Kurt St. Thomas

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Kurt St. Thomas
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Born (1963-08-05) August 5, 1963 (age 51)
Richmond, Virginia
Occupation disk jockey, writer, film director
Known for WFNX, Nevermind It's an Interview

Kurt St. Thomas (born August 5, 1963) is an award winning filmmaker,[1] author, and disc jockey. He can currently be heard on the airwaves of 106.7 KROQ in Los Angeles, California.

He worked at the radio station WFNX in Boston from 1987 to 1995 as a production director, music director, and ultimately as program director.[2] At 7pm on August 29, 1991, St. Thomas over the WFNX airwaves gave Nirvana's album Nevermind its world premiere by playing the album from start to finish. The album Nevermind went on to sell over 10 million copies in the US and 26 million copies worldwide.[3]

In 1996 He began collaborating with Mike Gioscia in making what would become the feature film Captive Audience. Working on weekends when they could scrape up money. The gritty black and white 16mm film focused on a strange bond between an overnight disc-jockey and a gun toting intruder. The film won seven international Film Festival awards including three at the 1999 Planet Indie Film Festival in Toronto,[4] Board Of Directors Award Nashville Film Festival 1999 [1] Best Feature Magnolia Independent Film Festival 2000[1] Best Feature Editing Rhode Island International Film Festival 2000[5]

He worked briefly as the afternoon drive host on Indie 103.1 in Los Angeles, California at the end of 2008 before the station was flipped to Spanish.

On January 29, 2008 St. Thomas launched Houndstooth Radio an internet radio station that broadcasts from the garage of his house. The station features mostly new independent artists. http://www.houndstoothradio.com

St. Thomas is co-author of Nirvana The Chosen Rejects[6] published by St. Martin's Press.

On August 17, 2012, WFNX, now an internet-only station, re-hired St. Thomas as its executive music producer.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

  • (1999) Captive Audience
  • (2004) The Red Right Hand [8]
  • (2008) City Of Lost Carts [9]
  • (2010) City Of Lost Graves
  • (2013) City Of Lost Parts

Music Videos[edit]

Interview CD's[edit]

  • Producer and Host of Nirvana Nevermind It's an Interview [14]
  • Producer and Host of The Breeders, The Secret History of The Breeders Both Verbal And Musical[15]
  • Producer and Host A Conversation With Frank Black[16]

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