Author Archives: Jeff Winfield

Go-Go’s Documentary plus new music

Go-Go’s Documentary plus new music

Over the weekend I had the chance to watch the new Showtime documentary of the Go-Go’s.  It was the classic “Behind the Music” tale of a group of Los Angeles girls in the punk scene that went on to become one of the biggest groups in the world in the 80’s. The story is filled…Read more »

AC/DC “Back in Black” 40th Anniversary

AC/DC “Back in Black” 40th Anniversary

Whenever I hear music from “Back in Black” I flashback to my high school days driving my 1973 Mercury Capri with a lousy sound system cranked up with the dust of an Iowa gravel road in my rear-view mirror!  AC/DC is celebrating the 40th anniversary of their iconic “Back in Black” album with a You…Read more »

50th Anniversary of CCR’s “Cosmo’s Factory”

50th Anniversary of CCR’s “Cosmo’s Factory”

Can it be?  1970 is FIFTY years ago?!  This past week marked the 50th anniversary of CCR’s most successful album “Cosmo’s Factory” and album that spent 9 weeks at #1 and featured songs you still hear regularly on KOKZ like “Who’ll Stop the Rain”. Take a trip down memory lane with CCR here. CCR Cosmo’s…Read more »

35th Anniversary of Live-Aid

35th Anniversary of Live-Aid

On July 13th, 1985 in London and Philadelphia in front of sold-out crowd, Live-Aid was born.  The benefit concert spearheaded by Bob Geldof was viewed on television by over 1.9 billion people in 150 nations accounting for 40% of the world’s population! It’s was a Who’s Who of iconic performances in both cities, but none…Read more »

REO Speedwagon/Songs & Stories from Camp Cronin

REO Speedwagon/Songs & Stories from Camp Cronin

I stumbled upon this earlier today and thought I’d share.  As we all know, 2020 has been a mess with COVID-19 and has really impacted all of our lives.  But one of the positives of the pandemic has been artists finding new ways to connect with fans delivering music on-line and via social media. Songs…Read more »

The Iowa State Fair is Cancelled

The Iowa State Fair is Cancelled

The Iowa State Fair Board, the governing body who oversees the Iowa State Fair, today voted to postpone the 2020 Iowa State Fair until August 12-22, 2021, amid ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. The decision was made to protect the health and safety of all Fairgoers. After a thorough review of possible options, while carefully reviewing…Read more »

Shawn Foxx COVID Updates

Shawn Foxx COVID Updates

Shawn Foxx is looking and sounding much better so it may be time to have him back on air! Update 6/9/2020 Update 6/1 Shawn Foxx is doing much better today! Shawn Foxx COVID Update 5/28 KOKZ afternoon talent Shawn Foxx sends another update with some positive news! Shawn Foxx COVID Update 5/27 KOKZ afternoon talent…Read more »

Happy 34th Ferris Bueller—You’re Our Hero!

Happy 34th Ferris Bueller—You’re Our Hero!

Can you believe it’s been 34 years since the release of the John Hughes classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”?!  Matthew Broderick was so good in this film, which I’ve probably seen approximately 500 times (and made sure both of my kids have watched as well)! There are so many great quotes from this movie: “Bueller? …Read more »

Shawn Foxx and his battle with COVID

Shawn Foxx and his battle with COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of our lives.  The disruption of business, schools, and activities has been massive in Iowa, the US, and worldwide.  And even as restrictions are being lifted or reduced, the threat of coronavirus is still very much present and very real in Eastern Iowa.  It became all too real for…Read more »