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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The Top-selling Vinyl Records of 2018

The Top-selling Vinyl Records of 2018

Nielsen Music said vinyl music sales grew by 14.6% last year, with Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and the Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 soundtrack among the top sellers. The Guardians album was the overall top-selling LP of 2018, moving about 84,000 copies. Jackson’s album Thriller took the second spot with 84,000, while Fleetwood Mac’s album Rumours came in at No. 3 […]
WOODSTOCK MUSIC AND ARTS FAIR 50th ANNIVERSARY.. THIS SUMMER! NEARBY!

WOODSTOCK MUSIC AND ARTS FAIR 50th ANNIVERSARY.. THIS SUMMER! NEARBY!

The Woodstock Music & Arts Fair is returning 50 years after the iconic festival first took place! At WOGA we were excited not only to hear that the iconic festival returning but that the event will take place nearby! The anniversary celebration will be held over three days from Aug. 16-18 in Watkins Glen, N.Y.! The event is […]
A 1965 TV Drama Renewed for its 55th Season!

A 1965 TV Drama Renewed for its 55th Season!

1965 gave us some great music – hits that we love to play on WOGA! Sonny and Cher – I Got You Babe, The Rolling Stones – Get Off My Cloud, and The Beatles – Ticket to Ride (to name a few) all came out in1965. That same year, a new half-hour TV drama premiered. And it’s still […]
And The Most Streamed Song from the 20th Century Is…

And The Most Streamed Song from the 20th Century Is…

A lot of great music came out of the 20th Century.. and we love a lot of it! Afterall, WOGA plays all the hits of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s! Now that music streaming has become so popular.. what do you think is the single most streamed song from the 20th century? Queen reigns supreme, even […]