WTNG CDs are moving at high speeds to music shops world wide for Record Store Day. WTNG 89.9 is a tribute to the micro-genre of radio station compilations, wherein several hundred regional acts would “battle” for a coveted spot on their hometown station’s sampler. “Already the careers of the Jon Butcher Axis (Polydor), John Bongiovi [sic] (Polydor), Twister Sister (Atlantic), and 1981’s national winners, the Stompers (Boardwalk) have exploded since participation in the Search for the Superstars of the ’80s” is the takeaway line from the Miller Highlife Rock to Riches compilation. Back at fictional frequency 89.9, we deliver not only 11 great rock-and-soul tracks, but a survey of facades–a cross section of compilations–that served as inspiration for this monstrosity. A fold-out lyric sheet and poster reveals the diverse cast of musicians involved. A disproportionate amount of time, energy, and resources went into making this album, which is hilarious because we’re only making a couple thousand and have no plans to repress. This comes as bad news for anyone who snoozes, thereby forfeiting the right to listen to Winston-Salem, NC’s Roach Band at their leisure. Coincidentally the only way to listen to WTNG is at your leisure.
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