Tag Archives: radiocontraband

05May/16

A Closer Look at One of Our Own: RadioContraband Contributing Editor Carl Sundberg

10653867_10205472487469370_6760122392057418347_n“Never let the bastards win. Believe in yourself and know that you can make your life into anything you want it to be. Be vigilant, be smart, be courageous and fight for everything that matters to you. You will be surprised at the results.” – Carl Sundberg

It was the New Year of 2016 and Carl Sundberg was a little lost. He had lost his job as Program Director and Digital Content Director of 101.5 KFLY in Eugene, OR, a top rated powerhouse rock station, the summer before when the parent group Bicoastal Media flipped the format and let go of the entire staff. It was a devastating blow at the time, as Sundberg had been working there for over a decade. He had been out of work for half a year by the time the new year came and went.

Down on his luck, his unemployment dried up, he was living on the little savings that he had stored up for a time just like this and after months of applying for jobs and hundreds of rejections later, he was beginning to get worried. Flipping burgers was surely on his horizon. (more…)

14Apr/16

The Gritty Thunder and Whiskey Howls of Hounds of Jezebel

Hounds+Of+Jezebel“Sometimes what happens in Vegas, makes it’s way the internet.” -John Curry, Hounds of Jezebel

By Carl C. Sundberg

When The Hounds of Jezebel get the party started, they get the party started right.

As the Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas began to fill for the Awards Ceremony on the final night of the 2016 RadioContraband Convention, something unimaginable to any other awards show was about to happen. A song was about to be played. We’re not talking some auto-tuned diva in a ball gown, no princess chart-topper squeezing out some putrid glitter hit to a bunch of suits checking their smart phones.

No. This was not how the night would proceed.

This night was for rock. And the song, well it was a song so vulgar, so off the charts profane, that it could never be played on the radio without heavy editing and near constant beeps. It was raw. Fast. Loud. And no one was prepared for it. (more…)

01Mar/16

Sixx:A.M. Announce Tour, New Album and Single

Sixx:A.M.SIXX:A.M., the band featuring Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue, DJ Ashba of Guns N’ Roses and James Michael, are following in the tradition of Guns N Roses, System of a Down and Five Finger Death Punch and are releasing not one…but two new albums. (more…)