With the new year just beginning, music and entertainment industry leader Rick Eberle will be launching his brand new “Rising Stars Radio” show on WHPC 90.3 FM, the station of Nassau Community College, every Monday at 10 p.m., with a replay Tuesdays at 5 a.m.
The show is set to premiere new music along with interviews from some of Long Island and the greater New York area’s top music acts in varying genres from rock to reggae, blues, R&B, hip-hop and more.
Eberle is an accomplished publicist, talent agent, artist manager, musician, songwriter, singer, guitarist and TV and radio personality.
His band Iridesense (1993 to present, which also includes Tara Eberle-Drouin on vocals and bass, Rich Drouin on drums and Rob Viccari on guitar), of which he is a founding member and co-lead singer, songwriter and rhythm guitaristm, has toured the U.S. opening for major acts such as Gin Blossoms, Spin Doctors and Sugar Ray and placed songs on the Nickelodeon Network shows “Drake & Josh,” “Zoey 101” and “iCarly.”
The band has several independent label releases, including “Cool Dream Tomorrow” (1997), “Iridesense” (2001), “A Trip Called Life” (2007), “Secret Constellation” (2011) and “Thought Parade” (2015).
Eberle’s music business career began in New Media where he spent time working on online initiatives for Pink, Usher, Outkast, Dido and others at Arista Records in New York City from 1999 to 2002.
Eberle left Manhattan to begin work in venue management, booking and promotions for The Downtown Concert Venue from 2002 to 2005 with artists such as Jewel, Fall Out Boy, Maroon 5 and Gavin Degraw, and handled public relations and assisted with bookings for The Crazy Donkey Concert Venue from 2005 to 2010 for acts such as Bowling for Soup, LMFAO, Cinderella and Cobra Starship.