CHICAGO-George Lucas’galaxy far, far away is about to get a lot closer as
Jason Swank and Jimmy
“Mac”McInerney (The ForceCast) present REBELFORCE RADIO, a new, independently produced
weekly podcast featuring news, reviews, celebrity interviews, contests, and more
from the ever expanding Star Wars universe.
Hosted by podcasting veterans Jason Swank and Jimmy Mac (The ForceCast), RebelForce
Radiowill provide information and
entertainment to a growing world-wide audience of Star Wars fans. The podcast will be
broadcast LIVE Tuesday nights via the show’s website and released widely on
Fridays for on-demand streaming and download. RebelForce Radiowill also be heard Sunday
afternoons at 2:00 PM Central on Chicago’s 1530 WCKG AM.
“We have always prided ourselves on our ability
to deliver fun and exciting content to Star
Wars fans worldwide. Our production
standards of the past will be very obvious as we move forward with RebelForce Radio, as will our passion, which we share with our
listeners. It’s not the end of an era, but the beginning. The best is yet to
come!,”said Jimmy Mac, the show’s producer and co-host.
RebelForce Radio is an extension of the hosts passion and enthusiasm
for the Star Wars franchise. As life-long fans, Swank and Mac have
traveled all over the globe, from Tokyo, Japan to Skywalker Ranch itself, to
provide the most comprehensive internet coverage of major Star Wars related events! Listeners have enjoyed the podcasters
in action during live shows from the floors at Star Wars Celebrations
IV-VIand Star Wars Fan Days. Swank and Mac also wrote and
produced "The George Lucas Hip-Hop," winner of the 2008 Star Wars Fan Film
Awardsfor Best Animation and Fan's Choice. At Star Wars Celebration V in August 2010,Lucasfilm's
Dave Filoni (Supervising Director, Star Wars: The Clone
Jason and Jimmy as the inaugural inductees to his “04th Wolf Pack”organization for their
"outstanding fandom and support of Star Wars.”The two were also inducted as
“Honorary Friends”of The 501st Legion, a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization known
for their charitable work and frequent presence at official Lucasfilm events.
Swank and Mac enjoyed similar honors by The Rebel Legion, another well-known
group, and been profiled in Star Wars Insider
LA Weekly, and Chicago's Daily Herald, among other publications and
“The unintended consequence of the show has been that we are able to go
places that not every fan can, and talk to the people who actually make Star Wars. It
challenges us to do the kind of show that we would want to listen to,”said show
co-host, Jason Swank.
RebelForce Radiopremieres Saturday, January 19
featuring Supervising Director of Star Wars: The Clone
Wars, Dave Filoni.
A short promo was released earlier this week and debuted at #1 for the TV/Film
category in iTunes Podcasts. A video version of the promo is available on the
page, which has already generated over 1,200 “likes”since its launch three days
Listeners will soon be able to stream and/or download RebelForce Radio content on demand for free at rebelforceradio.com when the
site launches later this month, or by subscribing via iTunes.