El Jefe’s Riverbend 2017 Picks

Friday, June 9 

7pm – Coke Stage – Black Jacket Symphony doing “Journey’s” – “Escape’ album

8-9:30 – Bud Light – Five Alarm Funk – (Seattle/Vancouver based band that’s a cross between Parliament-Funkadelic &

Devo…Mother’s Finest & Chicago.

9:30-11pm – Coke Stage – Boz Skaggs

Saturday, June 10

5:30-7pm – Chevy Stage – The Vagabonds

7pm – Coke Stage – Don Felder

8-9:30pm – Bud Light – The Joy Formidable

9:30 – 11am – Deacon Bluz and the Holy Smoke Band

Sunday, June 11

Bud Light – Watch That Duck – (East Atlanta Trip-Hop Band.  Unlike ANYthing you’ve ever seen)

8-9:30 Bud Light – White Denim – (young rock band that’s become a favorite among festival-goers and jamband fans…although

they do NOT really employ long jams in their show)

9:15-10:30pm – DeadPhish Orchestra – (Now…these guys DO!  Hopping from the first iconic jamband’s repertoire…to the

world’s biggest jamband of the modern era with the most fanatical fanbase)

Monday – the strut

Tuesday – faith and family

Wednesday, June 14

6:15 -7:30pm – Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union Stage – Kathy Tugman

7 – 8:30pm – Coke Stage – Mother’s Finest

9:30 -11pm – George Thorogood & the Destroyers

9:15 – 10:30 – The Unknown Hinson (inexplicable.  a must-see-for-yourself act)

Thursday, June 15

6:15 – 7:30pm – TVFCU – John & Michelle

7:45 – 9pm – TVFCU – Billy Joe Shaver (living legend)

8 – 9:30pm – Bud Light – Whiskey Myers (hard rockin’ southern new-country)

9:30 – 11pm – Unum – The Ragbirds

Friday, June 16

8 – 9:30pm – Bud Light – The Yardbirds – (doesn’t get any more CLASSIC than this.  the machine that produced the 3 best

guitarist of Rock’s Golden Age:  Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page.  Remember, Led Zeppelin began their career                          as “The New Yardbirds”)

9:30 – 11pm – Unum Stage – Drivin’ & Cryin’ – (their last appearance at the festival was the best show I’ve ever seen them do)

11pm – midnight – Chevy Stage – Jason D. Williams (special late night set.  we never have any idea what this madman’s

do…besides entertain you to the max)

Saturday, June 17 

6:30 – 7:45pm – Unum Stage – James Rogers – (kicking off the festival off in its early years.  only right to support him 31 years


8 – 9:15pm – Unum Stge – The Producers – (’80’s flashback)

9:30 – 11pm – Coke Stage – The Flaming Lips – (even if you don’t like the music, you won’t be able to take your eyes​

off the stage.  the most wildly visual and clever in special effects band you’ll ever see.  watch for the

crowd-surfing singer in a human-sized hamster ball and streamers that become lightning bolts w/LED’s)


2018 High School Football Review: Week 1 (AUDIO)

2018 High School Football Review: Week 1 (AUDIO)

It was a wild night in the Tennessee Valley. Storms raged as teams tried to complete their Week 1 games. Join Cowboy and Coca-Cola Red Zone Sideline Reporter Jeff Cate as they discuss the wet and wild action of Week 1 High School Football.

WATCH: Superbowl Commercial Favorites

WATCH: Superbowl Commercial Favorites

Check out some of our favorite Superbowl commercials! Amazon, “Alexa Loses Her Voice” (BTW, you can listen to WGOW-FM on Alexa by saying, “Alexa, enable the Talk One Oh Two Point Three skill!” and to WGOW-AM by saying, “Alexa, enable the News W-G-O-W skill!”) NFL, “Touchdown Celebrations to Come” Budweiser, “Stand By You” Doritos, “DORITOS BLAZE…

Did you miss that pink sky?

Did you miss that pink sky?

On Monday, there was a proliferation of “pink sky” shots sent in by listeners.  Followed by obligatory, condescending “explanation of phenomenon” by meteorologists.  Best example I’ve ever seen…lasted 5 mins, or so at Henson’s Gap/Lewis Chapel Mtn., overlooking Dunlap, Tn.  Launch ramp of “Tennessee TreeToppers” hanggliding club.