I started radio during the free-form progressive rock era. Knowledge of progressive rock music, which was emerging at the time, was the most important attribute for an on-air person. I managed to work in this vein for a good 10 years and worked at the legendary KWFM at the time it was named as one of the Top 10 radio stations in the USA by Rolling Stone magazine. I went on to do different forms of radio, but my heart was always in that free-form era. Thanks to internet radio, a kind of free-form is possible again. This is the 21st century version.
It's not the big hits or classic rock, it's the other great music that's been recorded over the years and up until the present. This music represents a lifetime of exploration...which continues to this day. It's guaranteed you will hear music that you'd never heard before hearing it here.
ERS is commercial-free, but there are costs involved in providing this internet radio station. If you wish to donate, it would be greatly appreciated.
Why "Early Rock Show"? I did a radio show by that name in the 1990s, but did not come up with the name originally. It was chosen by the Program Director at the time because it was a throwback to the "early" days of FM rock radio and was on "early" on Sunday mornings. The show was quite popular despite its lousy time slot. People would get up early on Sundays just to tune in.
I embraced the name and, when it came time to start my own internet radio station, named it after that show.