ABOUT PARTY PLAYHOUSE
The brand "Party Playhouse" started with Jackson Blue, but the show itself started with Romeo. You may know Romeo as the current Afternoon DJ on Kiss 108 WXKS in Boston. But did you know, that before Jackson Blue got a hold of the show, it was hosted by Romeo from 2005 to 2008? Romeo's Playhouse was heard on over 40 stations every weeknight. The idea came from John Garabedian, Founder and former President of Superadio Networks. Garabedian is best known today, as the creator and former long time host of "Open House Party", a five-hour weekend party show that currently airs on over 50 stations every Saturday night, and at one time aired on over 170 stations. Garabedian and Romeo (who's real name is Neil Paris) proposed the idea of launching another syndicated night show that would fill the gap in weekday radio (following the concept of the highly successful Open House Party. Together, they put Romeo's Playhouse on the air and it was an instant success. It all went on until 2008, when Romeo stepped down as the host, only to be replaced by Jackson Blue, who also worked at Kiss 108. At the time, Open House Party and Romeo's Playhouse were shows owned by SupeRadio Networks. In 2009, Garabedian parted ways with Superadio Networks, and with him, he took Open House Party, Party Playhouse and the new Celebrity Top 10 Countdown with Jackson Blue.
In 2008, Jackson Blue took over as host of "The Playhouse" (which was a working title at the time). Obviously, the show couldn't go on as Romeo's Playhouse, so a new name was created. The name was changed to Party Playhouse. The show was owned by Superadio until John Garabedian parted ways with Superadio in 2009, and carried the show onto his new syndicator titled RadioCraft. This would consist of only 3 shows that John had created himself, and all of them were Top 40 shows. These shows Open House Party, Party Playhouse and the new Celebrity Top 10 which had just been started by Jackson in 2009. Those three shows were distributed by Westwood One from 2009 to 2010, until Garabedian took the shows under his full control. In 2010, Garabedian's RadioCraft had full control over the shows and the production, until 2012. The show grew in popularity, and Jackson's name got bigger as he was the night time host on Kiss 108 and the host of a nationally syndicated weeknight show.
In 2012, after all of the companies Garabedian went through to promote, manage, produce, and distribute his shows, he completely sold them all to United Stations Radio Networks. Garabedian continued to host Open House Party until January 28th, 2017. Meanwhile, Party Playhouse received a makeover, in the form of a new logo, and distribution. The show still actually runs from the same house it started in, and it all [still] comes from the computer system in John Garabedian's house.