Monthly Archives: January 2013

KLOK aircheck early 1950′s

Here’s an ID from KLOK 1170 AM in San Jose that I came across recently. If you know the name of the radio show, please let me know! The woman being interviewed is Leanora, a real estate agent in Southern California.

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Music editing – bumpers

One of the many things I did behind the scenes at KGO was to edit familiar songs down to thirty second instrumental rejoiners or bumpers which were used at the end of a commercial set. These were simply uploaded onto the KGO server and many different hosts (Len Tillem, Gene Burns, Bill Wattenburg etc) used [...]

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Love/Hate relationship with the Sausalito Post Office

I love almost everything about Sausalito, but the Post Office has been generally a source of frustration – and I know I’m not alone! They aren’t open on the weekends for starters which means that everyone like me who works in the city has to bring their packages into work to mail them during lunch [...]

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NPR Themesong Project

I produced and engineered a series of musical snippets which aired during NPR’s All Things Considered for almost a decade. Each piece was composed by a composition student at the Cleveland Institute of Music and performed by cello students of Richard Aaron. Here is one of my favorites by the wonderful composer Wataru Hokoyama:

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Praise on the great KGO 810 AM

Here is some of the on air praise I received from a few of the fantastic hosts I worked with while producing at ABC radio in San Francisco. Click to play:

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Back on Stage!

In November, I was asked to co-star in a one act comedy written and directed by my friend Peter Arnott. It was called Sir Merriwhether Does Shakespeare. I was a ventriloquist whose two dummies take on a mind of their own. Tremendous fun and a wonderful script. I was really challenged with the memorization which, [...]

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Soccer?

For a few years I played soccer with the Golden Gate league. I was a fullback/sweeper. This was me stealing the ball and diffusing a breakaway…

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Breakfast

Here’s a nice little treat you can whip up with mini frozen waffles. Take some of the strawberries and mash them with some sugar and water. Boil into a sauce/reduction and pour over each waffle once you’ve toched the top with a bit of whipped cream.

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Music: Homage to Donald Erb

For my junior recital I commissioned a new piece. The piece was written by composer Geoffrey Petersen for solo bassoon. I performed the premier in the spring of 1997. I was honored to have Mr. Erb present for the performance. It touched me very much that he stayed for the entire concert.  

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Fallingwater interview

Here is a 1996 piece which aired on WCPN in Cleveland about the historic and amazing Fallingwater house in Pennsylvania. Touring the property and learning about its history made for a breathtaking and memorable morning.

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