Honestly, I created a profile on IYR Artists just to test things out. Many people on social media know this, but many outside of the realm of Twitter have ZERO idea that I created itsyourradio.
So hey there, I’m Cory Legendre.
Good introduction right?
I am writing the first blog post on the launch of IYR Artists Blogs, just to say how grateful I am, as the person who founded and created this crazy thing that started off as a “pet project” radio station. It was all for fun, and still to this day, it is a lot of fun. I regret nothing from my experience in creating itsyourradio. Nothing. Seriously, it’s been a lot of fun watching a platform I built evolve, and I’m not looking for extra exposure out of the deal, I don’t really need it, nor do I want it, overall.
If you don’t know who I am, my profile on here tells you a little of my history. I had an interesting career in my younger — and I mean way younger — years. I traveled because of the music industry, enjoyed time on stage entertaining people, my favorite thing to do. I love music. I love *most* everything about the music industry. I had good luck in the industry. My other career path involved the radio industry, hosting and producing shows like Cory Live’s Radio Bedroom and The Night Show. I also produced and co-hosted with amazing people like Kat Vecchione on multiple programs over the years. And then there were shows like NTL Rock Radio, hosted by someone who became a good friend, Heidi, known as the Leopardlady. And, of course, we can’t forget the program I did with my mother “Mainely Loie”, which we actually won some amazing recognition for, back in the day, Serious Business…and not so serious. I had a lot of fun doing all these shows, and appearing on many others. I’m not going to give you a whole career history here, that’s not what this is about….my biography and posts across the net tell you enough of that!
My other background that I don’t talk about, and kept separate from my “public image” career was my background in computers, website design, marketing, etc. But, that comes into play pretty heavily here with itsyourradio.
With my background in the music and radio industry, and a true passion for both of those industries, plus my love of design and love of working with people, starting itsyourradio was a no-brainer. Especially after medical issues made it so I couldn’t perform and be active in the way I used to be. Everything I have created with IYR is to give back to artists, bands, hosts, podcasters….content creators of all types, and I did it because both industries treated me so well — or else I just got lucky — and this is the way I felt I could best give back to creators.
I thank you all for supporting me, and supporting this platform. I will always be here for you all and I can’t wait to read other stories shared here. I can’t wait for artists to announce their next big album release… this is in my blood…in my DNA… Music and radio are both pure passions of mine, and that’s why I’m here, and why itsyourradio is here. That’s enough of me rambling on, but I wanted to make a post to kick off the new IYR Artists Blogs, and say my story, how I’m involved, and just kick things off, get things rolling.
Forever peace and love,