Jock Hedblade

Chicago, Illinois

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WLS-AM 890 | Chicago, IL
Executive Producer - The Roe Conn & Richard Roeper Show (2008-Present)
Oversee and run Chicago’s top-rated daily, 4-hour live program
Secure booking of all on-air guests, including celebrities, experts, politicians, and news makers (list of
guests available upon request)
Create show rundown and content
Generate, prioritize and edit daily fact sheets and news items
Populate daily digital content to the show blog and podcasting
Write and record daily promos
Hands-on knowledge of Cool Edit and Adobe Audition
Remain abreast of and highly attuned to news and entertainment trends
Since 2009, the program has been a consistent ratings winner

Answers Media, Inc. | Chicago, IL
Senior Producer / Writer/ Director – The Vegas Show, Behind The Magic (2006-2008)
Secure, conduct, and compose interviews with celebrities, artists, and experts for high- concept HD, On-
Demand, Interactive Internet programming
Responsible for conceptualizing, scripting, booking, field producing, directing and producing numerous
3- to-6 minute packages for website. (Available for viewing at www.answerstv.com)
Conceptualized and oversaw creation of 3-D virtual set
Conducted auditions and casting of segment host

WGN- AM 720 | Chicago, IL
Producer, Booker - Bob Sirott’s Sunday Night Radio Special (2007-2008)
Booked and produced over 25 one-hour talk shows with guests such as Deepak Chopra, Stevie Wonder,
Jeff Garlin, Harold Ramis, Norm Van Lier, Bill Kurtis, Jerry “The Iceman” Butler, Roger & Chaz Ebert,
and Apollo 11 Astronaut James Lovell
Recorded and edited each program
Used Cool Edit and Adobe Audition
Curated extensive fact sheets for hosts

WYMS- FM 88-Nine www.RadioMilwaukee.org | Milwaukee, WI
Mid-Day Host, Music Consultant (2007-2008)
Mid-Day weekend music show host for unique blend of Triple A / Progressive and Urban format
Music consultant for station, working directly with the Music Director and Acting Program Director

Flibberty Jib: The Life & Times of Ken Nordine | Chicago, IL
Executive Producer, Writer, Director (2008-Present)
Overseeing all aspects of feature-length documentary film chronicling the life and work of broadcasting
legend and Word Jazz cult icon Ken Nordine
Booked and conducted 35+ interviews including Lou Reed,, Mike Wallace, Laurie Anderson, Tom
Waits, Tim Kazurinsky, Harry Shearer, and members of The Grateful Dead.

Floored | Chicago, IL
Associate Producer (2006-2007)
Responsible for booking interview subjects for feature-length documentary film profiling the men and
women who trade in “the pits” of Chicago’s Board of Trade and Mercantile Exchange

WriteBrain Media, Inc | Carpentersville, IL
Media Trainer / Publicist (2006-2008)
Applied extensive, hands-on knowledge of the media world in preparing and grooming clients, politicians, authors, etc. for radio, television and print interviews
Directed and produced Web promo videos for Illinois Congressional candidate
Booked clients on local and national television, radio and print media

WKQX-FM Q101 | Chicago, IL
Producer - Mancow’s Morning Madhouse (2005-2006)
Daily booking and producing of live guests and segments with guest such as:
Elliott Gould, Ed McMahon, Dan Aykroyd, Brian Wilson, Cheech & Chong
Booked, scheduled, wrote and performed in daily “prank” call ins
Produced and booked regularly scheduled showcase featuring national musical acts including:
Common, Dinosaur Jr., Fountains of Wayne, Mike Love, Thomas Dolby, ZZ Top, B-52’s Fred Schneider, Suzanne Vega and Pink

WFLD FOX TV | Chicago, IL
Coordinating Producer - Fox Thing In The Morning / Fox News In The Morning (1999-2005)
Produced, booked and wrote daily live segments
Daily booker and produced live guest interviews and segments
Regularly produced and field directed live remote segments for the program
Wrote, produced and booked regularly scheduled showcase featuring national musical acts including:
The Black Eyed Peas, Wilco, Jessica Simpson, The Flaming Lips, Andrew Bird, Alisha Keys, Kenny Loggins, The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Dandy Warhols, Roger McGuinn, Shikira,Winton Marsalis, The Barenaked Ladies, Marianne Faithful and Billy Corgan
Wrote, produced and directed 100+ special comedy packages featuring Bob Sirott, Richard
Roeper, Marianne Murciano and Bruce Wolf
Co-created and produced dozens of Bruce Wolf’s “Hallway Celebrity Ambush” with guests such as:
Jamie Lee Curtis, Duane ‘The Rock” Johnson, George Carlin, Jeremy Piven, Bo Derek, Isaac Hayes, Fran Drescher , Grace Slick, Graham Nash, Jackie Chan, David Duchovny, Elizabeth Hurley and Tony Curtis

WEBX- FM | Champaign, IL
Midday Host, Music Director, Program Director (1995-1997)
Achieved Arbitron ratings for the first time in the frequency’s 25-year history within the first 6 months of
programming
Developed plan and oversaw execution of flipping station music format from Country to Triple A /
Progressive
Provided senior management and control of all broadcast content for one of the nation’s pioneers of real-time Internet audio
Booked and produced over 100 on-air live performances by artists such as Barenaked Ladies, They Might
Be Giants, Cake, and Old 97’s.
Developed imaging, promotion tools, and campaigns including Internet promotions and special events
coordination
Supported sales and production departments including extensive use of digital and analog
editing tools, and copy writing
Generated playlists and maintained music database with Powergold scheduling software

Image Mind Television | Chicago, IL / Seattle, WA /Boston, MA
Programming Consultant / On-Air Presenter (1994-1998)
Co-Host for award-winning music-intensive television program
Consulted with producers on program continuity, packaging, and positioning
Facilitated appearances and interviews with music acts Oasis, Dave Matthews Band, and Barenaked
Ladies among others

WCBR-FM | Chicago, IL
Program / Music Director & On-Air Host “Super Thriller Radio”(1994-1997)
Conceptualized, produced, and hosted weekly two-hour specialty show
Single-handedly secured corporate program sponsorship with Tower Music and Rhino Records
Developed in-store promotion kiosk for Rhino at all Chicago area Tower stores
Negotiated voice-over arrangements with celebrities Johnny Cash, Charles Kuralt, Isaac Hayes, Ken
Nordine, Penn & Teller, and Steve Allen
Secured exclusive weekly feature by Spin Magazine editor-in-chief Bob Guccione, Jr.




AWARDS
2001 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement for
Documentary Programs of Cultural Significance. Producer -“How Chicago Rocked The 60’s”
PBS WTTW Chicago
2000 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement for
an Entertainment Program. Producer -“Smashing Pumpkins: Full Circle” FOX WFLD, Chicago

EDUCATION
1983 - Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
Bachelor Of Arts in Communications, Theatre Emphasis

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