HAVERTOWN, PA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Classic Rock Central Media LLC has created a new network, ClassicRockCentral.com to reach the needs of fans of classic rock music in the U.S. and around the world. ClassicRockCentral.com will present original interviews with rock artists and network radio programs and specials, which were produced by co-founder Denny Somach and his company DSP. Many of the interviews and radio programs originally aired on network radio during the past 25 years.
ClassicRockCentral.com launched in beta form and features interviews with The Beatles, Pete Townshend and members of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. The site is also presenting Radio On Demand with streaming network radio programs such as a four hour special celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd's historic album Wish You Were Here which ran on network radio in 2000, a legendary radio special that originally aired in 2001 titled A John Lennon Christmas, and Meet The Beatles…Again which aired on network radio in 2004 and was produced to celebrate the release of The Beatles Capitol Records Albums.
Every week additional artist interviews and Radio On Demand programs from the over 10,000 hours of original programming will be added to the site, and fans can sign-up to receive a free newsletter to inform them of new features as they are added.
Classic Rock Central is co-founded by Somach, Andy Zipfel and Anthony Buono.
Somach is one of the prolific producers of rock 'n roll programming for radio and television as well as an author and recognized rock historian. Somach's company DSP has been producing network radio programs for over 25 years as well as television programming for NBC, CBS, MTV, and USA Network. Zipfel is a marketing executive with over 20 years experience in media and entertainment, having contributed to the growth of some of the most successful media brands in the world including AOL, ESPN and MTV Networks. Buono has been producing websites and technology solutions for over 10 years, for clients such as AOL.
"Classic Rock Central provides the ability for music fans to listen to interviews by the artists whose music they know and love," said Somach, chairman of Classic Rock Central. "Many of the interview segments have never been heard before, as they may have been edited out when producing the original radio broadcast. The interest in classic rock music and artists spans the globe and several generations."
"The DSP audio library that Denny Somach has produced and archived is truly historical and is arguably the world's largest independently owned audio library devoted to classic rock," said Zipfel, president of Classic Rock Central. "We started digitizing the analog library in order to create a powerful database of artist interviews and radio programs. The plan to use this archive – on the web, on radio, on mobile devices – is very exciting. We'll continue to promote classic rock artists, their new releases and catalog products, and concert ticket sales."
Classic Rock Central is a new media company that has been transforming the world's largest independent library of rock interviews and radio shows into digital media, while building a company focused on producing original programming for the web, radio, TV and mobile devices. The company is based in Ashburn, VA with production office located in suburban Philadelphia, PA. — Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen