I have been involved in some form of the commercial music industry since I was about 15 years old. I have over 40 years of combined experiencein radio broadcasting and recording studio experience at all levels. I have worked in radio in various capacities from on-air personality/DJ to program director,music director and production director at various radio stations across the midwest and southern US. In the recording industry I have owned/operated a commercial recording studio for the past 30 years working with aspiring singers/songwriters in recording and producing their CD/EP projects. I have also owned and operated a chain of "karaoke studios" in mall shopping centers where we recorded thousands of voices singing their favorite cover songs. For what I lack in formal education I make up in years of actual industry related experience and knowledge.
I am a born-again Christian, married and a father of a 16 year old daughter who is an incredible singer/songwriter whom I hope to help in some way with her career in the future. I am not a spring chicken in years but have managed to stay young at heart and very in tune with todays music scene.
As music director I received "Gold records" for being first station to play a hit record "out of the box" as a Bill Gavin reporting station in 1975/1976.
Recipient of the "Excellence" award for music jingle creations at the Wichita advertising awards.
Responsible for introducing Karaoke to middle America via retail mall recording booths.
Owner/operator of a 1,500 sq.ft. commercial recording studio in the heart of Wichita,Kansas. Recorded hundreds of radio/tv commercials, music jingles and provided voice narrations for major industrial and commercial accounts. Clients include Boeing Aircraft, Cessna Aircraft, Beech/Raytheon Aircraft, Lear Jet, Chronicle Broadcasting, KAKE TV, Kroger, and many many others. Also recorded start to finish CD/EP music projects for a variety of independent artists.
Independent producer of a daily radio program featuring current Christian and past hits mixed in with artist/music news and local Canadian Christian event information.
Responsible for writing and producing radio spots on a daily basis for on-air advertising clients. Also served as on-air radio personality for this #1 rated Christian hits radio station in Wichita,Kansas.
On-air talent for a variety of radio stations throughout my career. Also served in management positions in areas of programming,production and music management. Responsibilities included hiring and daily management of on-air staff, listening to music for airplay consideration, weekly reporting to trade magazines and organizations, working with concert promoters, on stage emcee of major concerts and working with record label promoters.
Owner/operator of a chain of "karaoke" recording booth operations in malls in Wichita,Kansas and Tulsa,Oklahoma. Responsible for introducing Karaoke to middle America. Recorded aspiring singers and musicians, all genres of cover songs and original music.
Owner/operator of a Christian based teen center designed to offer an alternative to the "smoke-filled" drinking establishments for teens and young college age students. Featuring Christian hits and positive oriented dance music along with a game room and specialty non-alcohol drinks/snacks served.
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