Executive Producer, Host
started in radio at age 12. He started bugging and
calling his local radio station’s DJ’s about getting
into radio. Many of them took him under their wing and
he soon learned the ropes from the "Radio Greats" in his
hometown of Glasgow, Kentucky. He eventually went into
programming and landed a gig in Nashville. It was there
that he joined two legendary Nashville stations, WLAC
It was at WSIX that Dave met and befriended Hollywood
Hendrix. Hollywood went on to become the first host of
In late 1997 Dave conceived the name, the idea, and
concept of Retro Rewind. Together with Hollywood and
their friend, voiceover legend Bumper Morgan, they
launched the show nationwide in February 1998.
Dave wrote and co-executive produced every installment
of the syndicated show. In 1998, Dave took a leave of
absence to serve as the manager of the platinum selling
band "The Outfield".
In 1999, Dave took over the hosting duties of Retro
Rewind. Anthony Vita also joined the staff that year.
Dave's a big-time music history buff and his lent some
of his expertise to many entertainment outlets. He’s
also contributed assistance to VH-1 for many of their
popular shows, "Where Are They Now?” "Behind The Music",
"Before They Were Rock Stars", and "The List". In 2005
Dave helped secure talent for NBC's mid-summer
replacement show, "Hit Me Baby One More Time".
Dave's hobbies include following the NFL (San Diego
Chargers), video games, and songwriting. He has written
well over 400 songs. Some songs are a collaboration with
his best friend, actor Scott Grimes. (From NBC’s “ER”,
HBO’s "Band Of Brothers", and FOX’s "Party Of Five").
In 2005 Dave scored a top 20 AC hit on the Billboard and
Radio & Records chart, as co-writer of "Sunset Blvd",
performed by Scott Grimes. Harris co-wrote several of
the songs on Grimes' 2005 CD, "Livin’ on the Run". In
2006, the writing team of Grimes/Harris wrote the title
track to the movie, “What Love Is” starring Cuba Gooding
Online Producer, Writer
Anthony is the head
writer/producer of "Retro News w/Jenni Waylon"
From The Top".
began his radio career in 1987 working for WREL AM/FM in
Lexington, VA where he was a Music Director, Program
Director and Morning Show talent. He then moved on to album
rocker 96.3 WROV FM in Roanoke, VA in
1994 before leaving radio to
pursue a career in web development.
1997 Anthony started a website development company called
Web Feat, which specializes in website design, hosting,
marketing and other related services.
Anthony met Dave Harris while working at RCS (Radio
Computing Services) in White Plains, New York. Anthony
joined Dave on numerous live broadcasts and interviews
including Talking Heads, The Fixx, Yes, Pet Shop Boys,
Squeeze, Colin Hay, John Waite and many more before becoming
involved with Retro
Jenni Waylon is the voice talent and co-writer for Retro
News. She has been involved in the music industry in
some fashion since 1998, getting her start in New York,
NY while dating PHISH famed songwriter Steve Pollak (aka
the DUDE OF LIFE) and learning about the music industry
as a whole. She later relocated to Nashville, TN.
In late 1999, while living in New York, Jenni met Dave
Harris and have been friends ever since. New York
offered Jenni the opportunity to
with celebrity vocal instructor Andy Anselmo whose
clients include actors Mandy Patinkin, Brooke Shields,
Regis Philbin and others.
She later moved to Nashville TN and could be found in
the mix of the music industry. It was there she met
Waylon Jennings (hence her name).
Jenni has been involved with tours that include: PHISH,
Godsmack, Sister Hazel, Quiet Riot, Darrell Worley,
LeAnn Womack, LeAnn Rimes and others.
Waylon is also a songwriter and part of a five piece band
called "Straight Shots" which play private parties and serve
as an opening act.
started in radio and television in the late 80's and early
90's, starting with an internship at former hometown legend CHR, "Stereo 93, KTMT" in Medford OR. Several TV production
gigs later, he came back around to radio in 1998, and
started started spinning the hits at WRVR in Memphis, and
was the top rated afternoon personality, before moving to
the L.A. area, in 2008 to produce and direct television
shows, including interviews for Retro Rewind!
involved in a show like 'Retro Rewind', is EXACTLY the kind
of radio I love to do," Larry said about his work with the
show. "Working with great people, who are incredibly
passionate about what the music, and the artists, like Dave,
and the rest of team at Retro, is wonderful. I feel blessed
to be a part of it!"
Scotty Matthews has been a
broadcasting professional for more than 22 years, having
hosted top-rated radio shows in small, medium, and large
markets. He voiced and produced the very first imaging
liners for the first incarnation of “Retro Rewind” with
Dave, which aired on an AM station in Cave City, Kentucky
many years ago.
Dave and Scotty have continued to stay in
touch across many years and many miles. For the past
decade, Scotty has been the Creative Services Director for
the Citadel Broadcasting radio group in Syracuse, NY, and
done voiceover and audio production of all kinds for clients
from Chicago to Great Britain to the Island of Crete, and
all around the world via the Internet. Scotty is very
pleased to continue his voiceover role on the legendary and
enduring radio show “Retro Rewind with Dave Harris.”
Hollywood Hendrix began his radio career in 1976 at the
age of sixteen in a small Tennessee town. After three
years at WRJB/Super 98FM in Camden, he moved on to his
first programming job. After two years of morning wake
up duties and program director chores under his belt it
was time to make that jump to a larger market.
landed at WRVR in Memphis, staying a short time before
crossing the street to WMC-FM100. After a few years in
the Memphis market he left for the mid-day slot at one
of New England's most respected radio stations, WTIC-FM
in Hartford, CT. From there, it was off to afternoon
drive at WKXX (kicks 106) in Birmingham, AL. Hollywood
was also a television show host for several years at a
local Birmingham TV station. The show, TRAXX AND FACTS,
was syndicated in many markets across the United States
and abroad as well.
1985 it was time to come home to the great state of
Tennessee. From 1985 through 1992 Hollywood's show was
heard every week night on WYHY/Y107 THE OUTRAGEOUS FM
which at the time was the hottest CHR radio station in
the country and consistently #1 in Nashville during the
latter part of the 1980s. Hollywood's night show on Y107
still holds the modern all-time night ratings record 12+
numbers in the Nashville metro market with a thirty (30)
share in 1988.
Then, in '93, it was time for a new challenge in a
different format. WSIX, which took over the number one
ratings slot in Nashville, hired Hollywood for the 7-12
midnight slot, which in 1995 garnered him a CMA
nomination for large market personality of the year.
After almost four years at the nationally acclaimed
country station Hollywood decided to take his talents to
the voice-over field full time launching Hollywood
Hendrix Productions in the summer of 1996 which
successfully continues in full operation today.
1997, he teamed with Dave Harris who he worked with at WSIX, and Bumper Morgan who he worked with at Y107, to
start Retro Rewind. They went into national syndication
in February 1998.
recent years, Hollywood has returned to the airwaves of
the Music City in several capacities. You can catch him
doing live traffic reports at different times of the
week on any one of the three major Television stations
in the market. Including, WSMV Channel 4, WTVF Channel
5, and, WKRN Channel 2.