DT: DECEMBER 4, 2009
FM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/SARAH LUERY/MSO
IAMROGUE.COM STARTING TODAY, DECEMBER 4
The Sex Pistols Guitarist and Beloved Radio Personality
Teams Up With Ryan Kavanaugh
First Guest is “Brothers” star Tobey Maguire & “Brothers” Producer Ryan Kavanaugh
“Ryan offered me the creative control I had at Indie 103–that was really key in my decision to make this my next step before returning to radio,” says Jones, who hosted the acclaimed daily radio program “JONESY’S JUKEBOX” for five years at the flagship Indie 103.1 radio show in Los Angeles. It was heard by fans around the world before the station ceased broadcasting in January 2009 and was hailed by Wired magazine as “a head-snappingly diverse jumble of vintage punk, unsigned local bands, ancient pop novelties, and a whole lot of vividly alive rock and roll.”
“I like the fact that we are able to broadcast in video, so that will give the show another dimension and allow me to create some more bloody good times.” Adds Jones: “It probably doesn’t hurt that Ryan is a music fan and a guitar player himself.”
“Is there anyone more Rogue than Steve Jones, I think not,” said Ryan Kavanaugh, CEO of Relativity Media, the parent company who operates Rogue. “I have been a huge fan of the Sex Pistols my whole life and I am so proud Steve will be heard again at IAMROGUE.com where he has complete creative freedom. This is a terrific way to organically grow our music business and have a great time in the process.”
Each daily, hour long episode will stream live at and feature Jones—with his vast musical knowledge and longtime commitment to music by supporting both icons and up-and-coming artists—playing a mix of eclectic music, breaking new bands and interviewing top artists in music, film, television and other pop culture icons in his inimitable personal and freewheeling style (many artists came away from interviews with JONES feeling that it was the best experience they’d ever had with a radio interview). Each broadcast will be archived and available for view immediately following the live feed on IAMROGUE.com. Fans who have eagerly awaited the return of the popular show will now be able to watch daily as JONES helps Rogue galvanize the Indie music movement.
Rogue is a lifestyle brand that appeals to an audience with a passion for and a desire to participate in shaping the future of entertainment. The website, IAMROGUE.COM, is the first-ever media content network where audiences can and will influence popular culture, media and society along with the insiders who make it all happen. ROGUE is a division of Relativity Media, LLC.
For ROGUE, contact:
Mara Buxbaum, ID-PR 323.822.4800