Mike Rogers (producer)

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Mike Rogers
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Born (1956-11-01) November 1, 1956 (age 64)
OccupationRadio Host
Film / TV / Radio Producer
Lead Singer
Years active1977~present
Websitemodernmarketingjapan.blogspot.jp

Mike Rogers (Sometimes referred to as Mike "in Tokyo" Rogers) is a director, producer, and a radio host who, in 2006, became the first foreigner in Japanese history to hold a senior position at a major Japanese broadcasting station, when he was appointed program director, then general manager at TV Tokyo's InterFM channel.[1] Currently, he hosts the "Mike Rogers Show" internationally. The program previously broadcast exclusively on InterFM channel in Tokyo, Japan and on Radio Neo in Nagoya, Japan.[2] He was also a director and co-host of InterFM's weekday morning program "Good Morning Garage".[3]

Rogers has been a radio/TV host/producer in Japan since 1983.[2] He is also the writer, producer and co-director of the 2017 feature film, "Ghostroads - A Japanese Rock N Roll Ghost Story" which premiered at the Raindance Film Festival 2017.[4][5] He is a founding member of the Mt. Fuji Film & VR Festival.[6] He was the lead singer of the Los Angeles punk band The Rotters between 1977 and 1979 under the pseudonym "Nigel Nitro".[1]

Rogers is a Jury member for the 2018 Raindance Film Festival in London, England. He is the first person from Japan to be given a seat on the Jury in the history of the Raindance Film Festival.[7] Rogers also won an award for his film "Matsuchiyo - Life of a Geisha" at the Raindance Film Festival in London, 2018.[8]

He is also a regular contributor to the website LewRockwell.com.[9]

Career[edit]

Producer/Director[edit]

Radio Host[edit]

  • Mike Rogers Show on InterFM in Tokyo and Radio Neo in Nagoya, Japan.[2] The program is also aired nationally on Radiko.jp[11][12]

Lead Singer[edit]

  • Los Angeles punk band "The Rotters" (1977 ~ 1979)[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "First foreigner at a senior position at a Japanese radio station. | The Japan Times". The Japan Times. Archived from the original on 2018-04-08. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  2. ^ a b c "InterFM897 : インターFM897 [ 89.7MHz TOKYO ]". www.interfm.co.jp. Archived from the original on 2017-11-16. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  3. ^ "InterFM DJ lifts the bar for morning radio". Japan Today. Archived from the original on 2018-04-08. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  4. ^ a b "Ghostroads - A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story". calendar.raindancefestival.org. Archived from the original on 2018-01-12. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  5. ^ "Japan's Rock Bands Come Together In Ghostroads - A Japanese Rock N Roll Ghost Story - Dread Central". www.dreadcentral.com. Archived from the original on 2018-01-27. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  6. ^ "Organizers". 熱海映画祭 THE Mt. FUJI-ATAMI FILM & VR FESTIVAL. Archived from the original on 2018-04-10. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  7. ^ "Launch Press Release Raindance 2018 - Raindance". Raindance. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  8. ^ "'Princesita' wins four awards at Raindance Film Festival". Screen. Retrieved 2018-10-15.
  9. ^ "Mike (in Tokyo) Rogers, Author at LewRockwell LewRockwell.com". LewRockwell.com. Archived from the original on 2018-04-10. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  10. ^ "Matsuchiyo - Life of a Geisha". calendar.raindancefestival.org. Retrieved 2018-10-15.
  11. ^ "radiko.jp | インターネットでラジオが聴ける". radiko.jp (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2018-02-05. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  12. ^ "radiko.jp | インターネットでラジオが聴ける". radiko.jp. Archived from the original on 2018-01-19. Retrieved 2018-01-13.

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