Russ Neff’s entry into the world of the Internet came in the early 1990’s when he served as a software tester for America Online. He went on to work as a content developer with the collaborative website The Mining Company. That website is now known as About.com.
During the 1970's & 1980's Neff produced & hosted My Favorite Things, a highly regarded jazz radio program. Over the years the program had several broadcast homes in the Central Pennsylvania region.
Russ Neff, is a co founder of the Central PA Friends of Jazz, a regional jazz society that has been an integral part of the area for over a quarter century. In 1990 he was selected as the Jazz feature writer and reviewer for the Harrisburg Patriot News, a position he held for 12 years. In 2000 Neff was inducted into the Central PA Jazz Hall of Fame and in 2005 he was awarded the Mayor’s Distinguished Public Service Award by the city of Harrisburg, PA for his contributions to the cultural life of the region.