• 01:00

    The Thomas Loop Radio Show - Christopher Joel on AM-1440 WJJL 11/26/2014

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    Christopher Joel will be "In" The Thomas Loop Radio Show on WJJL-1440AM Niagara Falls/Buffalo, NY - a podcast will soon follow the live broadcast at around 1pm on 11/26 - on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thomaslooptm- 


    Here is Chris's bio from his home page at www.christopherjoel.net - I've been performing throughout Western New York for over 3-1/2 years with solo and various musical projects.  Aside from my solo acoustic shows, I currently perform with my acoustic duo 'THE CT SCAN' (Check out The CT Scan section here on my website) as well as playing drums in a new project called "007".  


    With my acoustic shows, I stay true to my motto "acoustic music...the way it's meant to be heard".  You won't hear any extra music or noises unless it's me making them.  In a recent video from one of my performances (in the multimedia section) you will hear someone say "Now that's a one man band".  You also won't see a laptop or a music stand in front of me looking down at them; I learn words and music.  As an entertainer, I always give 110% at every performance.  I thrive on audience participation/interaction and they are the reason I get to do what I love doing. 


    Come to a show and you'll see...seeing is believing...

  • 00:30

    The Thomas Loop - Music by Jamie Holka

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    Ovet the past two years, Jamie Holka has adopted a fignerstyle technique, which makes for an indredible listening experience. I've had the pleasure of being a part of his live shows - emceeing his show on 11/30/2012 at The Evening Star Concert Hall with another guitar great, Adam Rafferty.  I'll be spinning a block of tunes from that show here. "In The Thomas Loop". 

  • 00:55

    The Thomas Loop Radio Show - Ultraman/Hockey on AM-1440 WJJL 2/25/2015

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    Wednesday's edition of The Thomas Loop Radio Show on AM-1440, WJJL - features an interview with author over the phones, Jim Gourley - in support of his new book, The Race Within - Passion, Courage, and Sacrifice at The Ultraman Triathlon.  The book can be accessed on www.triumphbooks.com. At the top of the broadcast - I'll be over the phones talking conference playoff hockey with Head Coach of Buffalo State College Men's Hockey Program, Nick Carriere.  


    Overview of The Race Within - 


    The Ultraman Triathlon, one of the most remarkable endurance races in the world, is a three-day, 320-mile race that circumnavigates the Big Island of Hawaii. With only 40 competitors allowed in each year, this invitation-only event hosts some of the most superlative athletes on the planet. The Race Within discusses the 30-year history of the sport and race director Jane Bockus, former Pan Am flight attendant who has never done a triathlon, yet has dedicated herself to keeping the event true to its founding spirit for decades. This book follows Jane, her assistants, and a small cast of athletes through an entire year—from the end of the 2012 Ultraman to the 2013 event—and shows how they faced new challenges to the growth and well-being of the event, and were forced to question if old traditions could survive in a world of constantly-evolving sports entertainment. Granted full access to the race and the athletes, author Jim Gourley presents a look at this unique event and examines what it means to truly love sports.

  • 00:59

    The Thomas Loop Radio Show - Jamie Holka/Chris "Stenz" - AM-1440 WJJL 12/10/2014

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    The broadcast of The Thomas Loop Radio Show for December 10th, 2014 - Jamie Holka, Chris Stoianoff & JoAnn Simon were guests on the show. 


    Jamie Holka's website can be found here, at - http://jamieholka13.wordpress.com/ - 


    Jamie Holka is a solo finger-style guitarist from Niagara Falls NY.  His style incorporates many layers to assimilate bass, drums, chords and melody. Switching between a Gibson L-5 and a Maton Michael Fix model, he’s able to create quite a diverse sound.


    Jamie studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts and continued the study of jazz guitar long after his Berklee days. However, jazz is only a foundation for his multi-layered arrangements.


    Chris Stoinoff's site - The Niagara Hub is here - http://niagarahub.com/


     

  • 01:01

    The Thomas Loop Radio Show - Jim Candytree on AM-1440 WJJL 11/12/2014

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    Jim Candytree debuted his first Solo EP - Candygram on 11/11/2014 - Candytree's interview is on here - The Thomas Loop Radio Show Podcast on WJJL 1440AM (Niagara Falls/Buffalo, NY) 


    Check out Candygram on itunes, Google Play, Spotify, Bandcamp 


    Jim Candytree's Music page on facebook can be found at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jim-Candytree


    Also on twitter at http://twitter.com/JimCandytree


    Three tracks from CandyGram were played here - also - three more from the band in which Jim Candytree is a memeber of - Whiskey Reverb (CD - Nathan Bates Rejects The Illuminati)


    Whiskey Reverb's info is at www.whiskeyreverb.com


     


     

  • 01:04

    The Thomas Loop - Just Music - 10/7/2013

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    The Thomas Loop Radio Show will be featuring music from Western New York Area musicians.  Covers dominate the show, with music from -
    Zak Ward & The Million Dollar Question, Bittersweet Acoustic, Michael Krisch, Noah Gokey & The Skulls, The Filter Kings, The Revenge Therapists, Christopher Joel and myself, doing a version of The Little Drummer Boy

  • 00:11

    The Thomas Loop Radio Show-AM1440-WJJL-Interview-Joe Valerio(pt. II) 12/24/2014

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    Part Two of Two - Interview with Procducer of Sports Reporters - auother of Second To None - Joe Valerio 


    In Second to None, author Joe Valerio tells the incredible story of the Buffalo Bills: the perpetual almost-champions and their indomitable fans. The Bills' incredible skill and teamwork on the field was matched only by their single-minded determination as, in the four years spanning 1991 to 1994, the team won four consecutive conference championships, and lost four consecutive Super Bowls. The peaks and nadirs of their record reflect a fascinatingly dynamic, uneven, and—at times—uncontrollable array of talents. Valerio renders in sharp detail how the Bills' unique culture was formed by an unlikely ecosystem of world-class athletes hunkered down in bleak western New York, far away from the celebrity playgrounds of other pro teams. Meticulously researched and carefully crafted, this one-of-a-kind look inside the Super Bowl-era Buffalo Bills is based on extensive interviews with the key players, coaches, and management, including Hall of Famers Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Bruce Smith, as well as coach Marv Levy, general manager Bill Polian, and many others, including players and coaches from opposing teams, and the reporters who covered them.

  • 01:00

    The Thomas Loop Radio Show - Jeremy Hoyle Music on AM-1440 WJJL 2/11/2015

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    Jeremy Hoyle is in studio for the February 11, 2015 edition of The Thomas Loop Radio Show on AM-1440 WJJL (Niagara Falls/Buffalo, New York) 


    Also, press coverage from First Niagara Center - As the Sabres take on the Senators from 2/10/2015.  


    Jeremy Hoyle's career in Buffalo, New York - has extended over three decades since 1999.  His solo project, along with his tribute bad (The Tragically Hip), The Strictly Hip - have played in venues all over the United States and Canada. 


    Jeremy Hoyle's Bio & Highlights are here - 


    - Raised on a farm in Sherkston Ontario
    - Began playing professionally at 15 years old
    - Became a full time musician in 1999
    - Toured nationally in US for 7 years
    - Strictly Hip winner of Buffalo Music Award 'Best Tribute Band' 11 years in a row
    - Strictly Hip awarded Lifetime Achievement Award at Buffalo Music Awards 2012
    - Strictly Hip awarded Lifetime Achievement Award at Buffalo Nightlife Awards 2013


    - Jeremy Hoyle winner of Buffalo Music Awards "Best Male Vocalist" 6 times


    - Jeremy Hoyle awarded Lifetime Achievement Award Buffalo Nightlife Awards 2015

    Discography
    - Jeremy Hoyle Band "Anyhere Everywhere" 2004
    - Jeremy Hoyle Band '...old friends" 2009
    - Jeremy Hoyle "Lost City Carols" 2012


    Influences - Bob Dylan / Johnny Cash / Bruce Springsteen / U2 / Ron Hawkins


     


     

  • 00:21

    The Thomas Loop - Jim Candytree of Whiskey Reverb

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    I'll be playing a block of tunes from Whiskey Reverb. A special 30 minute episode of The Thomas Loop - Where you're in The Thomas Loop 

  • 00:08

    The Thomas Loop Radio Show-AM1440-WJJL-Interview-Joe Valerio(part I) 12/24/2014

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    Part One of Two - Interview with Procducer of Sports Reporters - auother of Second To None - Joe Valerio 


    In Second to None, author Joe Valerio tells the incredible story of the Buffalo Bills: the perpetual almost-champions and their indomitable fans. The Bills' incredible skill and teamwork on the field was matched only by their single-minded determination as, in the four years spanning 1991 to 1994, the team won four consecutive conference championships, and lost four consecutive Super Bowls. The peaks and nadirs of their record reflect a fascinatingly dynamic, uneven, and—at times—uncontrollable array of talents. Valerio renders in sharp detail how the Bills' unique culture was formed by an unlikely ecosystem of world-class athletes hunkered down in bleak western New York, far away from the celebrity playgrounds of other pro teams. Meticulously researched and carefully crafted, this one-of-a-kind look inside the Super Bowl-era Buffalo Bills is based on extensive interviews with the key players, coaches, and management, including Hall of Famers Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Bruce Smith, as well as coach Marv Levy, general manager Bill Polian, and many others, including players and coaches from opposing teams, and the reporters who covered them.

  • 01:06

    The Thomas Loop Radio Show - Musical Jam Sessions From Previous Guests 6/5/2014

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    June 5th's edition of The Thomas Loop Radio Show is straight up music - and all over the place.  I'll be playing tracks from previous guests "In" The Thomas Loop - and giving a brief description of each group/musician.  The live broadcast will become an immediate podcast as soon as it concludes. 


    Check me out on Facebook - The Thomas Loop Radio Show and Thomas LoopTm


    Also on twitter - The Thomas Loop Radio Show


    Also on YouTube - Thomas Loop Tm 


    The Thomas Loop Radio Show is courtesy of ALL WNY Radio 


    Thomas Loop is a registered trademark and copyright. 

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