner and Mr. Balin will treat you to some Jefferson Airplane sounds:

3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds

Plastic Fantastic Lover

Always cool when you can check out a show with Barry Flast in the band. He takes care of the keyboards.

Enjoy! Got to go rock and roll.

The rock flight is now if you please board here:

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentAircast64threefifthsofacrown.mp3

Wishing you a great day,

craig

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Coming Soon: the ultimate speaking, writing, and self-confidence course Painting My Room In A Colorful Way at a price that won’t leave you speechless.

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Welcome Rockers of the Universe:

What’s new?  I hope all is well today.  Would an Airplane classic and a Jefferson Starship legendary tune fit the mood?

Please fly here and enjoy:

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentAircast41BCOUNTONME.mp3

The Jefferson Starship at:

Concert for Colorado,

Denver,Colorado June 25, 1994.

Count On Me

Plastic Fantastic Lover

***

Got to go rock and roll.


Wishing you a great day,

craig



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