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J. McVay
J grew up down in Louisiana and Texas before moving to NYC for college. After college, he decided to stick around, working in film and television production for well over a decade. He came to BTR in 2011 when he became Director Of Video Production for BTRtv.

Also after college, he got heavily involved in the local music scene, playing in various bands. This led to the creation of StereoactiveNYC, an umbrella under which to promote local music. Since 2003, it's been a showlist, a music blog, a video channel, and a sponsor of live shows. As of November 2016, it's also a podcast on BTRtoday...

Additionally, he founded Fort Useless, a non-profit arts and performance venue that grew directly out of StereoactiveNYC, opening in Bushwick in 2009, where it remained until 2014.

He is currently Chief Content Officer at BTRtoday and Executive Producer for BTRtv.
Featured Posts
J. McVay shares his 10 favorite films of 2018. He also revisits a few documentaries from the Tribeca Film Festival that really…
Brooklyn DIY spot Pet Rescue is celebrating its 5th anniversary, so founder Brian LaRue is here to talk to us about the history of…
Nikkie McLeod’s new single, “Deep Cry” is featured in this episode. J. McVay spoke with Nikkie about the song, the upcoming…
Recent Posts
We look back on 1999 film ‘The Iron Giant.’ Also, we review new movie, ‘Brittany Runs A Marathon.’ Plus a preview of Big…
We look back on 1999 film ‘The Matrix.’ Also, we review new movie, ‘Ready or Not.’ Plus a preview of Dub Trio’s upcoming…
J’s last show as co-host/producer on The Music Digest. He’ll be missed, but at least he’s going out on some great music to…
Our 2019 Fall Movie Preview. And a preview of Diane Coffee’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
It's our fall kickoff here at BTR. Whether you're ready for some football or busting out the crockpot for some homemade chili to…
Manny Nomikos chats with J about his first two singles -- “August Shadows” and “Will We Get Married” -- from his new solo…

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