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.

TOO MUCH TO REMEMBER

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 Recent Posts
Too Much To Remember - Season 1
Episode 19  “Victory” and 20 “Where Would I Get That Much Sh…”
Episode 19 “Victory” and 20 “Where Would I Get That Much Sh…”
By Jax Resto

Date: 09-09-15. Description: Episodes 19 and 20. Episode 19: “Victory” After feeling [...]

Episode 17 & 18, Sure Sounded Like She Was Going.
Episode 17 & 18, Sure Sounded Like She Was Going.
By Jax Resto

Date: 09-02-15. Description: Episode 17 Sure Sounded Like She Was Going. Tired of being in limb [...]

Episode 16: Stranger Things Have Happened.
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 [...]

Episode 14: What a Difference a Verb Makes
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 [...]

Episode 12: Am I the Only Girl…Who Hasn’t Eaten at Your House?
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 [...]

Episode 10: Good Dad/Bad Cop
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 [...]

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

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

Episode 9: Joe Gets Jumped in an Alley
Episode 9: Joe Gets Jumped in an Alley
By Jax Resto

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

Episode 7: Your Future Looks Bleak
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 [...]

Episode 11: Please Don’t Beat Up My Boyfriend
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 [...]

Episode 1: The Other Farrah
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 [...]

Episode 2: She Can’t Help it if She’s a Little Orange
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 [...]

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

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

Episode 4: You’re Going to Jail
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 [...]

Episode 5: The Judge Wants to Hang You
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 [...]

Episode 6: Do I Have a Super Power I Didn’t Know About?
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 [...]

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

Date: 12/10/2014. Description: Episode 8: Peppermint Haze. Joe wonders about Kristy’s late [...]

Episode 13: Top Ten Dinner Conversation Don’ts
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 [...]

Episode 15: Everything Will Work Out the Way it’s Supposed To
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 [...]

Prelude and Cast Introductions
Prelude and Cast Introductions
By Jax Resto

Too Much to Remember is an “Old Time Radio” style comedy drama about a young man muddling thr [...]

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Too Much To Remember – Season 2