Work Release Program at Villa Napoletana

Join some of your favorite Rock 102 jocks at this week’s Work Release Program at Villa Napoletana in East Longmeadow!



Join Bob Kester and the Rock 102 Road Crew at Wendy’s! The Wendy’s on Thorndike St. in Palmer MA is saying thank you to their customers this weekend! Visit  Wendy’s on Saturday, October 10th and receive a free Small Strawberry Lemonade (no purchase necessary – limit one per person) They are also offering Kids’ Meals for $0.99 with any combo or premium salad purchase all weekend long! Stop by the Rock 102 table to win prizes!


Work Release Program at East Mountain Country Club

Join some of your favorite Rock 102 jocks at this week’s Work Release Program at East Mountain Country Club in Westfield!


in Sports

NFL: More in Europe, and maybe L.A. as well


You are going to see more NFL games played overseas.

in Sports

Blatter, Platini suspended from soccer by FIFA’s ethics body


FIFA President Sepp Blatter and his possible successor, European soccer chief UEFA Michel Platini, have been provisionally suspended for 90 days, the ethics committee of football's global governing body said.

in Sports

PREVIEW: 2015 Presidents Cup


The 2015 President's Cup kicks off in Incheon, South Korea today.

in Sports

Cubs beat Pirates after another Arrieta pitching gem


The Chicago Cubs celebrated their first postseason win in 12 years when they beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 in the Major League Baseball playoffs on Wednesday.

in Sports

Thursday’s Sports Minute


Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Oct. 8.


in Weird

The man who got ‘too high’


File this under "stupid."

in Weird

‘Mystery’ soda machine delivers a surprise every time


You never know what you're gonna get ...

in Weird

This raccoon thinks its a dog


Little Pumpkin thinks she is just another canine.

in Weird

Keep my pot pure


Some pot smokers in Colorado are getting out of joint -- over pesticides in their legal weed.

in Weird

Man seeks woman … from 40 years ago


This is one really big "missed connection!"


in Lifestyle

‘Like’ it or not, changes are coming to Facebook


The social network is launching a pilot test of "Reactions," which will allow users to express a range of emotions including love, happiness, anger, and sadness.

in Lifestyle

Amazon taking on Etsy

A box from is pictured on the porch of a house in Golden, Colorado on July 28, 2008.

Amazon is launching a site for handcrafted goods called Amazon Handmade, hoping to capitalize on shoppers' appetite for homemade items ahead of the holiday season.

in Lifestyle

This fire truck is purple for a purpose


A central Pennsylvania volunteer fire company is using a purple fire truck to raise awareness of domestic violence.

in Entertainment, Lifestyle

Oh no! We might be facing a pumpkin shortage by Thanksgiving


An unusually wet June has cut yields of the autumn favorite by about half.


in National

Volkswagen CEO faces tough questions in congressional hearing


Volkswagen's cheating on emissions with the use of software in diesel cars was not a corporate decision, but something that "individuals did," its U.S. chief executive says.

in National

McCarthy drops out of race for House speaker, election postponed


McCarthy had been the favorite to be selected as the official party choice to replace John Boehner.

in National

Senate approves defense bill despite veto threat


The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday that would allow the military to avoid mandatory spending cuts, setting up a likely veto from President Barack Obama, who is pushing for a broader budget deal.

in National, World

Media savvy Islamic State grave concern for U.S. at home


A recruiting push by Islamic State militants via thousands of social media postings remains one of the biggest threats facing the United States, military official say.


in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Peewee footballers ‘Whip’ & ‘Nae Nae’ instead of playing


That moment when you're supposed to be playing football but your jam comes on ...


in Entertainment

‘Pan’ taps origins of Peter Pan’s 100-year pop culture adventure


In the century since Scottish author J.M. Barrie created Peter Pan for a stage play then a book, the Neverland universe has inspired movies, books, TV shows, plays, video games and even a pop psychology syndrome describing emotionally immature men.

in Entertainment

Keanu Reeves wants to have a third ‘Bill & Ted’ adventure


The "Matrix" star says a script for the third installment of the "excellent" time-traveling franchise is in the works.

in Music

New biography details Tom Petty’s drug use


Tom Petty was hooked on heroin in the 1990s, according to his longtime pal Warren Haynes, who is preparing to release an unauthorized biography.

in Music

Phil Collins undergoes back surgery


The former Genesis star underwent the operation last week.

in Entertainment

Neil Patrick Harris writing children’s books


The "How I Met Your Mother" star is penning a new series called "The Magic Misfits."

in Music

Janet Jackson, Chicago, Steve Miller, and NIN among Rock Hall nominees


Cheap Trick, The Smiths, and Chaka Khan are also among those nominated.

in Entertainment

Taraji P. Henson: ‘Empire’ feud rumors are ‘silly’


“Empire” stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard have branded rumors of an on-set feud “silly”. The pair play former…

in Music

John Mayer happy to help ‘bring back’ the Dead


Singer-songwriter John Mayer proudly declared himself a Deadhead as he defended members of the Grateful Dead in their decision to regroup after playing what was supposed to be the band's final tour this summer.

Babe of the Day

Oct. 8, 2015

What's Happening

Rock 102’s Pro Picks Pool!


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Local Deals


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Rock 102 Mobile Apps!


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Fantasy NASCAR Challenge!


Show your skills in picking the winners in all of the great races happening this season! You only need to play 15 weeks to be eligible for the overall prize!

On The Money


Gary Thomas of The Wealth Technology Group gives his unique perspective on markets and the economy. Check it out here!

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