Posts Tagged ‘The Chop Shop’

The Chop Shop Presents 11th Annual TSO Special

Monday, November 17th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Amber Wade

Phone: 216-831-3761

Fax: 216-514-4699

(NOVEMBER 2014) – For the 11th year in a row, Envision Networks® The Chop Shop Guitar Show presents an all new Trans-Siberian Orchestra Holiday Special! This FREE two-hour program is one of radio’s favorite holiday traditions and the perfect supplement for any TSO concert with music and behind the scenes details from the largest seasonal tour in the world!

Host Steve Black was given exclusive access to rehearsals for The Christmas Attic Tour as the band prepared for the 120 shows they will be performing in just 48 days. Throughout the two hour special, Black chats with TSO creator Paul O’Neil as well as all four guitarists: Al Pitrelli, Chris Caffery, Angus Clark and Joel Hoekstra.

During these exclusive interviews, O’Neil and the band’s four guitarists discuss the size and scale of this all-new show, The Christmas Attic storyline for the tour, and what it was like playing a New Year’s Eve show for a crowd of over 2 million last year. This year’s tour will be the first time the band performs the Christmas Attic part of the Christmas trilogy live.

The 11th Annual Trans-Siberian Orchestra Holiday Special is available for download beginning November 19th.  Interested stations should contact Valerie Brooks at 216-831-3761 or ValerieB@envisionradio.com for broadcast details.

The Chop Shop and The Chop Shop Classic feature weekly updates on bands and tours, web exclusive content, and special guests all while playing 10 songs an hour. Both versions are two hours in length and feature weekly interviews as well as the exclusive Chop Shop Hall of Fame feature, where such guests as Ted Nugent, Brian May, Leslie West, and hundreds of others pay tribute to guitar legends Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Angus Young, Slash and more.

Visit www.chopshopradio.com for more information. Get social with The Chop Shop on Twitter at www.twitter.com/chopshopradio or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/chopshopguitarshow.

Envision Networks® provides content and services to more than 1,500 radio stations and reaches millions of listeners each week. Envision Radio Networks, Inc. is the largest independently owned affiliate relations company in the country and supplies all types of programming and services to radio including morning show content, short-form vignettes, virtual news-weather-sports broadcasts, live syndicated morning shows, long-form weekend programming, 24/7 formats, comedy services, event programming, off-air tools, web content, album releases and artist specials. Envision Networks® is based in Cleveland, Ohio, with offices in New York City and Nashville.

 

The Chop Shop Unleashes Halloween Horror

Monday, October 13th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Amber Wade

Phone: 216-831-3761

Fax: 216-514-4699

(OCTOBER 2014) – Envision Networks®’ The Chop Shop is ready to “trick or treat” with the 11th Annual Ozzy and Friends Halloween Special! This FREE show, which features two hours of creepy favorites and definitive Ozzy clips, will be sure to set the mood for a Halloween weekend—in classic Chop Shop style!

The Chop Shop’s Ozzy and Friends Halloween Special features such guests as Slash, Corey Taylor, Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest, Dave Grhas of Pop Evil, Barry Stock from Three Days Grace and Syn Gates from Avenged Sevenfold plus Ozzy and Tony Iommi from Black Sabbath. Music includes Ozzy and Sabbath seasonal favorites like “Bark at The Moon,” “Mr. Crowley,” “Diary of a Madman” and “Children of the Grave,” plus horrifying head-banging hits from Avenged Sevenfold, Slipknot, Alice Cooper, Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Iron Maiden, Disturbed, Blue Oyster Cult, Dio, AC/DC, Iron Maiden and many more!

Take a walk on the dark side with Ozzy and Friends Halloween Special and enjoy the show that has become the ultimate soundtrack to the scariest night of the year!

The 11th Annual Ozzy and Friends Halloween Special will be available for broadcast October 22nd through October 31st via internet download. Interested stations should contact Valerie Brooks at ValerieB@envisionradio.com or 216-831-3761 for broadcast details.

The Chop Shop features weekly updates on bands and tours, web exclusive content, and special guests all while playing 10 songs an hour. The Chop Shop is two hours in length and contains two feature interviews as well as the exclusive Chop Shop Hall of Fame feature, where such guests as Ted Nugent, Brian May, Leslie West and hundreds of others pay tribute to guitar legends Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Angus Young, Slash and more. Visit The Chop Shop online at www.chopshopradio.com.Get social with The Chop Shop on Twitter at www.twitter.com/chopshopradio or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/chopshopguitarshow.

Envision Networks® provides content and services to more than 1,500 radio stations and reaches millions of listeners each week. Envision Radio Networks, Inc. is the largest independently owned affiliate relations company in the country and supplies all types of programming and services to radio including morning show content, short-form vignettes, virtual news-weather-sports broadcasts, live syndicated morning shows, long-form weekend programming, 24/7 formats, comedy services, event programming, off-air tools, web content, album releases and artist specials. Envision Networks® is based in Cleveland, Ohio, with offices in New York City and Nashville.

Envision Networks® The Chop Shop Adds WHXR-FM

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Hannah Rosenthal

Phone: 216-831-3761

Fax: 216-514-4699

(MARCH 2014) – Envision Networks® is proud to welcome Manning Media’s WHXR-FM/Portland, ME as the latest affiliate of The Chop Shop. With Rock 106.3 now broadcasting The Chop Shop every Sunday evening at 10pm, it joins over 350 affiliates on the Envision Rock Network.

The Chop Shop and The Chop Shop Classic feature weekly updates on bands and tours, web exclusive content, and special guests all while playing 10 songs an hour. Both versions are two hours in length and feature weekly interviews as well as the exclusive Chop Shop Hall of Fame feature, where such guests as Ted Nugent, Brian May, Leslie West, and hundreds of others pay tribute to guitar legends Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Angus Young, Slash and more.

Visit www.chopshopradio.com for more information. Get social with The Chop Shop on Twitter at www.twitter.com/chopshopradio or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/chopshopguitarshow.

Interested stations should contact Hannah Rosenthal at hannahr@envisionradio.com or 216-831-3761 for broadcast details.

Envision Networks® provides content and services to more than 1,500 radio stations and reaches millions of listeners each week. Envision Radio Networks, Inc. is the largest independently owned affiliate relations company in the country and supplies all types of programming and services to radio including morning show content, short-form vignettes, virtual news-weather-sports broadcasts, live syndicated morning shows, long-form weekend programming, 24/7 formats, comedy services, event programming, off-air tools, web content, album releases and artist specials. Envision Networks® is based in Cleveland, Ohio, with offices in New York City and Nashville.

Envision Radio Networks® Welcomes 10 New Affiliates in December

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Melissa Bachtel

Phone: 216-831-3761

Fax: 216-514-4699

Email: melissab@envisionradio.com

(JANUARY 2014) – During the month of December, Envision Radio Networks® was proud to welcome the following 10 new affiliates:

  • WBLO-AM/Greensboro, NC and WGSP-AM/Charlotte, NC (Univision Radio’s El Handyman en Su Casa)
  • KTUM-FM/Albuquerque, NM (The Core)
  • WHIT-AM/Madison, WI (HANK FM)
  • WAKY-FM and WLVK-FM/Louisville, KY (Westar Music Library)
  • KLQB-FM and KLJA-FM/Austin, TN (AudioMonky)
  • WKGO-FM/Washington, DC (The Rooster)
  • WRZZ-FM/Parkersburg, WV (Chop Shop Classic)

Stations interested in more information on any of Envision’s offerings can visit www.envisionradio.com or contact Melissa Bachtel at 216-831-3761 or melissab@envisionradio.com.

About Envision Radio Networks®:
Envision Radio Networks® provides content and services to more than 1,400 radio stations and reaches millions of listeners each week. Envision Radio Networks, Inc. is the largest independently owned affiliate relations company in the country and supplies all types of programming and services to radio including morning show content, short-form vignettes, virtual news-weather-sports broadcasts, live syndicated morning shows, long-form weekend programming, 24/7 formats, comedy services, event programming, off-air tools, web content, album releases and artist specials. Envision Radio Networks® is based in Cleveland, Ohio, with offices in New York City and Nashville.

Two Hours of The Chop Shop Classic Now Playing on WRZZ-FM

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Melissa Bachtel

Phone: 216-831-3761

Fax: 216-514-4699

Email: melissab@envisionradio.com

(DECEMBER 2013) – Envision Radio Networks® proudly announces Burbach Broadcasting’s WRZZ-FM/Parkersburg, WV as the latest affiliate of the Envision Rock Network to expand The Chop Shop Classic to two hours every week.

The Chop Shop and The Chop Shop Classic feature weekly updates on bands and tours, web exclusive content, and special guests all while playing 10 songs an hour. Both versions are two hours in length and feature weekly interviews as well as the exclusive Chop Shop Hall of Fame feature, where such guests as Ted Nugent, Brian May, Leslie West, and hundreds of others pay tribute to guitar legends Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Angus Young, Slash and more.

Visit www.chopshopradio.com for more information. Get social with The Chop Shop on Twitter at www.twitter.com/chopshopradio or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/chopshopguitarshow.

Interested stations should contact Melissa Bachtel at melissab@envisionradio.com or 216-831-3761 for broadcast details.

Envision Radio Networks® provides content and services to more than 1,400 radio stations and reaches millions of listeners each week. Envision Radio Networks, Inc. is the largest independently owned affiliate relations company in the country and supplies all types of programming and services to radio including morning show content, short-form vignettes, virtual news-weather-sports broadcasts, live syndicated morning shows, long-form weekend programming, 24/7 formats, comedy services, event programming, off-air tools, web content, album releases and artist specials. Envision Radio Networks® is based in Cleveland, Ohio, with offices in New York City and Nashville.

Envision Radio Networks® Welcomes 16 New Affiliates in November

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Melissa Bachtel

Phone: 216-831-3761

Fax: 216-514-4699

Email: melissab@envisionradio.com

(DECEMBER 2013) – During the month of November, Envision Radio Networks® was proud to welcome the following 16 new affiliates:

  • WCJW-AM/Buffalo, NY (AmeriCountry)
  • WDWS-AM/Champaign, IL (BIGG Success in a Minute)
  • WHKQ-FM/Orlando, FL (Westar Music Library)
  • KXRX-FM/Pasco, WA (Full Metal Jackie)
  • WXXC-FM/Indianapolis, IN (Imaging Chop Shop)
  • WKVL-AM and WNFZ-FM/Knoxville, TN (America Weekend)
  • KBDR-FM/Laredo, TX (Univision Radio’s El Show de Raul Brindis)
  • WLIF-FM/Baltimore, MD (AudioChopShop)
  • KMGI-FM/Idaho Falls, ID (The Core)
  • WEZN-FM/Bridgeport, CT (EZ Trak)
  • KBKG-FM/Jonesboro, AR (The Rockin’ 80’s)
  • WNTA-AM/Rockford, IL (Univision Radio’s El Hit Parade de America)
  • WKIT-FM/Bangor, ME (The Chop Shop Classic)
  • WLLW-FM/Syracuse, NY (Classic Rock Live)
  • WBLO-AM/Greensboro, NC (Univision Radio’s El Handyman en Su Casa)

Stations interested in more information on any of Envision’s offerings can visit www.envisionradio.com or contact Melissa Bachtel at 216-831-3761 or melissab@envisionradio.com.

About Envision Radio Networks®:
Envision Radio Networks® provides content and services to more than 1,400 radio stations and reaches millions of listeners each week. Envision Radio Networks, Inc. is the largest independently owned affiliate relations company in the country and supplies all types of programming and services to radio including morning show content, short-form vignettes, virtual news-weather-sports broadcasts, live syndicated morning shows, long-form weekend programming, 24/7 formats, comedy services, event programming, off-air tools, web content, album releases and artist specials. Envision Radio Networks® is based in Cleveland, Ohio, with offices in New York City and Nashville.

Two Hours of The Chop Shop Classic Now Playing on WKIT-FM

Monday, November 25th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEChop Shop Logo

Contact: Melissa Bachtel

Phone: 216-831-3761

Fax: 216-514-4699

Email: melissab@envisionradio.com

(NOVEMBER 2013) – Envision Radio Networks® proudly announces The Zone Corporation’s WKIT-FM/Bangor, ME as the latest affiliate of the Envision Rock Network to expand The Chop Shop Classic to two hours every week.

The Chop Shop and The Chop Shop Classic feature weekly updates on bands and tours, web exclusive content, and special guests all while playing 10 songs an hour. Both versions are two hours in length and feature weekly interviews as well as the exclusive Chop Shop Hall of Fame feature, where such guests as Ted Nugent, Brian May, Leslie West, and hundreds of others pay tribute to guitar legends Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Angus Young, Slash and more.

Visit www.chopshopradio.com for more information. Get social with The Chop Shop on Twitter at www.twitter.com/chopshopradio or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/chopshopguitarshow.

Interested stations should contact Melissa Bachtel at melissab@envisionradio.com or 216-831-3761 for broadcast details.

            Envision Radio Networks® provides content and services to more than 1,400 radio stations and reaches millions of listeners each week. Envision Radio Networks, Inc. is the largest independently owned affiliate relations company in the country and supplies all types of programming and services to radio including morning show content, short-form vignettes, virtual news-weather-sports broadcasts, live syndicated morning shows, long-form weekend programming, 24/7 formats, comedy services, event programming, off-air tools, web content, album releases and artist specials. Envision Radio Networks® is based in Cleveland, Ohio, with offices in New York City and Nashville.

The Chop Shop Guitar Show Presents 10th Annual TSO Holiday Special

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECredit: Steve Black

Contact: Melissa Bachtel

Phone: 216-831-3761

Fax: 216-514-4699

Email: melissab@envisionradio.com

(NOVEMBER 2013) – For the 10th year in a row, Envision Radio Networks® The Chop Shop Guitar Show is bringing back one of radio’s favorite holiday traditions: The Trans-Siberian Orchestra Holiday Special! This FREE two-hour special is the perfect radio supplement for any TSO concert with two hours of music and behind the scenes details from the largest seasonal tour in the world!

Host Steve Black was granted rare backstage access to this year’s TSO tour, which is the band’s biggest stage and light show to date. TSO creator Paul O’Neil explains, “Trans-Siberian Orchestra is well known in the recording studio/touring world for their extremely closed door sessions, and Steve Black was one of the very few for which that rule does not apply.”

During these exclusive backstage interviews, O’Neil and the band’s four guitarists discuss the all-new staging, expanded video content, and their plans for the future. The band members also share funny stories about the early days of the group, the albums they received as Christmas gifts, and why TSO resonates with people of all ages.

The 10th Annual Trans-Siberian Orchestra Holiday Special is available for download beginning November 20th.  Interested stations should contact Melissa Bachtel at 216-831-3761 or melissab@envisionradio.com for broadcast details.

The Chop Shop and The Chop Shop Classic feature weekly updates on bands and tours, web exclusive content, and special guests all while playing 10 songs an hour. Both versions are two hours in length and feature weekly interviews as well as the exclusive Chop Shop Hall of Fame feature, where such guests as Ted Nugent, Brian May, Leslie West, and hundreds of others pay tribute to guitar legends Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Angus Young, Slash and more.

Visit www.chopshopradio.com for more information. Get social with The Chop Shop on Twitter at www.twitter.com/chopshopradio or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/chopshopguitarshow.

Envision Radio Networks® provides content and services to more than 1,400 radio stations and reaches millions of listeners each week. Envision Radio Networks, Inc. is the largest independently owned affiliate relations company in the country and supplies all types of programming and services to radio including morning show content, short-form vignettes, virtual news-weather-sports broadcasts, live syndicated morning shows, long-form weekend programming, 24/7 formats, comedy services, event programming, off-air tools, web content, album releases and artist specials. Envision Radio Networks® is based in Cleveland, Ohio, with offices in New York City and Nashville.

 

The Chop Shop Announces 10th Annual Ozzy and Friends Halloween Show

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Melissa Bachtel

Phone: 216-831-3761

Fax: 216-514-4699

Email: melissab@envisionradio.com

(OCTOBER 2013) – Envision Radio Networks®’ The Chop Shop is ready to “trick or treat” with the all-new Ozzy and Friends Halloween Special! This FREE show, which features two hours of creepy favorites and definitive Ozzy clips, will be sure to set the mood for Halloween weekend—in classic Chop Shop style!

The Chop Shop’s Ozzy and Friends Halloween Special features such guests as Dave Navarro, Jason Hook of Five Finger Death Punch, Myles Kennedy, Corey Taylor as well as Tony Iommi and Zakk Wylde. Music includes Ozzy and Sabbath seasonal favorites like “Bark at The Moon,” “Mr. Crowley,” “Diary of a Madman” and “Children of the Grave,” plus horrifying head-banging hits from Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat, Stone Sour, Walking Papers, Metallica, Alice in Chains and Pantera.

Take a walk on the dark side with Ozzy and Friends Halloween Special and enjoy the show that has become the ultimate soundtrack to the scariest night of the year!

The 10th Annual Ozzy and Friends Halloween Special will be available for broadcast October 23rd through October 31st via internet download. Interested stations should contact Melissa Bachtel at melissab@envisionradio.com or 216-831-3761 for broadcast details.

The Chop Shop features weekly updates on bands and tours, web exclusive content, and special guests all while playing 10 songs an hour. The Chop Shop is two hours in length and contains two feature interviews as well as the exclusive Chop Shop Hall of Fame feature, where such guests as Ted Nugent, Brian May, Leslie West and hundreds of others pay tribute to guitar legends Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Angus Young, Slash and more. Visit The Chop Shop online at www.chopshopradio.com.

Envision Radio Networks® provides content and services to more than 1,400 radio stations and reaches millions of listeners each week. Envision Radio Networks, Inc. is the largest independently owned affiliate relations company in the country and supplies all types of programming and services to radio including morning show content, short-form vignettes, virtual news-weather-sports broadcasts, live syndicated morning shows, long-form weekend programming, 24/7 formats, comedy services, event programming, off-air tools, web content, album releases and artist specials. Envision Radio Networks® is based in Cleveland, Ohio, with offices in New York City and Nashville.

Steve Black Releases his Autobiography From Black to Light on August 1st

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Melissa Bachtel

Phone: 216-831-3761

Fax: 216-514-4699

Email: melissab@envisionradio.com

(JULY 2013) – Envision Radio Networks® host, producer and national radio personality Steve Black has written his true life story of love, adventure, music, cancer, death, despair, tragedy and triumph while interacting with rock and roll royalty.

Steve and Sabrina Black have spent a combined 40 years on the radio, mainly in Detroit, Michigan. Sabrina was diagnosed with cancer on the way to their wedding in Hawaii in 2000, and passed away six years later.

Together they fought a very public, heart-wrenching battle with the disease, its financial wreckage, stress, pain and ultimately death.

During Sabrina’s illness, Steve found a way to take care of his wife and work from home by creating The Chop Shop Guitar Show, a syndicated radio show with his partners at Envision Radio Networks®. Based on the success of his new career path, Black has expanded his syndicated rock arsenal to include The Chop Shop Classic, Classic Rock Live with Pierre Robert and The Core with Meltdown.

Steve Black says, “From Black to Light is a very human story, one that could have happened to anyone of us. It’s a story about following your dreams, learning to love, dealing with loss and depression, and learning how to live all over again. What makes the story unique is the way it plays out, forever entwined with a wild cast of rock and roll icons.”

From Black to Light includes stories and interviews with Alice Cooper, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top),  Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Kiss), Chris Squire (Yes), Dave Grohl (Nirvana/Foo Fighters), Dave Murray (Iron Maiden), The Doors, Dream Theater, Frank Zappa, Gary Moore, Gene Simmons (Kiss), George Clinton (P-Funk), Sir George Martin (Beatles), Jack Douglass (Aerosmith), Joe Satriani, Kid Rock, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Mick Jones (Foreigner), Paul O’Neill (Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Peter Frampton, Rik Emmett (Triumph), Sammy Hagar, Savatage, Slash, Steve Vai, Ted Nugent, Tom Morello, Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Tool and Zakk Wylde (BLS/Ozzy Osbourne).

The autobiography also includes stories of Ted Nugent borrowing and destroying Steve’s Jeep, why Joe Perry’s guitar work was replaced on an early Aerosmith album, Peter Frampton helping to save Steve’s radio career, Zakk Wylde taking a swing at Steve in his hotel room after a show, and numerous historical moments in rock history.

The book also contains excerpts from Sabrina’s diary and her final thoughts written just days before her death.

From Black to Light will go on sale August 1st with the pre-sale starting July 18, 2013 at www.chopshopradio.com. Press interested in a FREE digital copy for review should contact Steve Black at srblack@rocketmail.com or 248-941-7875 for download information.

About Envision Radio Networks®:
Envision Radio Networks® provides content and services to more than 1,400 radio stations and reaches millions of listeners each week. Envision Radio Networks, Inc. is the largest independently owned affiliate relations company in the country and supplies all types of programming and services to radio including morning show content, short-form vignettes, virtual news-weather-sports broadcasts, live syndicated morning shows, long-form weekend programming, 24/7 formats, comedy services, event programming, off-air tools, web content, album releases and artist specials. Envision Radio Networks® is based in Cleveland, Ohio, with offices in New York City and Nashville.

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