That’s me at the 2017 Wasaga Beach Blues Festival

I’m John O’Mara, print journalism graduate, copywriter, blogger and former host of the radio program, The Rock and Roll Riot, which ran for 9 years on 97.7 the Beach in Wasaga Beach, as well as WRSG in Middlebourne, West Virginia, and the internet stations, Radio That Doesn’t Suck, Swisssh Radio, and Beach Booster Radio.

I also created a podcast that was a companion piece to the radio show.

Click the jukebox to get to the iTunes page.

The Riot was cancelled on 97.7 the Beach in January of 2018 because the station had recently switched it’s daytime programming to hits of the ’70s to the ’90s, so my program of primarily ’50s and ’60s tunes was considered too old.

I still write radio ads for 97.7’s parent company, Bayshore Broadcasting. 

In June of 2018, I figured I’d keep the Johnny Maraca name alive by launching Maraca Media. Thanks for checking things out!

A great partner helped me earn this honour!

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