DJ’s from the former WLIR 92.7 will reunite on stage for the first time in years to open the show on Tuesday, June 28 at 8 p.m. featuring co-headline bands Soul Asylum and The English Beat at The Paramount in Huntington.
On-air personalities Larry the Duck, Malibu Sue, Andre “The Dredog”, Rob Rush, Jodi Vale and Jon Daniels will co-host the show, talk about the days when WLIR ruled the Long Island airwaves and introduce The English Beat live on stage.
A former Long Island heritage radio station, WLIR, “World Famous” as an influential station that launched the careers of many artists, has been off the air since 2004, but still lives on to this day at wlir.fm.
“It’s amazing how many people still remember listening to WLIR”, said Bob Wilson, general manager of WLIR.fm. “They still tune in online by the thousands to hear bands like The English Beat as well as other 80’s and 90’s alternative music.”
Claiming to be “New York’s Original Alternative Station”, WLIR.fm features music, programming and video clips from their heyday in the ‘80s and ‘90s and continues the station’s mission of introducing up and coming artists and the new music of today.
Their influence in the music industry was even immortalized in a five-minute online video documentary narrated by The English Beat’s Dave Wakeling titled “Dare to be Different.”
While the station is no longer broadcasting on FM radio, many of these famed WLIR personalities are still on the air today.
You can hear Larry the Duck on Sirius / XM, Rob Rush on The SHARK 94.3 FM and Jon Daniels on K 98.3 FM, just to name a few.
Many more have moved on throughout the industry and can be found on the “Where are they now?” page located on the station’s website.
Other well-known Long Island media personalities such as; Carol Silva (News 12), Donna Donna (WBAB FM) and Jodi Vale (K 98.3 FM) all did time at the station.