I am Rob Russo, aka The Ripper, I am the STATION OWNER and I have been an avid radio fan for as long as I can remember. My induction into radio came at age five, when I was a frequent caller to NYC morning shows. I always knew I wanted to work in radio using my voice. Early on, I opened and operated my own successful multi-million dollar mobile DJ business for 25 years and played, performed, DJed and Emcee'd bars and nightclubs in NYC and the Metropolitan area.
I went on to earn a degree in communications/broadcasting where I graduated at the top of my class. This landed me an internship with the Opie and Anthony show on XM Radio in New York City.
Frustrated with commercial radio and the lack of professionalism and a human pulse on Internet Radio, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy I decided to live my dream and create my own radio station, LIVE AND LOUD RADIO where I play music that people want to listen to and to provide the VOICE Generation Xer's are looking for which became absent on commercial and terrestrial radio. We play ALL REQUEST music to which is always FREE to listen to. I believe you can truly make music come alive and when you tune in to my radio shows you and the music will become one. Music captivates, inspires and moves people. I have assembled a team of worldwide music experts to provide YOU the LISTENER with a state of the art, fan friendly music experience. In one year on the air I have conducted many LIVE interviews with recording artists, musicians and authors.
To quote Joey Ramone - "We are music without the B.S."
Director Of Artistic Promotion
Eric is our Director of Artistic Promotion from Plymouth, Indiana. He is an avid music lover especially when it comes to hard rock and metal. With a strong emphasis in Photoshop design, Eric is able to collaborate closely with not only the staff of Live And Loud Radio but with recording artists to create original, cutting edge and engaging promotional designs. His work can be quite satirical when requested and he has the ability to meet deadlines on even the shortest of notice when needed. Eric has been our go to guy for over a year and continues to impress us with the quality of his work. Eric has excellent communication and intrapersonal skills with an inspired attitude for the creative process. His strong conceptualization skills bring our ideas to life immediately. Eric is not only responsible for the majority of our internal and promotional design but is a valued asset with our current and future clients promotional work via the web and social networking.
Jeff King is an avid music lover from St. Charles Missouri. Jeff is a very friendly, approachable long time listener and close friend to all of us in the LALR family. Without ever being asked, Jeff stepped up and increased the visibility of Live And Loud Radio via the internet and social media. We have decided to make note of Jeff's loyalty on our station website and formally welcome Mr King to our radio team. Already impressed with Jeff's self taught promotion of our station, we are confident we can mentor him into a possible permanent home with us as his availability allows.