Swirling cosmic & unusual sounds for your ears & minds: Bringing you the spirit of 60s & 70s free-form radio! The program's focus is mostly centered on the Garage Band Era and British Invasion music, but THE WAX MUSEUM caters to all types and forms of rock and roll and it's offshoots (including Surf/Hot Rod, obscure Progressive Rock, AOR (album oriented radio), Soul/R&B and Fusion music). We are always taking requests!
“I had this idea for many years”, states host Ronnie Dark, a veteran of Central New York radio for over ten years. “I was unable to interest the radio station I worked for at the time with my idea. I found a very receptive audience with the people at our current radio station. I’m happy that THE WAX MUSEUM has found a home on the dial and with such a good company. Radio to me is still a great medium. I have faith that as long as programs like mine, Bob Pietrucha’s Polish Radio Show and Soundcheck exist people will continue to listen to the radio.”
Ronnie's co-hosts on the WAX MUSEUM are Mike Adams "The Night Owl" and John "The Commander" Walsh, who are also avid record collectosr and music lovers! Mike likes all things wild and strange! Ron. John and Mike both bring their unique and creative knowledge and experience to the show!
John "The Commander" Walsh has loved music as far back as he can remember; his mother was a primary influence on his musical upbringing. John remembers that she always had music on - in the car, records on the record player, and she was always singing. He began to collect vinyl around the age of fourteen, and now boasts a collection of over 6,000 pieces. He attended an Eddie Money concert in the early 80s, and this solidified him as his favorite artist. He is also fond of ELO, Ray Price and Merle Haggard. He loves classic country, rockabilly and bluegrass music as well. His favorite LP that he can listen to over and over is Supertramp's "Breakfast in America".
The Night Owl became obsessed with records at the age of two. Some of his favorite groups include Beatles, Turtles, Hollies, Rolling Stones, B52s and early Pink Floyd 1965-1978. When he's not at work as a Central Sterile Tech at a local Syracuse hospital, he's all about music, vintage phonographs, record collecting and vintage automobiles.
Ronnie Dark is the leader, Captain, founded and heart of the Wax Museum. He was born, long ago, and he is the chosen, he's the one. He has come to save the day and he won't stop until he's done.
But what he really wants to know is....
Are you gonna go his way?
Ron is the Network announcer for THE WAX MUSEUM. He is the voice you hear on all of the Wax Museum liners and IDs. A veteran of the CNY music scene six decades, he's still playing guitar with The Monterays during the Summer. His favorite musicians are Gary Moore, Richie Blackmore, Dan Huff and Howard Roberts.
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Dan Peck grew up in the Syracuse area listening to the likes of Billy Joel on car trips. Nowadays you can frequently hear him rocking out to The Who and Rush. A Lifelong family friend of Mike Adams, Dan was made aware of the show a year or two after it’s inception. Quickly becoming a large part of the fan community Dan has been a guest a few times on the show. In early 2015 he was brought in as administrator of the show’s Facebook Group.
Dr. Floyd Bacon*, is a musicologist prone to rambling and the imbibing of previously banned libations. He studied at the University of Georgia at New York and holds a PHD in Musicology from no accredited school. His advice and banter is for entertainment purposes only and therefor should be listened to by no one.