On Air: Weekdays 6-10a
Birthdate: March 14 (same day as Billy Crystal, Michael Caine and Albert Einstein, go figure!)
City of Birth: Planet U.S.A.
Hometown: Torrance, California – the sixth largest city in Los Angeles County.
Education: University of Mother Earth, ESPNU and various pubs and distilleries worldwide.
Marital Status: Yes
Favorite Bands: The Stones, Talking Heads, The Ramones, The Dead, The Genius of Pat Metheny, Steely Dan and The Partridge Family.
First Album I Ever Bought: Steely Dan’s “Can’t Buy A Thrill” or Zeppelin’s “Zoso” album… can’t really remember.
First Album Ever Given To Me: It was by Wes Montgomery – a great jazz musician – the one with the ash tray on the cover… I wore the grooves off of that one… thanks Dad!
Hobbies: Yes. But I can’t divulge which ones because if I told you, I’d have to kill you.
Favorite Quote: “Failure to prepare is preparing to Fail” – Coach John Wooden – Go Bruins!
Second Favorite Quote: “Rock journalism is people who can’t write interviewing people who can’t talk for people who can’t read” – Frank Zappa.
On Air: Weekdays 10a-2p
A proud Texan by birth, but adopted the “Land of the Crimson and Cream” and the “Orange and Black” back in the summer of ’99, and has lived in Oklahoma ever since.
On Air: Weekdays 2p-7p
I like loud rock and roll and Family Guy reruns. I am a beer snob of the highest order and think Jerry Garcia’s birthday oughta be a national holiday. I have been with KRXO since about ’91, graduated from OU in 93, wish strip malls and chain stores would stop ruining the view of great Oklahoma sunsets and I love to fish.
Other than that, my turn ons are peanut butter and feathers and long walks through the CD section at Best Buy. My turn offs are writing bio’s of myself.
On Air: Weekdays 7p-12a
In radio since Reagan was president and, at KRXO since Bush the first, I have honed my Classic Rock chops by not only listening to, but also by studying the music and artists that mean so much to ‘our music.’ I love live music and have seen just about every classic rocker to come down the ‘pike.
My family life includes a loving wife since 1994 and a son who, oddly enough, loves music and radio and a lot of the stuff that dear old dad does. I miss Rainbow Records and browsing through stacks of CDs (like I need anymore!).
On Air: Weekends
On Air: Weekends
Weekends on KRXO and host of Sunday Morning Over Easy . The Fish has a Degrees in Architecture and City Planning from OU and wants another …. will he ever quit going to school and get a real job?
Favorite Albums: The Cars ( first album), Led Zeppelin (first album), Beatles Abbey Road, C.S.N.Y. (any of them), Steeley Dan Aja, Robin Trower (take your pick), Cream Disreali Gears.
Matt has been a member of the KRXO family since the tender age of 16 when he began as an intern. Since then he has enjoyed being on-air weekends & nights, working up to his current position as host of the “Sunday Night Blues Cruise.” During the week, Matt works as a voice actor & production engineer for RK-1 Productions, where he produces, radio, television, film & music projects.. Matt is also an accomplished guitarist & composer & is a board member of both the Oklahoma Blues Society, & Ad2OKC.
Matt is the host of the Sunday Night Blues Cruise every Sunday Night 9pm – Midnight.
Playing all of YOUR favorite blues Artists for over 10 years! BB King, Elmore James, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert Collins, Eric Clapton, T-Bone Walker, Blind Willie McTell, Robert Johnson And More! With DOUBLE SHOTS of the best blues EVERY HOUR!
Got a Blues Band? Matt wants to hear your stuff! Send a press kit to:
Matt Kemp c/o Sunday Night Blues
400 E. Britton Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73114
In The Studio
Redbeard was an internationally-known on-air afternoon radio personality on Memphis’ ROCK 103 from 1978-1983 , and Dallas/Ft. Worth’s KTXQ/Q102 1984-1998. In 2007-2008 Redbeard hosted afternoons on Lone Star 92.5/KZPS in Dallas/Ft. Worth, a unique Texas regional rock/Americana hybrid that featured no recorded commercials. Redbeard is the first host/ curator of Slacker.com‘s Classic Rock channels including The 101 Greatest Classic Rock Songs and The Top 33 Classic Rock Albums .