ROCHESTER — Former local radio personality (he worked in Syracuse, Utica, Watertown and Ithaca) Rick “RJ” Jordan is back on the beach. Earlier this week, Golden Music Nashville, the record label Jordan joined last December, decided to close its doors. RJ says he’s looking for his next opportunity, be it in radio or the record industry.
Jordan tells CNYRadio.com “the record business is every bit as volatile as radio these days.” When he joined Golden Music in December, he said things were looking pretty strong and “I don’t think anyone thought this would be the eventuality.”
In a statement issued earlier this week, Golden CEO Noel Golden said, “We simply don’t have the leverage required in today’s world to get our music played on country radio, and the amount of money it costs to work an act no longer makes business sense.” Golden noted that his team had “worked really hard and gone through an enourmous amount of resources” in the three years since he opened shop.
Jordan is one of four regional promoters impacted by Golden’s closing. You can reach out to RJ via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While he searches for his next full-time job, RJ continues to host a Sunday afternoon shift at Legends 102.7 (WLGZ) in Rochester. Prior to getting into the record label biz, Jordan programmed several stations in CNYRadio.com territory, including Syracuse’s B104.7 (WBBS) and Sandy Creek’s WSCP, along with stations in Ithaca, Rochester, Binghamton, Utica, Watertown and Canton.