ION Indie Magazine Expands Their Radio Reach
Global publication is making moves to develop more genre-specific specialty radio programs in an effort to continue their initiative to get independent music read about, seen, and heard.
Last year, ION Indie Magazine launched New Music Food Truck (hosted by Stac Edwards and produced by Jim Edwards) which has grown exponentially in syndication. In the past year since its inception, NMFT, a show spotlighting alternative rock and indie rock music, has surpassed all expectations and is now featured on a multitude of radio stations globally – including FM, AM, college, and internet.
Buoyed by NMFT's success, it has become Plesha's mission to grow the network of ION Indie Magazine-powered projects. Eye On Jamz, the magazine's all-genre independent music radio show, will relaunch with popular Colorado radio personality Tim Board taking the helm as of June 2, 2019. Additionally, a radio show featuring traditional country music, My Kind of Indie Country, will be hitting the airwaves under the ION Indie Magazine umbrella on May 22, 2019. Award-winning radio veteran and Michigan resident Scott Wilke will be serving as the host of My Kind of Indie Country.
Says Plesha about these new broadcast additions, "We were seeking a new host and fresh direction for Eye On Jamz, which is the flagship show of the magazine. Tim Board fit the bill perfectly. He has conducted hundreds of fresh interviews with compelling guests and has a great ear for dynamic independent music of all genres. His show will broadcast every Sunday at www.trilakesradio.com at 8:00 p.m. MT."
She continues, "As I also recognize the benefit of spotlighting and dialing in on specific genres and NMFT is rock/alt rock-specific, I was thrilled that Scott Wilke was willing to come on board and bring his hosting talents to oversee My Kind of Indie Country. This traditional country music show will broadcast every week on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. ET on Scott's station MKOC radio at https://mkocradio.com."
Tim Board is a Colorado Springs on-air personality, who, while growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, was bitten with the bug for radio while listening to music on KSHE 95FM sports and late-night talk on KMOX 1120AM. While pursuing higher education, Board worked at his college radio station while obtaining his degree in communications. This led to him working at various small commercial radio stations in Central Missouri, eventually relocating to Colorado. Board has had the pleasure over the years to interview such artists as Zak Sloan, Swirl, Kill for Eden, Whiskey Kate, Cass Clayton, Michal Towber, Cliff Wheeler Band, and many others.
Regarding this new opportunity with the magazine, says Board, "I am excited to join ION Indie Magazine and its very talented staff. My goal with Eye On Jamz is to introduce the listeners to great indie that is not getting the exposure the musicians deserve. Hopefully, listeners will discover a new favorite artist to add to their playlists."
Scott Wikle has worked in the music industry for over 30 years as a musician, retail store manager, promoter, and broadcaster. Wikle first began My Kind of Country in 2014. Since then, My Kind of Country has grown into its own station, MKOC Radio. To date, he has conducted hundreds of interviews with numerous compelling guests, including such country music legends as Merle Haggard, Charlie Daniels, Gene Watson, Mac Wiseman, Freddie Hart, Bobby Bare, David Frizzell, Lacy J. Dalton, Charley Pride, Moe Bandy, and many more. His strong passion for country music is evident with the music he plays. Wikle is a NACMAI Hall of Fame Member and his show has been voted "Radio Show of the Year" in both 2017 and 2018. He is a 2018 Academy of Western Artists Nominee as well as a 2019 ISSA Nominee.
Wikle shares his thoughts on his new alliance with the magazine, "I am very excited to partner my Wednesday indie show with ION Indie Magazine. This new venture will provide a stronger platform for the independent artists I play who are carrying on the tradition of real country music, the way it should be."
In addition to these quality broadcasts, the magazine is seeking to add an urban radio show to the lineup and currently is in the search process.
Since 2014, ION Indie Magazine has been bringing to its readers insightful coverage in a bi-monthly digital format, covering all genres of independent music. They are the fastest growing, all-genre music magazine today with journalists and photojournalists in both the U.S. and the UK. To learn more about ION Indie Magazine and check out these quality radio shows and see their broadcast days, times, and links, visit the website at www.ionindiemagazine.com.
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