Author Archives: J W

Passive Amplification System for Outdoor Performance Space

I recently had the opportunity to use my acoustical and musical knowledge to design an acoustical enhancement system into an outdoor stage area. Situation: Acoustic instruments weren’t enough to fill the outdoor space when an audience was present. A large “shell” behind the space is not possible due to local zoning and financial limitations. Also [...]

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Kathy O Connell and Larry Orfaly – Hosts of Kids America

Picture is from a press kit that Kids America distributed in 1985

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Kids America Interview – 1986

Kids America Logo

I did an interview back in 1986 with the local paper (then called the Harvard Post) about my favorite radio show, Kids America. It’s a nice piece, and the author, Barbara White, did a great job. As a result of this, she later got the opportunity to write a similar feature for the Boston Globe, [...]

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Crater Lake Panoramic Photo

Crater Lake July 4, 2015

Our visit to Crater Lake over 4th of July weekend was awesome in terms of weather, sights, sounds and spirit. Here’s the best panorama, taken by Manu. Click the thumbnail for a full size view!

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Lassen Volcanic Panorama

For the 4th of July I went to Lassen National Park and hiked the Bumpass Hill trail to the remnants of a volcano. What’s left is numerous fumeroles, hot springs and mud pots. A very cool bit of nature, and preparation for my next trip to Yellowstone! Click the picture for a full size panorama.

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Me, quoted in Radio World

Rich Rarey from Radio World (ex NPR)  included some quotes from me in his recent Streaming Guide eBook. Thanks Rich! Here’s an excerpt: We asked SHOUTcast Director of Busisness Development Jonathan Westerling which services broadcast stations are asking for. Westerling said because SHOUTcast’s corporate family now includes the TargetSpot digital audio advertising network, monetization products [...]

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Marin Music Source Beta Player

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April Fool = Marketing opportunity!

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I combined a team brainstorm with April Fools Day to generate significant exposure for my company. By spending $12 on a domain name, and an hour on some basic photoshop work, I was able to put together a website for a make-believe product that grabbed a few headlines and raised a few eyebrows. The supporting [...]

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RIP – John Butler KF6GNI (sk)

My good friend, and Radio Sausalito consulting engineer John Butler passed away recently. I’ll try to get some more photos of his amazing radio “shack” which, it turns out, had over 100 radios in it. All in perfect working order. I look forward to displaying the “cream of the crop” (as he called it) recievers [...]

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Presidio sunset

Visiting a good friend in the VA, I was treated to this amazing sunset walking back to the bus stop. Amazing sunsets are one of the treats of San Francisco.

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