Mirucki, President of VK Media & Internet Services, LLC, sums up his philosophy
about the video production and internet business when he says, "Hey
Babe! Lets Do It !"
Mr. Mirucki has
been doing it in New Jersey since he fell in love with
the blues scene in Asbury Park in the early 80's and created The
Underground Café for CTN (the Cable Television
Network of New Jersey) to cover the burgeoning talent that
sprung from this area and spread throughout the Metropolitan
Mr. Mirucki went
on to become the General Manager for OBC-TV, a commercial/public
access channel in Northeastern New Jersey where he developed
local programming for the surrounding twelve communities.
The shows covered everything from sports to the acclaimed Meet
the Mayor, as well as his beloved music scene.
Mr. Mirucki became
great friends with all-around entertainer, Mark Dacey. He
could sing'em and play'em straight, or blend his Hot Tuna
guitar licks into a Rock'n Roll version of the Victor Borge
Show. Mark's show, The
Mark Dacey Show-Unsigned, was a showcase for his unique
talent as well as a vehicle for the volume of talent throughout
Uncle Floyd, New
Jersey's crown prince of comedy for over twenty years, invaded
the OBC-TV studios in the late eighties with his zany cast
of supporting players.
Uncle Floyd Show flourished on OBC-TV and helped launch
two additional shows, one of which reflected Pat's continuing
interest in the local music scene. Local, Live Licks
with Uncle Floyd helped promote some of New Jersey's
local talent and featured guest artists from the Major record
companies. It was produced at the Facility of Power
Play Music Television. Uncle Floyd's New Jersey presented
a walking tour of residential and business communities throughout
New Jersey. Uncle Floyd plays piano every Tuesday evening
at Colucci's in
Haldon, New Jersey
|Anyone who was alive
and well and tuning in to Channels 20 and 36 on the TCI and
Suburban cable systems in the mid-90s at eleven o'clock on
a Saturday night, were witnessing local cable TV history
in the making with a show directed by Patrick Mirucki. The
11th Hour, the brainchild of Mugsy,
from The Uncle Floyd Show, was a 3 hour live show
that went one step further than Saturday Night Live. No topic
was too taboo, no public personality was too revered, no
catastrophe too great, no headline so important that they
could escape the twisted comic scrutiny of the Uncle Floyd
alumni. The 11th Hour became labeled the most
dangerous show. The 11th Hour, like many of
the other OBC-TV programs, gave promising young talent a
chance to do their stuff. Some had great stage presence,
like Karon Brandt.
|Pat talked Karon
Brandt into hosting her own Blues show, The Blues with
Karon Brandt to show off her talent and to further explore
the ever-expanding New Jersey blues scene. Pat persuaded,
friend and fellow blues fanatic (and booking agent), Jim
Signorini to join the show. Jim helped The Blues with
Karon Brandt go statewide with his ability to draw such
legendary figures as B.B. King to the show.
In 1992, Mr. Mirucki
saw the need for a movie review show. A mutual friend introduced
him to movie fanatic and self-confessed 'closet film historian',
Greg Murray. With the help of staff producer, Mike Doyle,
they launched Film
Flicks & Video Pix. Greg introduced clips, sound
bites, and featurettes, often linking them together to stress
the points of view of the writers and directors. He recommended
videos of older films that reflected similarities in writing,
directing, acting, theme, historical perspective, or good
old-fashioned entertainment value. In 1993, Film Flicks & Video
Pix was seen in twenty-nine states, and as far away
as Trinidad. In 1997, Greg was invited to join The Broadcast
Film Critics Association (BFCA).
In the early 90's Mr. Mirucki
realized the Internet Explosion was a reality that could
not be avoided. Designing and Hosting Websites for small
businesses and creating a cyberspace neighborhood was the
next logical step for VK Media & Internet Services, LLC. The outgrowth of
Mr. Mirucki's interests and his continuing association with
the multi-talented people from his years in TV and video
production are reflected in the links in the Web Group area
of the site.
|Continuing his penchant for breaking new ground in new media, Mr. Mirucki has partnered with Bob Gonzo to produce the Bob Gonzo Show on Comedy Mondays .
This invovated webcast is a mix of sketch comedy and stand up comedy. It is streamed monthly at 8PM eastern.
|In addition to all the video production that Mr. Mirucki produces he also works with rising comedians in the stand up comedy field. Comedian Randi Lupo along with Mr. Mirucki produces a monthly comedy show entitled Pats Place 4 Comedy which features some of the tri state's top comedic talent.
here for a list of some of the Luminaries who've
appeared on various VK Media produced shows.