The Ozcat Radio DJs

King David, Cruisin’ with Maxine

Written by David Martin on Wednesday, 2 of December , 2009 at 3:20 pm

Ozcat Entertainment was founded in June 2006 by singer-songwriter David Martin and his wife Kathleen. They developed the idea for a non-profit entertainment company dedicated to local popular arts after learning firsthand just how difficult it is for local and indie artists to gain exposure in the industry.

In 2004, David’s single “Anyway” was the only independent hit on the R&R Top-40 indicator chart, quite a feat for a local artist. Even then, he was turned away by every Bay Area radio station he approached. “We don’t break new music,” was the general response from Program and Music Directors.

Hearing those words was disheartening. The couple had put so much time, effort and money into the project only to hear that today’s radio market had no interest in new artists, not even those with proven talent. The Martins decided to reverse the current model and create a company where artists would find encouragement, assistance and local radio airplay. Vallejo, California — a city with a rich entertainment heritage and plenty of local talent– was a perfect setting for such an endeavor.  The rest is history, or will be soon enough.

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David Martin is an occasional DJ, but not so much these days because he’s King David, and that’s a lot of responsibility. It was David’s difficult experiences trying to promote himself as an artist that led to Ozcat Radio.