Monday, August 29, 2011

Not Thrilling But Nice!

 It's so funny to be able to connect with old friends! I'm talking about one crazy guy in particular. This guy was an old friend of mine from my radio station days at 93.3 WFLS. If you tuned into the "Drive Home Thing" you'd know to whom I'd be referring too; yes its Mr. Mike Vincent, a great radio talent and great friend.

I had the pleasure of speaking with him a bit ago and had to laugh at some our antics. I'd forgotten about the morning he overslept. You see,  this fact is important in the larger scheme of things. You see, Mike was filling in for Brian Strobel who was our Morning Drive DJ, Brian held this spot for many years (Since Jesus was a little boy).

Anyway, Brian was on vacation, so Mike took over the duties for that week. You can imagie having to fill Brian's shoes for a week as the Morning Show Talent. Wel here comes the funny part; Mr. Mike Vincent was about 90 minutes away and had overslept. Now the reason he overslept is not your business - But, I can tell you he's a guy, so I'll leave it at that!

I was on the Air and needed to make the hand off; now picture this - I've been on the air all night long. I was tired and wanted to go home. Now I get the call!!! He is running late...I'm laughing my ass off. You know why? I'm the new kid on the block. I get to run the Morning Show. Hot damn!! I perked up quick brother & sisters, LMAO ...Here I am the new guy on a 50,000 Watt station running the Morning show it was priceless.

Now imagine this - I'm on the air and these are the words I mutter:

This is the "Country Kickin Puerto Rican, Robbie Rodriguez" - In for Mike Vincent - Who is Supposed to be in for Brian Strobel...I was dying of laughter...At that moment, I look over to our news room as Mrs. Penny Wack is laughing as well. I was loving it...In the meantime our Program Director Mr. Jon Reid was calling in to the studio to find out where in the hell Mike was!! It was so funny! This is why I love what I do!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Temple of Rock

      My new radio show promises to be filled with crazy fun guests, skits, prank calls and music. Come one come all - Spend time in the Pit!  I'm looking forward to discussing all things rock with you. We can talk about drumming or vocals and everything in between. I've played about five instruments since elementary school, so its in the blood. I've always had a true love of music and the process of putting what is felt down on paper. This is a true passion and I want to share that with you.

      Spread the word, if you'd like to stop in and chat or just kick back and listen, please do. It's all about Rock, Metal, Progressive Rock, Alternative, and anything else I can throw in. Hang out with the Temple of Rock with your Host & Rock Drummer Robbie Rodriguez on

Great Shows On The Way!

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Back in the rock seat again!

      Well I'm back on the proverbial rock seat again; I'm so excited to be doing what I love. I took a bit of a break to hang with family and friends, but now I'm back. It's funny how things work out in life. I attempted to go back to my old station, but I wasn't able to get back on with them after an 8 year run.
I got my start at a 50,000 watt station outside of Washington, DC working on 93.3 WFLS as the "Country Kickin Puerto Rican, Robbie Rodriguez" on "Virginia's Best Country", then I moved into the rock seat from 7 - midnight on 99.3 WYSK "The Rock Alternative" and lastly I took over for Rich Creeger from time - to- time on Rogaine Rock for Classic Rock 96.9. I've learned a lot and I had a blast!

      As they say, things happen for a reason! I'm currently on the air as the Co - Host for the Francy & Friends show on Francy provided that needed spark to peak my interest once again. I'm a huge fan of Hell's Kitchen, and Francy was doing a show with several of the contestants from this years Season 9 competition. I jumped at the chance to call into the show. I've been a big fan of HK for the past eight years.

     Season 9 is a bit different, most of the Chef's are out and about, so when the opportunity hit, I called in. I was wrapped up in Francy's show as a simple listener. I was able to speak with Chef's Will, Paul, Jennifer and Jamie of Season 9! It was a great experience and they are truly great people! Long story short, by the end of the show I had the job as a Co - Host on Francy & Friends! I'm currently working with the show and look forward to this great partnership. I've also just recently launched my own station and show called "The Temple of Rock" which is a brand new show on I'm the Host and Program Director on the show!

     Come and delve deep into everything Rock! Join your host: On Air Personality & Rock Drummer, Robbie Rodriguez as we travel with you through all things Rock from - Glam to Metal! Enter the Temple of Rock if you dare for Guest Appearances, Music News, and Tour Information. Robbie will assault you with: Metal, Progressive Rock, Classic Rock, Comedy, Gags and Skits, it’s all here with the Temple of Rock!

   I'm back on my rock throne once again. Hang out with us  look out for show times and listing.

Take care,

Robbie Rodriguez