For the last 30 years, Dave Kendall has been an acclaimed content creator and presenter in television, radio and online. He created the groundbreaking "120 Minutes" for MTV, produced and hosted numerous other TV and radio shows, and project-managed corporate website construction. He is currently a reporter and producer for Bangkok Post TV, where he has also created two new English-teaching shows, and he presents and produces "Destination Thailand." He also hosts shows on SiriusXM satellite radio in North America, and writes documentaries for US networks.
Dave Kendall began his career as a journalist and editor, conducting interviews and writing hundreds of features and reviews for American and British newspapers and magazines, including Melody Maker, Spin and The New York Post.
After relocating from his native England to New York City, he was hired by MTV to create the acclaimedmusic show "120 Minutes," and spent seven years as anMTV writer, producer, presenter and News reporter. He went on to host and co-produce the nationally syndicated television talk show, "Music Scoupe;" he also hosted the internationally simulcast concert "Soccer Rocks The Globe" with co-host Angie Everhart, and the "Woodstock '94" pay-per-view.
Kendall has also worked extensively in radio, writing and hosting several local and nationally syndicated radio shows. Hot 97's "Planet Traxx" was the first electronica show on commercial radio, while the syndicated shows "Left of the Dial" and "Cross Currents" covered the alternative music scene.
In 1995, Kendall shifted his focus to the Internet He created the first music site to stream video, alterworld.com, and joined THINK New Ideas, Inc. as a producer and project manager. His accounts included msnbc.com, mita.com and berlitz.com, while THINK itself achieved a successful IPO during his tenure.
In 1997, he began to edit and host Columbia Records' streaming music news show, "The Daily Dish." A year later, he relocated to Los Angeles to develop an Internet strategy for Raygun Publishing, Inc., the Santa Monica-based publisher of Raygun and Bikini magazines.
In January 2000, Kendall joined Soundbreak.com as Director of Content, and was soon promoted to Executive Director of Content Development, supervising a 20-person team of writers, producers, engineers and video editors.
His duties at Soundbreak included formulating and developing "Sweetspot" video interviews and an interactive music news show, conceiving a site redesign architecture, developing competitive analyses and viral marketing plans, and forming strategic alliances with Real Networks, Microsoft, Sonic Foundry/Juno, Earthlink and others.
Kendall has also worked as club DJ. A seven-year resident at New York City's Limelight, Kendall has spun at clubs around the world. His nonstop mix CD "A Voyage Into Trance, Volume 2" was released worldwide on Hypnotic/Cleopatra Records in January 2002.
Dave Kendall has been interviewed by the BBC, CNN, "Modern Rock Live" and several network affiliates, and has been featured in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, In Fashion, Spin, Creem, U and Alternative Press. He has been a frequent panelist, moderator and guest speaker at numerous Internet and music conferences, including the New Music Seminar, CMJ Music Marathon, Emediatainment and Internet Content West.
In 2002, he returned to the TV world, writing, producing and storyediting shows for TechTV/G4, Sky, Channel 4, Travel Channel and Animal Planet. In early 2005, he relocated to Chiang Mai, Thailand, helping and fundraising for RejoiceThailand and Freedom House. He currently presents and produces "Destination Thailand," a travel show that airs in hotels and on cable and satellite networks in South-East Asia, and produces advertorial and TVCs for Capital TV in Bangkok. He also hosts "Party 360" and other shows on SiriusXM's First Wave channel, and writes/story-edits documentaries for US networks, such as "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant" for TLC.