SATURDAYS– 8:00PM-12:00AM US Pacific 11:00PM-3:00AM US Eastern SUNDAYS 4:00AM-8:00AM UTC SUNDAYS 3:00PM-7:00PM Australian Eastern
HAM grew up in the State of Washington, US where the dreary, rainy weather of the northwest US lit off what would become his love of heavy dark music. Starting off listening to “Guns and Roses” moving to “Metallica” and an assortment of most brutal Christian Metal he could find, the foundation of metal was laid and for many years his mind was made up about what HE thought was metal.
Several years later and having to relocated to Arizona, US, HAM discovered hardcore and more extreme metal and while playing in a hardcore band he was exposed to and wrote classic and new school metalcore music. Then there was a hiatus… the dreaded hiatus of metal whilst serving in the US Navy for over nine years where HAM listened to country, some rap and more radio friendly metal.
After being honorably discharged from active duty, HAM rediscovered metal. He heard some crazy chick in her “Wolfden” named STR1KER on the interweb radio and thought, “well shit, I wanna do this…” Now it was time to fully bring on what he loved with a vengeance!!!
He hooked up with The Native and gave some of those bands he had “heard of” but through ignorance and thinking he “knew it all” had discounted and ignored in his teen years a second chance. HAM credits liquor, his fellow and past hosts, their shows and the many conversations with that Native dude for the rise in his level of knowledge and love for all things metal.
From February 2010 to the present, HAM consistently brings what he loves to the metal airwaves and in March 2014 it led to starting Venom Radio. He’s not an expert by ANY means on any style, but a huge fan of all sorts of metal. His goal is to bring a kick ass show to the listener and maybe expose them to something they may find interesting.
Interviewed bands/artists on MMwH–
Greg Minier of The Crucified
Dave Bizzigotti of Speed\Kill/Hate
Steve Rowe of Mortification
Kosta V of Hatriot
Nige Rockett of Onslaught
Max Cavalera of Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy/former Sepultura
Richie Cavalera of Incite
Sean Peck of Death Dealer/Cage/Empires of Eden/Denner/Shermann
Wayne Dwyer of Vulvagun
Matt Young of King Parrot
Danny Camilleri of Meshiaak
Stu Marshall of Empires of Eden/Death Dealer
Ross “The Boss” Friedman of The Dictators NYC/Death Dealer/former Manowar
Jason Peppiatt of Psycroptic
Nick Walker of Bane of Bedlam and Meshiaak
James Rivera of Helstar
David Ellefson of Megadeth
Adam “Woody” Woodford of Polar
Karl Willetts of Memoriam/former Bolt Thrower
Much props to all the bands and their management teams for giving their time.
Hoppah’s Rock & Roll Overdose
FRIDAYS– 6:00PM-8:00PM US Pacific 9:00PM-11:00PM US Eastern SATURDAYS 2:00AM-4:00AM UTC SATURDAYS 1:00PM-3:00PM Australian Eastern
“Hoppah’s Rock and Roll Overdose” plays rock & metal from the 70’s and up on Fridays at 8:00PM-10:00PM US Eastern unless otherwise noted. Hoppah has a tendency to raid the stream as he feels a LIVE host is always better than Auto-DJ, so keep an eye on the Venom Radio Facebook page!
Hoppah’s love of music started at an early age with his mother and grandmother both of whom loved to play music (or “musical instruments”. If you play music, obviously you are playing an instrument of some sort). Growing up in a house where music was a common occurance, he listened to music on a daily basis and this continues to this very day. His musical talents are wide as he listens to several genres of music but the deepest catalog of Hoppah’s musical library consists of music from the 80’s including such bands as Badlands, Dokken, Def Leppard, Rush, Van Halen and of course, Pink Floyd. So grab your chair, get that drink filled then sit back and remember the days gone by! Get ready for a mix of rock & metal blasting from your speakers just like it did in the glory days of the 80’s when you were cruising!
Interviewed bands/artists on HRRO–
Terry Miller & Steve Spinoe of Dirty Deal
Brad Divens of Souls at Zero/Wrathchild America/Back Alley Gators
Joe Paciolla of Enertia
Mark Kendall of Great White
Georg Dolivo of Rhino Bucket
Many thanks to all the bands and their management teams for giving their time.
SUNDAYS– 8:00AM-11:00AM US Pacific 11:00AM-2:00PM US Eastern 4:00PM-7:00PM UTC MONDAYS 2:00PM-5:00PM Australian Eastern
Hailing from Tornado Alley, The Native brings the groove as only he can. As he always says, “If it grooves, it gets played–nuff said!”
You can expect anything from classic rock like the “The James Gang”, heavy metal standards like “Judas Priest” and last–but certainly not least–extreme metal like “Obituary” and everything in between. The Native has also been known to do a classic power ballad set–**Disclaimer-Kleenex not included!**
Having been a music fan his entire existence, Native has come to appreciate many forms of music but his true calling has always been hard rock and metal. Somewhere around 2005, Native began helping and creating set list for other hosts, this opportunity lead to The Almighty Groove taking life. Using The Almighty Groove, The Native has honed his skills to become the host he is today and has also been a mentor to the other hosts at Venom Radio.
Check out the show and if you have any requests for airplay, please email the Native at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Native thanks you and appreciates everyone that listens!
The Almighty Groove is a pre-recorded show airing and Native will be in the chat for the Sunday morning airing.