Forest is the producer, programmer and host of MUSICAL STARSTREAMS, the USA’s first (December, 1981) syndicated, electronica based commercial radio program. Over the years, Starstreams has been heard on over 200 commercial and non-commercial stations including a majority of the Top Ten USA markets, daily on XM satellite radio, DirecTV, radioIO.com, mixcloud.com and iHeart.com. In 1991, MUSICAL STARSTREAMS was nominated for BILLBOARD magazine’s adult syndicated program of the year and Forest received the coveted Crystal Award for broadcast media from the INAMC in Los Angeles.
In July of 2002, while continuing to program and produce MUSICAL STARSTREAMS, Forest took a year off from hosting duties and brought in actress and voiceover talent Madison Cole as host. In July of 2003 he resumed hosting duties while Madison stayed on to host a Starstreams Channel version of the program heard online at that time. Also in 2003, Forest became the host and music director for the AMBIENT channel of radioIO.com where Starstreams program sets aired back to back, worldwide, as a full-time broadcast channel for nearly twelve years. Later, he also became host and music director for their CLASSIC ROCK and CLASSIC ROCK HITS channels until radioIO ceased internet broadcasting. In June of 2014 he began producing and hosting his live, weekly, eclectic Classic Rock based program called THE BLUE BUS, heard every Thursday afternoon from 2-5pm on 91.7fm, KMNO radio on Maui. Each broadcast is recorded and available at Mixcloud.com/thebluebus. 2014 also marked our return to the internet at Mixcloud.com/Starstreams. In May 2018, Forest launched a Patron page at Patreon.com/starstreams for those wishing to support his work. In September of 2018 Forest began offering MUSICAL STARSTREAMS as a full time music intensive channel on iHeart Media and in June of 2019 iHeart also began offering THE BLUE BUS as a full time channel on their service.
Play Morricone For Me is a weekly web radio show centred around film soundtracks and discussion. The show features thematic deep-dives into everything from spaghetti westerns, to blaxploitation, disaster movies, crime jazz, the history of the theremin, Disneyland Records, classic, cult and contemporary cinema and everything in between.close