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Interviews with Radio and Music Professionals


RECENT SHOWS


05/18/19 - NICOLE SANDLER
Nicole Sandler talks about her radio career that has spanned several decades in major markets in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and others

05/11/19 - LIVE CALL IN SHOW
Social Music Talk host Alex Cosper performs acoustic song "Open Your Mind and Float Away" and takes a live call from Heidi Heyns

05/04/19 - LIVE CALL IN SHOW
Social Music Talk host Alex Cosper takes live calls from listeners John Young and Lando Martinez

04/28/19 - DWIGHT ARNOLD
Arnold currently hosts the morning show at KMYT/Temecula and has programmed Southern California stations

04/20/19 - JOHN ROSENFELDER
Rosenfelder explains how his career evolved from working for record labels to venturing into data science

04/14/19 - BRYAN SCHOCK
Schock currently works on air at three San Diego stations and has programmed several stations around the nation including 91X/San Diego

04/07/19 - HOWIE KLEIN
Klein talks about his history in the music industry with Warner Bros. Records and Reprise

03/30/19 - ROB TONKIN
Tonkin talks about his company that promotes the Honda Civic Tour and recalls his radio career at 91X/San Diego

03/23/19 - HOWIE KLEIN
author of Tom Petty and Me, music executive who helped Petty get early airplay. - Listen to archived interview

03/16/19 - MAX TOLKOFF
The man who flipped the format to alternative at 91X/San Diego in 1983, joins the Social Music Talk panel, along with Mike Halloran - Listen to archived interview


03/09/19 - MIKE HALLORAN
San Diego radio programmer who has helped many artists get their first airplay - Listen to archived interview


03/02/19 - BILL PFORDRESHER
music executive, worked with Ambrosia and Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Listen to archived interview


02/23/19 - JON SCOTT
author of Tom Petty and Me, music executive who helped Petty get early airplay. - Listen to archived interview

02/16/19 - BRET BINGHAM
songwriter who has placed music in TV shows

02/09/19 - CARMAIG DeFOREST
unique social commentary singer/songwriter who was produced by Alex Chilton

02/02/19 - DAVID CONLEY and NELSON DEL PINO
musician/instructors discuss helping musicians achieve goals

Playlist Research Interviews Prior to 2019


RADIO & RECORDS FOUNDER BOB WILSON

Moving from KROY in Sacramento to PD at KDAY in Los Angeles, Wilson worked with Wolfman Jack and the TV show Midnight Special prior to launching the industry newspaper.

AUTHORS OF WHERE HAVE ALL THE POP STARS GONE?
Marti Smiley Childs and Jeff March discuss a series of books they've written based on over 100 interviews with notable pop stars of the 1960s and 1970s.

ALL ACCESS GROUP OWNER JOEL DENVER
The radio/music industry's widely known publisher shares a 16 minute video interview conducted at his All Access office. He mentions his time as CHR Editor at Radio & Records from 1980 through 1994.

BEATLES, EAGLES ALBUM COVER DESIGNER KOSH
John Kosh, the graphic designer of the Abbey Road, Let It Be and Hotel California album covers. He now works on documentaries as well as logo designs.


RADIO LEGEND DAVE SHOLIN

After programming the legendary KFRC/San Francisco, Sholin hosted several national radio programs. He conducted the final John and Yoko Lennon interview.

MUSIC EXECUTIVE JACK ISQUITH
Isquith has is a digital music commentator who has appeared on various national media outlets including The Today Show, NPR, Rolling Stone, Billboard and Wall Street Journal.

RADIO PROGRAMMER DENNIS CONSTANTINE
Constantine has programmed a string of successful major market adult album alternative stations such as KFOG/SF, KINK/Portland and KBCO/Denver.

KZAP LOGO DESIGNER BILL STYLER
Bill Styler designed one of the most memorable logos in 70s freeform/rock radio history. It was "Tubby" the cat for KZAP in Sacramento. The station recently relaunched and has brought back the cat logo. Bill also builds guitars and ventures into fine arts.

KBAY HOST JONA DENZ-HAMILTON
Jona Denz-Hamilton talks about her radio career that has included San Jose rock station KOME in the 70s and early 80s. She programmed KLRB in Monterey and KROY in Sacramento in the 80s. Since 1996 she has done the midday show on KBAY in San Jose.

RADIO MARKETER BONNIE STACY-CANELAKES
Bonnie Stacy was on Texas rock radio for many years, first in Corpus Christi then in Dallas. She also did promotio for labels Virgin, Capitol and Elektra.

RADIO PROGRAMMER LEE ARNOLD
Lee Arnold has been a champion radio programmer from the late sixties at the first rock station in the south through programming stints in Tampa, Boston, Detroit and Milwaukee.

KRXQ PERSONALITY PAT MARTIN
Martin has been the longest running radio personality in Sacramento. He has hosted the midday show at rock station KRXQ (98 Rock) for over three decades.

RADIO PROGRAMMER JOHN SEBASTIAN
As one of the most successful radio programmers of all time, he's turned around stations in major markets such as Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Boston and Seattle.

91X PD/AFTERNOON HOST MICHAEL HALLORAN
Michael Halloran, who helped several San Diego acts get record deals and gave them their first airplay, talks about his career as a programmer and air personality at 91X.

A&R/MANAGER/HOST BRUCE RAVID
Ravid helped The Knack and Weird Al Yankovic get signed as an A&R Executive from Capitol. He also manages Trapdoor Social and hosts a Los Angeles radio show.

KSWD HOST/SINGER/ACTRESS MIMI CHEN
Mimi Chen talks about her elaborate radio career working in major markets such as Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as her acting and singing career, plus an exciting tech venture. She hosts a show on 100.3 The Sound in Los Angeles.

SAN JOSE RADIO PROGRAMMER DANA JANG
Dana Jang reflects on this days programming KSJO and working on air at KOME and LIVE 105 in the San Francisco Bay Area. He now programs KBAY and Mix 106.5 in San Jose.

A&R CONSULTANT MARC NATHAN
Marc Nathan discusses his career as an A&R consultant and researcher. He's worked for labels such as Atlantic, Universal and other labels. He now lives in Nashville looking for more talent to sign.

INDIE LABEL EXECUTIVE MARC RATNER
Marc Ratner talks about his career in the music industry since the early 1970s. He worked for Warner, Island, RSO, Elektra, Reprise and Dreamworks. He now runs his own indie label, Mishara Music.

MUSIC INDUSTRY PRESIDENT BOB CATANIA
Bob Catania reflects on his career at several labels, including RCA, Island, Charisma, Geffen and Giant. He now runs his own promotion firm, Right Way Music Group.

RADIO/MUSIC PRO ROLAND WEST
Roland West talks about his radio and music industry background, working for LIVE 105 in San Francisco, Universal Music Group and Sony's Red Distribution.

MUSIC INDUSTRY A&R EXECUTIVE JERRY JAFFE
Jerry reflects on his days in the music industry from 1976 through 2006, working with PolyGram labels Polydor, where he signed The Waitresses and Mercury, where he signed Bon Jovi.

RADIO VETERAN KRISTI ROHLFING REMEMBERS WORKING FOR DRAKE-CHENAULT
Kristi talks about working with the Drake-Chenault radio consulting team when she was music director at KYNO/Fresno in the 1970s.

SAN FRANCISCO DJ LANCE WALDEN
Lance talks about spinning near the SF coast, playing whatever tunes get the dance floor moving.

ALTERNATIVE RADIO PROGRAMMING VETERAN BRUCE McDONALD
Bruce McDonald, who programmed WFNX in Boston during its heyday, reflects on the legendary alternative Boston radio station and his radio career.

MORNING ZOO PERSONALITIES CHRIS COLLINS and KILL R BEE
KSFM Morning Zoo personalities from the 1980s Chris Collins and Kill R. Bee talk about how their show rose to the top of the Sacramento ratings and dominated the market for many years.

SACRAMENTO RADIO PERSONALITY TONY COX
A series of interviews with KROY AM & FM personality Tony Cox was done on April 30, 2000 about various historic moments in the evolution of the radio industry. Cox talks about meeting Paul McCartney, how FM took over and theater of the mind.

KZAP FREEFORM ROCK INTERVIEWS
The Legend of KZAP was a video interview research project in 2004 about Sacramento rock station KZAP, which started as a freeform station in 1968.

RADIO HISTORY SERIES: JOHNNY HYDE
Johnny Hyde programmed KYNO in Fresno then KROY in Sacramento in the sixties. As a kid he listened to the early evolution of top 40 and rock and roll radio in the fifties.
Interviews with Indie Artists


LOS ANGELES PUNK MUSICIAN ZEBITY TANK OF DROP TANK
Singer/guitarist Zeb talks about her band's North American tour and how she enjoys rocking crowds with her two piece band.

ATLANTA SINGER/SONGWRITER JOHNNY PRIDE
Johnny talks about his new wave band The Features of Sacramento in the 80s and Pride In Peril of Los Angeles in the 90s, which appeared in the Oliver Stone film The Doors.

BERLIN SINGER/SONGWRITER ANTON BARBEAU
Anton talks about his move from Sacramento to Europe. He now lives in Berlin and has recorded over a dozen albums influenced by The Beatles and XTC.

LONDON SINGER/SONGWRITER JAMES COOK
James discusses his love for meaningful melodic music. He has toured several parts of the world including the Europe, The United States and South America.

SACRAMENTO SINGER/SONGWRITER KALLY O'MALLY
Kally talks about her new album and how she balances her Americana recording projects with working in the health industry.