Happy Hour Concerts announced so far with more to come:
Continuing Cleveland’s rich tradition of rock n’ roll and radio and live concert broadcasts, the Music Box Supper Club, in partnership with oWOW Cleveland’s premiere digital online radio, are pleased to announce Year two of their summer-long, Happy Hour Concerts every Wednesday beginning on May 23. The Happy Hour concerts will feature artists in concert in an hour-long commercial free performance. Doors open at 5:00 pm and broadcasting begins promptly at 6:00 pm.
Now in its fourth year, oWOW is Cleveland’s locally owned, operated, and programmed digital online radio station. oWOW features a Timeless Rock format featuring a diverse playlist of rock, folk, progressive pop, reggae, and singer-songwriters, hitting “the sweet spot between classic rock and indie rock.”
The Music Box has been a staple in the Flats since its launch in August 2014. The venue has been recognized as a world-class, state of the art dining and entertainment destination with two stages offering two unique experiences. The upstairs Concert Hall offers dinner and a show with big-name touring artists, while the downstairs Supper Club features casual fine dining, and the best of local and national upcoming bands.
I started listening to satellite radio when I could no longer hear good music on the local stations. The brief moment of V107.3 was all too fleeting. On SiriusX I found the Spectrum, the Loft, Deep Tracks, and occasionally Little Steven’s station to my liking but after a few months I could hear their limitation and some of their “favorites” and most played appeared to be somewhat contrived. I started listening to oWOW last summer and almost immediately became a regular listener. Are you perfect? No. Do you play some songs I don’t like or question? Yes. But received as a radio station, it’s the best I have heard anywhere. You sound local and that is a good thing. Your personalities are sincere and not contrived like the automatons on Sirius X. Above all, oWOW eliminated my need for Pandora. The only other online service I use now is Spotify to hear my favorite songs from oWOW .(and you play songs Spotify doesn’t have!) You need to have bumper stickers and merchandise to promote yourself more
Alan Greens’ Bluestime is the best blues show on Cleveland radio since Blues With Fitz. I like that you play everything from traditional to current blues and local musicians like Glenn Schwartz, Augie, KJ and Travis Haddix too.
I remember other stations like V-107 and 87.7 that had promise but after a few months reached a certain pinnacle and lost their way musicially and with their DJ shuffles in the process. When I first discovered oWOW I loved it. I stopped listening to conventional FM radio for Pandora and Spotify instead. They are good although I prefer having knowledgeable real DJs not robots turn me on to new music and provide backgrounds and reasons why. What is different about oWOW is that it continually gets better, constantly surprises me with both old and new music, and has DJs that talk up not talk down to you.
Bluestime is my new favorite show. You play a better variety in three hours than the full time B.B. King named station on Sirius and the station that used to be my favorite Oui Blues from Paris. I enjoy you having Alan Greene as the host. Having a real blues musician host a blues show. What a concept!
Your station is my favorite. I remember Ravenna from WMJI. What station is Steve Pappas from? Was he on the original Q104?
I heard oWOW is going to hire Lou Santini who will come back to Cleveland to do mornings. Is that true. Lou was the best on WMMS and I also remember him from Rock107 in Akron. Cleveland has not had a good morning show since Lanigan left town.
Monica Robins has been one of my favorite tv personalities for years. I like her medical and music reports on WKYC and she fits right in with the Naked Brunch. I was a big fan of Chrissy’s and I was sorry to see her leave. Monica however has taken charge and her musical selections are as good as Chrissie’s and I really like her stories behind the songs and artists. Her show is so good I try to listen to repeat broadcast in the evening.
I love Lissie! You have to bring her to town at one of your Music Box shows. She reminds me of vintage Stevie Nicks without the crazy
I have listened to Ravenna on three different stations in Cleveland. She turned me on to oldies when she was on WMJI. Then she resurfaced on The Wave when they changed to a rock station for a brief moment. She never sounded comfortable on the Wave/V107 but she sounds more like she did on WMJI and feels very comfortable with the music your format. My one suggestion. Bring back her Biz2Biz Trivia she used to do on WMJI. That will bring you thousands of former listeners from WMJI. Even though the music is different – Ravenna transcends with her personality. I also like Steve and Chuck too. It’s the only station I listen to at work and at home.
Bill and Ilona Stefen
We just discovered oWOW. We didn’t know what to think of it. One minute it was a classic rock station, then it became alternative for a few songs, followed by southern rock and music I never heard before. Honestly I didn’t like it but I also couldn’t turn it off. Even the songs I didn’t like at first I enjoy now. Your musical blend is truly unique and not unlike any other station and it is now my favorite stations and the only conventional stations I listen to now are WCPN and WKSU.
My place of work approved listening to Owow! Previously my workplace would not allow us to listen to Pandora and Spotify anything on the internet because it seriously affected their bandwidth. It was very noticeable with Pandora. We were allowed to play our own music on offices Bluetooth speakers. We don’t all have the same musical tastes so some days were better than others. Now with Owow we agree on most of the music you play. We love the music mix of old and new and that you play lots of Dave Matthews and Dire Staits and more of the adult rock and roll and the old Cleveland stations forgot about and the couple of metal heads that like the harder stuff even like it. Keep up the good work. Don’t change a thing. We love it.
Do you have any oWOW bumper stickers?
When are you announcing your Happy Hour concert schedule for this summer? We loved last year’s. If we couldn’t make it down we watched it on Facebook and listened live on oWOW. You should make this a year around event.
Live concert tracks from The Pretenders live in Cleveland, Prince with Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, Robert Plant and the Band of Joy, Greta Van Fleet, Ian Hunter, Lou Reed, the Revivalists, Pink Floyd, The B-52’a and more!
Blues from Ana Popovic and Joe Bonamassa, Eric Clapton and Tracy Chapman, J.J. Cale and Leon Russell, Glenn Schwartz, the Rolling Stones, Otis Redding, Robert Cray, Toronzo Cannon, Taj Mahal, and more!
Acoustic, Low-tech, and demo music from Welshly Arms, Lyle Lovett, Elton John, Neil Young, Avett Brothers, Grace Potter, Peter Wolf, Prince, Graham Nash, Genesis, Janis Joplin and more!
If you are experiencing problems with getting your Amazon speakers to recognize the “Alexa, play oWOW” command, we now have verification that the company has added another layer of voice control utilities to its inclusive voice-controlled Alexa artificial intelligence.
Rather than operating the Amazon Alexa mobile app to add either “skills” or app functionality to your Echo speakers, you are now able to instruct Alexa to add new skills for you. If you say, “Alexa, enable oWOW” to an Echo speaker, the smart software will add that skills to your personal system, according to Amazon.
This update is intended to make the basic Alexa experience less restrictive and problematical. Until now, it was relatively straightforward to go into the Alexa mobile app, go to Skills, search for new Skills and tap “Enable.” Though that doesn’t always work. The new voice-command feature is Amazon’s concept to require minimum human-computer screen interaction.
If you continue to experience problems, oWOW can also be accessed by saying, “Alexa, play oWOW on TuneIn.” TuneIn is an audio online digital media portal featuring worldwide radio stations and on-demand programs. You can also utilize TuneIn to receive oWOW on over 200 connected devices, including Sonos, Bose, and Google Home connected speakers. TuneIn is also available in over 50 vehicle models, including the Tesla Model S.
And please contact us at info@oWOWnow.com to report any problems in receiving oWOW on your receiver of choice.
Welcome to the Cleveland Sessions, a live-music concert series showcasing new music coming from the heart — and the fringes — of rock ‘n’ roll.
The Cleveland Sessions, a partnership between Cleveland.com, the Music Box Supper Club and oWOW, aims to play that reputation forward with video and audio recordings of special performances by bands both local and national and indie and established.
The exclusive online concert series is presented by cleveland.com, oWOW and the Music Box.
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