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Christopher Johnson - First Show: 4/27/12
MSR After Dark - Sat @ 8pm
Mark Skin Radio exists because of Christopher Johnson. His desire to bring meaning and free form rock to radio again has been a mission since 2012. He has put together a team of motivated DJs and been a mentor to all. Christopher is on his own mission to connect fans and artists and support music at many levels. None of this would be here without him.

Chris would like to thank his original show listeners, Susan, David, Cheryl and Dick


Doug Folos - First Show: Oct. 2012
Doug's Warped Drive -- Thu/Fri @ 9am
Doug Folos was another refugee/listener of Free Form WBCN, who was NOT from the Boston area. He was the first regular DJ added to MSR by Chris back in July of 2012, doing pre-recorded sets during Chris' show, and later his own show starting in October of 2012. With some of the most whacky and wide-ranging content choices anywhere in radio, Doug's Dusty Discs was a fixture, moving around on different weekday nights. More recently, Doug's Warped Drive has become the anchor of our Thursday and Friday mornings, now broadcasting live from Utah.


Tim Clancy - First Show: 1/27/2013
Tim Clancy Radio Hour - Sun @ 7pm
Yes, it's Tim Clancy ... strange visitor from another planet, who came to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of corporate FM DJs! And with Toni Livingston, his crime fighting partner who brings her love of music every week to The Tim Clancy Radio Hour

For Tim Music is everything and always has been. As an accomplished musician it is a form of expression for him, as a DJ he gets to share that love with his listeners. Tim has been in radio since 1971 and at Mark Skin Radio since 2013.


Mark Schultz - First Show: 2/5/13
On the Record - Wed @ 7:30pm
For Mark, life changed on 2/9/64. The Beatles were on Ed Sullivan. He then started playing guitar, singing & writing music. Eventually getting good enough to get paid for doing it during college. He listened to underground radio in NY: WBAI-FM, WLIR-FM, WOR-FM & WNEW-FM. In 1970 he moved to Boston and his love affair with music exploded listening to WBCN, WCAS-AM, & WCOZ-FM. He learned what great radio is. He wrote freelance record reviews in "The Real Paper" and "Boston After Dark".

His journey continues on Wednesday nights at 7:30 PM (eastern) when he goes "On the Record" with great classic music, obscure songs and plenty of new stuff. In addition, there is always off beat news, "Writer’s Block", "Flashbacks" an "Under the Covers". In short, just the good stuff!


James Farrar, Hampton Beach, NH. - First Show: Feb 2013
Wally's Lounge - Tue @ 12pm
Jim "Fire" Farrar is the host of Wally's Lounge. Jim Grew up in Vermont, and has been close friends with Christopher Johnson for longer then either like to admit. Jim moved to Mass and his perspective of music and radio exploded listening to WBCN. In 1986 was introduced to the Blues and feels his life changed overnight. After doing a few shows on MSR focusing on Blues music early on and shortly after joined the team in 2013. Although Blues music is a major part of his shows he loves to branch out along several genre's. The moniker Fire was given to him accidentally by Dana Fuchs, when doing a ID for him she mis-heard his name and it ended up sticking.

On a side note dropped trou for a Eliza Neals video challenge to advertise MSR, and yes it is on youtube!


Christian - First Show: Dec 2015
Christian's Cosmic Corner - Fri @ 8pm
Christian is a native of Massachusetts who has been on the local music scene for 30 years. As an independent artist (Ian James), band member (What’s in the Fridge?, S.W.A.G.G. , Chantclear, Shades of Mood, and Wrong Path) a promoter (8th Ave Productions) and label owner (Blue FX Records).

Christian joined Mark Skin Radio as an on air personality in 2015 creating the show Christian’s Cosmic Corner. The mission of the Cosmic Corner is to mix top tracks with the obscure and forgotten as well as new indie tracks from all genres. "I love the free format at Mark Skin Radio. It allows all of us to bring music that you know and do not know, and maybe we can help you find your new favorite song. Rock is not dead, good music is out there and being written… we’ll help you find it."


Adam Signore, Medway, MA. - First Show: Mar 2017
Original Music Showcase (Fri/Sat @ 7pm)/Squeaky Chair Blues(Sun @ 9:30am)
Adam is on a mission. A lifelong lover & supporter of music, with a heavy focus on local music Adam created the "Local Music Showcases" in march of 2017, now "The Original Music Showcase", which started with primarily Boston based original unsigned artists. Being a firm believer in "Music Without Borders" it was only natural that the focus of his shows have grown to include artists from all over the world. With the local blues scene needing it's own program "The Sunday Squeaky Chair Blues" was born. Each Friday and Saturday @ 7pm Adam puts together a 60 minute set list of music you want to hear. He hunts down many new releases each weekend just for you. If Blues is your thing, 9:30am on Sundays is the ticket.

When not making set lists, he's making show lists for his Online Calendar & and when he's not making set or show lists you'll find him writing Artist, CD & Show reviews at Making A Scene and when he's not listing or writing you will find him taking pictures of bands. Feel free to look at his Facebook Photo Albums, his photography & graphic design work has been featured on released CD's, publications & artist websites such as The Barrett Anderson Band, Blue Honey, Matt York, Rosemary's Baby Blues, Shemekia Copeland, Soul Box & The Tony Soul Project. You might even catch him making band videos from time to time. Click ma'name #madudez for everything Adam.


Barry Hudson - First show: Dec 2013
Barry's Unraveling - Thu @ 2pm
Barry Hudson stated his own streaming show "Music For Every Mind" in early 2012, and Chris convinced him to move over to MSR several months later. Over the years Barry has returned more than once to the station, most recently with a new show "Barry's Unraveling". With cool tunes and great music, "The Handsome One" has been a a big part of MSR's success.

Come unravel your mind with Barry, Thursday's @ 2pm.


Destiny Costa - First Show:
Ditch Your Demons - Mon @ 8p
Destiny, along with the other Free Form WBCN Boston DJs was a big part of the inspiration that started Mark Skin Radio. Her beginnings on WBCN working with Sam Kopper showed not only her talent for programming music, but also her razor-sharp wit and uncompromising honesty and candor.

Founder Chris Johnson was obsessed with getting her to join the MSR air staff even before WBCN's ride was over. Now she is here on MSR every week.


Enyi Okezie - First Show: 2/7/2015
Rock Concert Thursday - Thu @ 7pm
Enyi Okezie is known as an unapologetic social media commentator and instigator, but more importantly for Mark Skin, a seriously dedicated historian of Rock and Roll music and history. The New York City Rocker started his tenure on MSR with a show dedicated to Soul music, and hasn't looked back since. Mark Skin Radio is uncensored, and Enyi's show most certainly include plenty of adult language and content.


Frank Iafolla and Martha Moon - First Show: March 2017
Farmer Frank's Fervent Grooves - Fri @ 12pm


James Rhodes - First show: 1/11/2016
Rockin' J Ranch (Tue @ 8pm) & Coyote Hoodoo (Thu @ 5pm)
Bio coming soon


Jon Sexuaer - First Show: 7/2/2019
The Grey Eagle Radio Show - Tue @ 11pm
Bio coming soon


Kirsten Chervinsky - First Show:
Rock Opera - Wed @ 6pm
Kirsten Chervinsky hosts Rock Opera. A journey from Opera to Rock and everything in between. Listeners will hear: operatic arias, music by "local" singer/songwriters, and emerging artists. Is opera too hoity-toity for me you might ask - "no way" as there are no divas here!

Rock Opera can be found on Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM ET

Expect the unexpected!!!


Lee Ashfield - First Show: 11/2/2016
Music That Time Forgot - Fri @ 3pm
A Transplant originally from the Boston area now living in Vero Beach, FL. Lee started playing drums at 12, in a band at 18, went on a "Tour" around 22. Lee's Twenties were the "Band" years, playing in and around the Boston area with various incarnations. When he was 29 or 30, after the bands broke up, he opted for Mobile DJing. Lee got into that near the end of the Disco Era and DJ'd for about 30 years. He joined MSR in October 2016, and hosted his first show, "Music That Time Forgot", November 2, 2016.


Marian Ferro - First Show:
Rock Under The Radar - Thu @ 10pm
Marian was one of those girls walking around with a transistor radio up to her ear when she was 10 years old. In the 1980s she joined the staff of the Boston music magazine, "The Beat," where she interviewed bands and wrote feature stories, record and show reviews, as well as being the magazine's copyeditor and proofreader. She later wrote for other area music publications, including "Metronome."

Marian started doing her radio show, "Rock Under the Radar" in 2011 on WCAC, the radio station affiliated with the local cable access TV station in Watertown. She brought her show to WMFO in 2016 and then joined Mark Skin Radio in 2018. She loves to introduce her listeners to great new tunes, plays lots of local artists and ends each show with sets of Serious Guitar Time.


Marc Hurwitz - First Show:
Marc's Alt-Rock Playground - Tue @ 4pm
A Boston-based media person known in part for his food writing, Marc has also been involved with radio for a long, long time. From the early days of high school radio and then WSFR at Suffolk University (where he worked with fellow Mark Skin Radio DJ Mike Newman) to more recent gigs including guest appearances with Newman on WMFO and Michael Marotta on indie617, and WBZ NewsRadio 1030 where he continues to work with Jordan Rich and Nichole Davis on food and travel-related topics, Marc has dabbled in both the commercial and non-commercial end of things. And now he has found a home on MSR on Tuesday afternoons from 4 to 6 PM, where he focuses on alternative rock and has been known to play maybe just a few grunge and Britpop tunes from time to time.

When Marc isn't in front of the mic, he's busy writing, as he has food and travel columns for both NECN and Dig Boston while also being a syndicated news writer for NBC and is also the founder of Boston's Hidden Restaurants, and his background is in textbook publishing so if you have kids, there's a pretty good chance he's worked on some of their materials.


Michael J - First Show: 2/22/19
The Wireless Motor Club (Wed @ 4pm) - Capitol Emissions (Sat @ 3pm)
Legendary radio giant, Michael Jay, makes a triumphant return to radio after a forty year hiatus! This time, he returns to the Internet, where rules is rules, and he can say what he wants, as long as he doesn't play three songs in a row by the same artist.

Michael's radio career is an epic story much like that of the Gilgamesh legend. After being orphaned at a very young age due to a freak caribou and elk incident in the upper reaches of Saskatchewan where he was raised by wolves until the age of 18, Michael followed his inner compass and headed east to Amherst, Mass. His first foray into radio was a happy accident. Michael's college roommate, a perpetually stoner named Todd, was late for his first air shift on the 100 milliwatt classic pirate station affectionately called the "Wonderful Weasel." The Program Director called the dorm room looking for the said Todd. Seizing the opportunity to fulfill a dream, Michael took the shift!

Bitten by the radio bug, there was no stopping Michael from reaching for bigger and bigger things! 100 milliwatts was never going to be enough. Michael moved on to the 1000 watt WMUA-FM where he ruled Friday nights for two years. Armed with a Traffic and Production internship at the legendary KROQ-FM in Los Angeles as well as graduating from college, Michael once again headed east to the hippest berg in the biz, Boston, where he volunteered his valuable time at the iconic WBCN-FM and WCOZ-FM before landing a weekend and fill-in shift at the forerunner to WFNX, WLYN-FM.

Michael's natural wanderlust soon got the better of him, and he headed off for an exciting career in Information Technology where he spent the last forty years. Every now and again he would once again flirt with fame. Not once, but twice he was runner-up to be the next Doctor, only to be defeated by his accent. In all that time, he never took his eye off of his passion and in the early days of 2019, he joined the soon to be legendary Mark Skin Radio!


Mike Newman - First Show: April 2016
Mic On the Mic - Sat @ 9am
Growing up in and around Boston MA, radio found Mike as much as Mike found radio. Music — was always there. Mike’s fascination with radio created an insatiable need to get involved …

first as an intern at Boston’s storied WBCN, then as a board-op at UNRegular Radio (sincere thanks to Carmelita), then having the chance to share music on Tufts University’s WMFO and finally … landing here … at Mark Skin Radio.

It’s no secret that Boston’s music scene is pretty damn incredible, so expect to hear Mike sharing music from lots of LOCAL Boston artists, as well as New Noise (tm) and Freeform — from anywhere and everywhere — every Saturday morning from 9a - 11a on Mark Skin Radio!


Steve Yourglvich - First show: 10/31/18
Tracks Across the Ocean - Thu @ 12pm
Bio coming soon


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