For the disaffected youth of the greater Chicagoland area, the perpetually bearded and long haired Jerry Bryant is nothing short of a saint. His long-running cable access show, JBTV (originally on Ch. 62) has been a haven for interviews, live performances, and music videos that even the so-called “alternative” radio stations wouldn’t touch.
JBTV has always been self-produced, directed, and hosted by Bryant himself, with his signature look ever whitening as the years trudge on, never losing his intimidatingly phallic microphone. Even having now done his show for over 30 years, Bryant has never lost his enthusiasm for the music or the format, and that fact should be admired just as much as his magnificent hair and beard.