Sunday, September 9, 2012

Looking for Music and Bands

Hey Rockers!

   We are working on our new Website and sound. We need to load up with new artist's and music. We want YOU! We decided to work on our station a bit and the constructon is not done. You can help us to shape the look and sound. You can reach out to us at 888 669 1127 which is our new toll free number. You can submit music to or vist the website at

  We want to expand our reach and come back strong! So, get involved we want to be your station!

Thanks for rocking with Rock Radio993:

Robbie Rodriguez
Temple of Rock Host
Rock Radio 99.3

Monday, June 4, 2012

Chris Lizzi Comes To Fredericksburg!

New Evolution Entertainment Management Presents:
Acoustic Power Rock Recording Artist, Chris Lizzi.

He is performing live this Friday

June 8th from 7pm - 9:00 pm. It all goes down this at Wings & More Sports Bar. Come out for awesome music, great food and fun!


New Evolution Entertainment 888 200 2157 for more information.
Wings & More Sports Bar, 840 Warrenton Rd, Ste 101, Fredericksburg, VA 22406

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Saint Diablo Music Video Shoot in RVA

Wow, I'm counting to ensure all my fingers and toes are still in place & accounted for! The day after a brutal music video shoot with RVA bad boys Saint Diablo! We had a great time on set with the band which also included the support of fans and many of the local metal bands who came down to lend support to this historic metal event.

It was Hot, Aggressive Brutality in the PIT; Just like we like it. RockRadio993 was on hand to witness the destruction as Saint Diablo beat the crowd into submission.

The boys are gearing up to assault the area, and other communities with their upcoming tour! So make sure you catch these guys at a venue near you. They've just got out of the studio and have some SICK tracks to unleash.

The Lafayette Agency who manages and books Diablo is working hard to book shows to get these guys out to the masses. So don't miss a show! Trust me, you don't want to miss one!

RockRadio993 - Robbie Rodriguez

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

1000 Mile Marathon Comes to Virginia

Check out the Website for details:

Come on out to support Mr. James Mangini. He is running from South Carolina to New York with the 1000 Mile Marathon to raise awareness and $100,000 for Parkinson's Disease. We will hold a reception at Wings & More Sports Bar 840 Warrenton Road Suite 101, VA Fredericksburg this Sunday; come on out for great food, friends and fun. Join Potomac Records Recording Artist, Tilt who will be on hand to serve up some great music! This is a family friendly event, let's welcome James Mangini to Virginia as he passes through our area. It all goes down on Sunday, May 27th at 2:00 pm!

Once you read his story you will be touched and moved to get involved. I hope to see you all there. Feel free to share this with your friends and family. If you can't attend please visist the website and donate to the cause! We are fighting for a cure!
Join us as we welcome James Mangini at our reception in Fredericksburg, VA. supports the fight against Parkinson's. We are supporting the 1000 Mile Marathon as it moves through the East coast! James is running about 33 miles a day and will make his way to New York soon!
He will stop by the Fredericksburg, VA area and we'd like to celebrate this historic event with you! We are looking for local support and media support to welcome James Mangini to our area on Sunday, May 27th by 2 PM. Please contact Robbie Rodriguez at 888 200 2157 as RockRadio993.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

The New EP from E L I S I U M "BECOMING" Is Coming!


the Brand New EP is Coming!

Reviewed By

Robbie Rodriguez of RockRadio993


The Brand New EP is Coming!

Reviewed By

Robbie Rodriguez of RockRadio993

I’m immersed in this EP! Becoming by E L I S I U M is truly engaging. The EP’s musical introduction captured me and immediately drew me in! You can tell something is lurking inside begging to be opened . Images of darkness and mystery surround the EP’s graphic design. The illustration was a nice touch to compliment this EP’s great musicianship! Let’s get down to the meat and potatoes of Becoming!

I’m currently the Program Director of the area’s Newest Rock & Metal Station, RockRadio993. My name is Robbie Rodriguez, I’m your Host on Temple of Rock! I’m also musician who has studied advance placement music under Dr. Dzick ,and I’ve studied percussion and theory with Multi - Grammy Nominee & Award Winner, Bobby Sanabria. Currently I also manage, two artist under New Evolution Entertainment. Chris Lizzi Music & Potomac Records Recording Artist, TILT.

I was thrilled to review Becoming as the E L I S I U M is a powerhouse band. The Titans of Fredericksburg, VA! Let’s get down to it!

Becoming is a truly moving tribute to the heart, mind, body & soul. I truly enjoyed taking the ride with E L I S I U M. This is a must have in any musical collection! Vocals & overall instrumentation on “Sleep Awhile” provides the listener with awesome layers, and musical colors to play with - this track offers Huge sound from this three piece band! Large guitars, Kicking Bass lines and powerful drums propel this arrangement, its a deep and thoughtful approach. This a Great Track!

“Surface” makes you feel like your in a dream. This is a well though out musical arrangement, you immediately leave your seat to imagine yourself in another place! Powerful and emotional track! Comparable to any great and emotional track out there! This band brings it on this EP, it offers Tons of Emotion. E L I S I U M has arrived!

One of the tracks that I truly enjoyed was “Bombshells” it brings some great syncopated riffs into an awesome track! Rocking and great drumming on this! “AVG” is currently rocking on our station! Check it out, this is the invitation you’ll need to start your journey with E L I S I U M! Back to the ole school with the “Safety Dance” this is a great re-make and is sure to get you rocking as you reminiscing ! Look out for Becoming!

Friday, March 30, 2012

The Interview with James Mangini is now released!

Tune into RockRadio993 for the 1000 Mile Marathon interview with James Mangini  this is the man running to raise awareness about Parkinson's Disease you can access our 24-7 Online Rock & Metal Stream at or our blog page at Find the Boom Box to access t...he stream page! Once you are there you can head to the On Demand List and check the 3rd option: James Mangini to listen or you can head up to the top of the page to click on one of 4 Icons which trigger your computers Player, thank you for supporting the station! Thank Janine Savoca you got a show out too!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Long Way Home

We just got off the phone with Mr. James Mangini who is the founder of 1000 Mile Marathon. On May 7th, 2012 he will run 1000 Miles to raise awareness for Parkinson’s disease and funds for research. He is embarking on this challenge to honor ...the millions of people with Parkinson’s disease, including his father who was diagnosed several years ago. It’s been challenging for his father, and he is proud to see his strength through all of this. He hasn’t let Parkinson’s stop him from continuing his passion umpiring little league baseball, and being a great dad. He’s the kind of person that would give you the world if he could.

The Parkinson’s community inspires and encourages me each day. he is awe when he hears their stories of strength and will. So he is excited for this this 30-day journey, giving him the opportunity to honor the Parkinson’s community.

RockRadio993 will jump into an interview with him tomorrow night and we will follow his full run with interviews and video every week, I'm honored to help to bring attention to this cause.

Robbie Rodriguez, PD and Host of RockRadio993

K O D A Releases Raw Rehersal Tracks

 We've added several unmastered tracks for KODA, The album "Back To The Beginning" KODA is a Fredericksburg, VA based Progressive Rock band. All instrumental music. The tracks are rotating currently on ...RockRadio993, these tracks are about 10 years old; Program Director, Robbie Rodriguez had not kept a copy of KODA's work in all these years. I've recently released them to air this morning. KODA will once again return to the studio to refine and complete the album. We will pick up where we left off 10 years ago. We have grown and we have progressed in our skill set throughout the years. I'm excited to head back into the studio to showcase our new skills! KODA is: Robbie Rodriguez on Drums, James Desanto Guitar, Tom Molder Guitar, Rich Smith on Bass. The album " Back To The Beginning"

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

TILT - FMA (For Mature Audiences) Sex, Drugs, Language

 Check out the new album FMA, Sex, Drugs, Language from TILT on Potomac Records. Available on itunes and anywhere digital music can be downloaded. Here we are at Q-Balls, Cafe & Billards in Fredericksburg, VA we celebrated this great album last evening! TILT gearing up to tour soon!

TILT working with New Evolution Entertainment Management. We are proud to represent TILT and work with Pete Evick & Mike Bailey of Potomac Records.

"BANG LOUD" by ALMOST KINGS (official video)

Almost Kings  is coming to Q - Balls Cafe & Billards in Fredericksburg, VA on April 19th with Super Bob! Two great bands throwing down!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Top 10 Count Down On RockRadio993 Every Saturday At 3 PM

This Weeks Top Ten Every Saturday at 3:00 pm on RockRadio993

1. Only Ashes Remain - Deliver Us From Evil
2. Still Born Life - Godsic
3. The Middle - King Whack
4. Shine - Madrone
5. Senora Paranoia - Saint Diablo
6. Ride Along - Six Barrel Syndicate
7. Wishing Eye - Slam Cartel
8. Lies - Tattered
9. The Blood Falls - Ashes of Amber
10. Answers - Awake at Last

Front Row #24 | Temple of Rock's Robbie Rodriguez

Deliver US From Evil

 You need to catch Deliver US From Evil. Now on RockRadio993. Great Metal! Enough Said!

Tune into the station to rock with Deliver Us From Evil

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

We Lost A Great Radio Talent & Great Guy!

I'm stunned that we lost Brian Strobel - I'm sitting here at 10:24 pm with tears streaming down my face. I can't believe it...I handed the show off to Brian for about eight years at WFLS...I remember joking with him every morning and helping him prepare for his morning show. He always had me locate additional facts and items for his show, since I worked the overnight show at the station for those years. My Heart is broken tonight, I remember a true professional, mentor and friend. He will be missed by so many people...My deepest condolences to his family! He was a really great man on the AIR - But a greater guy off the Air! He had a great way about him and was sooooo funny. I will miss you man! God keep you and God Bless your family....As we both would always say: YEAH BABY!!! Wow, we lost a great man!

Brian Strobel was a 40 year veteran of radio. He was struck and killed as he walked his dog in Spotslyvania, VA Wednesday afternoon. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He will be greatly missed by family, friends and fans.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

New Movie Coming Out Soon Dark Realm

We recently had the opportunity to interview Gothic Illusionist & Actor, Ron Fitzgerald on you can catch the interview on our station as it rotates all week long on RockRadio993. We also caught up with Director & Actor, Vincent Bilancio who stepped in to take on camera duty on this project in order to assist Ron Fitzgerald with this new and exciting project.

Dark Realm brings the best of horror and magic; It's guaranteed to bring you the best seat in the house. You'll have an electrifying performance on film that will shock you; you'll have on a really unique perspective of stage illusions which will mystify you!

We reached out to Author, Sue Dent the writer behind Electric Angel. Check out this crazy interview! It was horrifying, informative and funny! We had a blast this past Sunday as we discussed this film. Here is your chance to become a producer on a film or even have an opportunity to walk on set to be part of the cast on Dark Realm. All the details online - Check out the interview!

Robbie Rodriguez

Monday, March 5, 2012

   We are always looking for contributory writers and photo journalists who are interested in partnering with us to push the local and national music scene. If you'd like to be considered. Please submit your letter of interest along with a writing sample to


Saturday, March 3, 2012

Gotye performing "Somebody That I Used To Know" on KCRW

GOTYE coming to 9:30 Club March 22, 2012 in Washington, DC! This song has become a world wide favorite!

Our New Editor At The Temple of Rock Magazine


Our staff would like to introduce you to Ms. Sue Dent, Sue has authored three outstanding literary works which are carried and published by Black Bed Sheet Books. She has recently accepted this position and will provide us with her editing skills. We are proud to have her at the Temple of Rock Magazine  She brings a wealth of knowledge, along with a fond love of writing.

We are proud to roll out this new magazine, yet its a bit early in the game, but we wanted to present the Back Stage Pass format as our media offerings grow. We will show you where we've come from and where we are going - from inception to the finished product! Everyone needs to crawl before they can run;  we are surrounded by great talent which will take the magazine to new heights.

As with our station, we are currently coming into our own. We are evolving and as the content, stories and articles take on new ground. We are sure to bring in, and partner with, awesome advertisers to really start to grow the concept and our reach. We are adjusting the overall look and feel of the magazine.

We want you to notice the changes and our movement and we hope to capture some creative individuals along the way who share in our vision! I've had the opportunity to manipulate some great software and magazine programs. Trust me, we've picked out some cool layouts and programs to provide you with a great experience. I've decided to unleash these concepts a bit later; however, the crust of our full look is still under wraps, you won‘t be disappointed!

We are currently working to secure funding with our Kick Starter campaign and through advertising and hard work, we will roll out great product for our readers.

So stick around, we promise to bring it!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rock Radio Staff with Straight Line Stitch

RockRadio993 Promotions & Marketing For Your Business

   If you’re in business, you know you have to find that happy medium with marketing your business and dealing with the operational costs of your business in order to start making some income.

You may have a small business; you’re trying to get off the ground. Trust me, I know what you’re going through! We’ll the reality of the matter is, times are tough for so many. It does take some investment of funds to make a business go. Banks aren’t really lending money, the mighty loan is so vital and important to get to the next level.

Our economy is currently the issue, jobs aren't easy to come by these days. Many have turned to starting their own businesses in frustration. If you're looking to push or promote your business, please contact RockRadio993 at 540 809 2541. We'd like to discuss how we can help to assist you with an economical, but aggressive marketing plan to promote your business.

We offer several promotional strategies and promotional advertisement vehicles to promote your business. For example on our websites, we can carry your banner or widget for as low as $1.00 a day! Our goal is to push your brand or service. Promotional videos can be produced for personal or business promotion while providing high quality production. Our radio staff can produce professional radio ready commercial production and voice over services for your businesses without the huge expenses normally tacked on due to the large staffing of stations! Smaller overhead allows us to focus on each client; hence, it’s client focused as we want your business! Our reach is nationwide and international with the advent of the internet. RockRadio993 is growing daily and we are truly excited.

RockRadio993 has rolled out an online magazine to support the musical community while providing the business owner a captured audience to promote too! We are proud to offer these professional services at a great price point while delivering high quality services as the big boys provide!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Rebel, Inc. Upcoming Tour Dates

REBEL INC. upcoming dates: 
3/02 - Memories Bar - Waldorf, MD
3/10 - Break Away II Sports Lounge - Hagerstown, MD
3/23 - Arena Grill - State College, PA
3/24 - Gullifty's Underground - Camp Hill, PA
Spread the word brothers and sisters. REBEL ♥

Today we speak with Actress, Jessica Cameron:

Jessica Cameron was born and raised in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada and moved to Toronto to study fashion at Ryerson University. After finishing her degree she moved to Ohio to work as a fashion designer and in her spare time she decided to try an acting class. The acting bug bit, and Jessica has since made acting her full time career. In the two short years she has been acting full time, she has already been cast in more then 30 projects including music videos, TV shows and feature films. In 2010 she won an industry award for being a Rising Movie Star. Most recently she played Princess Areola in the feature film Potpourri directed by Elliot Diviney and she starred with horror icon Steven Geoffrey's in the feature film Mr.Hush. She also had the chance to work with legendary director Jim Wynorski on the (rumored to be syfy channel bound) film Camel Spiders and the established horror director Jeff Burr on a feature film entitled Resurection. She was three web series that have been released in 2011 including the syfy film noir "Aidan 5", the comedy series "2 Doors Down" and the action packed series "Caught!" In 2011 she started her comic book modeling while appearing in Brian Shirley's "Crocaloctopus" and Dennis Willman's "Ginger-Stein". In 2012 she will be starring in Dennis Willman's comic book series "The Vengeance of Sleepy Hollow" as well as many more film and TV projects.

 Catch our interview all day today on RockRadio993 starts at 8:30am


Camel Spiders


The Sleeper


Mr. Hush

Mothers Blood

Truth or Dare 4

Waiting Fear

98 Degrees and Sunny

Post Mortem America 2021

Playing House


Best Supporting Daddy

Secret Colors

Solitude of Love

The Dead Matter


Caught: The Webseries

Aidan 5

Night Out Ohio


West Virginia Lottery Principal Regional

Reach Out Wireless

Lia Sophia Jewelry

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Drummer Bobby Sanabria, My Old Drum Teacher

Robbie Rodriguez - Drummer for Criminal

   I recently attended an Open Mic Night in Fredericksburg, VA were I was united with my old band mates. It's been about 2 years since I've been behind a kit. I was recently asked about my drumming and why I haven't played. This question was asked as I returned back to my seat as I concluded a brief demonstration of my drumming that night.  For one, I was astonished to hear a compliment about my playing; it's been so many years since I've played in a serious project!

    It was nice to hear someone appreciated my playing, but its always a struggle in my mind to figure if I have what it takes to raise that flag once again. Since starting RockRadio993, I've had the opportunity to hang with some great drummers. Many have inspired me to play again. Our area is rich with some great and accomplished drummers which will be surely included in future blogs. We have some great local groups with great drumming talent; I'd like to showcase them on my radio show and live! At this particular point in time, I'd like to introduce you to someone who I really respect.

    Mr. Bobby Sanabria was my drum instructor many years ago. He helped to instill great values and provided me with great skills to pay it forward. I wanted to showcase him here; I will soon embark on a possible tour and kick off my drumming in full force as a friend has now become signed to a label and asked for my drumming support. So I get ready to gear up to support a newly formed touring project.

Robbie Rodriguez
Radio Host & Drummer

Bobby Sanabria:

Bobby Sanabria - drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger, recording artist, producer, filmmaker, conductor, educator, multi-cultural warrior and multiple Grammy nominee – has performed with a veritable Who's Who in the world of jazz and Latin music, as well as with his own critically acclaimed ensembles. His diverse recording and performing experience includes work with such legendary figures as Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Paquito D'Rivera, Charles McPherson, Mongo Santamaría, Ray Barretto, Marco Rizo, Arturo Sandoval, Roswell Rudd, Chico O'Farrill, Candido, Yomo Toro, Francisco Aguabella, Larry Harlow, Henry Threadgill, and the Godfather of Afro-Cuban Jazz, Mario Bauzá.
Bobby, the son of Puerto Rican parents, was born and raised in the "Fort Apache" section of New York City's South Bronx. Inspired and encouraged by maestro Tito Puente,another fellow New York-born Puerto Rican, Bobby "got serious" and attended Boston's Berklee College of Music from 1975 to 1979, obtaining a Bachelor of Music degree and receiving their prestigious Faculty Association Award for his work as an instrumentalist. Since his graduation, Bobby has become a leader in the Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and jazz fields as both a drummer and percussionist, and is recognized as one of the most articulate musician-scholars of la tradición living today.

He has been featured on numerous Grammy-nominated albums, including The Mambo Kings and other movie soundtracks, as well as numerous television and radio work. Mr. Sanabria was the drummer with the legendary “Father of the Afro-Cuban Jazz movement,” Mario Bauzá’s Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra. With them he recorded three CD’s (two of which were Grammy-nominated) which are considered to be definitive works of the Afro-Cuban big-band jazz tradition. Mr. Sanabria was also featured with the orchestra in two PBS documentaries about Bauzá and also appeared on the Bill Cosby show performing with the orchestra. He also appeared and performed prominently in a PBS documentary on the life of Mongo Santamaria and on camera in the CBS television movie, Rivkin: Bounty Hunter.

In 1993 Bobby and his octet Ascensión released ¡NYC Aché! on Flying Fish Records (now available on Rounder Records). It received worldwide acclaim and garnered four and half stars in Down Beat magazine, as well as receiving a nomination for Best Record of the Year by the National Association of Independent Record Distributors (NAIRD). In June 2000 Bobby released Afro-Cuban Dream... Live & In Clave!!! on the Arabesque label. Recorded live at Birdland in New York City, it features Bobby powering a big band of twenty all-stars. Critically acclaimed worldwide, it has been hailed by both the jazz and Latin music cognoscenti as a masterpiece, and was nominated for a mainstream Grammy as the Best Latin Jazz Album of 2001. Afro-Cuban Dream...Live & In Clave!!! was also nominated for the Jazz Journalists Association 2001 Award for the Best Afro-Cuban Jazz Album of the Year.

His next recording, ¡Quarteto Aché!, released in 2002, on the ZOHO label, documented Bobby's virtuosity in a small group setting and was hailed a "classic" by Modern Drummer magazine and critically acclaimed by the New York Times. It was also nominated for Best Latin Jazz recording of 2003 by the Jazz Journalists Association. He also received a second Grammy nomination in 2003 for, 50 Years of Mambo - A Tribute to Damaso Perez Prado.

Bobby and his Quarteto Aché toured Armenia in June of 2007 being personally invited by the U.S. Embassy to represent the United States in a a series of concerts. Headlining in the final event, The Cascade Jazz festival in Yerevan, Armenia’s capitol, the group received a thunderous ovation from the estimated 8,000 person audience which was broadcast throughout the country. In a pre-concert press conference when asked what jazz represented, Bobby simply stated, “Freedom.“ His group has the unique distinction and honor of being the first ensemble ever to perform Latino oriented jazz in this country and spread clave consciousness in a unique master class that he held at the Yerevan Conservetory. If this weren’t enough, the ensemble performed a private concert for Armenia’s Heads of State, and President Robert Khachaturian who stated that, “I simply love jazz! Its spirit of improvisation in a collective democracy is the inspiration for my vision for Armenia.”

Bobby’s latest recording project, Big Band Urban Folktales, on the Jazzheads label, was nominated for a mainstream Grammy in 2008 for best Latin Jazz recording. It is proving to be his most lauded work and has been garnering critical acclaim for its futuristic approach to the Latin jazz big band canon. Big Band Urban Folktales also has recently won the 2008 Jazz Journalists Award for Best Latin Jazz Recording of 2008.

"...(Mr. Sanabria) expands the possibilities, moving the sound of bands like that of (Puente, Machito), with all the heft and intricacy and clave-based dance rhythm, into the harmonically oriented sophistication of current New York jazz players. It’s New York up and down, and back and forth across the last century, from the street to the mambo palaces to the conservatories."
- Ben Ratliff, The NY Times

Also out is the DVD of Bobby and his nonet Ascensión’s scorching appearance at the 2006 Modern Drummer Festival currently released by Hudson Music and the new release of the CD, El Espiritu Jibaro, a collaboration between legendary trombonist Roswell
Rudd, Puerto Rican cuatro virtuoso Yomo Toro and Bobby with his nonet Ascensión is available on the Sunnyside label. Also forthcoming (November 2008), the release on DVD “FROM MAMBO TO HIP HOP” – A South Bronx Tale, produced by City Lore, on which Bobby was an Assistant Producer and which broadcast on PBS in 2006 and won the 2007 ALMA Award for Best Television Documentary.

Mr. Sanabria has been the recipient of many awards, including an NEA grant as a jazz performer, various Meet the Composer awards, the INTAR Off-Broadway Composer award, and the Mid-Atlantic Foundation Arts Connect Grant three times. In 2003 he was presented with an "Outstanding Achievement Award" by Ivan Acosta of Latin Jazz USA, in recognition of Bobby's extraordinary creative contribution to Latin jazz. Mr. Sanabria has recently been awarded the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award by KOSA for his outstanding accomplishments in jazz and Latin music both as a performer and educator and the 2008 Martin Luther King Jr. Mentor Award presented to him by the Manhattan Country School for his work in the world of jazz.

Mr. Sanabria co-produced the nationally broadcast documentary, THE PALLADIUM - Where Mambo Was King,” for the BRAVO network which received the award for Best Documentary for a Cable TV in 2003. Mr. Sanabria was a consultant in the Smithsonian’s historic four year traveling exhibit, Latin Jazz: La Combinación Perfecta and also featured in two of the exhibits short films.
Mr. Sanabria was voted “Percussionist of the Year" for 2005 by the readers of DRUM! Magazine, a worldwide publication devoted to drums and percussion. His three part video instructional series, “Getting Started on Congas,” originally released by DCI way back in 1995, now available through Alfred Music, set an industry standard by which all other instructional percussion videos must be judged by.

Article on Bobby Sanabria from:


Alexis Brown of Straight Line Stitch

We had an opportunity to catch up with Vocalist, Alexis Brown of  the National Touring Band, Straight Line Stitch. Alexis was kind enough to spend some time with us after an awesome performance at KC's Music Alley in Fredericksburg, VA last night! Christie Turpen our Street Team Leader captured part of the interview on video for us. You'll be able to get the full interview on by tuning into the On - line show.

Alexis and the new line up threw down last night! It was an amazing display and we are excited to have been there and behind the scenes. We also had an opportunity to sit down with Kris Hawkins the Axe man and Ian Shuirr the drummer for this band! We took some photos and also followed up with with Jason White on Bass and Nathan Palmer on Guitar...This band is a powerful combo!!

Looking forward to following the band and gathering information from their tour stops!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Madrone Hits Northern Virginia On March 2nd

You need to check out Madrone, this three piece band hails from Roanoke, Virginia and come to do business on stage. These musicians have a great chemistry and have found the formula needed to produce great musical arrangement. They've come ready to provide you with soaring vocals along with strong lyrical content.

I've seen them perform live and was so impressed by their instrumentation. They can enter any given arrangement with simplistic fare, then within seconds reach complicated time signatures with ease all the while providing you with interesting riffs and musical layers. You have to check this band out live!

Here is your chance to rock with Madrone, they'll be at Lion & Bull in Haymarket, VA on March 2nd

Time: 9:30 pm - 1:00 am

Door: Free ( No Cover) 21+

Check Madrone On Line:

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

We Are Evolving & Promise to Bring it!

The station has been evolving; soon to be blowing out a majestic blend of tunes along with a fully functional staff! We've been providing you a Back Stage Pass to RockRadio993! The stations continues to evolve as we creep closer to the Big Reveal! We are shooting for March of course, and we hope to get the funding we need. However, if we miss the mark we will continue to work to get the station fully operational.

We are giving you Inch - By - Savory - Inch. We love to tease! We are here to support music and the movement. We are excited to bring you an exciting Radio experience: A 3 Some!!!
We have updated our website: and have also added two new DJ's who will keep you company on the Crypt and on Throw Down. Check them out! Dee Stevens and Justin Randall come on board to rock you like a Hurricane. You know I had to reference that right?

Robbie Rodriguez - Program Director /Owner

Dee Stevens - Production Director /Consultant

Justin Randall- On Air DJ

We also have Melissa Windsor who will rock with our Online Magazine along with our Editor, Sue Dent!We have many surprises coming your way, so stay tuned.

Again, thank you all for your support. Please hang in and spread the news about us. Make sure you take some time out of your day to support the station by jamming the tunes!

Thank you,


Straight Line Stitch "Conversion" OFFICAL VIDEO

Straight Line Stitch "Conversion" OFFICAL VIDEO

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Time: 9-12

How To Access Our Station Online

Hey Rockers & Metal Heads:

This is your Host & Program Director, Robbie Rodriguez. I wanted to sincerely thank all those whom
stepped up to support our efforts. We are putting together a professional team to assist me in providing you with a great experience. We are being shown love from the rock community as a whole and we thank you!

First and foremost, we wanted to thank all the bands out there who step into dark basements and rehearsal spaces to produce this art! You'll find many fans of Hardcore Metal in all walks of life; you'll also find that we are educated, and fall in all socio economic brackets. Hats off to you all!

Here is Your Key To Rock:

How to Rock with RockRadio993! We are currently working with our programming department to create our FlashPlayer which will enable you to quickly enter the station stream by just clicking. We apologize for the extra steps you're taking to get from the Boom Box to the stream page.

We've been confusing listeners with our current path. As our station evolves and moves forward to our full blown operational status, we seek to provide some steps to access the station with ease. You are still seeing the BackStage Access at the station so please be patient! Allot more is coming your way!

Here are the steps:

1. Seek the site you'd like to access: or

2. Seek out the Boom Box:

3. After the Boom Box it will take you to the stream page which you will see :

Now playing: Godsic - Premeditation (Online)                                                  Winampwindows Media PlayerReal PlayerQuickTime

Once you see the Artist which is Playing in the stream on the Left make your way to the 4 Icons to the Right which assist you with triggering the player for your computer system. One of the 4 Icons should trigger and open your music player!

4. Step four is to enjoy the station.

Thanks for taking the time to listen and rock with us!