Episode Number: 1
Production Date: June 1st, 1992
Running Time: 35:24
The first episode of ROX was taped on June 1st, 1992, in the basement of 711 East Cottage Grove in Bloomington, Indiana.
ROX first appeared on television just over one month later, on July 7th, 1992, on Bloomington's community access television station.
We had a party to celebrate, over at our friend Wyatt's house. He was the only person we know who had cable!
J and I sold tickets for it, to cover the cost of the drinks, which we made and served to our audience of 14 or so as the program aired. It was a synchronized performance, and we had to hustle to pull it off. Didn't even get a chance to watch the show ourselves.
Two guys, sitting in a basement, talking about mixed drinks. If someone came up to you and suggested that as an idea for a tv show, what would you say?
J&B on the ROX springs from those humble beginnings. The production quality isn't great, but even in a slightly tentative premiere, it was obvious that there was more than met the eye.
The rest, as they say, is history...