"Indie Music Channel"
was created by Emmy
Award winning TV host, actor & model, Christopher Ewing. "I created
Indie Music Channel and 'The Radio Cafe' radio show because I have
always felt that there needed to be more support for local, indie artists
and their music.
There are a lot of really talented singers and bands out here whose music
isn't getting enough radio play, if at all, mostly because they aren't
signed to a big record deal with a major label. Whether these singers or
bands have a record deal or not, they still have AWESOME music that
deserves to be heard on the radio and on television and now, through the Indie Music Channel,
there is an outlet for them to get their music played."
The Indie Music Channel and "The Radio Cafe" radio show
are located at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood, California.
Studios is a 14-acre
television and movie studio located at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Gower
Street in Hollywood. The studios were originally founded as
Columbia Pictures Studios by movie mogul Harry Cohn
in 1921. The studio lot continues to this day to be one of Hollywood's largest studios, and an active facility for
television and film productions on its twelve
Including the historic shorts of "The Three Stooges",
such classics as Frank Capra’s
"It Happened One Night" in 1934,
"Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" in 1939,
"The Caine Mutiny" and many
more were all filmed on the
Sunset Gower Studios lot. Besides productions of top films, television
shows such as
"Deal or No Deal",
"Six Feet Under",
"Married... with Children", "Fresh
Prince of Bel-Air", "Blossom",
"I Dream of Jeannie",
"The Golden Girls", "Judge
Judy", "Minute to Win It", "Let's
Make a Deal" and many, many others currently occupy, or
have occupied, several sound stages on this historic lot.
Indie Music Channel and "The Radio Cafe"
radio show join this very impressive list of productions
currently taking place at Sunset Gower Studios!
The offices for Indie Music Channel and "The
Radio Cafe" are located in the historic
at Sunset Gower Studios.
This is just one of the many soundstages on the
Sunset Gower Studios from the outside of the
He was a young
black kid growing up in a single-parent home in the inner city of
Detroit with a love for horses, who fought the obstacles of racism
to become one of the top African-American riders in the history of
equestrian show jumping. In 1992, Mr. Ewing and one of his horses
were inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Besides being an accomplished equestrian, Mr.
Ewing is also an actor, T.V. show host and producer. As an actor, he
has appeared on such top rated shows as "All My Children",
"One Life to Live" and others, plus over 80 radio &
T.V. commercials. He has also been the narrator and /or spokesperson
in countless industrial films for General Motors, IBM and many
He is also the creator, producer and host of "Hang
On to the Dream", a unique children’s television
newsmagazine which showcases young people who are considered
positive role models for others. This program has won the
prestigious "Emmy Award" for "Best Children’s &
Youth Program" as well as a "Service to Children
Television Award" presented on Capitol Hill by the National
Association of Broadcasters, which named "Hang On to the Dream"
one of the top-10 children’s programs on television in 1995.
Following the success of that program, Post-Newsweek Inc. developed
a talk show which they asked Mr. Ewing to be the host of. The show,
"Christopher E!", was a hip teen-oriented
"interactive" talk show which dealt with issues that concern young
people. The show was nominated for numerous awards and was highly
praised for its unique style, as well as for Mr. Ewing’s hosting
Mr. Ewing also has "news reporter" on his
impressive list of accomplishments. With his own franchise created
by Post-Newsweek Stations, Inc. called "The E-Files"
(for "Ewing"), Christopher covered teen & young adult topics, as
well as celebrity interviews for the 5, 6 & 11pm newscasts on WDIV-TV,
the NBC affiliate in Detroit.
Mr. Ewing is a singer/songwriter as well, who has
written scores for industrial films and commercials, as well as the
themes for both his T.V. shows. The theme for "Hang On to the
Dream" has received much national attention from the media
because of its inspirational lyrics.. The late Peter Jennings of "ABC
World News Tonight" called the theme for "Hang On to the
Dream", "Wonderful, I love it!"
Selected by the National Academy of
Television Arts & Sciences to serve as one of their
prestigious "Blue Ribbon Judges", Mr. Ewing is an annual judge for
the Emmy Award competitions, including the "Daytime Emmy
Awards" and the "National News & Documentary Emmy
Christopher is also the President and Founder of
The Hang On to the Dream Foundation, a national, 501
(c) 3, non-profit organization that helps kids from around the
country by providing them with needed equipment, opportunities and
finances in an effort to help them reach their goals in life. He is
also the current President and Founder of The Detroit Council
for the Arts, a 501 (c)
(3), non-profit organization dedicated to promoting all areas of the
visual and performing arts within the state of Michigan.
Christopher's television production company, Metro
Media Group, Inc., recently signed legendary actress Lee Meriwether
to host a series of news features called "Senior Living
Report with Lee Meriwether". His company is also beginning
production on a new weekly kids TV show that Christopher created
called "Aunt Molly & Friends".
Mr. Ewing resides in
Los Angeles, California, as well as on New York City’s Upper Westside.
Christopher has tips for fellow artists