Westwood One launches “Steve Gorman Rocks,” a new five-hour weeknight program for classic rock stations, hosted by the former drummer and founding member of The Black Crowes. “Steve Gorman Rocks” debuts Sept. 9 on 20 stations and is executive produced by Cumulus Media VP/Programming Troy Hanson and VP/Classic Rock Scott Jameson.
“Steve brings current, relatable experiences from the rock world to the radio. The guy’s really compelling,” Westwood One President of Programming Kirk Stirland said in a release. “With a foundation firmly planted in the rock music scene and real-time use of social media and live interaction, ‘Steve Gorman Rocks’ will be a talked-about show on classic rock stations.”
The program will include audio and video content from social media personality April Rose. Rose’s past work includes on-camera hosting and content creator for Maxim.com and Playboy.com. She’s also hosted “MTV Spring Break in Cancun,” has been a season regular on MTV and MTV2’s break-out shows “Guy Code” and “Girl Code,” plus VH1’s “I Love The 2000’s” and “Top 100 Hottest Rock Stars of All Time.”
No stranger to radio, Gorman launched “Steve Gorman Sports” in Nashville in 2011, which was later syndicated by Fox Sports Radio. In September, his memoir “Hard to Handle: The Life and Death of The Black Crowes” will be released. His current band Trippy Hippy will release the album “Full Circle and Then Some” in October.
“I’ve toured the world for over 25 years, leaving a small piece of my sanity at every stop,” Gorman adds. “‘Steve Gorman Rocks’ is a natural extension of the life I’ve lived. I’ve got a unique perspective on the rock music we all love and plenty of stories to share.”