My Damn Channel is the brainchild of its Founder/CEO, Rob Barnett. My Damn Channel is an entertainment studio and distributor of premium original programming by established and emerging talent from film, TV, and the Internet. Since 2007, Rob and his team have built My Damn Channel into a successful brand and business where top talent, loyal fans, and major advertisers come together to create the TV network of the future. Rob has produced radio, television, film, and new media with hundreds of diverse communicators including President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, The Rolling Stones, Bono, Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla, Johnny Rotten and more.
He was the President of Programming for CBS Radio from 2004-2006, where he oversaw content development for more than 179 stations, and launched new formats in 30 markets. Rob was a production and a programming executive at MTV and VH1 for more than 11 years, where he produced news, specials, and series for both outlets and oversaw all network programming. At VH1, he was VP of Program Planning during the network’s surge in the late 90s with iconic hit shows including "Behind the Music." Rob worked as an independent producer for projects including "Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues," a multi-part, PBS film series; "Staffers," a reality TV series on politics; and "Inside the Bubble," a documentary feature film on the 2004 presidential campaign.
In the earlier part of his career, Rob worked at rock radio stations in Boston, Dallas, and Los Angeles. He was on-air talent in all three markets, and the Program Director in Boston and Dallas. In 1981, Rob convinced Mick Jagger & The Rolling Stones to play a secret, club gig as an exclusive promotion for his radio station, WAAF. Rob is passionately dedicated to giving My Damn Channel artists the freedom, financing and respect they deserve to do their best work – which in turn gives My Damn Channel viewers consistently original programming that doesn’t suck! You can follow Rob on Twitter: twitter.com/DamnRob