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One of the hosts for 2nd Monday Labor Radio at 6pm
I am a member of the Personnel/Governance committee.
I first started volunteering in 1971 and came back to the station after being in NYC for 11 years. I have been volunteering regularly again since 1999 or so.
Greetings fellow terrestrial & internet radio fans! I am a KBOO volunteer.
I started in radio at age 16 working after school as a board operator/announcer for a small commercial station in a rural part of Arizona. Back in that time, even commercial stations were very much like community radio. Lots of local live happenings, including remote broadcasts from town hall meetings to the high school football games. One of the shows I produced was called, "Cattleman's Livestock" for the area ranchers!
We did not have digital means to edit audio; we either recorded commercials straight onto a cart, or recorded onto an Ampex reel-to-reel and edited with razor blades & splicing tape. We chose the former for the most part; there was little time to mess around with editing.
Anyway, I jumped on board as a KBOO volunteer in 2004 and have been involved with a variety of station programs and events such as Grateful Dead & Friends Radio Collective Programmer/Host (2004-2009). I have become one of them "tape-trading" (CDs or .flac files nowadays!) freaks since being part of the Collective and possess a crazy number of Grateful Dead unreleased soundboard & audience recordings. After all, our KBOO listeners love Grateful Dead & Friends for playing unreleased material from our own collections.
I was a Community Calendar producer from 2006 to 2010, learning about the cool things happening around town, to tell you about these upcoming events.
I've been a Waterfront Blues Festival remote broadcast anchor and technical assistant from 2004 to present.
I do music specials here and there ranging from Women in Metal to Prog Rock, edit audio and upload podcasts to this site. You might see my smiling face greeting you at our information table at an event, or behind the equipment at a remote broadcast. We do everything here from washing the dishes to sitting in the air chair doing live local radio. I love being part of this 'experiment' known as Community Radio!
Talking Earth board-op
Morning Folk Music host for Rise When the Rooster Crows and Folk Espresso.
[IMAGE TRANSLATION: This photo cracks me up every time! Is the creator dyslexic or really wishing Obama eternal peace and well being? It could be an alien crop circle noting the evolution and involution of the universe; or maybe somebody's insinuating that Obama belongs to the Order of the templars. The only secret society I know he was approved by was the Bilderbergers, so there's no surprise there!]
Board Op (Engineer Extraordinaire)
Introduction to Audio Trainer
Former KBOO Foundation Board Member, Vice-President & President
Left the station when the culture became too hostile. Listened to volunteers repeating the "whisper campaign" of lies and slander to run off anyone who called for Staff to be accountable.
Watching as all of my dire warnings are coming true and the station's "entrenched clubhouse" brings it all down.
Tim is a writer, editor, and former publicist for the American Federation of Teachers local 2277. (PCCFFAC/AFL-CIO)
Tim taught at Portland Community College for three years. He served on the steering committee for Portland Jobs with Justice and as co-host with Lane Poncy on Fifth Monday Labor Radio for more than ten years.
He is currently helping to produce and promote Fifth Monday Labor Radio as a member of the Labor Radio Collective, editing the Online Portland Alliance, working as librarian and archivist at the International Peace Resource Center in MIssoula, Montana and serving on the board of NAAME, The Northwest Alliance for Alternative Media and Education.
In his spare time he edits The Wordsmith Collection, gardens, writes, tutors, and produces online content.
Thomas Hood has been involved in music and sound recording since childhood, making wire recordings with his father, a jazz guitar player with the Charlie Barnet Band.
Now a multi instrumentalist playing 6 and 12 string guitars, electric guitars, basses and keyboards, he is an independent music and radio producer. In 1985 he established Hood's Woods Music, a private music recording studio.
As a radio producer and programmer since 1968, he has extensive experience in public radio, having spent time at KPFT FM, KAOS FM, WLNV FM, KBOO FM and KMUN FM.
Specializing in remote field recording, he was a sound designer for the Janus Professional Sound Library. He has also worked with the Oregon Historical Society, providing audio restoration services for their "Portland" exhibits.
He has produced independent radio documentaries, such as “God is Dead”, focusing on controversial timber cutting practices on the public lands of Oregon.
He is co-producer and co-host of the
The Traveling Radio Show , a wacky, off-beat public radio travelogue.