I'd like to welcome to KBOO a familiar face -- Tom Hood, our interim Chief Engineer.
In a lot of ways, Tom has been at KBOO since the beginning, but being "new" means he's bringing in some new ideas.
He is quick to talk about his goals: making the engineering department inclusive, bringing in people who have some KBOO institutional memory, and ensuring that KBOO has high-quality audio.
Tom has a long and storied history with radio, and with KBOO. His grandmother, Ina Hood, was a KEX & KOIN radio personality until 1927. His uncle, William Hood, was a session man in Hollywood responsible for the jazz-influenced horn arrangement on Steely Dan's Aja. His aunt, sculptor Julie MacDonald, lived with hyenas ... and Charlie Parker, for 6 of the last 7 years of his life. His father, audio preservationist Ernie Hood, was one of KBOO's founders.