Brian has been a radio personality for almost 40 years and has actually partied with some of the classic rock bands played on the show! However, it’s hard to remember most of what happened—“it was great to be young in the 70’s hangin’ out backstage!! Sometimes lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time” He still has the roach and chicken bone from AC/DC’s Hells Bells Tour…probably freezer burned by now! Brian says it has been really cool to meet these musicians over the years and most of the time they are truly nice people…really down to earth. The festival shows were his favorites and included headliners like Led Zeppelin, The Stones, Journey, Nazareth, Blue Oyster Cult and Foghat to name a few! “A friend of mine got tickets to see a new band and asked me to go, I said “Who the hell is BOSTON?” Ended up seeing them three times. Was also very cool when J. Geils came out on stage riding in a Harley’s sidecar. Used to have lots of spare time! Brian has also appeared in a few films including King Pin, Angels in the Outfield and Howard the Duck.
Brian has worked in radio throughout the western states but Montana is home. When he’s not on the radio, he loves to watch NASCAR, Big Bang Theory or work on something in the garage…always a project of some kind. He enjoys hunting when he gets the time. Brian is also a certified welder and has been an online Reverend…”Tell me your sins brothers and sisters!”
I was born and raised in Montana. Growing up I listened to the radio every day! I mostly listened to Classic Rock. I wanted to one day to be on the radio and connect with people in a little room with a microphone. Thanks to all those jocks that put up with me hounding them to play my song or give me a t-shirt.
I eventually went to broadcasting school in Spokane, WA. I started in radio in Missoula in 1991, on a Top 40 station. I have worked every day part there is and have worked for Top 40, Oldies, Country and Classic Rock stations. The good news is I get to live my passion of being on a “Classic Rock” station. I am extremely lucky and grateful to be able to make a career in my home town on the radio.
I am a huge hockey fan (Go Blackhawks), best sport ever to watch live! I play the tenor drum in The Celtic Dragon Pipe Band, yes a bagpipe band, but of course I don’t play the bagpipes, just the drum! I like a good beer, or even a bad one. I have a thing for bacon and I dig Classic Rock. Thanks for listening and letting me be a part of your day!
I studied theatre and film in NYC and have always had a deep passion for radio. I love learning new things every day. I’m an asset to any trivia team and speak fluently in movie quotes; if we can fit a few Simpsons quotes in there, even better! When I’m not searching for the best chicken wings in town, I’m usually improving my bowling or pool game or soaking up a good book. Need a recommendation? Stephen King all the way! I’ve had the opportunity to see many awesome bands live: Cheap Trick, Steve Miller Band, Fleetwood Mac, Aerosmith, Kiss, Bon Jovi and KC & The Sunshine Band. Some of my favorite Montana performances were of Three Dog Night, ZZ Top and Boston. But the number one show I’ve ever seen that still remains the best night of my life, Tom Petty. Outdoor Amphitheatre, Florida Sunshine and a Tropical Storm on the Horizon. As he kicked off the encore with Mary Jane’s Last Dance, the rain began to pour and the crowd went wild!
My words of advice: You’re never alone if you have a good book and always accept a drink if you’re at someone’s house and they offer, it’s just polite.
Nights with Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper pioneered a grandly theatrical brand of hard rock that was designed to shock. Drawing equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock, the group created a stage show that featured electric chairs, guillotines, fake blood and boa constrictors. He continues to tour regularly, performing shows worldwide with the dark and horror-themed theatrics that he’s best known for.
With his influence on rock & roll long since acknowledged, there is little that Alice Cooper hasn’t achieved in his remarkable career, including platinum albums, sold-out tours and any number of honors and career achievement awards.
As he heads back out on the concert trail each year, Cooper insists he’s still motivated to continue touring and recording albums, as well as making time for such side projects as Cooper’stown (his Phoenix-based restaurant/sports bar) and his “Nights With Alice Cooper” nightly radio show, syndicated domestically and worldwide on over 100 stations.
Classic Rock Live with Pierre Robert
After establishing himself at one of the nation’s first progressive rock stations, KSAN in San Francisco, Pierre Robert traveled east to begin what has become a 29 year run on heritage rock station 93.3 WMMR-FM in Philadelphia. WMMR itself is a rock n’ roll radio survivor having now been a vital part of the Philly music scene playing a balance of both new and veteran rock bands for over 42 years without changing formats.
‘MMR is one of the few remaining stations in the United States that is owned by a relatively small, family operated company (Greater Media) and still broadcasts live and local, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Pierre is an integral part of the unique chemistry that exists within the air staff at ‘MMR. His laid-back and friendly on-air style and his ongoing commitment to a variety of local charities speaks to each listener in a one-on-one, very personal way. His vast knowledge of all styles of music has allowed a wide variety of artists, ranging from The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bono, STP, Rush, The Pretenders, Foo Fighters, The Offspring, and Robert Plant among many others to feel quite comfortable in his interviews. This plus his constant presence on the concert scene at venues ranging from the smallest clubs to the largest stadiums (to cover and report on shows) has helped keep him number 1 in mid-days for years.
Time Warp with Bill St. James
Bill St. James was born in West Hartford, Connecticut, an idyllic Midwestern town located in New England. Other notables native to West Hartford include Woodstock legend Wavy Gravy, David Naughton of “I’m A Pepper, You’re a Pepper” fame, Dictionary author Noah Webster, and that J. Peterman guy from “Seinfeld.” Bill started in radio at 16 on WEXT, a 1,000 watt daytime country station in West Hartford, playing tunes such as “Good Deal Lucille” by Carl Smith and Red Sovine’s “Hello, I’m A Truck.” While still in High School, he was hired at Hartford’s WDRC where he spent a year and a half. In 1971, at the ripe old age of 19 the big break happened, a chance to work at WIP as swing man. Eventually Bill inherited the 1-4 pm shift and spent 6 years at the station. WNEW in New York beckoned and after 2 years there, a trip to 30 Rock and NBC’s WYNY.
The NBC connection has lasted over 30 years….from acting as announcer on the final Bob Hope NBC Radio Network Christmas show to voicing TV sports promos and serving as studio announcer for Super Bowl broadcasts and the last 3 Olympics. Bill continues on various voice over assignments including promos, commercials and film trailers. Radio has remained a constant, however. For over 25 years, Bill hosted “Flashback!” a syndicated weekend show for ABC radio. Now the team that created it has launched a new show called “Time Warp” for United Stations. The camaraderie of WIP and Phildelphia radio in general was a great experience. Great preparation for a broadcast career.
The Classics with Steve Downes
An American DJ and voice actor. He is best known for his work as the voice of the Master Chief in the Halo video game series. He worked as a disc jockey at Los Angeles, California, Album-oriented Rock radio stations KWST, KEZY-AM, KLSX and evening drive at KLOS. He frequently hosted the live call-in talk show, Rockline in the early 1990s. Most recently, he worked as the morning show host for 97.1 WDRV “The Drive” in Chicago, Illinois.
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