Portland Rocks. Soak it up!
This radio station features local bands from Portland Oregon, but the Hot Tub didn't start here. I was born and raised in Los Angeles California during the turbulent and exciting swingin' sixties. I grew up listening to The Beatles and The Stones, got turned on to David Bowie and T.REX in the 70s, and began singing in rock bands on the Sunset Strip in the 80s. I've had the chance to share the stage with bands like RATT, WASP and Slayer. At the end of the 90s I broke up the band and into the world of radio. I've been on the air at various rock stations around the U.S.A. and Canada. I've had the opportunity to work for some inspiring coaches, but I've also watched the sad decline in radio quality as companies look for cheap young talent fresh out of college to program their music. I've worked for Program Directors who decide what you're going to listen to...and they don't even really like rock music. Some of my favorite quotes from my bosses include: "Nobody knows who RATT is", "I just don't get The Beatles", and "When are you airing your interview with Robert Hefner of Judas Priest"...and then they're off to attend a Taylor Swift concert. Sad, isn't it? No wonder rock radio sucks. I've built a Classic Rock radio station for those of us who remember why we loved this music in the first place. It's also a chance for younger listeners to discover lost gems that radio ignores. I love these artists and what they've meant to me growing up. This station is for not only you, but for me, too. It's rock radio the way it ought to be. Along with six Portland bands per hour, this is the best damned radio station out there. Disagree? I'd love your feedback!