We can't begin to adequately express our thanks to all the volunteer folks who have had a hand in the forming and founding of Boss Boss Radio. We wanted to take this opportunity to salute all the folks that helped shape BBR.
In 2011, John Van Camp and Kapt. Kris Neely first developed what would become The Boss. After more than a year of development and planning, the station finally went "live" on August 1st 2012, following the very first presentation of "Beatles to Blondie," a weekend of every song we played back then, in order, from The Beatles to Blondie (Since then it's grown to a full week and has become "Beatles to Bon Jovi").
John Van Camp
Kapt. Kris BBR Co-Founder
Right away, Texas radio vet Bonnie Stacy joined us, as did Rockin' Rog and Hall of Famer Raechel Donahue. An unknown DJ who was just cutting her Boss Jock teeth did evenings. Her name was Kat Jones (you know better today as Producer Morgan (little known fact!)
Soon we were joined by the likes of Bay Area actor and Hall of Fame radio host Terry McGovern (These are not the droids we're looking for), and former Sr. Editor of Rolling Stone Magazine Ben Fong-Torres (check out "Almost Famous"). We also had Brad "Martini" Chambers in the middle of the "BFT sandwich" Sunday afternoons. A big thank you to Al The Engineer for producing Brad's show too!
Morgan a.k.a. Kat Jones
Brad "Martini" Chambers
Al The Engineer
"Mr. Smooth" Peter B. then joined the Boss from Boss Francisco, as did Matt Collier, who stayed for a year and has come back! Texas Panhandle Radio Hall of Famer Jamey Karr joined the Boss as did Big Mike from Canada. Meanwhile "Uncle" Wyatt Jennings moved in from Facebook Country, Menlo Park CA.
"Uncle" Wyatt Jennings
Later we were joined by Bay Area Radio Hall of Famer Bob Ray, LA's Boss Jock Bill Wade, Houston's Chris Martin, Tammy Trujillo and Lara Scott
Everybody's "Cousin" Dean joined us from Central California and The Insane Darrell Wayne came along and fulfilled a life-long dream of being a Boss Jock. Mark Elliott, Sara Freeman and Jay Arnold worked the weekends.
The Insane Darrell Wayne
Then the hardest working man in radio, Kevin James, came our way. Matt Collier also returned after spending a few years relocating from the East Coast to the West Coast. The current group of Boss Jocks also includes Kelly Cox and David Reed, as well as Dave Garrity and Corey Mitchell.
Dallas personality Cruz is also part of the current staff and our very own "Professor" Chuck Bland round out the Boss Jocks. A big old thank you, too, to Donna Hornsby, who tirelessly edits this very newsletter you are reading and is, at this moment, cramming to get this issue out!
Prof. Chuck Bland
Every person that has graced us over the past 8 years has left their mark, not only on us and you, but also on the internet radio industry as a whole. BBR is one of the most admired internet radio stations, reaching over 1/4 Million listeners worldwide every month and growing.
Sadly, we lost "Uncle" Wyatt Jennings and "Mister Smooth" Peter B. in the past couple of years. Both loved being here and being on the air. Their memory continues to guide us each and every day.
Thank you to all who selfishly and tirelessly strive to make BBR the best it can be. We hope that this will be considered one of the highlights of their careers.
Find out more about all the current Boss Jocks on the Boss Jocks page on our website.
Thanks for the Eight!