Behind The Mic
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 www.inthestudio.net . Now in its twenty-fifth consecutive year, In The Studio is produced and syndicated by BeardedFISCH LLC .
Redbeard was a top-rated Program Director and internationally-known on-air 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, Redbeard launched 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 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.
Redbeard currently is on the board of directors of Spay Neuter Network www.spayneuternet.org ( formerly Kaufman County Animal Awareness Project), a 501c(3) charity founded and operated by his wife, Bonnie serving North Texas ; a member of the National Corvette Restorer Society (www.ncrs.org) Texas Chapter; a patron member of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Ft. Worth; and a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, Kaufman TX where he is a Trustee & volunteers to run the sound for worship services each week.
Redbeard and his wife celebrated their 24th anniversary in 2012 on their 150-acre horse ranch outside Dallas Texas USA with numerous stray dogs, cats, and eight horses.
(My brother Rob, left, with Ted Nugent at Ted’s Central Texas ranch during rehearsal 6-08)