Radio Iodine

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Radio Iodine
OriginSt. Louis, Missouri, United States
GenresAlternative rock
Years active1995 – 1998
Associated acts9 Days Wonder
MembersEllen Bledsoe
Tom Bramer
Anna DiPiazza
Tony Persyn
Steven Held
Greg Miller
Mike Speckhard
Past membersLinda Gaal

Radio Iodine was an American alternative rock band from St. Louis, Missouri, United States. It was formed in 1993 as 9 Days Wonder by Tony Persyn, his wife Ellen and drummer Steven “Stitch” Held. [1] After another band threatened to sue over the name, the band changed its name to Radio Iodine.[1] It signed to Radioactive Records, which released a self-titled EP in 1996. Radioactive Records chairman Gary Kurfirst moved the band to his new subsidiary label Radiouniverse, and the band's 1997 album Tiny Warnings was the label's inaugural release.[2]

A midwest tour took the band through the summer of 1997. In the fall of 1997, Tom Bramer quit the band and was replaced by guitarist Mike Speckhard. The band performed its final show at Mississippi Nights in St. Louis on December 12, 1998.

Tony Persyn died on January 12, 2020.[3]


Former member original drummer


Year Title Label
1994 Garden of Black Roses (as 9 Days Wonder)
1996 Radio Iodine (EP) Radioactive
1997 Tiny Warnings Radiouniverse/Universal


  1. ^ a b Newcomb, Brian Q. (13 January 1996). "Continental Drift". Billboard. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  2. ^ Rosen, Craig (7 June 1997). "Gary Kurfirst, Universal Bow Radiouniverse Label". Billboard. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  3. ^ "ANTHONY W. PERSYN - Obituary". Retrieved 12 October 2020.

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