Category Archives: Radio/Audio

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Minds Over Matter (KALW Show)

In January 2015 I was pleasantly surprised to get an email inviting me to be a guest panelist on a local trivia¬† show that originates at one of San Francisco’s NPR stations. Since then, I’ve been invited back several times. It’s an honor to be on the air with these guys who have a really […]

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Radio Sausalito Studio

Here’s the studio that I designed and built for Radio Sausalito. It is based around a Broadcast Electronics board that used to run KDIA 1310 AM in Oakland. The board was donated by Disney/ABC to Radio Sausalito. The two screens are touchpanels using ELO technology.

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Producing at the [once great] KGO radio

Here’s some photos of me behind master control at KGO. This was back in 2006. I was allowed to be “enbineer in charge” of KGO for two hours one evening. Such a blast. The board is 32 channels with digital routing on 8 of them. Very cool. I didn’t screw up too badly. Normally I […]

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Me and Dr. Bill Wattenburg

For 8 years, I produced “The Open Line to the West Coast” with Dr. Bill on KGO. It was an honor and privileged to have access to such a smart and wonderful radio audience. Over 80,000 people tuned in each weekend night to hear the show which ran from 10pm to 1am. And with the […]

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Audio Restoration (audio clip)

Since 2008, I have been actively involved in audio restoration of vinyl LP recordings (remember those?). Over a period of two years, I have tested various vintage reproduction systems to determine which of a hundred combinations of cleaning methods, needles, and cartridges create the maximum fidelity and why. The work has led to several projects […]

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Rare pics of KXXL 1230 in Reno Nevada

KXXL was a post-war station that started in Reno NV. It’s still broadcasting today (2013) as KSGG and has gone through a number of callsigns and formats over the years. The daughter of one of the first owners gave me some pictures from the station that date to the early 50’s. I’m posting them here […]

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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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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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