I have worked within the music industry for over 40 years. Being a part of Eucalyptus Records & Tapes management team, in the late 70’s, was the best job I have ever had working for someone else. Since then I have pretty much been self-employed. Being a 40+ year working musician, it is not rare to see me performing throughout the region. A lot of people also know me as “Crossroads Bob”, the long-time program host of Crossroads at Thin Air Community Radio, KYRS, Spokane ,WA, which aired weekly from late 2003 through June of 2015.
I owned and operated a fine art portrait photography studio for 20 years. During this time I was also an instructor of photography working with the City of Spokane’s Park & Recreations department for 10 years.
Life is Art … is my personal mantra.
I was a child at the advent of rock n’ roll and the early British Invasion. As a teenager I experienced the birth of album oriented radio (AOR). These were pivotal periods in musics history, a time when the terrestrial airwaves were unsaturated, exposing “golden musical nuggets” with the content being created by predominately independent artists.
Fast forwarding to the present … terrestrial radio was king and is now nearly dead. Internet streaming has become the source for distributing music and entertainment to a global consumer market. One thing which has not changed is that capital is still the king. Special interest individuals with deep pockets and big money corporations continue to control the lion’s share of the entertainment content being distributed, often choosing to focus on a select group of artists which will make them big money in a short amount of time.
Indie Air Radio, LLC was created as an alternative to the music industries “Big Business” concept. I believe that the independent artist is still creating the best music! My goal is to provide creative individuals and artists a radio platform for their music to be heard coupled with a financial support platform.
As a listener I urge you to support Indie Air Radio. Your membership dollars enable us to continue to develop new products that are exclusive to you and to our artists. View our current membership benefits here.
More about Bob can be found here.