SYRACUSE — Longtime market personality Ronnie Dark checks in with CNYRadio.com to report his concept for a new show, The Wax Museum, has finally become a reality. The show airs Sunday nights from 7-9pm on Love Radio 103.9 (WVOA). The programming is also simulcast on translators 95.3 in Syracuse and 98.1 in LaFayette.
Dark describes the show in detail in a press release provided to CNYRadio.com:
The scope of the show includes everything from sixties garage bands to
progressive rock and all points in-between. “I had this idea for many
years” states host Ron Dark, a veteran of Central New York radio for
over ten years. “But I was unable to interest the radio station I had
worked for (at the time) in my show. But I found a very receptive
audience with the people at WVOA. I’m happy that THE WAX MUSEUM has
found a home on the dial and with such a good company.”
Ron Dark, besides creating and co-hosting the show (with pal and
fellow sixties garage fanatic John “the Commander” Walsh), also
performs in the New York State area with both Dan Elliott and the
Monterays and The Brethren. “Radio to me is still a great medium. I
have faith that as long as programs like mine, Bob Pietrucha’s Polish
Radio Show and Soundcheck exist people will continue to listen to the
radio.” Ron’s focus is mostly centered on the garage bands and British
Invasion music he loves dearly, but he is open to other ideas as well.
“I had Sonny Farrar on the show a few weeks ago. Not only is he a
great singer, but a great friend as well. He’s a Syracuse institution,
but is as far removed from the ‘garage’ as you can get! So we did an
hour of cool mellow songs. It was a nice change of pace.”
Ron is looking to expand the shows’ scope more and delve further into
obscure progressive rock and fusion music. In the last month Ron has
interviewed Richie Walker, the former singer of The Knickerbockers
(“Lies”) and Jimmy Walker (no relation) who replaced Bill Medley in
the Righteous Brothers!
THE WAX MUSEUM is broadcast Sunday nights on WVOA 95.3 FM from 7-9pm.
People can also listen online anywhere in the world at
www.wvoaradio.com. “I have listeners in California, West Virginia,
Florida, Ohio and Illinois. It’s fantastic the reception I’ve been
getting. John and I are very excited about the future and hope that
more people will continue to tune (into THE WAX MUSEUM).”
A programming note, noticed by an observant CNYRadio.com reader — while WVOA’s website lists 101.5 Oneida as one of its translators, that signal (W268AE Wampsville) is now instead simulcasting “New Country WOLF 105.1.” (We’re close enough to that tower here at CNYRadio.com HQ that we were able to verify this ourselves.)
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