WMMO Music News 


  • 1:32 am Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 by Joe Rock

Kansas bassist and vocalist Billy Greer talks the band’s “Point of Know Return” 40th Anniversary show at Ruth Eckerd Hall and more.

Richie Sambora To Perform BEFORE Rock Hall Induction

  • 1:07 pm Friday, March 23rd, 2018 by hildiwmmo

EX-Bon Jovi guitarist/songwriter Richie Sambora will kick off Rock Hall induction week with a live show in Cleveland April 7.

Sambora will be performing with his on and off-stage partner, guitarist Orianthi.

This is seen as a good indication that Sambora will also be re-joining his former band of 30 years as they are inducted to the Rock Hall at the April 14th ceremony.

Many fans are hoping these events lead to a permanent reunion between Bon Jovi and Sambora, who stopped performing together in 2013.

Sambora’s role in the band was significantly more than “guitarist”. He provided key backing vocals and created some [More]

It’s National Puppy Day!!!

  • 8:13 am Friday, March 23rd, 2018 by Denise Ryan

Best. Day. Ever!

We need more puppies in our life, right?!

Okay well, if you don’t want to deal with all the chewing and the house-training and the endless puppy energy… maybe you just need more puppy PICS in your life!

If you follow us on Instagram @989wmmo you’ve already met our pups but, just in case, let me introduce you to the pups of 98.9 WMMO…

This is my Rusty. We adopted him in January, he’s a Lhasa Apso mixed with Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and is FULL of puppy energy! Just turned 9 months old last week. Isn’t he handsome?!

This is Joe [More]

Hear Billy Joel’s Original Band The Lords of 52nd Street Talk Their Show In Clearwater Plus Studio & Road Stories

  • 2:37 am Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 by Joe Rock

Billy Joel’s original band The Lords of 52nd Street talk about playing Blast Friday in Downtown Clearwater. Plus stories of being in the studio and traveling the world with Billy.

What Should Our Official State Dog Be?

  • 4:39 pm Monday, March 19th, 2018 by hildiwmmo

12 of our United States have named an “official” state dog.

Some are no-brainers. Maryland’s state dog is the “Chesapeake Bay Retriever,” for instance.

Florida does not yet have a state dog. So we’re collecting your suggestions…

I’m thinking Shelter Dog should be our official dog.

This is Wisey. He agrees.

Wisey is 6 years old and available now at Pet Alliance of Orlando.

Steven Tyler Announces Solo Tour!

  • 3:21 pm Monday, March 19th, 2018 by hildiwmmo

Last we heard, Aerosmith was planning a North American tour at some point this year and now this…

It shouldn’t derail tour plans, however, as Steven’s solo dates end in early August.

Unfortunately, none for us but if you’re looking to see a great concert in a cool spot, several opportunities for a rock’n road trip here…


Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Talks Jamming With Journey, Bruce Lee, Hendrix & More

  • 2:11 am Monday, March 19th, 2018 by Joe Rock

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen discusses the band’s upcoming tour with Journey, their Record Store Day Release, his side project Delta Deep and a lot more.

Gainesville Asks: How Best to Honor Tom Petty

  • 4:58 pm Friday, March 16th, 2018 by hildiwmmo

As soon as Tom Petty passed, the Gainesville artists, residents and students created tributes on the famous 34th Street Wall and the walls of businesses all over town.

The City of Gainesville would like to do something more permanent, on a larger scale.

They’re asking the public what they think would be most fitting.

You can take the survey here.

Skyrocketing Cost of Insulin, Kills…

  • 4:09 pm Thursday, March 15th, 2018 by hildiwmmo

Poison frontman Bret Michaels has been a Type 1 diabetic for most of his life.

He is in the fortunate position of being able to afford the expensive drug that keeps him alive – insulin.

Many are not so fortunate. Of course, this applies to sufferers of many different diseases who cannot afford insurance coverage and/or medication.

After hearing the heartbreaking story of a 26-year-old restaurant manager who died, trying to stretch his insulin supply to make it to his next paycheck, Bret Michaels released the following statement:

“As an individual living with Type 1 diabetes since the age of 6, the story of Alec [More]

Watch Foreigner Rock Live With An Orchestra From New Album/DVD

  • 1:04 am Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 by Joe Rock

Video of Foreigner live with the 21st Century Orchestra and Choir from their forthcoming Album/DVD