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Just like the unofficial return of Summer, it's back! Yes, we are locked and loaded to present for your three day weekend holiday enjoyment - 99.1 The Whale's annual Memorial Day Weekend Classic Rock 500!

Doug Mosher kicks off the fun at 6am hour with song number 500. Then the countdown rolls on through Memorial Day Monday where the number one song will revealed around 7pm.

So you get the maximum pleasure of our Top 500 (sounds sexual...weird) the countdown hours are Saturday from 6:15am to Midnight, Sunday 12 Noon to 10pm and on Memorial Day Monday from 6am to the number one song, which should come early in the 7pm hour.

It’s a fun extended weekend feature we put together for you. There is no magical formula to the Top 500, just our favorites. I’m sure every Classic Rock fan would have a different top 50 or Top 100 or even Top 500, but we take the songs we play and rank them in order along with lists from our other great Classic Rock radio stations across the Townsquare Media Country.

So enjoy the countdown, have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, remember to take 99.1 The Whale wherever you go, so you won’t miss all that great Classic Rock. You can hear us three ways –  on your radio at 99.1 FM, online at 991thewhale.com and on your mobile phone with radioPup!

BUT, most importantly, remember what this holiday is all about – to honor the men and women who died while serving in the United States military. We will never forget your sacrifice, so that we may live free in the USA! Be sure to listen around 12 Noon Monday for Taps, and around 1pm for our Memorial Day Remembrance on 99.1 The Whale.