Forest is the producer, programmer and host of MUSICAL STARSTREAMS, the USA’s first (December, 1981) syndicated, electronica based weekly music program on commercial radio. The show has been heard on over 200 commercial stations including a majority of the Top Ten markets in the USA, every afternoon on XM satellite radio and DirecTV channel 857, numerous internet sites and DCR – Digital Cable Radio (now Music Choice). In 1991, MUSICAL STARSTREAMS was nominated for a prestigious BILLBOARD magazine radio award for adult syndicated program of the year. That same year Forest received the coveted “Crystal Award” for broadcast media from the INAMC in Los Angeles.
In July of 2002, while continuing to program and produce MUSICAL STARSTREAMS, Forest took a year off from hosting duties and brought in actress and voiceover talent Madison Cole as host. In July of 2003 he resumed hosting duties while Madison stayed on to host The Starstreams Channel version of the program heard online. Also in 2003, Forest became the host and music director for the AMBIENT channel of radioIO.com where starstreams program sets aired back to back, worldwide, as a full-time broadcast radio channel for nearly twelve years, he later also became host and music director for their CLASSIC ROCK and CLASSIC ROCK HITS channels until they ceased broadcasting to the general public. In June of 2014 he began producing and hosting his live, weekly, eclectic Classic Rock program called THE BLUE BUS, heard every Thursday afternoon on 91.7fm, KMNO radio on Maui. Each broadcast is recorded and can be heard online at Mixcloud.com.