An Evening of Film and Discussion featuring
I Am What I Play 2/25/16

From the 1960s to the 1980s, the rock radio DJ played an unprecedented creative role in the rock music world. ‘I Am What I Play’ profiles four DJs in major markets during this period: their programming, their politics, and their deep connections with musicians and fans in the heyday of rock radio. Where are they now ‘ and how did they reinvent themselves as the medium changed? ‘I Am What I Play’ combines material shot on location in the 4 cities (Seattle, Boston, New York and Toronto) with rarely seen archival footage of the disc jockeys, the radio stations and well-known rock performers, all complemented by a soundtrack that features many great rock songs of the era. This event will also feature a Q&A with Meg Griffin one of the disc jockeys featured in the film. Meg Griffin is a rock radio legend, having spent almost 40 years on New York airwaves. Her early stint at WRNW lead to a lifelong friendship with colleague Howard Stern. Later, at the incomparable WNEW, she played a major role in championing the punk and new wave scene of the late 70s and early 80s, introducing listeners to the music of Patti Smith, The Ramones, Talking Heads and many others. Griffin has been honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and continues her groundbreaking free-form radio work on three different Sirius XM satellite radio channels. This event is a must for rock and roll fans who are interested in how the music was delivered to your ears. A trailer for the film can be found here.

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