Host Ralph Sutton is a long-time veteran of television and radio with his own built-in international fan base. Sutton for nearly two decades – hosted – The Tour Bus, a nationally broadcast rock radio show that was syndicated in 50 markets across the nation and re-broadcast worldwide on the Internet. The show boasted over one million listeners nationwide, ranking it number one with both men and women in several key age demographics including the coveted 25-49 bracket. In 2014 Ralph started The SDR Show, a podcast with comedian Big Jay Oakerson, and within months – it exploded into the #1 spot in comedy on iTunes and #11 overall, it spent all of April 2015 in the top 20 of iTunes comedy, plus the show was signed to All Things Comedy – one of the biggest comedy podcast networks. Then in 2016 Ralph decided to take matters into his own hands and launched the GaS Digital Network – with 11 shows and over half a million listeners a week network wide, and The SDR Show has grown to over 200,000 listeners a month and has hit #1 on iTunes comedy 2 more times!
Besides running the network, and his podcast – Sutton has become the go-to guy to host rock events across the country including The Shiprocked and Motorhead cruises since they both began, The Full Throttle Saloon at The Sturgis Rally for 6 years, and The M3 Rock Festival. Ralph has been a host on VH-1 Classic and a celebrity commentator on VH-1’s 40 Bad Metal Songs. He’s written content for various websites and magazines, including Metal Edge, Social Underground, and more. Sutton was also the subject of the highest rated episode of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy in the popular show’s history, and now his Social Underground column has become their most shared articles on the site, and he is a monthly contributor.
With the rise in popularity of his podcast, his newly found talent as an auctioneer (quadrupling the money goal for Cancer Sucks charity events three years in a row), two TV shows in development, and the network growing exponentially – Ralph is ready to make 2017 his biggest year yet.