Flashback (radio program)


Flashback logo
Genre Classic rock, Restrospective
Running time Approx. 4 hrs. (including commercials)
Country United States United States
Syndicates Westwood One
Hosted by Matt Pinfield (2012-present)
Bill St. James (1986-2012)
Written by Bill Royal
Produced by Kevin Horton
Air dates since 1986
Website www.benztown.com/flashback/

Flashback is an American radio show syndicated by Cumulus Media Networks (formerly Citadel Media and ABC Radio). Flashback plays a diverse mix of classic rock from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Other show elements include newscasts, classic TV and movie clips, commercials and comedy bits to create thematic segments from the 1960s into the 1990s. The four-hour program is syndicated to over 200 radio affiliates in the United States and Canada.

Flashback was originally hosted by voiceover artist Bill St. James. In January 2012 he was replaced by Matt Pinfield, who currently hosts 120 Minutes on MTV2 and is a former DJ and record executive. Pinfield told the website All Access "I am so honored to have been selected" and "It's the music I grew up with and can personally relate to."[1]

Flashback Pop Quiz

In addition to the original show, Benztown Radio Networks/ Cumulus Media also produce the weekly Flashback Pop Quiz, a trivia program also once hosted by St. James. Each week, questions are asked about pop culture from the 1960s to present day. If questions are answered correctly, prizes given away are CDs, DVDs, CD-ROM games, T-shirts, books, caps and other pop culture memorabilia.


  1. "Matt Pinfield chosen to host Flashback". All Access website. 2012-01-05. Retrieved 2012-02-17.

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