Thursday, November 15, 2007

Back to Normal?

We are almost back to normal for this Friday's line up. No football game, so Shake Rattle and Roll should be on at its regular time. Tony will have the Classic Rock Show on at 8 but I will not be in for the Friday Night Concert. Look for Tony to step up and play P...... (don't think I would give it away - did you?). You will have to tune in at 10 to find out.


Friday, November 2, 2007

Mayoral Debate Review

Thanks to all those who submitted questions for the Mayoral Debate.

If we did not use your question, we will try to get the Mayor Elect back to answer them.

Stay tuned for election night coverage on WAPJ.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Friday Mini-Concert

Last week's mini-concert was Nektar's Remember the Future - With Halloween this week, who will it be this week?????

Torrington Mayoral Debate

Join Larry Wright on Wednesday, October 31 at 6pm for a live debate between incumbant Ryan Bingham and challenger Timothy Driscoll.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Reggae Explorations playlists 9/20 to 10/18/07

Song / *Artist* / Album / Label
------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- -
1- Thank You For Today / *Stitchie* / Real Power / Lion Of Zion - Drum &
2- Joy / *Mention* / SINGLE (mp3) / Servant
3- Love One Another / *Tony Rebel */ Vibes Of The Time / CHAOS - Columbia
4- From Here To Zion / *Blaminack */ SINGLE (mp3) / www.versionist. com
5- Faith / *Joshua Alo */ Answer Your Calling / Joshua Alo
6- Don't Waste Your Life /* Change* / Change / Freedom
7- Deliver Me From My Enemies / ***Yabby You */ One Love, One Heart /
8- See A Man's Face / *Horace Andy* / Skylarking / Studio One
9- All I Know / *****Messian Dread* / Showcase / Star Recordings**
10- Positive Yout / *Spanna */ Blessed Redeemer / Shekinah
11- Jah Kingdom / *Joseph Israel */ Gone Are The Days / New Door - Universal
12- Shout Jah / *Jai* / Best Friend / Image
13- Youth Stand Strong / *Monty G* / Revolution / Lion Of Zion
"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)

Football on WAPJ

In addition to Torrington High games, today (10/21) will be broadcasting PeeWee Football games live all day. Check out 89.9 FM or 105.1 FM for this special local broadcasting.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Friday Night Rock Concert

Last Friday's concert was Tom Petty. I will soon have a list of songs posted on my web sit with a link from here.

If you want to know who it will be this week you will just have to guess...


Thursday, October 11, 2007


WAPJ is looking for performers for radio dramas to be put on by WAPJ over the next year. The first auditions are coming up next week. If you are interested, please e-mail Bob Devito at

You must e-mail Bob to apply or you can call the station at 860-489-9033 during simulcasts or rebroadcasts. Please do not ask the on air staff to take messages - Thanks

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Torrington Football

WAPJ is again broadcasting selected Torrington High School football games. A schedule will be posted shortly.

Regae Explorations Playlist 9/13/2007

"REGGAE EXPLORATIONS" hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 11-12PM (repeat broadcast)

Song / Artist / Album / Label
1- Wine Of Violence / Lytie / Repent / Zenith
2- War / Bob Marley & The Wailers / Rastaman Vibration / Tuff Gong
3- Peace / Mr. Lynx / Prophetic Fire / Creative Soul
4- World Dub: Away With The Bad / Glen Brown & King Tubby / 2 Heavyweight: Another Blood & Fire Sampler / Blood & Fire (talkover)
5- Ol' Back Yard / Ben Okafor / Acoustic Close-Up / Plankton - Roadsweeper
6- No Weapon / Bola / What Do I Do? / Inner Hub
7- Queens Anthem / Debbi Verbz / SINGLE (mp3) / Debbi Verbz
8- Modern Idols / Ron Wiseman / Mystical Mood / Marshmellow
9- Joy / Mention / SINGLE (mp3) / Servant
10- Put Another Log On The Fire / Glen Washington / Brother To Brother / Studio One
11- I'll Give You Praise / Owen Uriah / The Heart Of Uriah / Star
12- Bridge Over Troubled Water / Wayne Stoddart / Roots Gospel Vol. 1 / Katsjam
13- Together / Al G / Celebration / AWGTo send promos, contact Mike Roots at:

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Thanks for the support

Torrington Ford Lincoln Mercury has been a long time supported of WAPJ. A business decision has forced them to suspend their sponsorship for now. We thank them for their support and hope they can join us again in the future.

A continued thanks to all the other current sponsors and friends of WAPJ.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Ooops - Where is the rebraodcast?

As hard as we try to rebroadcast popular shows during the week, sometimes we run into technical problems. Today (Friday) we had a problem with the recording of "Its a Blues Thing". We apologize for the error and we are trying hard to improve our performance.

As volunteers, every time something goes wrong, we look at it as a learning experience. That is why we can take someone with no radio experience and get them up to speed in such a short time. We are not afraid to acknowledge our mistakes and pass the knowledge on to the next person.

Thanks for your patience as we make WAPJ better every day.


Thursday, September 6, 2007

Viruses and Blogs

Some of the blogs on Blogger have been compromised by hackers. They have inserted programs to download viruses to computers who are viewing the blog. Google says this is not the fault of Blooger but the user's computers that do not have up to date anti-virus and have been infected.

Right now I have two suggestions:
1. Don't use the "Next Blog" feature to randomly view blogs,
2. Keep your antivirus up to date.

WAPJToday does not allow comments and I have kept it as simple as possible - no java, etc.

I hope we don't get attacked but if you see anything unusual please e-mail at



Tuesday, September 4, 2007


REGGAE EXPLORATIONS" hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 11-12PM (repeat broadcast)

Song / Artist / Album / Label
1- Unto The King / Timeless / Zion I Sampler (VA) / Zion I

2- Johnny Too Bad / Taj Mahal / Mo' Roots / Columbia

3- Sound The Trumpet / Orthodox Issachar / He Created Everything / Orthodox

4- Jah Jah Love Dub / Bunny Lee / SINGLE (mp3) / (talkover)

5- Ol' Backyard / Ben Okafor / Acoustic Close-Up / Plankton

6- He's Coming Back / Cruzanlion / SINGLE (mp3) / ...

7- Ease And Settle / Katalys Crew / Reggae For Christ Vol. 1 (VA) / OFMB

8- Sing Praises / Mission Epistle / Stand Up / Servant

9- Life / Luciano / Messenger / Island Jamaica

10- Keep Me Jah / Blaminack / SINGLE (mp3) / (talkover)

11- On And On / Sons Of Zion / Sons Of Zion / Servant

12- Dubbin' On / Sons Of Zion / Sons Of Zion / Servant

13- Stay With Me / Lytie / Repent / Zenith

To send promos, contact Mike Roots at:

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Want to be on Radio?

Do you want to be on the air on WAPJ? It is easier than you think.

First you need to have a theme or idea for a show.

Call the station and leave a message for Tony Henry, Station Manager.

He will arrange a meeting with you and go over your ideas.

Then usually you are assigned a mentor (or mentors) where you work with them to understand the equipment and policy and procedures.

When Tony feels you are up to speed you will be given your own time slot.

If you can program a VCR you will be able to handle our equipment.

The sooner you start, the sooner you can be on the air - part of Torrington' s Community Radio.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Classic Rock Show Mini Concert

The Classic Rock Concert for Friday August 24th was Atomic Rooster.

Scheduled for August 31st is ????????

WAPJ and Heritage Day

WAPJ had a booth at Coe Park in Torrington on Saturday August 25, participating in Heritage Day.

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped out, Tony, Chris, Miles, Mike, Barry, Minnie, Steve, Josh, Bob, Bob, and people back at the studio, Gary, Alan and Colin. Did I miss anyone?

The new T-shirts looked great - Thanks Mrs. Temkin!

If you missed Heritage Day, make sure to put it on your calendar when it comes around next year.


Thursday, July 5, 2007

Beta Site

For all those who have been checking out this site, thanks for your patience.

We are making some changes to the web site and hope to have everything up and working again soon.

In the meantime, don't hesitate to call 860-489-9033 and let us know what you think.

We don't bite - we would be very happy to hear from you.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Coe Park Event

WAPJ will be covering the Coe Park 100th Anniversary on June 10th from 1 - 5 pm.

If you are around, please stop by our table and say hello.


Thursday, May 31, 2007

DocTalk on Hiatus

Dear Listeners,

After several months of deciding how and whether I could keep the Doctalk show alive as well as do my weekly music show on Tuesdays, I have come to the realistic conclusion that for now I'm going to have to stop the Doctalk show until further notice. I'm too busy to make it worthwhile! Reel music will continue to roll on as before.



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