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  • Band Members:
    • Jonny Hawkins - lead vocals
    • Mark Vollelunga - guitar
    • Daniel Oliver - bass
    • Ben Anderson - drums

    1) Where does this interview find the band right now?

    Jonny: On the bus halfway between Texas and New York City.

    2) Let's start at the beginning. The band has been around since 2003. Give us the scoop on where and how the band formed?

    Mark: I met Jonny at a church camp when I was in 9th grade. He was in the praise band with Dan at the time. He heard me jamming Metallica songs at some point during camp and asked if I wanted to be in his band. I told him no because I just enjoyed playing other people's music ... I called him six months later when I came to my senses and told him I totally wanted to be in a band if he still needed a guitar player. We set up a jam session and I was going to sing and play guitar for us.

  • 1) What was your first job in radio and early influences? Jim: WYNZ, Ypsilanti MI. 2/11/1967. I was 14 years old. I was joined a few months later by my junior high classmate and friend Jim Harper, who was 13. He went on to a long career as one of the top morning ...

  • 1) What was your first job in radio and early influences? My first job in radio was interning for Sarah and No Name's Morning Show on Alice 97.3 in San Francisco. Matty Staudt was the producer and Hooman Khalili was the third mic/phone screener. At that time, I was also ...

  • 1) What led you to a career in radio? Was there a defining moment that made you realize "this is it?" I was actually on the University radio station with a good friend of mine. We were on 2-4a Tuesday mornings, thought it was fun, but had no ambition to continue. It ...

  • 1) What was your first job in radio? Early influences? My first job was as a board op of NJ Devils hockey games at WRAN, which ironically was located right next to WDHA! I used to look at WDHA and long to be there ... one day, I thought. Now I have spent more than half ...

  • 1) What was your first job in radio and early influences? Dudley: I won an LP one night when I was 14 years old from a DJ named Jack Monroe at KTBB/Tyler. That planted the seed. When I was 17, I landed the overnight Sunday morning gig there. In my late teens I would ...

  • 1) What was your first job in radio and early influences? In 2004, I walked into my favorite radio station growing up and asked to intern. I did not receive a call immediately. So, being the determined person I am I decided to go back and try again. This time the ...

  • 1) What made you want to get into the music business? From the very beginning the idea that I could go to shows and get free music and be a part of the music scene seemed like a dream. 2) I understand you actually started in radio back in Lincoln, NE programming ...

  • 1) What was your first job in radio? Early influences? My first gig was actually doing weekend overnights at WAPL, so it all goes full circle. My radio influences were really two people. Lou Brutus, as I religiously listened to hardDrive every weekend. I specifically ...

  • 1) What made you want to get into the music business? Who were some of your early mentors? I wanted to attend Seton Hall so I could get a job on WSOU. That is it in a nutshell. Be on the radio playing Rock and Metal. Done and done. It was after I got there and was ...


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