About the Rock Files

The Rock Files Writing Team

The Rock Files was produced and directed by Lee Hansen, former Creative Director of Watermark Studios, producer of Casey Kasem's "American Top 40," "The Elvis Presley Story," "Gary Owens, Soundtrack of the 60's," and "The Robert W. Morgan Special of the Week," among others.  The writers are Lee Hansen, Tom Holdridge, Jack Marlando, Ken Razor and David McKenzie with special interviews from Las Vegas by Steve Miller. The music programmer is Les Perry.

Length

55 fourty eight minute episodes, which gives you the flexibility to fit your format.  You can air The Rock Files as a holiday weekend special or as a one to four hour weekly series.  Each hour stands on its own. 

Fulfillment

The Rock Files is available as a high quality download. 

Spot Avails

There are twelve minutes of spots available per hour.  Each of the Rock Files is 48 minutes of programming, with five commercial cutaways. 

Promotional Announcements and On Air Back-Up Materials

Create your own custom Rock Files promos or use ours. You get 24 Rock Files jingles, one 2:30 full Rock Files theme, 52 45-second versioned promos and 52 15-second versioned promos, one for each hour of The Rock Files. 

Music to Talk Ratio

The music to talk ratio is 80% music and 20% talk.

Song Ratings

There are more than 750 songs.  Ninety percent were Billboard Magazine Top 40 hits.  More than 80% of the songs are from the 1960's and 20% flashbacks to the 1950's and flash-forwards to  the 1970's. 

Interviews

There are 2 interviews in most episodes, more than 75 interviews in total with artists, heroes of politics, T.V., and the silver screen. Many of them are exclusive, never before aired interviews, such as the 1959 Keith Austin interview with Bobby Darin and an exclusive interview with Johnny Horton of "Battle of New Orleans" fame just 2 weeks before his death. The Files also include new "look back" interviews with Pat Boone, Tom Jones, Tommy Smothers, Neal Sedaka, Freddie Cannon and Paul Revere.

Bonus Episodes

In 2007, Keith Austin and Lee Hansen, his producer, were back in the studio again creating three bonus episodes entitled "Disco Fever," "The Last Band Standing," and "The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame."  This new production brings the total to 55 episodes available.