As a teen in the sixties, I took over my parents Ampex reel-to-reel and started recording airchecks from WLS and WCFL. Not satisfied with listening to all the commercials and voice-overs, I acquired a second reel-to-reel and dubbed the airchecks to the second deck, editing out the chatter and re-arranging the songs in an order I preferred. I would sometimes record outside ambient sounds and create new shows using those ambient sounds, my voice-overs, and the aircheck segments. These shows, while technologically crude, were very popular at parties.
Around 1968, I became inspired by the work of John DeWitt, creator and producer of "The Young Sound" which aired on many CBS affiliates, including WBBM-FM, Chicago. "The Young Sound" consisted of a series of pre-recorded fifteen-minute music sets--specially arranged, blended, and mixed such that the relationships among the songs were as artistic as the songs themselves. This inspiration led to 30 years of taking that production concept to a whole new level. The result of this effort led to a programming concept called ESP--an acronym for Eclectic Set Programming (described in "My Station").
My enthusiasm for broadcasting is based on my love for arranging, blending, and mixing sounds such that the set becomes greater than the sum of the songs. Check it out for yourself.
Old School Progressive
Eloy, Ramses, Jane, Saga, Camel, Enigma, Neu, Gentle Giant, Vangelis, Gordon Giltrap, Finch
Ambient / Melodic Electronic
Gnomusy, Tangerine Dream, Waldeck, Ashra, Cluster, Banco de Gaia, Happy The Man, Yamashta/Go, Alan Parsons, Giltrap, Jarre, Tomita
70s/80's Jazz Fusion
Al DiMeola, Return to Forever, Jean Luc Ponty, Shadowfax, Passport, Mannheim Steamroller, Pat Metheny, Dixie Dregs, Gary Boyle, Brand X, Weather Report
70s/80s Modern Rock
The Ocean Blue, Wild Swans, Charlatans UK, Figures on a Beach, Echo & The Bunnymen, Wang Chung, Thompson Twins, Talking Heads, Simple Minds, Erasure, Aha, Section 25, Howard Jones, David Bowie
New School Progressive
Moodswings, Coldplay, Dirty Vegas, Thievery Corporation, Sounds from the Ground, Irina, Jah Wobble
Internet Oasis - A nice treat anytime you tune in. Choice selections and arrangements. It really is an Internet Oasis.
Musical Starstreams - Always Classy. Forest has been enlightening our musical senses spanning three decades. You really can't go wrong with Musical Starstreams.
VoyagerRadio - Very listenable; nice groove; I like it!
Internet Movie Database
An excellent resource for all TV and Movie information.
I've equipped much of my studio from Sweetwater. They've always been great.