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Meet Michael Jost, Rae Stanton and Tonan Ruiz of in Venice

Today we’d like to introduce you to Michael Jost, Rae Stanton and Tonan Ruiz.

Michael, Rae and Tonan, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today. was founded 2 years ago.

First show in September 2015. Live weekly webcast out of Breakwater Studios in Venice, Ca. (every Sunday 4:20pm PST).  Founded by musician & producer Michael Jost.

Mission to promote & share the fantastic & unique music & talent that is local to Venice/Los Angeles + feature traveling musicians from all over the world that come through Venice or LA.

Promoting love, peace & understanding through music, since EVERYBODY understands the language of music! All music played on the show is played Live! Highlighting what Venice is really about. (Music & Art). To fight gentrification…to keep this very special studio alive…

Today, more than 80 shows in the 7th Season of Radio Venice…more than a hundred artists featured on Radio Venice…working on our own record label… (Breakwater Records) Branching out worldwide…more shows…Radio Venice on the road… Hosted by Michael Jost, Co Host by Venice original Surfer / Skateboarder Tonan Ruiz and produced by Michael Jost & Rae Stanton.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It is a constant struggle with gentrification…rent & costs are high…artists & musicians are driven out!

The love & gratification of the musicians realizing this place & this show is something special + the inspiration are worth the effort…you can ask any of the artists that played on the show & they will tell you that it is special….including Grammy winning & world touring artists we had on the show + some of the incredible street musicians featured on this show…this is a platform of great talent some of them famous…some of them not…all they have in common is the love for music…but they are all really good… They have a passion that they share…

Please tell us about
We are proud to feature pure music…everybody coming in the show has to play live & has to be good & something special. We are proud of that! We are proud of keeping some of the real Spirit of Venice of America alive!

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I would have started this whole journey sooner…

Contact Info:

Image Credit:
Michael Jost
Rae Stanton
Karen Criswell

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  1. Karen Criswell

    December 12, 2017 at 14:11

    Love! Radio Venice; Michael, Rae and Tonan. Some of the best people out there working to preserve and promote Venice Beach independent music and art!!

  2. Suzy Williams

    December 14, 2017 at 18:29

    Michael Jost is the ultimate Venice musical treasure. He brings together, in his magic apartment, overlooking the ocean and the boardwalk, seagulls flying at the window, fine musicians together who would otherwise never meet. A one man community creator!

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