Indie Star Radio: 3 Years Later
The last time we featured Indie Star Radio, the platform was just getting started. Now, more than 3 years from our original article, we revisit Indie Star Radio, now a part of Indie Star Digital Media, to see what Alan Wayne has been up to.
Alan Wayne is the Chairman, Founder, and an On Air Personality for Indie Star Radio. Alan graduated from the RRFC Broadcasting program in Los Angeles in January of 2014. His instructor, longtime Radio Personality and Program Director Jim Daniels hailed him as “One of the best natural talents” he has ever worked with.
Alan went on to become a very successful Internet Radio personality, hosting and guest hosting on a variety of different platforms, channels, and shows. Conversely, Alan has also been an active musician, playing his first gig at age 15 and recording an EP with the band The Dawgs in 2004.
Though “retired” from being an active musician, Alan recently made a cameo behind the kit for a production of the hit 80’s track “Do They Know Its Christmas” starring acts featured on Indie Star Radio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Its these two passions that have come together to form the idea of Indie Star Radio, and its parent company Indie Star Digital Media. Indie Star Radio launched on October 14th, 2017 to rave reviews!
The channel relies on submissions from artists of every genre to fill its airwaves, but also offers a chance for the community surrounding the artists to connect with each other and their fans through the interactive show chat.
What started with 3 shows has grown to include syndicated programs such as The Chuck Vans Show out of San Antonio Tx, The Independent Music Show out of Ireland, The Celebefex Show from Australia, “Why Doesn’t Everyone Know These Songs” out of Spain, The New Music Food Truck, Front Range Radio based in Colorado, and most recently, The Punk and the Princess Show.
As far as “homegrown shows”, Indie Star Radio features ISR Saturday Night, hosted by Alan Wayne. This program is a showcase of the latest submissions sent to Indie Star Radio as well as staff picks thrown in for variety.
The ISR Weekly Top 21 Countdown Show, also hosted by Alan Wayne, is based on requests and track performance worldwide on a network of radio stations.
The Indie Jukebox is a live recorded show with DJ Ant playing a hot mix of ISR movers and Shakers. Finally, Indie Star Insider is a weekly interview show where Alan Wayne interviews and features artists from Indie Star Radio who, in turn, become the “Artist of the Week” for that week.
These shows air each week on Indie Star Radios 24 hour a day 7 day a week radio station. While most are pre-recorded, the homegrown shows aside from Indie Star Insider, are played live on the station as well as on Spreaker, which features the aforementioned interactive chat room.
With so much going on, it became necessary for Alan Wayne to step back from the day to day operations of the station. It also became apparent that a rebranding was needed, for Indie Star Radio had grown to feature the above programs as podcasts on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and iHeart Radio, as well as a Blog, Videos, and special Live Events.
So Alan handed the reins to trusted longtime collaborator Ash Gilligan, and longtime friend Noelle Phoenix. Together, these women have taken Alan’s vision to new heights. Alan enlisted radio veteran Justin Drummond to book and schedule interviews, and he has delivered with artists featured on The Voice, American Idol, The Five, X Factor and other shows. Nikki Monique and Antoinette Levine also joined the staff working with promotions and on air positions.
As for the rebranding, Indie Star Digital Media is currently considered the parent company of Indie Star Radio. At the time of this article, work is being done to change over all platforms to Indie Star Digital Media. As they say in the business, Stay Tuned!
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