Friday, September 24, 2010

River turns 15

WXRV/92.5 The River, Boston’s independent and solar-powered radio, is celebrating 15 years on the air with a special free concert featuring home town favorites Guster at Club Royale, located in Boston’s theatre district on October 6th. This concert will be exclusive to River winners and guests. Headlining the River’s Birthday party is Boston’s own Guster, who just recently played the life is good Festival in Canton, Ma. Guster is due to release its album Easy Wonderful October 5th. Here's station's press release :

For Immediate Release
Friday September 24th 2010


92.5 The River celebrates 15 years of independent radio with VIP Birthday Party at the Royale in Boston featuring Guster!

Boston, MA – WXRV/92.5 The River, Boston’s Independent and solar-powered radio, is celebrating 15 years of Independent Radio with a special free concert featuring home town favorites Guster at Club Royale, located in Boston’s theatre district on Wednesday October 6th Presented by Redhook Ale Brewery. This concert will be exclusive to River winners and guests. Headlining the River’s Birthday party is Boston’s own Guster, who just recently played the life is good Festival in Canton, Ma. Guster are due to release their album Easy Wonderful October 5th.

Guster is an American alternative rock band that is known for its live performances, humor, and cult following. It was formed by Adam Gardner, Ryan Miller, and Brian Rosenworcel in 1991 while attending Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. The members met during the freshmen Wilderness Orientation program in August 1991, playing publicly together as a trio two months later at the Midnight Cafe coffee house set in the common area of the Lewis Hall dormitory. While attending Tufts, the band lived at 139 College Avenue in Somerville, MA.

"What a joy it is to welcome Guster back for the River’s 15th birthday party. Guster are station and listener faves…..local heroes…and hugely representative of our audience’s eco-friendly sensibilities.", says 92.5 The River’s Program Director Catie Wilber. "and…they played our historic River Music Hall when they were still called Gus!"


The Royale Nightclub (The former Roxy) brings to you an unparalleled experience for any private event held in downtown Boston. Built in 1918 this former opera hall boasts a gigantic 33,000 sq foot total available to handle any and every special event need. By taking the original fundamental beauty of the room and combining it with state of the art upgrades in sound and lighting, Royale truly is a venue like no other.

Located at 279 Tremont Street in the historic theater district and the epicenter of downtown Boston, Royale is your ultimate event destination.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The River is a station with SO much potential..but is hampered by a crackpot owner.

How many competent people have come to the River and left in frustration/disgust?

Too bad.

Hisham Fayed said...

That’s too bad and very sad that you view the station in such a negative matter.....As a current employee that has been here for over 3 years, I have to say I'm not feeling any frustration or disgust but the complete opposite.

Thank you to everyone who supports independent radio, 92.5 the River!

-Hish
92.5 The River
Marketing & Promotions Director

Anonymous said...

I've been listening to The River for quite some time now. As a matter of fact, I was listening to it prior to its WXRV call sign when it was WLYT.

But I have to agree with Anonymous especially since the firing of Lisa Garvey some months ago when she had an hour left to go in her shift ... how tactless is that?

If I remember correctly, Mike Moran who now works at WZID was on the air at XRV for quite some time and was sorry to see him go. The DJs there now are great but there always seem to be such a high level of turnover.