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Last Night of the AFS

One of A-town’s best and brightest lineups, who do their best to revive the funk wherever they may play are back tonight, but for a limited engagement. The Atlanta Funk Society closes down their July gig with the final monday at the Five Spot down in Little Five Points. Be sure and check ’em out with 2 sets of funky as cover tunes. Show begins at 10; Spencer Garn (he of the Soulphonics, and Super Dynamite Express will sit in on keys and liven up the crowd with dj sets before and after.

Also, this past friday was George Clinton’s 70th birthday, so hopefully you got on the Mothership to wish him a happy journey into his seventies. Hard to believe the man is still rockin’ considering all he’s been (and put himself through). We’ll have more announcements later in the week and of course you can listen to us on 91.1 FM WREK Atlanta — or streaming at wrek.org — this and every Thursday night from 11pm to midnight, Eastern time. In the meantime, here is last week’s playlist… you can stream last week’s show by clicking here:

Playlist for 7/21/11:
Artist – Title
New Birth – Got to Get a Knutt
The Pharoahs – Blac Enuff
CJ & Co. – Sure Can’t Go to the Moon
The Funky Fiasco – Chunky Soup
The Chambers Brothers – Do Your Thing
Creative Source – Who is He and What is He to You?
— Henry Mancini – Johnny’s Theme
The Meters – Love Slip Up on Ya
Uncle Joe’s Medicine Show – You Sold Your Car
— Henry Mancini – Shaft
Labelle – Nightbird
War – This Funky Music Makes You Feel Good

WREK going to 100,000 watts

Antenna Installation Pre-Inspection

Antenna Installation Pre-Inspection

WREK is nearing the end of the tremendous task of bringing our station to 100,000 watts, the maximum power level for an FM radio station. (we’re currently at 40,000 watts) Starting on August 15, 2011, we will begin tower work for the upgrade process.  Since we have to complete both structural modifications and replace our antenna, listeners should expect some off-air time and reduced power.  You may have some difficulty hearing WREK on your radio during this time. We expect the process to take around 4 weeks.  Online streaming will NOT be affected, so you can still hear all your favorite shows from anywhere!

Once the new antenna is installed, WREK will be coming back as one of the very few college radio stations at the full 100,000 watts with HD Radio and still managed entirely by students.  You’ll be able to hear us at a much larger radius and get a better signal in the city as well.

Stay tuned for more information as this project nears completion…

What’s Update

Lot’s of really cool events on the upcoming concert calendar. For starters (and sorry this is a little behind, but, hey), the Atlanta Funk Society has been back at their old stomping grounds, The Five Spot, down in L5P, and doing it swell the past couple of Monday nights. This revue has been around the block, but has added some new classics to their repertoire, such as a very jamming version of Stevie Wonder’s Contusion. Old standbys from James Brown, Ohio Players, and Heatwave are still up their sleeves. In addition to the new tracks, they’ve added some new constituents with a full horn section and extended rhythm section, they’re sporting a 10-piece look on stage. The crowd has been pretty hype, too, so hopefully they can parlay it into a more regular gig, as they play out the rest of the Mondays in July.

And that’s just getting us started… The rest of the concert calendar, aka, What’s Up with What’s Going Down looks like this for the coming weeks:

I Feel like there’s tons more to update you on, since its been so long, but my mind escapes me sometimes. Stay tuned to this space for updates and hopefully a posted playlist for this week’s show.

Etowah River Music Festival

Should be a funky good time out in the woods this weekend, folks. Pull up some campground and enjoy plenty of funk and other live acts at this year’s Etowah River Music Fest near Dahlonega, GA. The festival takes place on the Etowah River Campgrounds, so there should be plenty of space available. Loads of ‘friends of the Boogaloo’ will be in attendance and/or performing as well. Be sure and show your love and support for The Funky Fiasco, Vertigo Jazz Project, Uncle Joe’s Medicine Show and Stretch. Special thanks to the Good Foot Promotions for helping to put this all together.

Go here for all the details. And stay tuned to the E-Boogaloo blog. We’ll have some more announcements as well as last night’s playlist posted soon enough. I know it’s been a while, y’all. Hang with us.