Johnny Maraca’s farewell on 97.7 radio

A history of the show…

Launched in 2008 as the Roots of Rock and Roll on 97.7 the Beach. A 4-hour show. Then 3, then 2…then 2 plus 4 hours on Sunshine 89 in Orillia. Both cancelled in 2011 for budget reasons. Reborn on Internet radio as The Rock and Roll Riot. Brought back on 97.7 in 2013 or so. Cancelled again because the station had shifted from ‘70s to present day and the Riot was considered too old.

Here’s the final show, that aired last night.

Segment One: Chuck Berry, Johnny B Goode; Freddy Cannon, Tallahassee Lassie; Imelda May, Wild Woman; Rolling Stones, Street Fighting Man; Max Webster, High Class in Borrowed Shoes; Dick Dale,, Misirlou; Bullmoose Jackson, Big Ten Inch Record

Segment Two: KISS, Shout it Out Loud; The Black Holes, Slippin’ and Slidin’; The Who, My Generation; The Platters, The Great Pretender; Bill Haley & His Comets, Rock Around the Clock; Heart, Kick it Out: Eddie Cochran, C’mon Everybody

Segment Three: The Ramones, Rockaway Beach; Santers, Can’t Shake You; CCR, Good Golly Miss Molly; April Wine, I Like to Rock; Chuck Berry, Bye Bye Johnny; Motorhead, Ace of Spades




About johnnymaraca

host of Johnny Maraca's Rock & Roll Riot, the rockingest show on the radio. 60 years of rockin' rhythm and blues, from the late '40s pioneers like Louis Jordan to Elvis, Chuck Berry, CCR, Stray Cats, Ramones and tons more. Friday and Saturday nights at 7 on 97.7 the Beach, listen live at, and WRSG in Middlebourne, West Virginia, Tuesdays 6-8 pm.
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