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Television Tue Mar 16 2010

Revamped JBTV Premieres Wednesday Night


Back in January, I posted that Jerry Bryant, the man responsible for turning me into a music geek back in the '90s, would be skimming down his hosting duties at Chicago music mainstay JBTV, while the show would be adding on new hosts and working its way toward becoming a full 24-hour online music station in the vein of MTV and VH1 (if MTV and VH1 actually played music). Since then, I've joined the staff at JBTV, and they've also brought in a slew of new hosts, including former Q101 DJ Ryan Manno, Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew Girl Jenna Martinelli, Lawrence Arms front man Brendan Kelly, Red Scare Industries founder Toby Jeg, and hip hop artist Jeff Baraka. In short, more hosts than you can shake a stick at.

The first episode of the 'new' JBTV airs tomorrow (Wednesday) night at 11pm on WJYS Channel 62. Lollapalooza 2009 favorites Portugal. The Man are the featured guests on the show, which will also include unseen footage from Jeff Buckley's final Metro performance and live footage of locals Treaty of Paris on the JBTV HD soundstage. The episode will be streaming online in full at JBTVOnline.com starting Thursday afternoon.

 
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tankboy / March 17, 2010 12:30 PM

If you're involved with JBTV why are you using a journalistic forum to post what's basically a press release for your show?

I saw this last night but held off commenting. however after a bit of thought it seems disingenuous to run this post without even exploring the recent marginalization of the show's long running host.

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