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little-jay

Show Credentials:

* Finalist for “Best Radio Show” at 1st Annual Jammy Awards in 2000

* 2010 Homegrown Music Network’s Best Jamband Radio Show

* Celebrating 15 Years on the Radio

So I guess this is where I’m supposed to give you a little background info to show you I’m a radio nerd. Here it goes. Born in Delaware at Dover Air Force Base (military brat – only child). Grew up partially in England before residing “in the sticks” or “the nack” (Tabernacle, NJ)  which is in the middle of the beautiful Pine Barrens halfway between Philadelphia and The Jersey Shore.

Music hit me when I was young as you see in the picture. First concert (not by choice) was The Monkeys at Great Adventure at age 6. First concert by choice, front row for Warrant at Mcguire Air Force Base, age 9. It wasn’t until I saw Phish for the first time at The Philadelphia Spectrum on 12.28.96 that would change my life musically.

I would love music so much, I wanted to produce scores in Cinema, but community college didn’t have such classes. However, radio was another hands-on media outlet to share music with other individuals. In the winter of 1998, I would be given my own college radio show, Endless Boundaries,  at Burlington County College in Pemberton, NJ. I loved everything about radio and would continue to pursue a degree in Communications specializing in Radio/TV/Film from Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ. I ended up at 94 WYSP Philadelphia as an intern in Summer of 2002. This was a historic rock station in Philly which was the first to syndicate Howard Stern,  was the official station for The Philadelphia Eagles, and Philly’s source for the best in Active Rock. I eventually climbed the ranks to full-time status as a DJ, Commercial Producer, Content Editor working with the likes of Kidd Chris, Danny Bonaduce, The Barsky Show, Matt and Huggy, Couzin Ed, Merril Reese, and others who came and went over the ten years. I remained with these legendary call letters till the final day when WYSP flipped to FM sports talk on Labor Day 2011.

Now 14 years in the radio business I’m still volunteering my Saturday nights to bring you the music of the Jamband scene on Endless Boundaries. This is not only my passion, but my playground to play what should be heard and what i couldn’t play on commercial radio. Endless Boundaries is here to serve as an outlet for up-and coming artists who can’t afford to get involved with major record labels that dominate and control what commercial radio plays. There’s a ton of great music out there to be discovered whether it’s new or old. I try to do my best to get as much music out there as possible while also giving you an outlet from the same 150 songs you hear each and every day on commercial radio. I’m sorry, but 150 songs doesn’t even cover The Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin’s catalogs, let alone the history of rock to date. And that’s just rock!

I love all music. If you’ve been listening to the show for a while you’ll notice i have a strong devotion to Phish, Pink Foyd, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, The Allman Brothers, Led Zeppelin, Hendrix, and Umphrey’s Mcgee. I’m sure you’re probably reading this saying, why not The Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic, ect. Trust me, I love the dead, but it’s more about personal experiences, nostalgia, and discoveries while listening the above mentioned. Plus, if you notice the trend, I’m a rocker through and through. Infact, growing up, Megadeth and Metallica posters plastered my walls.

I’m also giving back to the community by training new students at Z88-9 during the week. I’m a workaholic, but LOVE my job so everything balances out. Besides music, my other passions in life are my lady, Melissa, and my two dogs, Chase & Admiral,  and of course The Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, and pretty much all things Philly. Love the city.

If you are reading this, thank you and thanks for listening to the show. It’s a true pleasure to share this music with you. If you are not reading this, then how would you know what I just typed?

Till We Meet or Till Meet Again,

Jay

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