KCRW Snags Rollins
HENRY ROLLINS RETURNS to THE LA AIRWAVES ON KCRW
Saturday Nights from 6 to 8pm PST
Appearing as a Guest DJ on Morning Becomes Eclectic TOMORROW, February 19
Starting March 7, KCRW DJ Liza Richardson will host Saturday night music from 8 to 10pm, followed by Jason Eldredge from 10pm to midnight.
Henry Rollins returns to the station where he got his start in radio, hosting a KCRW music show that will feature “a great mix of all kinds from all over from all time.” It will air live — on air at 89.9 FM and online at KCRW.com — Saturday nights from 6 to 8pm starting March 7. Each show will also be available on demand until the next show airs.
Rollins will appear on Morning Becomes Eclectic with KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley as a Guest DJ tomorrow, February 19 at 11:15am.
“I am very happy to be a new member of the KCRW family,” says Rollins. “Some of the first radio work I ever did was many years ago at KCRW under the guidance of Deirdre O’Donoghue, so it’s a great turn of events to be back over 20 years later with a show of my own. To say that I am excited is an understatement.”
“Henry is an intensely passionate and outspoken personality with exceptional taste in music. He lives and breathes the stuff, and I’m thrilled to welcome him to our Saturday night line-up,” said Bentley.
Rollins previously hosted a radio show on LA commercial station Indie 103 and brings a wealth of music he has collected while traveling the world, as both a musician, producer and stage performer. His direct and open communication with his listening audience has always been notable and he will continue this at KCRW. His DJ page will feature additional information on the artists he plays, as well as a direct email address for listeners looking to reach out.
ABOUT HENRY ROLLINS: Henry Rollins joined the Southern California band Black Flag as vocalist in 1981. Upon the demise of the legendary rock group, he formed Rollins Band and has been making records and touring the world ever since. Beyond taking the stage as a musician, Henry does speaking dates all over the globe, and along with the band dates, has averaged over one hundred shows a year for twenty-five years.
A Grammy winner for the performance of his own book Get in the Van, Henry is not one to confine his performances strictly to the stage. He performs in movies and TV shows including Bad Boys II and Heat, and was host of his own The Henry Rollins Show on IFC.
Henry recently finished filming a series of documentaries for IFC, and is currently hosting his weekly LA radio show, and running 2-13-61, a publishing company he created to release books, CDs and DVDs. He is also an occasional blogger for Vanity Fair.