8/23: 30th ANNIVERSARY RADIO SHOW PARTY DETAILS W/ THE WINERY DOGS!

Really thrilled to announce a FREE listener party for the 30th anniversary of my FM radio show. Hard to believe this show started 30 years ago. As a kid just out of high school it was my love of this music that had me seeking ways to get it on the radio and share it with others. Over the 30 years in the business those ways have included writing, TV, record company A&R, artist management, record store, and of course radio among other stuff. To still be standing here, doing it every week, have the audience I have, and be adding new affiliates is a huge thrill after 30 years. Pretty much everything I have done over 30 years comes from my FM radio show. It was the first thing to establish me in the business and is regarded as one of the first ever radio shows to focus entirely on hard rock and metal. Many of the things I have done in my career and continue to do (record label, TMS) can be traced back to this radio show in some way. I still love doing it live most weeks from my flagship station Q104.3 in NYC every Friday 11P-2A ET. This is the same show that has now grown to over 30 affiliate stations and counting. I am truly grateful to all who have supported it and the various projects that have sprung off of it. And now with streaming many hear it every week even if a local station doesn’t air it in their market. Making it in radio with a show like this (or any show) for 30 years is a milestone and a testament to all of us and our love for this music. If you recall 5 years ago I celebrated the 25th anniversary of the show with a free private performance by Judas Priest. My 30th will once again be celebrated at The Hard Rock in Times Sq and will feature a band very personal to me; The Winery Dogs. When trying to find a band that was available to do this event I wanted to find something I had a true connection to and loved, and would also be a hell of a house band for the many surprise jams we hope to make happen. Richie Kotzen, Billy Sheehan & Mike Portnoy fit the bill perfectly!

The Winery Dogs just complete the first leg of a tour entirely sold out and had a top 30 album. I am a huge fan and friend of all three members and had a role in their birth. So it is only fitting these guys rock the house that night with a set of tunes from their amazing debut, and some covers for fun. Mike Portnoy is also going to take the reigns to reach out to many of the great musicians who we both know well and play a second set of surpirse TBA jams during that night making this a truly unique and special one of a kind show! The event is 100% FREE and a small way of saying thanks for all the support, but you MUST have a ticket to enter. The only way in is to win tickets through this site (hit the banner to enter) or through my radio show over the air Friday nights on Q104.3 NYC. Tickets are not for sale at all! Much more to announce as we get closer. Hope you can make it and can’t wait to celebrate with you all! And to my many friends in bands over the years be sure to get in touch with me or Portnoy to schedule some cool jams!

HUGE thanks as always to John Pasquale and all at The Hard Rock NYC for making this happen! Also to Richie, Billy & Mike for donating their services to allow this to be a free event, and to Tim Heyne for his support. Been overdue for a free listener event and you never know what’s going to happen at this one…let’s have a blast! Hope to see you 10/23 at The Hard Rock 8PM!

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  1. Dylan Shelton says:

    Eddie, all I have to say is that you deserve your success, I will be listening to your show tonight keep up the good work good luck to you .

  2. Congrats on 30 years Eddie!…..Keep us rocking for the next 30 years….So many great memories we all have!!!…..Now, how do I enter for tix to the Winery Dogs?…Where is the banner ?…..ROCK ON(ALWAYS!!)

  3. Eddie to make it even BIGGER you should FILM the whole damn thing and then sell the DVD for us unfortunates on the other side of the planet! Or you could VIDEO STREAM IT on YOUTUBE or on your SITE!!! Come on Eddie do it!

  4. David Shamblin says:

    Man, Eddie I would love to be in NYC for your party but I just can’t do it with my work schedule. I know it will be a great party…thank you and keep up the fantastic work.

    One question…I can’t find the list of stations for your syndicated show. There are a couple of stations here in NorCal (The Eagle 96.9 in Sacramento and 107.7 The Bone in San Francisco) that I want to contact about syndication.

  5. How many times can you enter on the site?

  6. CHRIS BLACKLOCK says:

    Where is the goddam banner to click on for The Winery Dogs show.?

  7. Congrats Eddie.. Greetings from Bogota Colombia.. I’m a loyal fan of your show and i hear it from here every week even going on a bus in Colombian streets haha, i realy hope to win the tickets so i will have a good excuse to go there to NYC to have a great night with you and the dogs!!!

    Hope to catch you live someday somewhere in the planet to get a picture!!! haha

  8. On the banner picture for the contest, it looks like Eddie is the lead singer for the Winery Dogs.

  9. And, maybe in 30 years you will be “on demand?” Just busting your balls. Though, at this rate….I think the janitor at XM-Sirius will have his own show on demand. Eddie, your show is the one show that I hate to miss. This sounds cheesy, but you really are the Johhny Carson of radio. You are a throw back to a time when people spoke to each other and engaged in meaningful conversations. Most interviewers today only have a superficial interest in their guests and don’t know anything about them. You (like so many of us fans) know a great deal about them and more than once you ask a question and I say “Man!! I always wanted to know that. Thank you.” You are such a pleasure to listen to and I wish you another 30 years of success.

  10. Eddie, stop trying to rewrite history. Nobody regards your radio show as one of the first of it’s kind for metal. Fingers on Long Island was doing before you.

    • Perhaps you didn’t see the part that says ONE OF the first??? And instead of trying to stir a shit pot you should know I have ultimate respect for Fingers and he is a friend. He and I, and some others on the W coast, were among the first to do a metal show. Like I said ONE OF in my post! Amazing…

      • Eddie, according to your bio on this site, when you started at DHA you said nobody was doing this type of speciality show back then. One more thing, next month you are having a 30 anniversary party? You are 1 year early for that because according to your official bio on this site you started on air in 1984.

        • Frank,
          Eddie has done great things for the hard rock and metal community over the years and he continues to do so. Why not just say “thank you” rather than whining about the details? You certainly don’t have to agree with his opinions, but you’d be an idiot not to admit that the hard rock and metal community benefits from his endeavors.

  11. eddie,just confirmed ,im in!!!!!!hell ya,see you and maybe,rush,or zak bls,or heck,any of our fav metal gods.8 pm.thank you,n congrats on 30 years of head banging

  12. Rich Toland says:

    Fan since the WDHA days…congrats to a true original and pioneer – you persisted for 30 years and kept us tapping our feet and banging our heads to the bands we all still love to this day. Thanks for carrying the flag, it’s been fun to be a fan and comrade in metal… Here’s to another 30 years! MUYA!

  13. jim McGuire says:

    WE LOVE YOU EDDIE !!!!!!!

  14. jim McGuire says:

    How can me and my girl come to your bash, we both love you and we love The Winery Dogs !!!!!

  15. What an awsome show!
    My ears are still ringing!
    Been a listener since the early days and so happy your getting the recognition!

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