Eddie Trunk

shailja kaushik

Music historian

Eddie Trunk is a 40 + year music industry veteran who began his career in 1983 and has built a reputation for being one of the most respected personalities in the world of Rock, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. Eddie has spent time as a record executive and has also worked in artist management, but has really found his calling as a broadcaster, host and interviewer on radio and TV.

Eddie began his broadcasting career in 1983, after convincing the execs at his favorite local radio station, WDHA in NJ, to allow him to produce a hard rock/heavy metal specialty show – one of the first of it’s kind. That show continues to this day under the banner of Eddie Trunk Rocks (also labeled Friday Night Rocks in NYC). “Eddie Trunk Rocks” originates out of New York City, the number one radio market, on Q104.3 and is syndicated nationally and heard on more than 35, stations including other top 10 markets such as Boston. The 3 hour weekly show includes new and classic hard rock music hand picked by Eddie as well as news making artist interviews and more. It is also available on various streams free. It is among the first ever radio shows in history to focus on hard rock.

Eddie also hosts Eddie Trunk Live, a weekly live music, talk & interview show every Monday night (5-8PET/ 2-5P Pacific) on SiriusXM satellite radio channel 39 (Hair Nation), which is branded “Trunk Nation” during his program. The show has become appointment listening throughout America and Canada due to its in depth interviews, commentary and wide ranging guests and audience calls. It is one of satellite radios few live interactive shows on a music channel and features Eddie’s brand of “music and talk that rocks”. It has been on air since 2002.

Eddie hosts countless rock shows, cruises and festivals on a regular basis. He also regular appears on the road performing live speaking shows. In 2023 Eddie reunited with his former That Metal Show hosts Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine for a new YouTube rock talk/interview show called That Rocks!