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Henry Rollins returns to radio on KCRW-FM/ Saturday

Hosts new show from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Posted: March 5, 2009 1:42 p.m.
Updated: March 5, 2009 10:43 a.m.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 5, 2009 (PRNewswire) -- Legendary punk rock icon, actor, author, TV host and self-described "graying foreign correspondent" Henry Rollins returns to the station where he got his start in radio, hosting a KCRW music show that will feature "a great mix of all kinds from all over from all time."

The show will air live -- on air at 89.9 FM and online at -- Saturday nights from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. starting this Saturday, March 7. Each show will also be available on demand online until the next show airs.

Santa Monica-based public radio station KCRW is an internationally renowned source for new music, free-form radio and deejays who are counted among the industry's trendsetters and tastemakers.

Henry warns listeners to bring their track shoes, promising his Saturday show will careen vigorously through time and genres. While his background as a musician is in punk rock, his playlist will reflect his voracious interest in "absorbing music from all over."

"I am very happy to be a new member of the KCRW family," says Rollins. "Some of the first radio work I ever did was many years ago at KCRW under the guidance of Deirdre O'Donoghue, so it's a great turn of events to be back over 20 years later with a show of my own. To say that I am excited is an understatement."

"Henry is an intensely passionate and outspoken personality with exceptional taste in music. He lives and breathes the stuff, and I'm thrilled to welcome him to our Saturday night line-up," said KCRW Music Director and Morning Becomes Eclectic host Jason Bentley.

Rollins previously hosted a radio show on LA commercial station Indie 103 and brings a wealth of music he has collected while traveling the world, as a musician, producer and stage performer. His direct and open communication with his listening audience has always been notable and he will continue this at KCRW. His DJ page will feature additional information on the artists he plays, as well as a direct email address for listeners looking to reach out.

ABOUT HENRY ROLLINS: Henry Rollins joined the Southern California band Black Flag as vocalist in 1981. Upon the demise of the legendary rock group, he formed the Rollins Band and has been making records and touring the world ever since. Beyond taking the stage as a musician, Henry does speaking dates all over the globe, and along with the band dates, has averaged more than 100 shows a year for 28 years.

A Grammy-winner for the performance of his own book, "Get in the Van," Rollins is not one to confine his performances strictly to the stage. He performs in movies and TV shows including "Bad Boys II" and "Heat," and was host of his own "The Henry Rollins Show" on IFC.

Rollins recently finished filming a series of documentaries for IFC, and is currently hosting his weekly L.A. radio show, and running 2-13-61, a publishing company he created to release books, CDs and DVDs. He is also a regular blogger for Vanity Fair.

ABOUT KCRW: KCRW-FM, licensed to Santa Monica College, is National Public Radio's flagship station for Southern California. The station serves Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern and Santa Barbara Counties and the greater Palm Springs area.


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