Jacob Burns sell-out

The Jacob Burns screening was apparently a big success.  A sold out crowd we’re told!  Meg Griffin was in attendance and did a well-received Q & A about her radio career, hosted by WFUV’s Rita Houston who also appears in the film.   Below are some pics that were posted on social media:


From left to right:  Rita Houston, Meg Griffin, Karen Goodman – Jacob Burns Programmer

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Q & A with Rita Houston and Meg Griffin.  Photos c-2015 Gayle Miller

I Am What I Play on Sirius XM Canada

Had some fun last week on Sirius XM Canada as a guest on the Todd Shapiro show. Lots of talk about I Am What I Play and being a radio DJ (as well as the voice-over industry). The interview starts around the 44:00 mark.




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Meg in Manhattan

It was a productive five days in Manhattan this July where we spent a day with the great Meg Griffin at Sirius XM radio studios.  Meg is our 4th and final DJ in the film and is just a great pick for the flick!   She started her radio career in the early 70’s in Briarcliff Manor, New York alongside some guy named Howard Stern.  Within a couple of years, she was at New York City’s legendary WNEW and her career just took off from there.

In our interview with her, we heard great stories about the 1970’s New York punk and new wave scene, the beginnings of MTV, her long-standing friendship with the aforementioned Mr Stern and of course her take on the evolution of rock radio, including her current work with Sirius XM.  Meg is great on camera and we can’t wait for people to hear/watch her story.

We also talked to Sirius XM CEO (and former CEO of CBS) Mel Karmazin, as well as Rita Houston at the very cool WFUV in The Bronx and Allan Pepper, the owner of the legendary Bottom Line night club.  All have long and deep connections to Meg and have great respect for her work and musical knowledge.

We of course took in a little of New York City too: drinks in the village, great Mexican food in Soho, a photo exhibit opening on Central Park West and half price wine between 8-10 pm every night in the bar of our hotel, The Shoreham.  The city that never sleeps indeed.  Or at least only turns in early before film interview days!

On to editing we go.  Don’t touch that dial! (sorry – couldn’t resist a lame, dated phrase there)

Meg Griffin, with our Production Manager, David Jermyn.   Sirius XM Studios, New York City.  July 8, 2012.