Share This Profile
Share this profile on Facebook.
Link to this profile on LinkedIn.
Tweet this profile on Twitter.
Email a link to this profile.
See other services through which you can share this profile.
This profile was last updated on 7/15/12  and contains information from public web pages.
Local Address: Okeechobee, Florida, United States
WOKC
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Ray-dio Enterprises

Education

  • Brown Institute
10 Total References
Web References
Home > Inductees > 2012 Inductees ...
www.iowarocknroll.com, 15 July 2012 [cached]
Home > Inductees > 2012 Inductees > Mylan Ray Nominate Someone Today!
Iowa Rock'n Roll Music Association 2012 Hall of Fame Inductee...
Mylan Ray
...
Mylan Ray started his broadcasting career at WOKC in Okeechobee, Florida, after attending the nation's top broadcasting school, Brown Institute in Minneapolis, MN. Fifteen months later, Mylan moved up to a major market and performed an on-air show in the greater Miami area for Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood on station WGMA.
In 1975, Mylan returned to his hometown area of southwestern Minnesota, working in Pipestone for KLOH Radio as Air Personality, Music Director, and Program Director. For thirty-six years, Mylan has been on the air for all three stations owned by Christensen Broadcasting, occupying, at one time or another, every possible air-shift. At one point, Mylan had a daily show on all three stations … KLOH - KISD - and KJOE. Mylan's popular air-show, the "Super Gold Hour," eventually helped convert KIDS's format from contemporary-pop to one of Pure Gold Oldies. Mylan currently hosts the Morning Show on KISD weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to noon. He is also on KJOE (Country) weekdays, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Along with his on-air presence, that many in southwest Minnesota basically grew up listening to, Mylan was the first mobile DJ in the area to perform at dances. He had started "Ray-dio Enterprises" in 1977, using the name Outlaw Disco. Over the course of twenty-eight years, Mylan's estimated 1,500 dances covered much of southwest Minnesota, southeast South Dakota, and northwest Iowa, and is still going strong. Today, his mobile music service is simply billed under his name, Mylan Ray.
Always enterprising, in 1999, Mylan created Main St. Jamboree, a live two-hour country radio show performing downtown at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center. More than a hundred local and regional performers appeared on over forty shows. Main St. Jamboree was a major fundraiser for the Arts Center, showcasing many artists on live radio, who otherwise may not have ever received the exposure. Hosted and produced by Mylan Ray, Main St. Jamboree brought a taste of the Opry, Branson, and Hee-Haw to the upper Midwest on a regular basis. In the process, it helped many talented performers get discovered and make a connection in Music City.
Thanks to his radio career, Mylan has personally met hundreds of national recording stars. He has enjoyed the chance to interview countless artists, from Alabama and Merle Haggard to Quiet Riot, and he has introduced countless more stars on stage. Although not a musician, Mylan has been involved in every kind of music venture possible, from songwriting and booking agent, to writing a column for a local music publication. Mylan's personal business "Ray-dio Enterprises" has allowed him to work as a voice talent and guest speaker, along with producing agency radio ads, narrating promotional videos, and announcing at the Pipestone Civil War Days. Mylan has a massive record collection and extensive music trivia knowledge, which has earned Mylan the reputation of being the area "Music Man."
KLOH: Christensen Broadcasting: About Us: Staff
www.klohradio.com, 30 Aug 2011 [cached]
Mylan Ray
"I feel terrible, really emotional," said ...
www.pipestonestar.com, 11 Mar 2009 [cached]
"I feel terrible, really emotional," said Mylan Ray, Jamboree producer and host.
...
Producing and hosting the show had been a labor of love for Ray, but the labor part finally got to him.
"The telephone calls, the phone tag and then more information about how many songs they're going to play, what time they need to be there for sound check and rehearsal, what they might need for special lighting and equipment," Ray said. "It takes up a lot of my mental capacity. And the more time I spend on that the less time I spend on my regular job."
By day, Ray works as the music director for Christensen Broadcasting, where he's been for the past 33 years. The Slayton native has a morning show on KISD, 98.7 FM, and an afternoon show on K-Joe, country 106.1 FM. He also has his own gig, Ray-dio Enterprises, with services like mobile DJ, guest speaker, ad agency, booking agency and, of course, the Main St. Jamboree producer and host. Needless to day, Ray's a busy guy. But producing the show wasn't just a matter of filling Ray's shoes with someone else.
"I don't think anyone else around here had the contacts," he said.
...
"Had it been a huge success, I wouldn't have walked away," Ray said.
...
"I thought the novelty of country music and live radio would sell out the whole time," Ray said. "It just never quite materialized."
Ray considered why the formula didn't take off the way he anticipated. He didn't think it was the musical genre - country music is popular in the area. But he did offer up a theory.
"I don't think it's the economy, or our aging society," he said.
KLOH: Christensen Broadcasting: KLOH: Bios: Mylan Ray
www.kisdradio.com, 6 Feb 2006 [cached]
Mylan Ray
...
Mylan Ray
...
Photo of Mylan Ray After attending the nation's top broadcasting school, Brown Institute in Minneapolis, Mylan Ray started his broadcasting career at WOKC in Okeechobee, Florida. Fifteen months later, Mylan moved up to a major market and performed an on-air show in the greater Miami area for Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood on station WGMA.
In 1975, Mylan returned to his hometown area of southwestern Minnesota, working in Pipestone for KLOH Radio as an on-air personality, music director, and program director. For 30 years, Mylan has been on the air for all 3 stations owned by Christensen Broadcasting, occupying - at one time or another - every possible air shift. At one point, Mylan had a daily show on all three stations, KLOH, KISD, and K-JOE. Mylan's popular air show, the "SUPER GOLD HOUR" eventually helped convert KISD's format from Contemporary/Pop to one of Pure Gold Oldies. Mylan is currently hosting the Morning Show on KISD -- weekdays from 6 AM to 10 AM.
Along with his "on-air" presence (one that many in southwest Minnesota basically grew up listening to) Mylan was the first "mobile DJ" in the area to perform at dances, having started his business "Ray-dio Enterprises" in 1977 using the name "Outlaw Disco". Over the course of 28 years, Mylan's estimated 1,500 dances have covered much of southwest Minnesota, southeast South Dakota, and northwest Iowa and it is still going strong. Today, his mobile music is simply billed under his name - "Mylan Ray".
Always enterprising, in 1999 Mylan created "Main St. Jamboree", a two-hour country radio show performed downtown at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center and broadcast "live" over KLOH radio. Thirty-plus shows later, over a hundred local and regional performers have appeared in the program. "Main St. Jamboree" continues to raise funds for the Performing Arts Center, while showcasing many artists on "live" radio who may not otherwise have received the chance. Hosted and produced by Mylan Ray, "Main St. Jamboree" brings a taste of the Opry, Branson, and Hee-Haw to the upper Midwest on a regular basis. In the process, it helps many talented performers get discovered and make a valuable connection in Music City.
Thanks to his radio career, Mylan has personally met hundreds of national recording stars, interviewed countless artists (from Alabama to Merle Haggard), and been involved in every kind of music venture possible, from song writing and booking agent....to writing a column for a local music publication.
...
All this has earned Mylan the reputation of being the area's "Music Man".
In keeping with the historical theme, ...
www.marshallindependent.com, 5 July 2012 [cached]
In keeping with the historical theme, DJ Mylan Ray will be playing hits from the '50s, '60s and '70s at the Murray County Fairgrounds on Saturday.
...
4-7 p.m. DJ Mylan Ray at the fairgrounds
Other People with the name "Ray":
Accelerate your business with the industry's most comprehensive profiles on business people and companies.
Find business contacts by city, industry and title. Our B2B directory has just-verified and in-depth profiles, plus the market's top tools for searching, targeting and tracking.
Atlanta | Boston | Chicago | Houston | Los Angeles | New York
Browse ZoomInfo's business people directory. Our professional profiles include verified contact information, biography, work history, affiliations and more.
Browse ZoomInfo's company directory. Our company profiles include corporate background information, detailed descriptions, and links to comprehensive employee profiles with verified contact information.
zirhbt201304