In 2018 The Michigan Association of Broadcasters named Hairball John "The Best Regularly Scheduled Weekend Personality" as the host of the Hairball John and Friends Radio Show, a FM syndicated weekly one -hour radio show that pays homage to the Decade of Decadence music of 80's Hard Rock and Heavy Metal from a fans perspective.

With over 40 years of living, breathing and experiencing this music as well as 15 years of broadcasting experience Hairball John has established a devoted following as well as strong relationships with both artists and record labels. To date Hairball John has conducted on-air interviews with over 400 artists including Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue), and David Coverdale (Whitesnake) just to shamelessly name drop a few.

The “and Friends” element of the Hairball John and Friends Radio Show is what endears listeners as it reflects the friendly and casual rapport that Hairball John has with  his listeners as well as various bands.


"Hairball John is a fan of Hair Metal and Rock, and that's what makes his show more like a celebration of the genre.  He gives you a point of view others don't consider. It's not about screaming at a microphone or punching a clock to get another show out. With the interviews that he personally obtains and the depth of his music catalog, it widens our play list and engages listeners. His view inspires listeners to dig into their feelings about the music, and that's what it's all about.  The Hairball John and Friends Radio Show was the first syndicated show we knew we had to have when we realized we wanted to redefine classic rock as it's known to radio, today."

Bob Hughes
Program Director
WIDL - Classic Rock I92