Turning 40 is a big deal.
And Rock 107 is ready to celebrate its milestone birthday with none other than the Godfather of Shock Rock.
Starting Tuesday, Jan. 21, legendary rocker Alice Cooper’s syndicated radio show “Nights With Alice Cooper” will air weeknights from 7 p.m. to midnight on Rock 107, the Times-Shamrock Communications radio station announced this morning.
To celebrate the partnership, Rock 107 also announced Cooper will headline the radio station’s 40th anniversary concert along with Tesla and Lita Ford on Wednesday, June 17, at 7 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp.
“I am super pumped. I have been a giant Alice Cooper fan for as long as I can remember,” said radio station promotions director Mark Hoover. Cooper and Tesla typically sell out when they come to town, he said, and when Ford played to a packed room the annual Rock 107 Birthday Bash a few years ago. Hoover also added the 40th anniversary show is separate from the Birthday Bash, which takes place each April.
Tickets start at $49.75 and go on sale to the public Friday, Jan. 24, at 10 a.m.
A pre-sale takes place Thursday, Jan. 23, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. There also will be 107 tickets available for $40 for listeners who use code “WEZX40.”
Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or in person at the NBT Box Office.
During the radio show, Cooper — who pioneered a genre of music and stage shows that mixed influences from theater, vaudeville and horror films into rock ‘n’ roll — will play requests, his favorite songs and even rare tracks from artists across the rock genre during the show. He also answers listener questions and talks with celebrities including past guests Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie, Meat Loaf, Joe Perry and more.
This is just the beginning of announcements the radio station has up its sleeve to celebrate its 40th anniversary this yea, Hoover said. Listeners can expect more to come, including giveaways, prizes and ways to reflect on past personalities that have graced Rock 107’s airwaves.
“Not a lot of radio stations make it to 40,” he said.
Gia Mazur is an award-winning staff writer and beauty obsessive who joined The Times-Tribune’s Lifestyles department in 2015. She’s a product enthusiast who can’t live without an eyelash curler. A proud Virgo, Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk is her go-to. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9127; @gmazurTT