It was 30 years ago this month that the original Storm signed on the air in Mesa, Arizona. On August 5th, 1981 at 1:07 pm, The Storm at 107 (KSTM-FM) kicked off its six-year run with "Tomorrow Never Knows" by The Beatles. A creative inspiration for The Acoustic Storm, the original Storm played a wide variety of quality album rock. The Storm also featured some of the Phoenix area's best-known air personalities, including Jeff Parets, Mary McCann, Dennis McBroom, Wendy Weston, Andy Olson, Michele Robins, Johnny D, Lee Powell, Marcus Wright and Terry Ward.
Speaking of anniversaries, on the weekend of August 13-14, The Acoustic Storm will remember Woodstock, the three-day music festival that changed the course of rock history in the summer of '69. We'll present a special double bill in the Eye of The Storm with two of Woodstock's biggest stars, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin.
August Storms will also feature Steely Dan, Jackson Browne and the Moody Blues.
Here's the August schedule in the Eye of The Storm:
8/6-87: STEELY DAN
8/13-8/20: JIMI HENDRIX & JANIS JOPLIN (Woodstock Storm)
8/20-8/21: JACKSON BROWNE
8/27-8/28: MOODY BLUES