How does one celebrate 20 years of “rocking on the job?” Throw a massive party featuring rocker Todd Rundgren and the Clarks at the Woodlands Inn & Resort in Plains Twp on Aug. 8, 2000.
Rock 107 brought in the singer, songwriter and producer along with the Pittsburgh-based band for its annual Birthday Bash. Speaking with The Scranton Times that year, Clarks lead guitarist Rob James said the band looked forward to returning to the state’s Northeast corner for its second visit. Its first came a few years earlier when the band played at Tink’s Entertainment Complex, Scranton.
Also on the Birthday Bash bill that night were local bands Hoosier Daddy and Flaxy Morgan.

The tradition of celebrating the station’s birthday with a concert began in 1990 when Rock 107 turned 10. Rick Derringer, singer of “Rock n Roll Hoochie Koo,” headlined that first year, and since then, the bash has featured such acts as the Rembrandts, Blue Oyster Cult, Eddie Money, Quiet Riot, Lita Ford, and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. This year, Warrant will rock the ballroom at the Woodlands along with Flaxy Morgan, Kartune and Three Imaginary Boys.

The radio station debuted when WEJL started broadcasting in FM in December 1967, playing what The Scranton Times then described as “bright and toe-tapping music.” Later, the call letters changed from WEJL-FM to WEZX-FM. In 1974, the station changed to a rock music format.
The “home for classic rock” went on the air under the Rock 107 moniker, Feb. 20, 1980, with Rush’s “The Spirit of Radio.” For more information, visit

Past Rock 107 Birthday Bash performers 

  1. Rick Derringer (1990) 
  2. Tommy Conwell (1991)
  3. Kix (1992)
  4. The Rembrandt (1993)
  5. (Pink Floyd Tribute Band) (1994)
  6. Subdudes (1995)
  7. Peter Wolf (1996)
  8. Blue Oyster Cult (1997)
  9. Foghat (1998)
  10. Nazareth (1999)
  11. Todd Rundgren (2000)
  12. Blue Oyster Cult (2001)
  13. Southside Johnny (2002)
  14. Loverboy (2003)
  15. Smithereens (2004)
  16. Edgar Winter (2005)
  17. The Fixx (2006)
  18. Quiet Riot (2007)
  19. Eddie Money (2008)
  20. The Sweet (2009)
  21. The Romantics (2010)
  22. Mountain (2011)
  23. Great White (2012)
  24. Lita Ford (2013)
  25. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (2014)
  26. Lou Gramm (2015)
  27. Eddie Money (2016)
  28. Foghat (2017)
  29. Warrant (2018)
  30. The Fabulous Thunderbirds
  31. ???? 

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