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By Dave Richards Erie TImes-News staff blogger
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Posted: November 15th, 2012
All-star benefit concert for Hurricane Sandy relief; Happi FM

A mammoth all-star concert dubbed “12-12-12″ is set for New York City’s Madison Square Garden to benefit relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
The lineup includes Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Roger Waters, Jon Bon Jovi, Kanye West, the Who, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys and more to be announced.
According to Clear Channel Media, one of the event sponsors, more information regarding tickets and telecast information will be announced in coming days. You can also check the event’s web site at www.121212concert.org.

Tune into 92.7 FM today and you’ll hear a new Erie radio station, Happi FM (WEHP). It’s owned by Erie Radio Company, led by Rick Rambaldo, the guru who started Rocket 101 in North East, then built an Erie radio empire before selling the multi-station company to Connoisseur Media.
Rambaldo, in a brief phone call, described the station to me as “Erie’s new No. 1 hit spot.” You’ll have to listen, to hear what that means. The station arrived by playing songs with “Happy” in the title, such as “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” (Bobby McFerrin), “Happy” (Ashanti) and “Shiny Happy People” (R.E.M.) and some comedy bits, including one by Brian Regan.
A promo on the station today says listeners should “tune in tomorrow at noon, you’ll be happy you did,” which suggests the actual format will be unveiled then.
Look for more on this in the Nov. 22 Showcase.

Glyn Johns, a veteran producer most known for his work with The Who, will be interviewed before a live audience at Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday at 7 p.m. You can reserve tickets at https://tickets.rockhall.com. The talk will also be streamed live at www.rockhall.com.

PBS’ “Austin City Limits” has announced the second half of its Season 38 lineup. Jack White will kick things off on Jan. 5. Other shows will include Rodrigo y Gabriela (Jan. 12), Norah Jones (Jan. 19), Bob Mould and Delta Spirit (Jan. 26), Tim McGraw (Feb. 2), Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Tuneyards (Feb. 9); Gary Clark Jr. and Alabama Shakes (Feb. 16), and Esperanza Spalding (Feb. 23). The show airs locally on WQLN-TV.

Erie Sports Commission announced today that the Biggest Loser RunWalk will be held on Aug. 1, during CelebrateErie. Events will include a Half Marthon/5K race and a one-mile Kids race.
Former “Biggest Loser” contestants Dan and Jackie Evans, who competed during Season 5, are helping to coordinate the event with the commission and Erie Runners Club. Dan Evans, a country singer, will perform a post-event concert.
Other former “Biggest Loser” contestants will offer workshops on Aug. 16, the day before the RunWalk. Those who participate at Biggest Loser RunWalk events usually get a lot of perks: low-calorie lunch, a Biggest Loser t-shirt, a finisher’s medal and more.
For more details or to register for a race, visit www.BiggestLoser.com/RunWalk.

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