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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 http://977thebeach.ca, and WRSG in Middlebourne, West Virginia, Tuesdays 6-8 pm.

Three cassettes from the Maraca Collection: yes, cassettes!

I was never a fan of music cassettes. They often got tangled in the deck mechanism and even if you could rescue and rewind the tapes, they often stretched. Many times they broke. Cassettes sucked ass. Their only selling point … Continue reading

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Radio ads: Why they didn’t work for you (and what you can do about it)

Radio advertising works, when you do it right! So what went wrong and why didn’t you get the desired results? It seems easy. The marketing rep convinces you to try radio because you’ll be reaching thousands of potential customers, and … Continue reading

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Three discs from the Maraca Collection: Chapter Four

Welcome back to another trio of compact discs from my dusty racks…gotta clean the condo soon, Mom is coming over for Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday…where I found them, and why I purchased them. I just finished listening to Eddie Trunk’s … Continue reading

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Three discs from the Maraca Collection: Chapter Three

Welcome back to another trip through the hundreds of compact discs I’ve amassed over the past 30 years or so. Where I found them, why I purchased them. Here’s another eclectic trio (you’d be expecting that by now if you … Continue reading

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