Lou Brutus is a radio personality, program director, voice over-talent musician, and photographer. Famously is known as a radio host.
Lou Brutus Known best as the host of the nationally associated rock radio programs hardDrive with Lou Brutus and hardDrive XL with Lou Brutus, as well as his work at Sirius XM Radio., And he is also held an executive position in Sirius XM Radio.
Age & Nationality
Brutus(born November 10, 1962) is an American citizen born in Newark, New Jersey currently aging at 56 years.
He is a graduate of Manalapan High School in Manalapan Township where he was active in the theatre programs as well as producing music concert with local rock bands and acting as the announcer of the PA afternoon announcements. He later attended the Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, New Jersey where he became a disc joker at their station WB-JB FM.
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Lou Brutus Radio Career(Radio show)
Brutt began an internship with WMMR-FM in Philadelphia, Pennysylivia, while he was still in Brookdale College.
This led to a Job for him as a morning show producer for John Debella and shifting as a weekend disc jockey.
WPLJ New York City
He was there from 1984 to 1988. 1988, he then accepted to be a morning show producer in WPLJ-FM in New York City.
In WPLJ-FM he worked with Jim Kerr, Shelli Sostein and Howard the cab driver under program Director Larry Berger.
WHJY Providence – WBCN Boston – WMMR Philadelphia
Brutt left WPLJ to begin his first-ever full-time on-air hosting job at WHJY in Providence, Rhode Island. He began his trademark of closing his radio programs with a quote from writer Hunter S. Thompson.
He met with Thompson at Somerville Theatre out of Boston, Massachusetts. They stayed in contact until Thompson’s death in 2005. By that fall, Brutus was back at WMMR-FM in Philadephia, Pennsylvania as a host of the night shift.
He later joined the WRCX FM in Chicago, Ilinois after he was offered the afternoon drive position.
Brutus reached a national audience as he started playing dubbed rock 103.5 on air. He started hosting album premiere specials for trade publications Friday Morning Quarterbacks.
He traveled intensively and would also host 1977 Molson Ice Polar Beach in Churchill, Manitoba with a performance of collective souls.
hardDrive with Lou Brutus
While at Chicago, Brutus was approached by industry veteran Corinne Baldassano at the suggestion of Jacobs Media to host a new, nationally syndicated radio program, which would showcase the burgeoning active rock format. On July 4, 1996, hardDrive with Lou Brutus then debuted in thirty-five markets.
The program has then been heard over 120 markets throughout the United States. The show has been viewed as an influence by hard rock and metal musicians including Breaking Benjamin and Corey Taylor of Slipknot.
hardDrive XL with Lou Brutus
In 2007, a five-hour, weeknight version was originated and has gone on to be heard in over forty markets in the United States. The program’s features include Rant of the Day, Poetry Corner, Weird World News, Odds and Ends, Flix Pix, Are You Game and It Came From the Web. In 2011, Lzzy Hale of the band Halestorm was added to the program doing an “Ask Lzzy” segment where she answered personal questions from the audience.
WHFS Washington, DC
In 1998, he left Chicago to accept the morning show host position with WHFS-FM in Washington D.C. 1999, he left before a format change.
Sirius XM Satellite Radio
In 2000, he accepted the position of program director at XM Satellite Radio where begun in 2001.
It was at XM that Brutus began the genre-bending Special X channel which mixed various musical and spoken word formats into a bizarre amalgam known as Weirdness on Special X. Wired described the programming as, “Bizarre enough to make Dr. Demento woozy…a wild mix of wacky theme programming and ‘categorically challenged’ music.” Brutus appeared on channel in the character of Generalissimo “Stoshu” Ortega during vignettes produced to sound like Cold War-era Communist propaganda broadcasts encouraging weird music instead of politics. The other regular channel voice was actor Joe Turkel.
Special X also hosted themed programming like the baseball-centric “Play Ball” and the novelty holiday Special X-Mas programming.[ For Valentine’s Day it featured The One I Love Ripped Out My Heart and Fed it to a Pack of Wild Dogs Anti-Valentine’s Day Spectacular. Additionally, the channel presented a two-hour daily program of strange cover songs entitled Cover Songs That Give You a Burning in Your Esophagus.
Lou Brutus Photography
As a photographer, Brutus worked on fieldwork capturing images of Major League Baseball as an accredited league photographer including home games of the Washington Nationals, New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Phillies, Oakland Athletics, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, San Diego Padres, and Los Angeles Dodgers. Many are the music acts and festivals he has photographed.
Lou Brutus Music
In 2004, Lou Brutus teamed with Colin Gawel and Joe Oestreich of the Columbus, OH-based rock band Watershed to form the name Dead Schembechlers. The band had full albums namely; Rocket to Ann Arbor, Wolverine Destroyer and Rodriguez to Ruin, which also featured artwork by Alan MacBain. One of the members of the band died, this leading the left band members to retire.
Grumpy Old Punks
In 2011, Brutus joined with old school friends K Roy of the band Jehovah Waitresses and Guzda, for the band Grumpy Old Punks. Their music sowed in classic punk rock releasing the EP Grumpy Old Punks in 2011 and Anarchy in the Prostate in 2012. Derf was the artwork underground cartoonist for both albums.
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