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Created by Jerry Bryant

Jerry Bryant (Host)

Greg Corner (Co-Host)

Lauren O'Neill (Co-Host)
Country of origin USA
Executive producer(s) Jerry Bryant
Camera setup Sony HDW-F900, Sony PMW-EX3, Sony PDW-350 XDCAM, Sony Z1U
Running time 60 minutes (Saturdays, 7:00pm, 8:00pm and 10:00pm, Sundays, 7:00pm and 8pm, Wednesdays, 11:00pm)
Original network [Tuff TV], WJYS 62
Original release 1984 – present
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JBTV is a nationally broadcast, weekly 60-minute music television show featuring live in-studio performances, music videos, and music-related interviews from emerging and established musicians. Based in Chicago, Illinois, JBTV has over its 30-year history helped hundreds of regional artists reach a wider audience, as well as given exposure to more alternative national and international artists. It was created and hosted by Jerry Bryant in 1984, who today remains a vital aspect in the production and post-production of the show's recent reformatting. As of the show's 30th Season, Jerry Bryant and Greg Corner are the show's main hosts, co-hosted by Lauren O'Neill of WKQX 101.1.

The show is broadcast nationally on Tuff TV channel M-F at 11p and also posts all of its aired content on its website, JBTV Music (as well as exclusive, live streams of in-studio performances and behind-the-scenes footage showcasing visiting bands and the show's production team).


Original Format (1984–2012)

In its original format a band or solo performer would visit the JBTV studio for an interview with owner and host Jerry Bryant, selecting a number of music videos (both the artist's and their own favorite videos) that would be shown in the aired episode. JBTV is currently on broadcast television WJYS-62 in Chicago Wednesday nights at 11pm with New Music Videos and live JBTV performances. JBTV is currently hosting live in-studio performances with new artists and extablished bands. In 2012, JBTV will be adding more new hosts and lots of new bands for all of the world to see. After 27 years, JBTV is still the only program where free-form TV is alive and well without corporate control. JBTV is an all-volunteer television program.

Some notable guests[edit]


  • Billboard - Best Modern Rock Program - 1993
  • Billboard - Best Modern Rock Program - 1995
  • Chicago/Midwest Emmy-Outstanding Achievement, Entertainment Programming - 1995
  • Chicago/Midwest Emmy-Outstanding Achievement for Individual Excellence Off Camera: Art Direction and Graphics/Animation - 2010
  • Chicago/Midwest Emmy-2014 Silver Circle recipient for 25+ years of service

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