My name is Josh. I host this fine program...
I was born and raised in Eau Gallie, Florida.
I love all types of music, but my heart belongs to METAL.
I've been with WJRR since 2001, and was part of the Midnight Metal/Xtreme Saturday Night programs before the show eventually became known as "Against the Grain". Former hosts Vegas, Nunners and Bones are still some of my best friends.
I bleed Orange and Blue and believe there is absolutely nothing better in the world than being in Gainesville on GAME DAY.
Every show around 12:45a, I'll play a song on ATG - then YOU decide if I play it ever again! When the song is over, shoot me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with sublject line CRANK IT or YANK IT depending on how you feel about the show! Let your voice be heard!
I’m very sorry to report that the Against the Grain show will no longer be airing on Saturday nights.
All good things must come to an end, as they say…
I would like to thank everyone who listened to the show, sent me an email, a text, shook my hand at an event – or even if you were just passing by the station on a Saturday night, heard a heavy riff, stopped for a second and thought, “WTF are they playing right now?” – thanks to everyone who tuned in.
Thanks to Vegas, Nunnerz and Bones, my former co-hosts.
Thanks to all the awesome bands that called in, came by to interview or co-host the show, let us hang on their tour bus for an interview, or simply had a couple of cold beers with us.
Thanks to all the businesses that sponsored the show over the years.
So does this mean “goodbye” to a metal show on JRR forever? Who knows what the future holds…but for now, it’s time to say “so long” to Against the Grain.
It’s been an absolute pleasure hosting the show. It was very cool to see bands break into rock radio that we played first on ATG (A Day to Remember, Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu, Volbeat, All That Remains, In This Moment, etc), I’d like to think that shows around the country like ATG helped to make that happen.
Thank you again for listening to ATG over the years.
Stay metal my friends,