Jax's Bio

Jax Resto
Jax Resto

Jax Resto began her journey with WKDW Radio in 2012 as co-host of talk show BudaRest Mashup. Station master RJ Malloy discovered BudaRest (Resto and then songwriting partner Bud Buckley) performing at the Coffee Loft to promote a multimedia version of Jax’s novel Too Much to Remember in which she and Buckley co-wrote and recorded songs to accompany the groundbreaking multimedia ebook novel.

Interviewing a variety of local and non-local artists, Jax insists the best part of being a talk show host was all the fascinating people she got to meet, but admits she also enjoyed the comedic banter and making up silly game shows.

In 2014, BudaRest Mashup came full circle when the very concept that had started BudaRest Mashup, as well as BudaRest in general, made it’s debut on the talk show, quickly gaining its own time slot as WKDW’ss brand new original RADIO THEATER, Too Much to Remember. With a cast of mostly Venice High School students, Too Much to Remember soon surpassed even Mashup as the most listened to show.

After Season 2 of Too Much to Remember (based on sequel novel Too Much to Forget), former circus aerialist Resto decided to shake things up with a brand new play called When the Music Stops, a circus themed story of love, loss, and finding your place in life.

With the help of the wonderful WKDW team, an open casting call welcomed over thirty enthusiastic and talented local actors of which about twenty have been cast. Like Too Much to Remember, When the Music Stops will feature great original music written by local artists. Production of Season One of When the Music Stops will begin in October 2016. Jax will also occasionally take you BACKSTAGE in a series of brief interviews to meet the actors, musicians, and members of the WKDW team, whose efforts have and continue to make WKDW’s RADIO THEATER a success. In the meantime, catch up on Seasons One and Two of Too Much to Remember. Check programming guide for times.

Jax Resto Video Bio

Resto Radio Theater with Jax Resto

TOO MUCH TO REMEMBER
TOO MUCH TO REMEMBER

Too Much to Remember is an original Old Time Radio comedy drama written and directed by Jax Resto.

Season 1, based on the novel Too Much to Remember, takes the audience on a comedic ride through the life of high school student Joe Kovak who has an affinity for being where he’s not supposed to be. The fact that his dad is a police captain only complicates matters. When Joe finds himself navigating through first love the second time around, while dually conflicted by his attraction to his best friend’s girlfriend, Joe understands all to quickly, how it feels to be in like in love and in deep.

Season 2, based on sequel Too Much to Forget finds Joe once again dealing with the normal problems of being a teenager. However, he soon becomes distracted from the daily drama of his present by consuming flashbacks of a tragic past.

Starring a cast of young students and local actors, ranging from 10-70. With a soundtrack of great music by BudaRest and other local artists such as John Howard, Michael Miller, Bill Vinhage, Yaya Diamond, and Michael Faulkner. Different episodes each week. Thursdays at 4:00 and 8:00 PM EST, Saturday at 11:00 AM.

Coming soon: When the Music Stops: A circus themed drama of daredevil turned lawyer turned daredevil Nick Messina as he deals with love loss and finding his place in life.

Jax's Archived Shows

Too Much To Remember - Season 1

TMTR S1 Episode 1: The Other Farrah
TMTR S1 Episode 1: The Other Farrah
By Jax Resto

Date: Oct 21, 2014. Episode 1: The Other Farrah. After Pete steaks his  claim on the beautiful [...]

TMTR S1 Episode 2: She Can’t Help it if She’s a Little Orange
TMTR S1 Episode 2: She Can’t Help it if She’s a Little Orange
By Jax Resto

Date: Oct 29, 2014. Episode 2: She Can’t Help it if She’s a Little Orange. After a co [...]

TMTR S1 Episode 3 – The Ice House
TMTR S1 Episode 3 – The Ice House
By Jax Resto

Date: Nov 6, 2014. Description: Episode 3 – The Ice House. Joe and Matt take Judge “Hang  [...]

TMTR S1 Episode 4: You’re Going to Jail
TMTR S1 Episode 4: You’re Going to Jail
By Jax Resto

Date: Nov 12, 2014. Description: Episode 4: You’re Going to Jail. After starting the biggest f [...]

TMTR S1 Episode 5: The Judge Wants to Hang You
TMTR S1 Episode 5: The Judge Wants to Hang You
By Jax Resto

Date: Nov 19, 2014. Description: Too Much to Remember Episode 5: The Judge Wants to Hang You. Fe [...]

TMTR S1 Episode 6: Do I Have a Super Power I Didn’t Know About?
TMTR S1 Episode 6: Do I Have a Super Power I Didn’t Know About?
By Jax Resto

Date: November 26, 2014. Description: Episode 6: Do I Have a Super Power I Didn’t Know Abo [...]

TMTR S1 Episode 7: Your Future Looks Bleak
TMTR S1 Episode 7: Your Future Looks Bleak
By Jax Resto

Date 06-24-15. Description: Episode 7. Your Future Looks Bleak. Without knowing how, Joe finds hi [...]

TMTR S1 Episode 8: Peppermint Haze
TMTR S1 Episode 8: Peppermint Haze
By Jax Resto

Date: 06-30-15. Description: Too Much to Remember Episode 8: Peppermint Haze. Joe wonders about K [...]

TMTR S1 Episode 9: It Was 1:00
TMTR S1 Episode 9: It Was 1:00
By Jax Resto

Date: 07-08-15. Description: Episode 9, It Was 1:00. Joe gets jumped in an alley. But even bruis [...]

TMTR S1 Episode 10: Good Dad/Bad Cop
TMTR S1 Episode 10: Good Dad/Bad Cop
By Jax Resto

Date: 07-15-15. Description: Episode 10. Good Dad/Bad Cop. Stir crazy after being confined to th [...]

TMTR S1 Episode 11: Please Don’t Beat Up My Boyfriend
TMTR S1 Episode 11: Please Don’t Beat Up My Boyfriend
By Jax Resto

Date: 07-22-15. Description: Episode 11: Please Don’t Beat Up My Boyfriend. Kristy begs Jo [...]

TMTR S1 Episode 12: Am I the Only Girl…Who Hasn’t Eaten at Your House?
TMTR S1 Episode 12: Am I the Only Girl…Who Hasn’t Eaten at Your House?
By Jax Resto

Date: 07-29-15. Description: Episode 12, Am I the Only Girl…Who Hasn’t Eaten at Your [...]

TMTR S1 Episode 13: Top Ten Dinner Conversation Don’ts
TMTR S1 Episode 13: Top Ten Dinner Conversation Don’ts
By Jax Resto

Date: 08-05-15. Description: Episode 13, Top Ten Dinner Conversation Don’ts. Confused by K [...]

TMTR S1 Episode 14: What a Difference a Verb Makes
TMTR S1 Episode 14: What a Difference a Verb Makes
By Jax Resto

Date: 08-12-15. Description: Episode 14, What a Difference a Verb Makes. A game of Truth or Dare [...]

TMTR S1 Episode 15: Everything Will Work Out the Way it’s Supposed To
TMTR S1 Episode 15: Everything Will Work Out the Way it’s Supposed To
By Jax Resto

Date: 08-19-15. Description: Episode 15. Everything Will Work Out the Way it’s Supposed T [...]

TMTR S1 Episode 16: Stranger Things Have Happened.
TMTR S1 Episode 16: Stranger Things Have Happened.
By Jax Resto

Date: 08-26-15. Description: Episode 16: Stranger Things Have Happened. While trying to sort out [...]

TMTR S1 Episode 17 Sure Sounded Like She Was Going.
TMTR S1 Episode 17 Sure Sounded Like She Was Going.
By Jax Resto

Date: 09-02-15. Episode 17 Sure Sounded Like She Was Going. Tired of being in limbo, Joe sets o [...]

TMTR S1 Episode 18 Holy Garter Belt!
TMTR S1 Episode 19 Victory
TMTR S1 Episode 19 Victory
By Jax Resto

Date: 09-09-15. Episode 19: “Victory” After feeling like a pawn in Kristy’s gam [...]

TMTR S1 E20 Where Would I Get That Much Sh…
TMTR S1 E20 Where Would I Get That Much Sh…
By Jax Resto

Episode 20: Where Would I Get That Much Sh… Joe is surprised to find that Pete’s Easter plans [...]

TMTR S1 Episode 21 Grandson of the Year
TMTR S1 Episode 21 Grandson of the Year
By Jax Resto

Grandson of the Year. Joe continues to have conflicting feelings about his relationship with Kris [...]

TMTR S1 Episode 21 and 22
TMTR S1 Episode 21 and 22
By Jax Resto

BACK to BACK Episodes Episode 21: Grandson of the Year. Joe continues to have conflicting feeling [...]

TMTR Episodes 23 and 24
TMTR Episodes 23 and 24
By Jax Resto

Episode 23: I Think I Need an Upgrade. Joe prepares to attend another Brad Tanner gathering, th [...]

TMTR S1 E25 Season Finale
TMTR S1 E25 Season Finale
By Jax Resto

Episode 25: If You Only Knew [...]

Too Much To Remember – Season 2

TMTR Season 2 Episode 9
TMTR Season 2 Episode 9
By Jax Resto

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TMTR S2 Episode 1 Who is Robert LeClerc?
TMTR S2 Episode 1 Who is Robert LeClerc?
By Jax Resto

Date: 10/7/15. Season 1 Recap followed by… Episode 1 Season Premiere: Who is Robert LeClerc [...]

TMTR S2 Episode 2 Episode 2, Out of Hiding
TMTR S2 Episode 2 Episode 2, Out of Hiding
By Jax Resto

Joe’s first day back in circulation, he’s hit with both barrels. First Julie, then Kristy. [...]

TMTR S2 Episode 3 The Artist Formerly Known As…
TMTR S2 Episode 3 The Artist Formerly Known As…
By Jax Resto

Episode 3, The Artist Formerly Known As… Joe suspects Robert LeClerc is someone from his late [...]

TMTR S2 Episode 4 Welcome to Lulu’s
TMTR S2 Episode 4 Welcome to Lulu’s
By Jax Resto

Episode 4: Welcome to Lulu’s. Joe has a strange encounter at Lulu’s, which results in an eve [...]

TMTR S2 Episode 5 Just Another Day
TMTR S2 Episode 5 Just Another Day
By Jax Resto

Episode 5: Just Another Day Joe continues to experience pangs of jealousy over Loki’s relations [...]

TMTR S2 Episode 6 Mixed Feelings
TMTR S2 Episode 6 Mixed Feelings
By Jax Resto

Episode 6: Mixed Feelings. Joe continues to have mixed feelings about being in Loki’s band, abo [...]

TMTR S2 Episode 7: He’s Not Me; He’s Superman
TMTR S2 Episode 7: He’s Not Me; He’s Superman
By Jax Resto

Episode 7: He’s Not Me; He’s Superman. Caught dining with the ‘enemy,’ Joe seeks answers [...]

TMTR S2 Episode 8: The Sun On a Spot
TMTR S2 Episode 8: The Sun On a Spot
By Jax Resto

11-25-15. Description: Episode 8, The Sun On a Spot. During an impromptu outing with JULIE, JOE [...]

When the Music Stops

WTMS S1 Episode 6 Faster Than a Skreemr Jet
WTMS S1 Episode 6 Faster Than a Skreemr Jet
By Jax Resto

After a falling out with Magdalena, Nick tries to make amends. With music by Bill Vinhage Carey C [...]

WTMS S1 Episode 5 Like Strawberries
WTMS S1 Episode 5 Like Strawberries
By Jax Resto

Nick wrestles with guilt over lying to Magdalena about contracts. [...]

WTMS S1 Episode 4: Smooth Operator
WTMS S1 Episode 4: Smooth Operator
By Jax Resto

Nick contemplates contracts, wondering if Mr. Freeman will offer to renew, and what Krys’ [...]

WTMS S1 Episode 3: I Miss Me
WTMS S1 Episode 3: I Miss Me
By Jax Resto

In the aftermath of tragedy, Nick struggles with guilt and his feelings toward Magdalena. Featuri [...]

WTMS S1 Episode 2 Dad’s Rock
WTMS S1 Episode 2 Dad’s Rock
By Jax Resto

After a tragic accident, Nick comes to a realization about his mom and dad. While struggling with [...]

WTMS S1 Episode 1 The Elephants Stink
WTMS S1 Episode 1 The Elephants Stink
By Jax Resto

In the series opener, circus daredevil Nick Peters celebrates his 16th birthday. Nick is excited [...]

WTMS Season 1 Preview
WTMS Season 1 Preview
By Jax Resto

A circus themed drama about love, loss, and finding your way in life. In the Series Premiere, Whe [...]