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My Dream of Writing a Hit Christmas Song Actually Came True — Here’s How, By Elizabeth Chan [VIDEO]

KOOL 101.7 has been featuring a new song by Elizabeth Chan called "A Christmas Song" along with some of her other songs like "Vixen". KOOL was the first to break it nationally to help her achieve her dream, and now Elizabeth has weighed in on what it took to get there.

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Do People Listen To Complete Albums Anymore?

As a life-long audiophile that got his start when music was still serviced on vinyl records, I have often lamented that the digital age has done away with the album as a work of art.  I'm not talking about the cover art (don't get me started on the inferior packaging that CD's come in) - I'm talking about the set of songs that are put together to equal an album.

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Happy Holidizzle, Are You An Ebenezer Snoop? Watch this Cautionary Tale [VIDEO]

Have you lost your Holiday Spirit. See Snoop tell an updated version of the Christmas Classic in this new ad campaign from Adidas. This is the long version of the story from their TV ads.

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Source: BMG/Legacy Recordings
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Johnny Cash’s Complete Columbia Recordings Leaves No Song Behind; Released Just In Time For The Holiday Gift-Giving Season

Music fan on your gift list?  No matter if they're fans of country or rock music, here's the ultimate gift for the audiophile on your list this year:  The 63-CD set called Johnny Cash:  The Complete Columbia Album Collection.

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Meet Elizabeth Chan, Writer Of A Famous Christmas Song, World Debut on KOOL 101.7

Elizabeth Chan our guest on the KOOL Morning Show, spent a year doing "Failure Club", trying to fulfill her goal of a famous Christmas song. Read about her and hear the story as told on the KOOL morning show

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Elizabeth Chan Fulfils A Dream, KOOL To Be First Radio Station In The World To Play Her Christmas Song

I have been watching a webcast called "Failure Club". It's about New Yorkers who set a goal and have to achieve it in a year. One of those people on the show was Elizabeth Chan. Her goal was to write a World Famous Christmas Song.

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How Much Does The Average Person Spend On Music In A Lifetime

According to a study  by Prudential, released on this day in 2009, the average person spends $42,000 on music during their lifetime. That figure includes listening equipment (stereo,  iPods,  etc) as well as concerts, digital downloads, and Cd's.

Here's the kicker. A music enthusiast (like myself) is likely to spend more than double that, just around $89,000 in their lifetime.

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30 Years Ago: The First Compact Disc Released

Thirty years ago today, the first commercial compact disc was released in Japan, heralding a quantum shift in the way fans would consume music for the next two decades -- and setting off a fresh torrent of profits for the record industry.

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Earth, Wind & Fire (Photo Flickr)
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September by Earth Wind & Fire-Rayman’s Song of the Day [VIDEO]

 

Earth Wind & Fire were one of the most musically accomplished, critically acclaimed, and commercially popular funk bands of the '70s.

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Pictures of Matchstick Men by Status Quo-Rayman’s Song of the Day [VIDEO]

 

Here on Kool 101.7 we play songs by many bands from the United Kingdom, and now, Guinness World Records shows that Status Quo has more hit singles than any other band in the UK chart history. They have 61 charts

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You’ve Been Warned! The Octomom Has Recorded Her First Single

Nadya Suleman has been doing everything she can to remain relevant in the spotlight since she earned her infamous nickname “the Octomom.” She jumped in the boxing ring. She took a twirl on the stripper pole. She even stepped in front of the camera to shoot an adult film. Now she’s back, and instead of assaulting your vision, this time she’s after your ears as well.

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Elvis Visits KOOL Morning Show Times Three

Marking the day of Elvis Presley's Death, I always try to do something on the morning show. This morning I was visited by three Elvis'. It was a preview of the free Elvis Concert tonite.

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