Huntington, N.Y. (Thursday, June 9th, [email protected] PM) – The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island, New York is excited to announce that during the concert on Tuesday, June 28th[email protected]; featuring co-headline bands “Soul Asylum” & “The English Beat”, D.J.’s from the former WLIR 92.7 will reunite on stage for the first time in years to open the show. On-air personalities Larry the Duck, Malibu Sue, Andre “The Dredog”, Rob Rush, Jodi Vale & Jon Daniels will co-host the show, talk about the good old days when WLIR ruled the Long Island airwaves & introduce The English Beat live on stage at The Paramount.
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 80’s & 90’s 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 5-minute online video documentary narrated by The English Beat’s Dave Wakeling titled “Dare to be Different” (https://vimeo.com/114897330).
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. It is this history of the Long Island music industry that The Paramount is excited to bring back for one night only on June 28th. We invite all of Long Island to come celebrate with the WLIR DJ’s they remember and the music they loved!