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Michael Piwowarski

News Director/Show Host

Michael "Pi" Piwowarski is the news director at "X Everything That Rocks" and host of The Music Room. He is a freelance journalist and writer and studied Broadcasting at Central Michigan University.

Ryan Kingham

Program Director

Syndicated Show Hosts

Rock N' Rhett Butler

Evening Show Host/Weekends

Rhett started his broadcast career in Jackson Tennessee at WKBJ AM (Milan, TN) as a board op on Saturday mornings, and engineer for Casey Kasem’s American Top 40 on Sundays. Within 2 months he was “Promoted” to overnights on the am jams sister FM station “The Nu 92 FM” (WYNU). He moved back to Memphis keeping his overnight gig and picked up Weekend overnights at Rock 103 (WZXR). HE considers his first “Big Time” gig in the Biz to be the first job that made him move in order to accept, which was 99.5 KRIX Brownsville TX. He also began working in the Rio Grande Valleys high-energy dance Station (KRGV/KRGE) as the “Z-Man”.

When he moved to the Monterey Bay Area in California he was again in the right place at the right time, because the local classical radio station flipped from KBACH (KBOQ) to K-ROCK 103.9 (KRQC), where he landed his first F/T Morning Drive shift and kept it while commuting to the University of the Pacific in Stockton. It was at UOP he met Darren McGavin, Ralph Guild, and Jon Crabbe (all UOP Alums), as they recognized his commercial broadcasting experience as well as a natural real-world business style, they handed him the task of building a new campus radio station of, by, and for the students. He built KPAC – “The Runaway Radio Station” which is currently known as “The Roar of the Pacific“ and the next semester he created KPAC-TV as well.

Rhett was the epitome of a “Road Warrior” as he literally travelled around the world (over 7 times mileage wise) while working in the High-Tech industry in Silicon Valley since the dawn of the 21st century. Fast forward to January 2020…… He constructed and launched KRIR-db “RetroRock Internet Radio”. A web music entertainment network with 11 different Formats & 7 Globally Syndicated shows that run throughout the week on a 24/7 broadcast schedule.

Join him for his “Afternoon Drive with Attitude” show on RetroRock Internet Radio Weekdays 7pm Eastern. Additionally, The show is SIMULCAST DAILY on X-105.3 fm ‘Everything that Rocks!

His show is also Syndicated as “The RetroRock Rewind” on 20 networks across the USA, UK, Bolivia, Kenya, Greece, Mauritius, The BVI, and the Philippines!

Chuck Matthews

Show Host

Born in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame City, Cleveland OH (Go Browns!), Chuck Matthews is a 25+ year broadcast veteran who's on air shenanigans include multiple Marconi Award winner WMJI/Cleveland, WTRG/Raleigh, WLCL/Atlanta, WAKR/Akron (where Alan Freed once worked), DMX Primestar Satellite (now DirecTV) as host of the Good Times, Great Oldies channel, and more. Chuck is also an accomplished national voiceover talent with credits that include The Pro Football Hall of Fame, Super Bowl LI, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, The Cleveland Clinic, and more. Now, Chuck Matthews goes Coast to Coast one more time, on Greatest Hits USA, playing America’s favorites!


The Audio Ink Show with Anne

The Audio Ink show features an array of rock and metal music, plus music discussion you won't find anywhere else. Anne hosts, and she also tells music tales from her life as a music journalist and radio host. Audio Ink Radio is also a music news publication dedicated to modern rock, alternative and metal news, interviews, critique and more. Get inked!

Bob Stei

Johnny J

Johnny J has been the host of The BIG ROCK since its beginning in 2016.

A true fan of real rock music. He began recording songs off the radio at a young age. Since the purchase of his first cassette, Billy Joel's "Glass Houses", he has collected thousands of records, cassettes, CD's & mp3's over the years.

Born, raised and lives in Erie, Pennsylvania. Johnny is married, has three kids and two dogs. He is a huge hockey and baseball fan. You used to find him bothering his family & neighbors with his guitar or drums. Now you will probably find him on any of the local lakes or ponds fishing or just relaxing on his boat!

Johnny has been a DJ on WFSN and WWUC.

Favorite band: Night Ranger

Least favorite band: Nirvana

Favorite songs: Boston's "Foreplay/Longtime", Whitesnake's "Still of the Night", anything by Night Ranger! (of course)

First concert: Quiet Riot (84)

Band most seen live: Def Leppard seven times

Most memorable concerts: Triumph ('86), David Lee Roth ('88) and Night Ranger ('19)

Bucket list concerts: ACDC, Rick Springfield and Sammy Hagar

Johnny is not all rock though, as he is also a fan of 90s & early 2000s country music with Little Texas, Montgomery Gentry, Toby Keith and Garth Brooks topping his country favorites list.

John Lebang

Rocking your face off each week with a cornucopia of indie rock and metal from around the globe.

Broadcasting straight out of the gritty airwaves of “Detroit Rock City”, The Banger Music Hour is hosted by syndicated talk show host John Lebang and

co-hosted by Shady (Bangerverse). Together they support the rock music artists of the world one song at a time.

Each new volume of the BMH is jam packed with the latest tunage, interviews and featured segments, including “Crank It or Jank It”, "Slam/Jam" The Double D, and Requests.

Past episodes have also included interviews with Doug Aldrich of The Dead Daisies (Los Angeles)

Sponge (Detroit), Skyfever (Ireland),

Limberlost (Seattle), Rexoria (Sweden),

The Dark Clouds (Australia), Prowess (North Carolina). Dead In 5 (Detroit) and many others.

Also, songs featured during the Banger Music Hour are eligible for nomination during The Banger Music Awards.

This is our annual celebration of independent rock music. This extravaganza features presenters from all over the world and amazing indie rock music.

Tune in to experience the Banger Music Hour and rediscover your love for new music!

Pariah Burke

Pariah Burke grew up banging his impressive head of hair to 80s and 90s hard rock, heavy metal, and hair band albums he played all the way through while wondering why even the coolest FM stations only ever played the singles. Living and playing in bands in Daytona Beach back when Bike Week was still awesome, Pariah developed a taste for Harleys and whiskey, and began DJing Bike Week events and mud wrestling. Later, somehow still in possession of his full hearing, Pariah embraced the ability of Internet radio to reach hard rock, heavy metal, and hair band fans all over the world. He started the Hard, Heavy & Hair with Pariah Burke syndicated radio show to bring to all those fans the biggest hits but even more so the non-single album tracks, the “deep cuts,” that make albums great but never get air play during regular radio rotation.

Tim Thomas

Radio program dedicated to digging deep into the musical library of rock. Songs not heard for a while and those not normally heard on radio.

Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler

Speaker of The Lutheran Hour®

Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler began serving with LHM as Speaker of The Lutheran Hour in October 2018. Prior to that, he served as pastor of Epiphany Lutheran Church (2014-2018) and assistant pastor at Timothy Lutheran Church (2012-2014), both in St. Louis. Before becoming a pastor, he served as an aircraft maintenance officer in the Air Force.

Michael grew up in a military family, living throughout the U.S., from North Dakota to Alabama, Virginia to Colorado. His family moved eleven times before he finished high school in Springfield, Missouri. He graduated from the U. S. Air Force Academy in 2001 with a general engineering degree and served 5 years in the Air Force. He left active duty in 2006 to prepare to be a pastor at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, completing a Master of Divinity in 2010 and a Ph.D. in 2014.

He continues to serve part-time as an Air Force Reserve officer at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and as a guest instructor at Concordia Seminary.

Michael and his wife, Amy, have four children. Amy enjoys being a home-school and Sunday school teacher, cooking, crafting, and being a catalyst for events aimed at strengthening bonds between family and friends.