Staff
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. And from 2016 to 2019, it was also a podcast on BTRtoday. Also from 2016, 20 2019, he was co-host of The Music Digest.

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.

In 2019, after more than 21 years in NYC, he moved to Austin, Texas.

He is currently Chief Content Officer at BTRtoday and Executive Producer for BTRtv.
Featured Posts
J. McVay presents his ‘Films of the Decade’ list. Plus some favorite 1st Person segments and BTR Live Studios performances. And we hear a couple of artists J interviewed earlier this year.
After moving to NYC in 1998 and beginning to seriously play music there in 2001, J is leaving the city in the fall, so this is the last episode of the podcast. It’s packed with around 6 hours of…
This week we’re taking a look back at some of the guests we’ve had on the show in 2019 - including J’s chats with Isaac Gillespie, Day & Dream, Yoni Gordon, Annie Pichan, and…
Recent Posts
Responsibility chains, intent-behavior gaps, local validators, and incalculable loss… but also koalas and yogurt.
Movies that speak to the experience of living through the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, music by Monteagle
The ins and outs of what it’s like for two parents to raise children during the pandemic. Also, music by Shana Falana.
COVID-19 response bungling. Biden’s VP options. News/media roundup. ‘Driveways’ now on VOD. BTR Live Studio w/ Honey Cutt.
No lockdown for Sweden. US economy in decline. NY cancels primary. News/media roundup. Chris Hemsworth in ‘Extraction.’ Music by Marble Arch.

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