A career professional radio broadcaster and rock musician interviewer for four decades, Redbeard is the producer/host of In The Studio, the nationally syndicated weekly rock star interview North American radio show, now heard worldwide at inthestudio.net. Now in its twenty-ninth consecutive year, In The Studio is produced and syndicated by BeardedFISCH LLC .
Redbeard was a top-rated Program Director and internationally-known on-air afternoon radio personality on Memphis’ ROCK 103 from 1978-1983 , and Dallas/Ft. Worth’s KTXQ/Q102 1984-1998. As one of the original “Dirty Dozen” Program Directors hired, ‘Beard helped to launch XM Satellite Radio as the first afternoon host of “Deep Tracks XM-40” from September 2001 through June 2002. In 2007-2008 Redbeard hosted afternoons on Lone Star 92.5/KZPS in Dallas/Ft. Worth, a unique Texas regional rock/Americana hybrid that featured no recorded commercials. Redbeard is the first host/ curator of Slacker.com‘s Classic Rock channels including The 101 Greatest Classic Rock Songs and The Top 33 Classic Rock Albums .
Additionally Redbeard’s “In the Studio.net” is heard on board every British Airways flight anywhere in the world as part of British Airway’s in-flight entertainment.
Redbeard has been recognized many times both inside and outside the broadcast industry, including Billboard magazine Major Market Music Director of the Year (1992) award winner; industry trade publication Friday Morning Quarterback Music Director of the Decade 1980-1990 (1st runner-up); Dallas Observer “Best of Dallas” winner in three successive decades, including 2007; and Redbeard solely represents both Dallas/Ft. Worth and Memphis in the permanent radio exhibit in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Currently is a member of the National Corvette Restorer Society (www.ncrs.org) Texas Chapter; and a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, Kaufman TX where he is a Trustee & volunteers to run the sound for worship services each week. In the Studio is produced on his 150-acre horse ranch outside Dallas Texas, nicknamed the “Barbarosa Ponderosa” with numerous stray dogs, cats, and seven horses.