He began his career in music performing and promoting concerts as a teenager in Allentown, Pa., and as concert director at the University of Notre Dame working with artists such as: Bruce Springsteen, Rush, Kiss, Hall & Oats and others. Ralph started Black Wolf Records and Ralph Jaccodine Management in 1992. He is on the faculty of The Berklee College of Music teaching in the Music Business/Management department. Ralph is the co-founder and director of the Boston Management Group and is associated with the Music Law & Management Club at Berklee. After years of seeing good music interviews and performances vanish from radio and TV, he became the founder and Executive Director of “Boston Rock/Talk” a TV/Podcast show which has Comcast, and WERS as partners and longtime music journalist Jim Sullivan as the host. The show is found in over 5M homes and on the Web . www.ralphjaccodine.com
Jim Sullivan, host of Boston Rock/Talk, wrote about pop music and other arts for the Boston Globe for 25+ years, with more than 10,000 stories to credit before leaving in 2005. Since, he has freelanced for the Boston Phoenix, Boston Herald, Where Magazine, Boston Common, Yankee Magazine online, Time Out Boston, US News & World Report, and the Cape Cod Times. He did arts and commentary and reporting for WBUR and continues doing guest radio spots on WBZ and WERS. He created jimsullivanink.com in 2006, it’s purpose being to serve the Boston area with an opinionated guide to arts and events.
Ben serves as a producer for Boston Rock/Talk, helping to curate artist performances and content for BR/T’s full-length video episodes and podcasts. His eclectic knowledge of bands, both old and new, brings a variety of music to our spotlight. In addition to working on BR/T, Ben has worked 5+ years in software project management for a small Boston-based company. He was born and raised in Needham, MA, and now resides in Brighton. Always a music fan, Ben has been known to pick up a guitar or a mic from time to time, but can mainly be spotted in the audience at just about every Boston and Cambridge concert venue on a weekly basis.
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Steven is Ralph’s assistant on Boston Rock/Talk and acts as a point person between the show and radio partner, WERS. After surviving 10+ years working at various levels in the Culinary Industry, it was time for a change. He studied Entertainment Management and Bay State College and is currently working for Clear Channel Outdoor. Prior to Boston Rock/Talk, he was a booking agent at Boston Eventworks and Operations Assistant at Wormtown Trading. When not working, you can typically find him cooking at his home in Marlborough.
As one of Boston Rock/Talk’s producers, Greg engineers, mixes and produces BR/T’s podcast series which he helped conceive and develop. He promotes the audio series, as well as BR/T’s streaming video programming, on social media. Prior to BR/T, Greg worked for over 15 years as an editor for a global public relations news wire service. He currently tutors English and writing at Bunker Hill Community College and plays guitar and sings in an alternative rock band, plume. He is a Jamaica Plain resident who roots for the four major New England professional sports franchises. He loves artichokes, Autumn, and IPAs.
Jacobo has recently obtained a Double Major in Law and Business Administration, after having studied in 3 different countries (Spain, Germany and the US). His passion for music made him obtain a scholarship to finish his studies at Boston University, allowing him to be closer to the Berklee College of Music, the real reason he chose the city of Boston. He is currently interning for Ralph Jaccodine Management, working with all the artists under Ralph’s management and helping with several side projects.
Brittany Bethune graduated from Berklee College of Music magna cum laude with a Bachelor in Music. She majored in Music Business, focusing on management and entrepreneurial studies, and minored in Psychology. She earned the Boston Magazine Award for her achievements while student director for both senior practicums: the student-run label, Heavy Rotation Records, and the entrepreneurial practicum.
After graduation, she was appointed by Berklee to represent the College at Lollapalooza in Chicago, organizing and overseeing a children’s music tent at Kidzapalooza with several classmates.
Brittany is the general manager of Ralph Jaccodine Management and oversees the day-to-day managing of the artists. She assists in heading projects such as album fundraisers and their releases, production of music books and other merchandise products, coordinating school visits with Ellis Paul, and more.
In addition to working at RJM, Brittany is the secretary of the Alliance for the Advancement of Scottish Roots Music (ASRM) and has acted as the production assistant on ASRM productions for the band Atlantic Seaway at the New Hampshire Highland Games and Festival InterCeltique de Lorient in Brittany, France.
Originally from Seattle Washington, Scott is a senior at the Berklee College of Music, majoring in Music Business. Scott has been interning for Boston Rock / Talk for over a year now, helping with the production and editing of podcasts and videos. Scott also plays drums in a band called Jive McFly, and outside of music enjoys cars and watching Seattle sports.
Roza Yarchun comes to Boston Rock/Talk with a strong theatrical background. She wrote and directed two plays, “The Elvis Files” and “Sexuality in the City,” and is working on a third. She has studied acting with Peter Kelley and was with the Harrison Project, a Boston-based acting company. She is also a photographer, having contributed to the Cape Cod Times, www.bestclassicbands.com, and the Boston Herald. Roza brings her camera and her ideas about production and music to Boston Rock/Talk.
Francisco has been the creator of the new boston rock/talk web page. He’s a medical student in madrid but combines his studies with his work as graphic designer. You can check more works at www.franciscoubet.com
Once upon a time Jonny was Jim’s intern and, to this day, believes that he is due a medal for his time served. For Boston Rock/Talk he has worked with musical acts and production partners, energized the show’s online initiatives, and added podcasts to the show’s programming. However, he remains most proud of recruiting Greg and Ben, and the work they have done to push his work – and all avenues of the show – in better directions.
Adam spent 9 seasons on the hit show American Chopper. After that long run he stayed with Discovery Channel and was show runner of the controversial show Throwown, about the underground world of fighting in New York City. The show was quickly cancelled due to the violent content. Next Adam went on to show run Sons of Guns for Discovery and brought in the highest rated episodes of the series run. He then moved on to take the position of co-executive producer of Animal Planet Wild West Alaska, a fun and funny show about a gun shop in Alaska. And then NBC Sports needed a new car build show and Adam show ran the hit show Mobsteel. Today Adam is show running Mountain Men for History Channel while also producing a half hour pilot for Travel Channel called Bear With Me.