Albany- Several local groups are trying to bring back local rock in Albany. Sponsors held a Bring Back the Rock event at Hooters.
Seven bands including local groups were scheduled to perform at the event. Organizers say they're hoping to hold several concerts throughout the summer. The purpose is to give local bands exposure while raising funds for their own non-profit radio station.
"They don't get the opportunity to have their music heard locally, so we're giving them an opportunity to come out and show everybody what they can do," said Tammy Fletcher of Audiopages.
"No other station in town will play local bands, not sure why, but with this station we'll have the freedom to play whatever we want and especially local bands," said Joey Tabb.
The group hopes to have the non-profit station operational by this fall.