Another day, another one of our fabulous hosts profiled in his hometown paper.
This time it’s Ohioan Tony Peters, whose Icon Fetch, in recent months alone, has been graced by such pop-music figures as Tom Johnson of The Doobie Brothers, Chris Difford of Squeeze, Jesse Valenzuela of the Gin Blossoms, Gary Brooker of Procol Harum and (our fave) Maria Muldaur, who scored a monster hit with 1974’s Midnight at the Oasis.
In a story headlined “Former Disc Jockey Hosts Show from His Basement,” the Dayton Daily News writes:
“In many ways the Internet is still a wild frontier, where Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and home hobbyist alike are free to explore their passions online. Unfortunately, for every part-time blogger or podcast host offering content that is professional, insightful and engaging, there are countless others that are amateurish and uninspired.
“Thankfully, when Kettering resident Tony Peters launched his Internet radio program Icon Fetch in April 2010, the former disc jockey for WTUE-FM and WING-FM could draw from 20 years of on-air experience.
“And it’s that professionalism that immediately set Peters’ music interview show apart from many of his fellow web-based hosts.”
The paper goes on to quote Tony as saying:
“Ten years ago this wasn’t even possible, but now Skype is so good I can talk to people all over the world.
“Over the last few years, blogs and podcasts have started to really gain credibility. A few years ago most people were like, ‘Oh, it’s just some guy mouthing off.’ Now people are finding, for better or worse, that it’s a primary source for a lot of people’s information.”
Click here to read the Daily News profile.
Click here to sample Icon Fetch.