Hey - Simply put, Dr Duck's Prescription is not only the finest guitar feature on radio in Michigan, it is one of the best syndicated shows we have had on the air in 30 years at WOAS-FM - Thanks Dr, we are already looking forward to hearing the new episodes! Ken Raisanen - Manager WOAS-FM Ontonagon, MI - Still airing Monday evenings on WOAS-FM
This series is extraordinary, and a treat for guitar lovers anywhere. Dr. Duck knows guitar!
Notes to Producer: Thank you! This series is great! Keep them coming! I listened to the Eric Clapton piece this morning - the inclusion of his performance from the Dylan tribute was a wise choice. Man, he's good! - Brian Kennedy / Public Radio Exchange
GUITAR RADIO SHOW NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
After close to three years in the making, John (Dr. Duck) Duck, the manufacturer of the guitar polish, Dr.Ducks Ax Wax & String Lube, has announced that Dr. Ducks Guitar Prescription Radio Show is now available globally thanks to a number of radio stations carrying the show, who broadcast via conventional air waves and "stream" on the world wide web. You can access the "streaming" radio stations as well as a sample one hour "dose" of Dr. Ducks Guitar Prescription at Ducks Deluxe home page, www.ducksdeluxe.com. Dr. Ducks Guitar Prescription is a celebration of guitar players and guitar music in general, and plays the most incredibly awesome guitar music in the world ... from the very best players known ... in all different genre of music - coming to you one right after another ... with commentary, quotes, historical perspective and trivia on the evolution of guitar playing, tying it all together. - Music Connection Magazine / March 2008
Just ducky Vegas' radio doctor prescribes diverse recipe of guitar heroics.
Thu, Jun 12, 2008 (midnight)
John Duck was 10 years old when he first heard Duane Eddy's 1958 hit "Rebel Rouser." He knew right then he'd found his calling. "It was like getting hit by a grenade," Duck recalls. "My parents had a guitar around, and I knew a few chords, but I actually sat down and made sense of that song. You've got that sax in the back while the guitarist does that growl/twang thing, and the solo is just obscene. I haven't been the same since."
Fifty years later, he remains a devoted guitar-music listener. Every Sunday night at midnight, the Vegas-based Duck bestows his instrumental adoration onto audiences in his hometown and some 15 additional markets in the form of Dr. Duck's Guitar Prescription, an hour of guitar-based music blending genres and eras most non-traditionally.
"I've just got to respect it to play it," says Duck, who began broadcasting his weekly guitar "doses" in January on his show's home station, KUNV 91.5-FM, directly after local mainstay The Lyon's Den. "There's a lot of commercial stuff that's probably not gonna make it onto the show, and there are tunes from certain artists that you won't expect."
Show No. 2, for example, placed rockers Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Jeff Beck and Guns N' Roses alongside old-timers Link Wray and Bo Diddley, jazzman Charlie Byrd, country player Vince Gill and flamenco/fusion maestro Ottmar Liebert. "We're all over the map," he acknowledges proudly. "A guy in Great Britain sent in a CD, and it's strong. So we're going to fit him in, right between Django Reinhardt and Herb Ellis."
Between songs, the program relies on pre-recorded sounds-background chatter, bottles clanking and the like-to provide a party atmosphere, bolstered by banter from his "Ducky Girls." "There's some shtick and some schmaltz," concedes Duck, best known for concocting Dr. Duck's Ax Wax, a popular guitar and string treatment product that has been on the market since 1992. "I just want it to seem like there's a live party going on here and we're bringing the party to you."
As a guitarist, Duck, in his words, "played with a
number of people and came pretty close to making it," but that's in
the past. These days, the good doctor is happiest when he's prescribing
a heavy diet of guitar over the airwaves, and describing his handpicked
tunes with enthusiastic gusto: "'Smoke on the Water' it's a nasty lick
the way it comes on is just like Tyrannosaurus Rex just walked into the
living room and he's having a bad hair day." - Las Vegas Weekly / June
12-18, 2008 / Spencer Patterson
Hello John: The show is working out great here at WDVL. A lot of people are enjoying the hot guitar music that normally they wouldn't be able to hear on our regular format hours. Thanks also for the promos (Ive been in need of one for your show for sometime so its nice to have one now)I hope everything is going well for you Thanks - Jonathan Nungesser / WDVL 89.5 fm
FOUL PLAY - Even if you haven't heard John Duck's name, you've likely heard his voice raining down silky introductory remarks from the VivaVision canopy P.A. system at Fremont Street Experience. He also provided, at one time, the "Howdy, pardner!" drawled every 15 minutes by Vegas Vic, that Joker-faced neon cowboy colossus looming over the same covered block.
Duck's moved up to complete paragraphs since then; as of early January, the L.A.-born smooth-talker has been producing "Dr. Duck's Guitar Prescription," an hourlong celebration of all things guitar, played every Monday morning at the stroke of midnight on KUNV-FM 91.5. Turns out, the voice of downtown Vegas is also founder of Duck's Deluxe online guitar and guitar accessories store, as well as a devoted ax-man with 45 years of playing experience and a respect for anyone else who's ever treated the instrument with noisy love and reverence -- not just since the infernal things got all electrified, but well before. Duck's programming vision means gypsy jazz legend Django Reinhardt follows Jimi Hendrix. Bluegrass pioneer Doc Watson shares air time with Duane Allman.
"It goes in and out of all genres," he says, "but there's a number of [more commercial] things you're not gonna hear on the show, and a lot of people don't understand why ... If you have to ask why, you're probably not gonna understand the answer."
No Dashboard Confessional, he means.
In between tunes both ingrained and obscure, "Dr. Duck's Guitar Prescription" features trivia, quotes and a dose of Duck's own off-the-cuff commentary and historical perspective. Guitar-centric jokes, too, like this one: How do you get a guitar player off your front porch? Pay for the pizza.
For more information, visit www.ducksdeluxe.com. - City Life Magazine / April 24 - 30, 2008 - Fear and Lounging / Dave Surratt, email@example.com
Dr.Ducks Guitar Prescription has run for two weeks now and we have had nothing but positive responses from it. People love the non genre or decade specific idea, its a nice mix. We had a basketball tournament we had to work on at the station so we havent had much time to push underwriting for this show but people have come to us seeking it! Thank you for a very cool program and I will be in touch - Jeremy Puglisi / "The New 91.5 WGLZ"
"Dr. Ducks Guitar Prescription Radio Show" is all about guitar players, styles and music.
Based in Las Vegas, the weekly program is hosted by John(Dr.Duck)Duck who invented "Dr.Ducks Ax Wax & String Lube" the guitar cleaning / polishing formula and whose company produces guitar accessories and distributes them globally.
The show is co-produced by KUNV 91.5 Las Vegas, Nevada.
"The most incredibly awesome guitar music in the world, from the very best players known, in all different genres and decades of music will be played on each one-hour show of "Dr.Ducks Guitar Prescription" the organizers state.
Each show has a "party" atmosphere; episodes (dosages) are 58 minutes, plus holes for sponsors. Content is evergreen, with no seasons, dates or current events mentioned... except for the "Christmas Party" show
Content is not specific to a given format or decade. The show is free to stations. A sample MP3 show is available online - phone 702-878-4948 / Radio World Magazine - December 5, 2007
Thanks - show is running great - we just ran Rx 8 - loved the Clapton Rx but all have been great - We don't offer downloads at all so that is not a problem.
Started to get some feed back from those who have now 'discovered' the show so we plan on doing a little more promotion in local rags before we start the 'reprise' section in April - Thanks again - great stuff!!! - Ken Raisanen / WOAS-fm 88.5
Dr.Ducks Streams Show - Guitar-maintenance accessory maker Dr.Duck has launched Dr.Ducks Guitar Prescription Radio Show, which it calls "a celebration of guitar players and guitar music in general" that plays guitar music along with commentary, quotes, historical perspective and trivia on the evolution of guitar playing. You can access the streaming stations and sample a one-hour episode at ducksdeluxe.com - Vintage Guitar Magazine / May 2008
Guitar Prescription: Guitarist John Duck has launched "Dr.Duck's Guitar Prescription Radio Show". The nationally syndicated show focuses on discussing the guitar with historical perspectives and trivia. Radio station K U N V co-produces the program - Downbeat Magazine / April 2008
Dr.Ducks Guitar Prescription Radio Show
John Duck, aka Dr.Duck - the creator of Dr.Ducks Ax Wax & String Lube feels that modern radio could be bringing in a much larger audience by playing more guitar music and guitarist such as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Wes Montgomery and more on the radio air waves and has included all of the above mentioned guitarist, and then some in the next few "dosages" of Dr.Ducks Guitar Prescription Radio Show.
Close to three years in the making, John Duck has announced that Dr.Ducks Guitar Prescription Radio Show is now available globally thanks to a number of radio stations carrying this world class show, who broadcast via conventional air waves and streaming on the world wide web.
You can access the "streaming" radio stations as well as a sample one hour "dose" of Dr.Ducks Guitar Prescription at Ducks Deluxe home page - http://www.ducksdeluxe.com
Dr.Ducks Guitar Prescription is a celebration of guitar players and guitar music in general, and plays the most incredibly awesome guitar music in the world from the very best players known in all different genre of music - coming to you one right after another with commentary, quotes, historical perspective and trivia on the evolution of guitar playing - tying it all together.
The concept of Dr.Ducks Guitar Prescription Radio Show is to give the global guitar community the kind of radio show they've all been hoping and waiting for and to give the rest of the population a full dose of the best guitar players and their music. - 20th. Century Guitar Magazine / April 2008