The State Journal-Register “WQNA DJs Raising Money To Keep Programs Available”


Right at the top of the City & State section of this morning’s State Journal-Register was a big article about WQNA DJ’s getting together to raise money to continue programming as Springfield Community Broadcasters. Lovely! We are mentioned (Dumb Records) as a drop off for donations for the station, and also our radio program (The Dumb Records Radio Show) which plays local music and bands coming to town every Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on 88.3 WQNA fm. The paper interviewed Michael Goza who hosts “Blues Power” on Mondays on WQNA from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Here’s a bit from the article:

“We spent the last 20 years building up a pretty good rapport with the community,” Goza — who calls himself Michael G on the radio — said of WQNA. “It’s built a big following in the area. … We don’t want to see what we have started fade away.”

He said the importance of the station to the community was emphasized when equipment problems caused the station to go off the air for three weeks last winter. That generated, he said, “a lot of calls” from people wondering if the station would return.

The GoFundMe page says that money being raised would cover “licensing costs, equipment, and other necessary expenses toward establishing a functional community radio non-profit organization in Springfield. You can help us save community radio!”

Check out the full article online right here, or hurry up and grab yourself a physical copy of today’s paper somewhere! Quick!

And of course, you can head over to the GoFundMe page set up online right here to donate to the cause (which including cash and check donations is over $3,000 raised of a $35,000 goal). There will be more info regarding benefit events set up at various bars and venues around town including own in the near future. Dumb Records (418 E Monroe) is also a drop off for check and cash donations of any amount. Checks can be made to the Illinois Central Blues Club with “S.C.B.” (Springfield Community Broadcasters) written in the description. Also be sure to follow WQNA Community Radio on facebook right here.

If you play or have played in a local band or are a musician with any sort of recordings, chances are we have played you on the radio airwaves here in Springfield over the last nearly seven years we have been hosting our local show. Please donate so we are able continue playing local music that otherwise wouldn’t get played on the airwaves!

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records


It’s another week at our downtown record store Dumb Records (418 E Monroe Street). We are open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm every single dingle dong day, and we just love it. This week like previous weeks we are dumping out piles of used LPs, 12″ singles, and new CDs onto the shelves and maybe some other stuff. Here is some of what is new for this week. And also here is a schedule of the coming week of our hours and what nights there are shows we guess:

Tuesday (today): 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday (show): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday (show): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Monday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Used LPs
ABC – The Lixicon Of Love
Air Supply – Greatest Hits
Allan Sherman – My Son The Folk Singer
Arlo Guthrie – Alice’s Restaurant
B.B. King – B.B. King Live At The Regal
Bert Kaempfert – Greatest Hits
B.T.O. – Street Action
Billy Joel – The Stranger
Bob Marley – Greatest Hits
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Exodus
Bruce Willis – The Return Of Bruno
Daryl Hall + John Oats – H2O
Davey Johnstone – Smiling Face
The Dramatics – Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
Eric Gale – Multiplication
Faces – A Nod’s As Good As A Wink
Gino Vannelli – Black Cars
Glen Campbell – Rhinestone Cowboy
Groucho Marx – An Evening With Groucho
Henry Mancini – The Music From Peter Gunn
Howlin’ Wolf – Message To The Young
The Ink Spots – The Ink Spots
The Mamas & The Papas – People Like Us
The Marcels – The Best of The Marcels
Merle Travis – The Best of Merle Travis
Miami Sound Machine – Primitive Love
Oak Ridge Boys – Y’all Come Back Soon
Oliver Lake & Jump Up – Plug It
Patti Smith Group – Easter
Rabbitt – Boys With Be Boys
RATT – Invasion Of Your Privacy
Ringo Starr – Blast From Your Past
Robert Palmer – Some People Can Do What They Like
Rory Gallagher – Blueprint
Roy Clark – Yesterday, When I Was Young
Sammy Hagar – Three Lock Box
The Searchers – Meet The Searchers
Sylvester – Sylvester And The Hot Band
Ted Nugent – Ted Nugent
Van Morrison – His Band And The Street Choir
Vanity – Under The Influence
Various – 24 Karat Gold From The Sound Stage
Various – The Guitars That Destroyed The World
Various – Nashville City Limits
Victor Borge – Comedy In Music
West Coast Crew – Jail Bait
Wet Willie – Manorisms
The 4 Seasons – Rag Doll
The 4 Seasons – 2nd Vault Of Golden Hits

12” Singles
Big Mike – Better Now / 1000 Guns
Bump J – Pushaman / Move Around
Ghostface Killah – Love Session / Singy
Kane & Abel – Am I My Brothers Keeper
Luniz Featuring Redman – Hypnotized / Phillies
MC Chi – Guy – Bottomgottom
ODB – ODB, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
Paperview – Krunkin’  Catch U In Da Hood
Spade R.I.P.P.E.R. – Always
SupaQuad – Show Me The Money

New CDs
Al Stewart – Songs From The Radio
Carly Simon – Another Passenger
Carly Simon – Letters Never Sent
Carole King – Love Makes The World
Carole King – Wrap Around Joy
Cat Stevens – Buddha And The Chocolate Box
Cat Stevens – Greatest Hits
Cher – Living Proof
Crouch End Festival Chorus – Songs From Liquid Days
David Bowie – Low
David Bowie – Outside
Dick Heckstall-Smith And Friends – Blues And Beyond
Elliott Smith – XO
Elliott Smith – Roman Candle
Enrique Iglesias – Baliamos: Greatest Hits
Enrique Iglesias – Escape
Helen Reddy – I Am Woman
Jethro Tull – Catfish Rising
Jethro Tull – Broadsword And The Beast
John Lee Hooker – Mr. Lucky
Johnny Mathis – This Heart Of Mine
Johnny Mathis – The Best Days Of My Life
Joni Mitchell – Taming The Tiger
Judy Collins – Hard Times For Lovers
Julio Iglesias – My Life: The Greatest Hits
Kenny Wayne Shepherd – Ledbetter Heights
Linda Ronstadt – Heart Like A Wheel
Linda Ronstadt – Hasted Down The Wind
Liza Minnelli – Gently
Marcus Roberts – The Joy Of Joplin
Memphis Slim – The Real Folk Blues
Muddy Waters – Live! I’m Ready
Nanci Griffith – Complete MCA Studio Recordings
Rod Piazza & The Midnight Flyers – Beyond The Source
Saliva – Every Six Seconds
Saffire – Ain’t Gonna Hush!
Simon Says – Shut Your Breath
Sleater-Kinny – One Beat
Simon Says – Jump Start
Son Seals – Bad Axe
Sonny Boy Williamson – The Essential
Soulive – Turn It Out
Stir – Stir
The Sundays – Blind
Taj Mahal – Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal – The Best of the Private Years
They Might Be Giants – Flood
Walter Trout And The Radicals – Live Trout
Walter Trout And The Radicals – Go The Distance
Yanni – Forbidden Dreams
Yanni – Snowfall