the Pennsylvania Rock Show

Hosted ByBill Domiano

The Pennsylvania Rock Show is an online radio show/podcast/FM program that features a studio guest and is full of songs from the best unsigned rock and metal bands that Pennsylvania has to offer. It airs on Build the Scene, Megarock Radio, KFGD 107.1 FM St. Louis, XRP Radio,Music from the 412, & Rudaroo Radio. The show started on September 14, 2004.

Iselin Community Park/Rock for Life Concert Series PARS465

On Episode 465 of the Pennsylvania Rock Show, John “The American Hilljack” Lane invades again to chat with Bill about 20 years of Rock for Life, Iselin Community Park, A Concert for Anna, Zoe, and more.
We also hear from callers: Bill Postle from Doppler Affect, Chip of Chip & The Charge Ups, Jonathan & Colleen from Strobe Lighting and Sound, Jr from Unbroken Soul, Mikey P and E-dog from Skell, Brian Shaffer formerly of (kaj), Robbie Perrone (Endeavor After, LLC) of Lucky Me & Days New Dawn, John Klazon from Western PA Local Music Scene Matty Zero & Cate from Farewell Felica & suffacate Jimmy of Gear Slayer fame, Brandy Daugherty, Jana from First Angel Media, Casey Davis from Rockabilly Junction, Tami Sudy (Matt’s mother-in-law), & Alicia Hruby. We also hear from Matt Ferrante of numerous bands including After the Fall, Silk9, Dimwit, & A Common Crown… and Founder of Rock for Life.
This year’s benefactor:
Zoe is a 6 year old girl who was recently diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. About a month-and-a-half ago she got a small fracture in her back and while she was at the hospital for it doctors ran a bunch of tests and found some abnormal white blood cells in her bloodstream. all within the course of two weeks they had a few tests done and they weren’t sure what was going on at first and then one day while Stephanie was at work, who is her mother, Stephanie got a phone call from the doctor saying that they would like Zoe to come in immediately, they thought that she might have leukemia. Stephanie left work immediately and took Zoe to the hospital and over the course of the next couple days it was trying to figure out what kind of leukemia it would be.
Fortunately it was the one that had a higher survival rate at 80 to 90% but still scary none the less. Stephanie spent the course of the next few weeks with Zoe in the hospital and never left her side and with that being said she missed work and she didn’t qualify for family medical leave because she had not worked at the bank for for over a year which is what is required there. Even now with Zoe being at least at home Stephanie is not able to work currently because of her youngest daughter requiring constant care.
Zoe’s immune system is non-existent, which means the once outgoing always outside playful kid is now basically locked up in a room because she has no means of her body protecting itself. And whenever she had X-rays done on her bones they were almost transparent the doctor said and extremely fragile. Now since we’re in the first 30 days course since she was first diagnosed the doctors goal is to have her into some kind of remission in which the cancer is not progressing anymore by the end of the first 30 days the next 6 months is to get it gone from her body and over the course of two years is what it’ll take to see if it is likely or not to come back. Her family is trying to pitch in what they can do and help her out as much as possible but it is you know really hard being as though they only have means to get by on their own nobody really has any thing extra and it’s a terrible situation a terrible terrible thing.
On Episode 364, we talked to Paul Guerrini of Black Ridge and we touched upon his thoughts about Rock for Life and specifically about his experiences with Alicia Hruby, a past benefactor of the series.


About the Author
Bill is a teacher by day and webmaster by night. Bill started working with bands and their online presence in 1995. He founded AK Music Scene in February of 2004 and the Pennsylvania Rock Show followed shortly after in September of 2004. In October of 2016, he founded Podcast your Scene Bill hopes that his websites help the bands around the world get their music heard. Unsigned music creates signed music, and there are a lot of bands out there that deserve a shot at that. In late 2017, Bill started his 4th unsigned music website,