Joe Benson

Joe Benson

Living Classic Rock from its very beginning — both on stage and on air since 1968 — music has been Joe Benson’s life. Whether playing it, talking with artists and fans about it or documenting it with his definitive UNCLE JOE’S RECORD GUIDES, his syndicated OFF THE RECORD rock star interview program and Uncle Joe’s Garage podcasts, Benson’s always been rocking! Hailed as “An AOR Legend” in Don Barrett’s definitive book, “Los Angeles Radio People,” Benson is more than a popular Southern California entertainer. He’s been a family member to millions of Southland listeners over the past 37 years — their own ‘Uncle Joe.’ In addition, his passion and unique involvement in motorsports — as a participant, announcer and reporter — has garnered national print and TV attention while keeping him in constant touch with his audience.

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Blondie is Going to Cuba.. and You Can To!

Blondie is Going to Cuba.. and You Can To!

Blondie will be playing two nights in Cuba next March as part of a four-day cultural exchange program, and if you’re as big a fan of the band as we are at WOGA.. well, you can go too! The iconic rock group announced Monday that they will play two concerts during their March 14-18th visit in […]
Paul Simon Says ‘I’m Finished’ Writing Music

Paul Simon Says ‘I’m Finished’ Writing Music

Paul Simon, now 76 years old, has been writing music for over 60 years. Now, on NPR’s All Songs Considered Podcast, Paul Simon says he done writing music, Simon’s farewell tour ends in just a few weeks in Queens, New York, not very far from his childhood home. Hear the full interview/podcast below.
The Eagles Overtake Michael Jackson for Top Selling Album Ever

The Eagles Overtake Michael Jackson for Top Selling Album Ever

The Eagles’ Greatest Hits 1971-1975 has surpassed Michael Jackson’s Thriller to become the No. 1-selling album of all time. The Eagles album, which was released in 1976, is now 38x platinum — that’s five times more than Thriller. Why such a wide gap? The last time RIAA tallied sales for Greatest Hits 1971-1975 was in 2006, when it came up with 29x platinum. […]