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Get There With Buddy Bear


Want a Chance to Win Free Rockville Tickets?

It's already been a few months since tickets went on sale and they've been going FAST.  So how about a chance to win a weekend set of tickets to North Florida's #1 Rock Festival?  It's so easy, a dancing bear can do it!

Here's what you need to know:

  • Get out in the scene in Florida and look for Brian, Sholess Joe and Buddy Bear at a rock show near you. 
  • Find Buddy in a well lit location, with a sign telling you to "Get There With Buddy Bear" for a chance at free Rockville tickets. Approach Buddy gently as he doesn't like to be startled.
  • Place Buddy Bear on your head and begin to feel an unstoppable urge to move to the beat of the music.  
  • Make sure Brian and Shoeless Joe catch you in the act and get it on video.
  • BOOM!  You're entered to win Rockville tickets courtesy of Rock 98.9 and Sonic Assault! Winners will be drawn on or after April 8th, 2019 and announced on Sonic Assault.

Rules and Things:
No purchase necessary.  Contest entrants authorize Rock 98.9 and Sonic Assault to collect personal information (Phone number, e-mail address, mailing address) for the purpose of contacting winners and delivering tickets.  Entrants also authorize Rock 98.9 and Sonic Assault to use any photos or live video taken of their entry for use on our various social media platforms for promotional purposes only. Winners will be announced on or after April 8th, 2019 with delivery of tickets to be made either in person or via standard mail at the winner's request.  Only one entry into the "Get There With Buddy Bear" contest is permitted; multiple entries will not be accepted.  

Who We Are


Where Florida Comes to ROCK!

We are Northeast Florida's ONLY rock station dedicated to both the national acts you love and the next generation of rockers that are working their way up.  We are here to fill in the void that corporate radio refuses to by playing more than just the same six songs in rotation and always looking for the new and unheard of.  We are dedicated music lovers that want to bring radio back to the forefront of artist discovery.  


Great Music, Amazing Shows, and Actual People

We know you love to hear music and don't want to be annoyed by some blabbermouth at the controls.  That's why when we do have someone at the mic, we make sure they don't suck!  From our hometown show Sonic Assault to local and regional live jocks along with syndicated powerhouses we're taking radio back and making it awesome all over again.  Check out our schedule and listen in to some great stuff from around the radio world.  


Bringing Radio Back To You

We know you have a choice in how you listen to music and we think the other guys are OK too.  However, we here at Rock 98.9 think that radio is more than just music.  We're here to tell the stories you can't get on other streaming services.  We connect with fans, bands, promoters, venues, and everyone involved in making our local rock scene vibrant. Come see us at a show near you!  

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

We make plenty of noise. Feel free to yell at us!

For all matters music including artist submissions and requests:


You can also browse our library and make a request here.

For business inquiries:


(904) 474-1500