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Little Steven comes to NRK radio. Sopranos and Frank Tagliano take to the Norwegian airwaves with a traditional rock ‘n roll programme for 30 to 50-year-olds. “The programme's starting point is the mid-sixties - the time around the "British invasion" and all music inspired by this,” Steven Van Zandt told Norway’s state-owned broadcaster about his ‘Underground Garage. “This was the period when rock and roll entered people’s consciousness in earnest, with bands like The Beatles, The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks and The Animals.” “The idea came when I discovered that the best music was no longer played on the radio. This worried me. Classic rock was about to go from being mainstream to becoming a cult phenomenon. My purpose was that future generations should have access to this inspiring music,” he added.

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Little Steven comes to NRK radio

Published on Wednesday, 22nd January, 2014 at 11:31 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Sopranos and Frank Tagliano take to the Norwegian airwaves with a traditional rock ‘n roll programme for 30 to 50-year-olds.

Bruce Springsteen and Little Steven (L)
Bruce Springsteen and Little Steven (L)
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“The programme's starting point is the mid-sixties - the time around the "British invasion" and all music inspired by this,” Steven Van Zandt told Norway’s state-owned broadcaster about his ‘Underground Garage. “This was the period when rock and roll entered people’s consciousness in earnest, with bands like The Beatles, The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks and The Animals.”

“The idea came when I discovered that the best music was no longer played on the radio. This worried me. Classic rock was about to go from being mainstream to becoming a cult phenomenon. My purpose was that future generations should have access to this inspiring music,” he added.

Van Zandt’s two-hour ‘Little Steven's Underground Garage’ programme debuted in 2003 and was broadcast on about 30 US radio stations. Approximately one million now listen to it in the US. It is broadcast on more than 200 FM terrestrial radio stations in 130 major US cities.

Eight Canadian and two Caribbean stations also transmit the programme, as well as ones based in Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Norway (ROX 90.1, Oslo), Scotland, Spain, and the Netherlands.

It is also available 24/7 on satellite radio channel ‘Underground Garage’, and worldwide on Sirius/XM Internet Radio.

The Voice Of America Music Mix Network and American Forces Network, broadcast in over 45 countries around the world, add to the list.

NRK P13, the Norwegian broadcaster’s new rock channel also available on DAB and internet radio, will commence weekly broadcasts on Friday 31st January between 6 and 7pm local time.



Published on Wednesday, 22nd January, 2014 at 11:31 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: stevenvanzandt, lilyhammer, norwayradio.





  
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