JM Dobies began his broadcasting career at WMUA-FM in Amherst, Massachusetts, where he hosted “The Mal Thursday Show” from 1987 to 1990. He then hosted “The Oldie Show” on WRSI-FM from 1990 to 1994.
Dobies returned to the air in 2002, hosting a revival of “The Mal Thursday Show” on WFCF-FM in St. Augustine. In addition to “Florida Rocks Again!,” which debuted on Oldies WSOS in St. Augustine in February of 2004, moved to WFBO-FM in Flagler Beach from 2007 to 2008, and is now heard worldwide as an Internet podacst at GaragePunk.com, also home to "The Mal Thursday Show." He has several other radio shows in development, including "Texas Tyme Machine" and “The United States of Rock.”
Beginning in 2006, he wrote, produced, and hosted the movie series "Surreal Cinema" and "Hollywood Classics" at WQXT Channel 22 in St. Augustine.
He ran his own record label, Chunk, from 1986 to 1999, with releases by such artists as Guided By Voices, Sebadoh, DMZ, the Lyres, New Radiant Storm King, Scud Mountain Boys, and Silver Jews. He has also directed music videos for Tag Sale, the Coopers, Hospital, and the Montreal Expos.
A veteran of the garage rock scene, JM fronted the Malarians from 1984 to 1990, and the Cheetahs from 1991 to 2000.
As a journalist, he has written for the Orlando Weekly, VMag, Folioweekly, the Boston Phoenix, and the Worcester Phoenix, where he also served as managing editor.
He is a happily married father of two. His philosophy is, to borrow a phrase from David Carradine, "walk softly on the earth, and always replace your divots."
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