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RenegadeRadio.net formed in the late 90s after founder iceberg tried a few other internet radio stations and podcasters and decided he could do this on his own. In some ways he was right, in other ways so very wrong. To start, it was designed to promote only the Dallas music scene and to help iceberg understand how it works technically. Over the next 10+ years, RenegadeRadio would be involved in or leading some pretty creative projects and we're still going stronger than ever.
RenegadeRadio has been fortunate enough to work with local bands such as Faktion, Venture, Frolic, Monkeyshyne, The Bright and bands across the state such as Ember, Project H (now Alibi Nation), Feel Never Real, Memory of a Melody, Dawn Over Zero and many more. Iceberg has emcee'd countless bands and their CD debuts, pre-stage performances and has even sang on stage with The Bright and Monkeyshyne. Renegade Radio has shown a strong support of the local music scene since day 1 and has produced several videos and releases from live band performances from Joey C Jones Greatest Hits to producing several Project 232 songs to so much more to help local and indie music get heard.
The station has sponsored endless live shows and can broadcast from any live venue with an internet connection and a feed to the board and has done so several times. Recent live streams include MELODYFEST 2011 and 2012, Neverset's "One Night Stand" Reunion Show, multiple broadcasts for Texas Rock Fest 2012 during SXSW and more. We conduct both live and written interviews and have interviewed artists such as Ville Valo (HIM), Pearl (Meatloaf's daughter), Dan Chandler (Evans Blue) and Adam Gontier (Three Days Grace) to written interviews with Jeff Current (Against All Will), Tim Jones (Feel Never Real) and so many more.
Also to their credit, RenegadeRadio sponsored a segment on Los Angeles FM Radio called "icepicks" where their founder (iceberg) would call Jeff Duran, then afternoon drive time DJ at 100.1 The Edge, and talk about a local, indie or even a national band that was "flying under the radar". During this time iceberg was able to promote dozens of local bands and even more under-exposed indie and national bands before ending the segment in the summer of 2010.
Before the segment ended, icepicks spawned into a bigger segment called "Dallas vs LA" where iceberg sent up various indie bands from Dallas and across Texas to California to take on artists such as Vains of Jenna, Serj Tankian and many other national artists from California. Even though we sent our best indie to take on anything Jeff Duran could throw at them, Renegade Radio showed their support, and Feel Never Real, representing Texas, took it all and won a month in The Edge's rotation.
Through the past decade iceberg has learned that in no way could anyone do this alone. He knows he's been fortunate enough to build a team of like minded people who do this for the love of music as well which he has in his current crew. Between long time vet Kelly "Celtic Angel" Crawford, Street Team Lead extraordinaire and DJ Jemini, the Grave and Disorderly Sean Twisted and our newest DJs Cody Blue and Tiffany (Ultimate Local Music Texas), Renegade has a core of people who are committed to the long haul. All "Renegades" do what they must from promotions to DJ'ing to writing for the site in order to help the music we love get heard by as many people as we can.
In the last year, our own Sean Twisted has really set the Long Island scene on fire and has brought a whole new set of shows, fans, and most of all, bands to RenegadeRadio. Many bands such as Craving Strange, Revel 9, and so many more are here because of his efforts and because of those same efforts, we understand others are taking notice.
Well you'll just have to stay tuned and keep listening and we'll tell you soon enough. For now, just know we've got some history to make.