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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.


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