A BRIEF ENTERTAINMENT BIO OF PAUL RUMSEY MBCS
Austin Powers helped write the following Bio bits.
Wild 80s as a Radio & Club DJ and a bit of Television
Upon his college graduation, Rumsey dove headfirst into a broadcasting career with Radio Caroline as their 'Roadshow' DJ during the '80s. It was a time of vibrant fashion, catchy tunes, and epic parties. Rumsey rocked the airwaves, dressed to the nines, and brought the ultimate '80s vibes to listeners everywhere. Traveling to various locations, he kept the Radio Caroline spirit alive, making him a standout DJ.
Oh, groovy times in 1983, baby! Rumsey jetted back to California to kickstart his entertainment career, starting out as a DJ on some righteous radio stations like KDHI, KQYN, and KCSB. But that's not all, folks! He also stepped into the limelight as a news announcer and backup DJ for none other than Jed The Fish on KWVE, broadcasting across most of Southern California with the electrifying 'Nightwave' show. And you won't believe it, he was on fire during this period, completing a Broadcast Communications degree and becoming one of the hottest night club DJs in the Los Angeles and Orange County scene. Picture Rumsey with his slick threads, dazzling the dance floors with the latest '80s hits. But here's the kicker, baby, he was a trailblazer, one of the first DJs to bring an MTV-style music video mix show to the massive live club scene, and the crowds went absolutely wild. Rumsey was the man of the hour, lighting up California's nightlife with his sensational tunes and groovy vibes. Yeah, baby, he was the DJ sensation of the '80s, and his legacy lives on!
Cooler 90s Bob Hope, Music Management and More Radio
Oh, groovy transition to the '90s, baby! In the early '90s, Rumsey was the Production Coordinator extraordinaire, working his mojo on the legendary 'Bob Hope U.S.O. Show' in dazzling Las Vegas and other star-studded arena events all over California. Can you dig it? But wait, there's more! Our man Rumsey didn't stop there. He rocked the '90s by starting his very own music management company, steering the careers of country sensations like Craig C., Kris N., and other rising stars. He was in cahoots with the A-list music heroes of the day, creating musical magic left and right. And, baby, talk about hitting the big time – upon the suggestion of Randy Travis' Manager, the fabulous Lib Hatcher, Rumsey got nominated, and his company was welcomed into the prestigious Country Music Association. Yeah, baby, he was making waves in the world of country music, and the '90s were never the same!
Oh, smashing, baby! After his epic early '90s adventures, Rumsey went on to create, produce, and host the absolutely fab radio show 'London Calling' on KWIZ in Los Angeles. Yeah, baby, it was a magazine format show that aimed to cater to the British community in LA, but guess what? It attracted a whopping estimated listenership of 450,000, and not just from UK expats Surprisingly, it drew in a massive American audience too, making it hotter than a volcano lair. Oh, quite the story, baby! Rumsey's 'London Calling' radio show was a sensation, attracting listeners from all walks of life. And get this, even some famous cats like Patrick Stewart and Rod Stewart were rumored to be tuning in! Can you believe it? Captain Picard and the "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" legend grooving to Rumsey's tunes on the airwaves. It was a star-studded affair, making 'London Calling' the place to be for all the cool cats, both British and American alike! Yeah, baby, yeah! But that's not all, folks! Rumsey was a marketing maven, selling commercials for 'London Calling' to a groovy mix of companies, from MTV to the Daily Express newspaper (International Edition), and even Graham & James Attorneys. He was like the Austin Powers of advertising, baby! And, you know what? The show had a heart of gold, supporting nonprofit groups like the British American Chamber of Commerce (BACC) and the Grove Shakespeare Theatre Group. Rumsey was not just a DJ; he was a charitable champion of international proportions, baby! Yeah, 'London Calling' was the place to be on the airwaves!
In 2011 Rumsey set up an online radio station, kjazzradiouk.com, which reached a global audience and with over 100 indie musicians on its playlist. Publicized only by social media and featuring musicians from around the world. He closed the station in 2016
In 2022 Rumsey started ALT-X FM Radio as a hobby AI project.
Rumsey also enjoys flying whenever he can, a highlight of which was piloting a former military jet (Folland Gnat), which saw service with the Red Arrows. Rumsey is a committee member of the British Computer Society, excited about AI, his vision for BCS Sussex & Surrey is to engage in supporting the university students as they are the future. A keen astronomer he has participated in events and talked on the subject to students over the years. Fast Facts:
- Radio and Television: Announcer, host, producer, cameraman, production editor, DJ.
- Hon. Doctorate Philosophy
- Founder of the former KJAZZ Radio UK and now ALT-X FM Radio
- Movie Appearances: ‘Strange Days’, ‘Tyson’.
- Public Relations Work and Event Coordination:
- British American Chamber of Commerce
- Bob Hope and the Korean Veterans Association
- music management and charity events.