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Maryellen

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What years were you on-air with The Point?

Started beginning of ‘93 and departed end of ‘95.  Mornings

What was the name of your show?

Mudman and Maryellen, D-Day and Maryellen, Alex Luke and Maryellen, Sarah and Maryellen "The S and M Experience", Sarah and Maryellen and Jeff.  (Whew, I think that's all of them.)  I also hosted a weekly half-hour issues talk program, airing Sundays called Talk of the Town.

 What features did you do on your show?

Modern Music Minute, Envirochunk, News We don't Need to Know About, Melrose Mondays, Celebrity Trash, and the Dating Diva.

Who else was on the show with you?

During the Sarah and Maryellen and Jeff, era, I think almost all of the other jocks stopped by. We were joined for visits regularly from Jim McGuinn PD, Alex Luke MD, Joe Moskus, and then interns Mikki, Kevin, (Kevy-kev), and Chris.  Earliest Point listeners may recall intern Big Ben Sanders on the first morning show incarnation.

What are your most memorable experiences from your time on The Point?

As a native St. Louisan, I was thrilled to learn there was an alternative radio station in the works in '92. When I interviewed, I thought I was being considered for morning show producer. When I got hired they said, " Oh-- we'd like you to be on air." I was like "Whaat?" (This was my first on-air gig.) I started 2 days later co-hosting with Mudman (that was certainly a memorable experience). 

The day we got the green light for Sarah to shift to mornings with me is one of my fondest memories at The Point. KPNT made radio history that day by creating the first female co-hosted morning drive show in the U.S. I was honored to be a part. 

Being ridiculous with the hilarious and talented Jeff Burton, once he joined our show felt like magic.  I laughed ‘til my sides ached with Sarah and Jeffy--daily.  

Attending a Point listener private concert given by Tori Amos was truly special, interviewing and laughing w/ Milla Jovovich, Adam Sandler, Bill Maher, David Spade, and Larry David are tops too. When Beck visited the station as Loser became big it was thrilling. Introducing The Connells at Mississippi Nights, very cool.  Traveling to England to cover the Reading Music Festival for The Point was incredible...interviewing Courtney Love w/ Hole, with daughter Frances in tow, was something I'll never forget.  Also, I met the man who would become my husband while working at a Point remote for The Disc Connection in Maplewood. 

And of course--the music- national and local, the staff of friends who knew we were a part of something special and most of all, St. Louis Point Listeners.  The joy of talking, laughing, dancing and connecting with St. Louisans hearing new music they loved, was a pleasure beyond words.   Thanks to all of you. 

What are your most memorable Pointfest experiences?

Wow--tough to choose, standing on the Riverport Stage and walking on with Brett Hull to make lineup announcements. Dancing my heart out w/Beatle Bob and audience, up and down the aisles to Violent Femmes. Seeing/meeting Ben Folds Five for the first time. My own band getting to be a part, playing a side stage as we were on Pointessential 2 (pretty polly). Pointfest days started early and went long but they blew by in a heartbeat.  And I loved every second of them.

Listen to Pretty Polly on Pointessential Volume 2 HERE.

What are you up to now?

I left The Point to accept an offer at KDGE in Dallas and from there headed to the west coast. I'm a voice artist and business owner living in Los Angeles. Our family run production company is currently working on DVD/blu-ray bonus content for G.I. Joe: Retaliation and shooting in Germany for another upcoming major motion picture. Through Meditations Couture, a solo project, I write, voice and produce commissioned audio pieces of music and spoken word. When the mood strikes, I play originals live with musician friends in L.A. area clubs.

 

 

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