Here it is: My archive of over twenty years of commercial radio production,
live radio broadcasting, book narrations, game show performances and TV appearances. Oh, and copy writing
samples, too. Of course, not every recording I ever made or ad script I ever wrote is posted here.
That would result in a ridiculously long web page!
[If your browser does not support the audio element (that is,
if you don't see audio controls to play clips right in this page), click on
"AudioFile" beneath any item to load original file in separate window.]
90 Second Internet Ad On Web Page -
"Jerry's Car Museum," AudioFile
Keith's Kars - "Oh Wow Man," I realize my Cheech and Chong impersonation isn't that great. What was really funny to me was nobody, not even people I worked with every day,
would believe I did both these voices! AudioFile
Production Director, KPTL
Carson City, NV: 2003-2006
KPTL - Contest Winner Mix, 2004 Think back to the presidential race of 2004 and you'll recognize a sound in this promo
that all us radio folks had fun with that year. AudioFile
OMG! It's ... ELVIS! I was the Emcee for a classic car convention at Reno Convention Center in 2005.
If you're doing a classic car event in Nevada, you must have an Elvis impersonator!
KPTL - Hawaii Give-Away Tease, 2004 The GM came running into the station late one Friday afternoon all excited that he'd made a deal
with a travel agency for a prize trip. We didn't have all the details yet, but the GM wanted at least
to have a teaser up and running over the weekend. So I grabbed several Hawaiian music beds, sat down
at the mic and literally improvised this entire spot in one take. AudioFile
And here's the actual prize give-away promo we started running the following week. AudioFile
Prestige Car Wash - "Dr. Goodzeit,"
Carson City, 2003 AudioFile
Renaissance Faire - "Sir Galahad," Genoa, NV, 2003 I can do a better British accent than this, really I can! But this spot had to be cranked out in a hurry,
so I had to let a few flaws slide. The client thought it was hilarious. AudioFile
The very lovely Terrie Q Sayre strikes a pose with me in a promo shot for our "Tuesday Trivia" show at KPTL.
We were the morning and noon hour team and had a great time working together. Her beautiful smile is literally an
award winner, since Terrie Q is a former Mrs. Nevada.
[Addendum: When I started this page in 2011 I could not have imagined I would need to add the message just a few years
later that Terrie Q passed away. She died of complications from a very serious case of the flu in January, 2015.
She was one of the most fun people I ever worked with in radio. Terrie moved to Albuqueque in 2007, and,
although we stayed in touch through e-mail and occasional phone calls,
our lives went separate directions and I never saw her again.
This world is a little less delightful without Terrie Q in it.]
Game Show Tour:
Traveling the country as host of a game show was one of
the most interesting and challenging things I've ever done.
There are so many cool pictures and videos from that seven year period that they need
a separate page.
Talk Show Host -
Weekends On KLBJ, Austin, TX
In 1998 I took a break from the game show tour because I was offered
an opportunity to host a talk show at KLBJ. The station management wanted to start me out
on weekends to "groom" me as the replacement for a full time weekday slot that they thought
would be opening up soon. Even with just a two hour show on weekends, I quickly started to
build a regular audience.
My "handle," which very well identified my style, was "Sensitive, New Age, Old Fashioned Macho Guy."
The station management said they were very pleased with the job
I was doing. They encouraged me to hang on and keep doing the weekend show in anticipation
of taking over a full time weekday time slot, since at least one of the weekday hosts
was expected to retire or move on to another station within a few months.
Alas, after six months no full time position came available.
By then I was running low on funds. When Kramer Entertainment called to
offer me another game show tour I was glad to accept it. Truth be told, as much as
I wanted to progress my radio career by hosting a talk show in a big market like Austin,
it was great to head back out on the road.
The audio files to the right are one hour segments from talk
shows I hosted in the fall of 1998. As with all my other audio clips, the "AudioFile" link
is there in case your browswer does not support the audio element or you want to download
the audio clip to your local hard drive.
Jarvis Talk Show - Suicide Increase - 1/3/1999 AudioFile
Jarvis Talk Show - The Christmas Experience AudioFile
Jarvis Talk Show - The Meaning Of Christmas - 12/20/1998 AudioFile
Hosting KRMA's annual fundraiser was one of the funnest things I did during my four years in Colorado.
With lots of photos and a video, this needed its own page.
Click the pic or the text link above to see it all!
Rocky Mountain Radio Network (RMRN)
(Network of radio stations in 21 mountain resort
cities with studios based in Dillon, CO: 1992-1995
Air Checks - RMRN
Here are a few samples of me doing bits with traffic gal Brandy and news guy Kyle on
"KQ" - RMRN, 1994 AudioFile
Here I am being a goof in the Rocky Mountain Radio Network Studio in Dillon, CO.
This was the only time in my life I ever grew a beard. My joke was I wanted a beard partly to have
the image of a Colorado "Mountain Man," but mostly because I wanted to
have more facial hair than the mountain women!
KYSL Valentine Promo - "Cupid," 1994 Here is one of the funniest, silliest and most dated radio spots I ever came up with.
Character voices are just too much fun! AudioFile
Town Of Breckenridge - "Ullr Fest," 1995 AudioFile
The Salon - "Business Name Winner," 1994 AudioFile
Ace Hardware - "Facts Of Life," 1994 The part of "Son" in this ad was voiced by Randy Waters, one of the nicest guys I've ever worked with in radio.
We had a hard time getting through recording this without making each other crack up. AudioFile
A Career Highlight
In February of 1994 I got to interview not one, but two
Playmates Of The Month. It was during Playboy's Winter Ski Fest at Breckenridge, CO.
Here's an audio segment of that interview: AudioFile
Jarvis with 1993 Playmates Jennifer Lavoie and Nicole Wood - 2/4/1994
Budweiser - "Halloween Jam," 1993 Yes, it was a little silly using a pitch controller to make my voice sound "demonic,"
but the client loved it! AudioFile
WRLT (AAA), Nashville, TN: 1989 - 1992
Air Checks - WRLT, Nashville
Being the Afternoon Drive guy and Host of Sunday Jazz at WRLT was the best
time I've ever had in radio. I was fortunate to get into the business at the tail end of the
"true" radio days - before computers took away the artistry and multi-station corporations took away the fun.
Jarvis Hosts "Sunday Jazz" on WRLT, 12/2/1990 AudioFile
Jarvis With Blues Traveler on WRLT, 2/1/1991 AudioFile
Jarvis With Bela Fleck on WRLT, 3/7/1991 AudioFile
32nd Avenue Restaurant, 1991 The delicious female voice at the end of this spot is Terri Williams,
a back-up singer on several popular country tunes you probably know.
And, oh yeah, she looks every bit as foxy as she sounds! AudioFile
San Antonio Taco Company, 1992 Nobody, not even the staff I worked with at WRLT, would believe it was me doing both voices in this ad! AudioFile
Sunday Jazz Promos, 1990 My "Sunday Jazz" show in Nashville was what truly launched my radio career. It became the most
listened to program for WRLT. This audio clip has four promos I produced for that show. AudioFile
Belle Meade Jazz Promo, 1990 With the success of my "Sunday Jazz" show (referenced above), I also became the go-to
guy for hosting jazz concerts in the Nashville area. Hosting live jazz events on the lawn of historic
Belle Meade Mansion is a favorite highlight of my time in Music City. AudioFile