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Gotham Sirius — Kick Out the Jams

Mark Moore was in New York City June 12, 2009, for an appearance on Kick Out the Jams, a popular Sirius Satellite Radio program hosted by legendary music journalist and author Dave Marsh. The two-hour show on Jan & Dean aired later in June.

Dave Marsh co-founded the influential CREEM Magazine in 1969. As a music critic and editor, he’s written for Newsday, Rolling Stone, Playboy, and many other publications.

A best-selling and Grammy Award-winning author, Marsh’s many books include Born to Run and Glory Days (biographies of Bruce Springsteen), Louie Louie, and The Heart of Rock and Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made.

In 1983, Marsh started Rock & Roll Confidential, an industry insider newsletter that’s now known as Rock & Rap Confidential. Their mantra? “We accept no advertising so we are free to tell the truth about what’s going on in music. We promote every style of music.”

In 1971, Marsh was still at CREEM Magazine when he wrote “An Analytical Study” for Jan & Dean’s Anthology LP. This lengthy article was the first important journalistic piece written about the duo after Jan Berry’s career-ending automobile accident in 1966. The album was also the first major Jan & Dean compilation of the post-accident era.

Kick Out the Jams aired on The Loft, Channel 29 (eclectic rock music) — Sundays, 10:00 a.m.-Noon ET, and is rebroadcast on Wednesdays at midnight ET.

From Sirius:Kick Out The Jams with Dave Marsh is based at the intersection of music and politics. Dave tells stories, interviews music figures and others, takes calls from listeners, intertwines politics and plays some really cool records.”