International Clash Day
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International Clash Day is an international holiday that honors and celebrates the legendary punk rock band The Clash. Numerous radio stations in several countries observe the holiday by playing Clash songs and conducting relevant interviews throughout the day.
International Clash Day is celebrated by government proclamations.
The holiday began on February 7th, 2013, when John Richards, a host and producer at Seattle radio station KEXP played Clash songs throughout the morning. The holiday has since been recognized via official proclamations from numerous cities including Seattle, Vancouver, Washington, D.C., Kent, OH and Austin, Texas, as well as the state of Washington.
International Clash Day is celebrated on February 7th, unless February 7th is a Saturday or Sunday. International Clash Day is never celebrated on a Saturday or Sunday.
Washington State Governor, the Honorable Jay Inslee made the following proclamation to observe International Clash Day 2018:
"Hey, this is Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington, the greatest state in the nation. In this state, we celebrate Diversity, Tolerance, and Compassion for all. We stand up with our global brothers and sisters with one voice and resist the small minds that attempt to divide us. We are proud to be the home of creative souls throughout our musical history, from Hendrix to Nirvana. And that's why we join with KEXP in proclaiming February 7th International Clash Day and celebrating our role in the history of rebellious rock and roll. Now let's rock the Casbah."
When a city, state, or country issues a proclamation observing International Clash Day, John Richards reads the proclamation on his radio show.
In addition to radio stations in the US that observe International Clash Day, radio stations in other countries also participate. For example, a radio station as far away as China observes International Clash Day.
Although known as International Clash Day, the amount of on-air promotion leading up to the day is such that, it could almost be called International Clash Week. http://internationalclashday.com/
International Clash Day has been referred to as a holiday. However, it is not yet listed as a worldwide holiday on https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/world/.
Participating Radio Stations (2018)
|Station Call Sign||Station Frequency||City||Website|
|Futurock||Buenos Aires, Argentina||https://www.futurock.fm/|
|88Nine Radio Milwaukee||88.9 FM||Milwaukee, WI||https://radiomilwaukee.org/|
|WGSU||89.3 FM||Geneseo, NY||https://wgsu.geneseo.edu/index.html|
|WBER||90.5 FM||Rochester, NY||www.wber.org|
|KSJS Ground Zero Radio||90.5 FM||San Jose, CA||www.ksjs.org|
|The Bridge||90.9 FM||Kansas City, MO||https://www.bridge909.org/|
|WITT Indianapolis Nocturne||91.9 FM||Indianapolis, IN||http://919witt.org|
|WNUW||98.5 FM||Aston, PA||https://www.neumann.edu/about/news/news15-16/WNUW.asp|
|Black Squirrel Radio||Kent, OH||http://blacksquirrelradio.com/|
|Blue Storm Radio||Belleville, IL||https://tunein.com/radio/Blue-Storm-Radio-s221636/|
|CHLY||101.7 FM||Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada||https://www.chly.ca|
|CJLO||1690 AM||Montreal, Quebec Canada||http://www.cjlo.com/|
|CJLX-FM||91.3 - 91X FM||Belleville, Ontario Canada||https://WWW.91X.FM|
|CJRU||1280 AM||Toronto, Ontario Canada||http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/|
|CJUM||101.5 FM||Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada||https://www.umfm.com/|
|China Radio International Easy FM||Beijing , Hebei Province China||http://english.cri.cn/easyfm/index.htm|
|FM Universidad La Plata||La Plata, Buenos Aires Argentina||https://www.radiouniversidad.unlp.edu.ar/|
|Flirt||101.3 FM||Galway, Ireland||https://flirtfm.ie|
|Ice Radio||104.5 FM||McMurdo Station, Antarctica|
|J-WAVE||Tokyo, Kantō Japan||http://www.j-wave.co.jp/|
|KBOO Community Radio||Portland, OR||https://www.kboo.fm|
|KCIW||Brookings , OR||https://www.KCIW.org|
|KCMP The Current||Minneapolis, MN||https://www.thecurrent.org/listen|
|KCRW||Santa Monica, CA||https://www.kcrw.com|
|KDHX||St. Louis, MO||http://kdhx.org/shows/show/uncontrollableurge|
|KEXP||90.3 FM||Seattle, WA||http://www.kexp.org|
|KJAC The Colorado Sound||Greeley, CO||https://coloradosound.org/|
|KJAC The Colorado Sound||105.5 FM||Denver, CO||https://coloradosound.org/|
|KMNR||89.7 FM||Rolla, MO||https://kmnr.org|
|KNDS||Fargo , ND||http://www.kndsradio.org/|
|KRBX||89.9 FM and 93.5 FM||Boise, ID||https://radioboise.us/|
|KRCL||90.9 FM||Salt Lake City, UT||http://www.krcl.org|
|KRSC-FM||91.3 FM||Claremore/Tulsa, OK||https://www.rsuradio.com|
|KRUX||91.5 FM||Los Cruces, NM||http://kruxradio.com/|
|KRXF||92.9 FM||Bend, OR||http://www.929online.com|
|KTSW||San Marcos, TX||http://ktsw.txstate.edu/|
|KVNV||89.1 FM||Reno/Carson City, NV||https://www.NV89.org|
|KWMR||90.5 / 89.9 / 92.3 FM||Point Reyes Station, CA||http://kwmr.org/|
|KXCI||91.3 FM||Tucson, AZ||https://kxci.org|
|KZSC||88.1 FM||Santa Cruz, CA||https://www.kzsc.org/|
|La Trama Celeste Radio||750 AM||Buenos Aires, Argentina||https://radiocut.fm/radioshow/la-trama-celeste/|
|Little Steven's Underground Garage||SiriusXM Channel 21||http://www.siriusxm.com/undergroundgarage|
|Maker Park Radio||Staten Island, NY||http://makerparkradio.nyc/|
|OCR FM||Colac , Victoria Australia||https://ocrfm.org.au/|
|Oregon Public Broadcasting||Portland, OR||https://www.opb.org/opbmusic/|
|RDU 98.5FM||98.5FM||Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand||http://www.rdu.org.nz/|
|Radio Cantilo||101.9 FM||City Bell, Argentina||https://www.radiocantilo.com|
|Radio Colmena||Buenos Aires, Argentina||https://radiocolmena.com/|
|Radio Helsinki||Helsinki, Uusimaa Finland||http://www.radiohelsinki.fi/|
|Radio Laguna||93.7 FM||Belgrade, Serbia||http://www.radiolaguna.rs/|
|Radio Nacional Rock||Argentina||https://www.radionacional.com.ar/nacionalrock/|
|Radio Roquette Pinto (Modular Radio Show)||Rio De Janeiro, Southeast Brazil|
|Radio Universidad de la Plata||La Plata, Buenos Aires Argentina||https://www.radiouniversidad.unlp.edu.ar/|
|RadioPública de Colombia Btá||99.1 FM||Bogotá, D.C Colombia||https://www.radionica.rocks|
|RadioU||101.9 FM||San José, Costa Rica||https://www.facebook.com/RadioU101.9/|
|Rez Radio||91.3 FM||Pala, CA||http://www.palatribe.com/pala-radio|
|Rás 2/RÚV, The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service||Reykjavík, Iceland||http://www.ruv.is/ras-2|
|The Buzz FM||Spearfish, SD||https://www.bhsumedia.com/the-buzz-fm/|
|The Current - KCMP||89.3 FM / 94.1 FM / 88.7 FM||Saint Paul, MN||https://www.thecurrent.org|
|The Eye||Cape Town, South Africa||http://theeye.tv/|
|The Music Supercast Podcast||Toronto, ON Canada||https://soundcloud.com/musicsupercast|
|TheSummit.FM||90.7 FM||Youngstown, OH||http://thesummit.fm/|
|TheSummit.FM||91.3 FM||Akron/Canton, OH||http://thesummit.fm/|
|UABC Radio||Mexicali, Baja California Mexico||http://radio.uabc.mx/|
|ULFM University of Limerick Student Radio||Limerick, Ireland||http://www.ulfm.ie/|
|Vorterix||Buenos Aires, Argentina||http://vorterix.com/|
|WDWN / Win||89.1 FM / 89 FM||Auburn, NY||http://www.wdwn.fm|
|WELT||95.7FM||Fort Wayne, IN||acpl.info/welt|
|WFHB||91.3 FM||Bloomington , IN||http://wfhb.org|
|WFPK||91.9 FM||Louisville , KY||http://wfpk.org/|
|WFUV||90.7 FM||New York, NY||http://wfuv.org|
|WHCM||88.3 FM||Palatine, IL||https://www.harperradio.com|
|WHCM FM 88.3 Harper College Radio||88.3 FM||Palatine, IL||https://www.harpercollege.edu/services/whcm/index.php|
|WLOY||1620 AM||Baltimore, MD||http://wloy.com/|
|WLUW||88.7 FM||Chicago, IL||http://wluw.org/|
|WMSC||90.3 FM||Montclair, NJ||https://wmscradio.com/|
|WMSE||91.7 FM||Milwaukee, WI||https://www.wmse.org/|
|WMUH||Allentown , PA||https://www.muhlenberg.edu/wmuh/|
|WMUL||88.1 FM||Huntingon, WV||http://www.marshall.edu/wmul/|
|WNCW||88.7 FM||Spindale, NC||http://wncw.org/|
|WNRN||Charlotteville/ Richmond, VA||https://www.wnrn.org/|
|WOMM||105.9 FM||Burlington , VT||https://www.bigheavyworld.com/105-the-radiator/stream-and-schedule/|
|WRDP - Radio DePaul||Chicago, IL||http://radio.depaul.edu|
|WRHS||89.7 FM||Chicago, IL||https://www.facebook.com/897wrhs/|
|WRVU Nashville||Nashville, TN||http://wrvu.org/|
|WSDH||91.5 FM||Sandwich, MA||http://www.publicisinteractive.com/clashday/wsdhradio.org|
|WUOG||90.5 FM||Athens, GA||http://wuog.org/|
|WUAG||103.1 FM||Greensboro, NC||http://wuag.net/|
|WXCU Radio||Columbus, OH||http://wxcuradio.com/|
|thirteen13, monthly||Colchester , Essex United Kingdom||http://www.thirteen13.co.uk/|
References[edit | edit source]
- Cross, Alan (February 7, 2017). "Today is International Clash Day. Who Knew?". ajournalofmusicalthings.com. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
- "KEXP International Clash Day 2017". KEXP.org. February 7, 2017. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
- "International Clash Day-February 7th... - If Music Could Talk". clashcity.com. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
- "KEXP - KEXP has declared it International Clash Day! Tune... | Facebook". 2018-02-08. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
- "International Clash Day, Kent".
- Young, Alex (February 5, 2016). "Seattle declares February 7th as "International Clash Day" in honor of legendary punk band". www.consequenceofsound.net. Consequence of Sound. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
- "International Clash Day 2018 : Events". 2018-02-08. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
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