Tag: "Rocky Mountain Mike"
By Jeff McKay
Special Features Correspondent
LOS ANGELES — Before the days of Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, when it came to politics some of the most interesting political comments came from music parodies and comedians. You don’t really hear much political satire on the radio these days, but that may change. A longtime radio host and producer has joined forces with a longtime entertainment industry executive to put together a political comedy CD that has hit the top of the comedy CD charts in just the initial two weeks of release. For Michael Hardeman and Marshall Blonstein, being politically correct means being “Politically Incoherent.”
Los Angeles-born-and-raised Marshall Blonstein is the former founder and president of the music labels Audio Fidelity and DCC Compact Classics. He has also held positions at Island, ABC and Epic Records, and is the founder of Morada Music and Video, based in LA.
Mike Hardeman is also known as “Rocky Mountain Mike,” a satirical writer, producer, musician and performer. He got his start 40 years ago on radio in KXOJ-AM in the Tulsa suburb of Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Hardeman had stops along the way at other stations, along with ABC Radio Networks in Dallas where he hosted a nationwide country music countdown show for several years.