David King concert benefits WRGG

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

WRGG 93.7, Greencastle-Antrim’s community radio station, will present David King and the Spinout Tribute Band in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, in the Greencastle-Antrim High School auditorium.

WRGG is a low-power, not-for-profit radio station that features news and information and music from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s.

“As we play primarily oldies during the exact time Elvis came on the scene and through the height of his popularity, along with our very popular locally produced Blue Suede Connections show, which features nothing by Elvis, we thought this was the perfect concert to bring to Greencastle,” said Wade Burkholder, director of development for WRGG.

The concert falls just after the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley on Aug. 16, 1977.

King has been performing in the area for 30 years and is excited to bring his show to G-AHS.

“This is a great venue to play and a great venue to watch a show,” King said. “Lighting is second-to-none and the sound system is top-notch. Throw in the air-conditioned facility and it’s the perfect setting.”

King will be accompanied by the seven-piece Spinout Tribute Band.

“I’m so happy to have this group of guys on stage with me,” he said. “They bring over 200 years of musical experience and they love playing and singing Elvis music as much as I do.”

Tickets are $20 and seats are first-come, first serve, with doors opening a 6 p.m. the night of the show. King will be on hand for a special ticket sale at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 7, at the radio station, 113 S. Carlisle St. Tickets regularly are on sale at the station from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Arrangements to pick up tickets also can be made by calling 717-597-5460.

All proceeds go to WRGG in association with the nonprofit Greencastle-Antrim Education Association.