Peeples is also an award-winning radio writer/producer (“The Lost Lennon Tapes,” original 128 episodes, 1988-1990).
He is the noted author of the book that accompanied the “Les Paul: The Legend & The Legacy” boxed set (1991).
As Online Editor of The Signal newspaper’s website in Santa Clarita, Peeples was the honoree when the California Newspaper Publishers Association named The-Signal.com the “Best Newspaper Website” of 2009.
Records, Radio and the Web
Peeples was editorial director for Capitol Records in Hollywood (1977-1980), then segued to Elektra Records (1980-1983). Peeples was a program writer/producer with the Westwood One Radio Network (1983-1990); a media relations exec at Rhino Entertainment (1992-1998); the first Webmaster for Rhino.com (1996-1998); and producer/editorial director for Warner Music Group websites (1998-2000).
A resident of the Santa Clarita Valley north of Los Angeles since 1988, Peeples was host/producer of “Beatles, Etc.” on KHTS-AM 1220 (2004), a features and entertainment writer/reporter for The-Signal newspaper (2004-2006), and Managing Editor of the MySantaClarita.com community website (2006-2007).
Peeples rejoined The Signal in 2007 as Online Editor, and exited in May 2011 when the parent company downsized.
Since fall 2010, Peeples has hosted, co-produced and written “House Blend with Stephen K. Peeples,” an acclaimed music/interview TV series broadcast in the Santa Clarita Valley by SCVTV (scvtv.com) and streamed online at scvhouseblend.com.
Stephen K. Peeples Joins Rare Cool Stuff
Peeples partnered with Gans, Gonzales and Bowman in early 2011 and plays a variety of key roles. His first Rare Cool Stuff project was editorial direction for photographer Ken Regan’s “Images of Bob Dylan and The Rolling Thunder Revue: 1975,” a limited-edition folio produced for the Morrison Hotel Gallery’s publishing wing.
Peeples also served as editorial director of “Unpainted Faces,” a 2011 book produced by Rare Cool Stuff that collected classic black and white images by renowned rock photographer Henry Diltz, another project for Morrison Hotel Publishing. The book includes Peeples’ introduction and an extensive Diltz biography.