Our mission, and we choose to accept it, is to be an Underground Network Committed to a Lifeline of Entertainment, making a positive difference in the accessibility of alternative artists and labels primarily through effective radio promotion and grassroots marketing by providing honest, enthusiastic and strategic representation and support.
Socrates mixed in with Ian Fleming
Paul Smith and Saville Row
Drink of Choice:
The Spy Cocktail; a Classic Vodka Martini (Ultimate Vodka) extra dry, extremely cold, with one olive
Band of Choice:
John Barry Re-Mixed
Three Doors Down
Guilty Pleasure Band: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
Matching up Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” and watching “The Wizard of Oz”…upside-down
Business savvy yet very laid back, this agent disarms with an unexpectedly goofy wit. Predilection for early ‘80s punk, New Wave and goth bands. Regardless of cover, can always be spotted by Prada shoes. Collection of spy paraphernalia and comic books provides leverage, presents potential for blackmail/extortion.
Sex: Male (unless on a special cross dressing assignment)
Age: For me to know and you to find out
Height: 6’4″ (add 4 inches with Odd Job Bowler Hat)
Hair: Salt N’ Peppa
Eyes: On the UPS delivery truck
Rank: Dept. Head of all Operations
Assignment: Commercial Promotion
Specialties: Music assessment and implementation of promotion and marketing cost effectively and done with integrity for our clients.
Secret Move: Tangoing without spilling one drop of a Vodka Martini (shaken not stirred, of course)
Licensed to Kill Since: 1995
# of Kills: That would be telling!
Last Known Whereabouts: Vegas (baby!)
Previous Assignments: Strawberries Retail Clerk, WBEC OnAir/MD, ASR for CBS Music/Philly, Local Promo Manager for Columbia/Denver and Chicago, National Director West Coast, Alternative Promotion for Columbia in Los Angeles
Training: Chico State, University (for 2 years), worked at KCSC; BA from Boston University, worked at WTBU.
The art of fighting without fighting
Drink of Choice:
Band of Choice:
Guilty Pleasure Band: Puleeze!
“Flood” by They Might Be Giants
While Agent 0013 isn’t cool enough to be a character in an Ian Flemming novel, his collection of Mid-Century Modern furnishings makes him feel as if he lives like one.
Sex: Who’s offering?
Age: Ahhhh, come on!
Hair: blonde (when it stays)
Rank: Special Agent 0013
Assignment: Alt Specialty Programming
Specialties: I make a mean omelette
Secret Move: The three point exploding palm technique
Licensed to Kill Since: 7/7/2006
# of Kills: Do cockroaches count?
Last Known Whereabouts: Morro Bay, CA
Previous Assignments: KEBF, KDKB, KFSR, KKDJ, KEDJ, KPTY, KTAR, KZON, KHWD, KZSR
Training: California State University, Fresno and a masters from the school of hard knocks.
It was during the so-called Alternative Explosion when Marc Kordelos left his job as West Coast Director of Alternative promotion at Columbia Records. There he had spread the word about a diverse and impressive array of artists: Toad the Wet Sproket, Jeff Buckley, Alice in Chains, Neds Atomic Dustbin, Suede and Soul Asylum, to name a few.
Founding U.N.C.L.E. (Underground Network Committed to a Lifeline of Entertainment) – 1995; Kordelos turned from Columbia rep to Agent 001 status developing U.N.C.L.E. into a company that has grown to become one of the leading altenative radio contractor/marketing strategy companies in the US.
Dead Air Dave Sozinho has made a career out of thirty five years in Alternative and Rock Radio. During that time Dead Air has been a Program Director, Music Director, Promotions Coordinator, Production Director, Specialty show host, morning and afternoon air personality. We’ll stop there in order to not over load the server. Point is: he’s on this side of the equation, knowing what it’s like to be on your side. He continues to use his powers for good as Specialty Agent 0013 for UNCLE. Contact him, anytime, for all of your Specialty needs. 602-300-8410
As U.N.C.L.E. continues past two decades of promotion, check out some of the cutting-edge acts and labels that have chosen us to best represent them! VIEW PROJECT ARCHIVE.
U.N.C.L.E. currently maintains relationships with more than 90 stations which includes non-terrestrial, and on-line formats. U.N.C.L.E. provides artists/labels full service alternative commercial specialty and full blown commercial promotion, marketing. U.N.C.L.E. publishes a weekly e-zine called KISS KISS BANG BANG with the latest info on what’s happening in the world of Alternative, Unsigned bands, Specialty Charts and so much more.