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Houston Classic Rock nominees for Texas Radio Hall of Fame

dchat Classic rock and the DJ’s who brought that music to local radio audiences long before the rock was considered "classic" are fading fast. But Texas Radio Hall of Fame has found one right here in Houston. A former disc jockey at several radio stations in Tampa, Ft Lauderdale, and Chicago, Dwight “Shotgun” Cook finally ended up in Houston, where he reigned as the No. 1 rock jock at 104.1 KRBE for 3 years running.
Being No. 1 came with perks. Not only did he get to hang out backstage with iconic artists like Elvis, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Jethro Tull, Led Zepplin and Janis Joplin, and, he was a celebrity in his own right. It was the golden era of the great DJ. Back then, the music was as important as they guy who played it for you.
 
Today, Dwight uses his radio experience and sometimes his distinctive, ex-disc jockey voice at SoundWorks (www.soundworks.com), the award-winning media production house in Houston. Dwight also serves as Chairman of Only in Houston and serves on the Board of Directors of AAFH – American Advertising FederationHouston.
 
If you join Texas Radio Hall Of Fame for $15 (Http://www.TRHOF.org) you, too, can place your vote for great Houston talent like Dayna Steele, Crash Collins, Dan Patrick, Bill Moffett, Dave Ward, and Hal McClain, as well as Houston’s Only In Houston Chairman, Dwight “Shotgun” Cook. For your vote to count, it must be mailed in and postmarked by July 17th.
 
DaynaSteele Support the Houston creative community and the mission of Only In Houston and place your vote for Dwight "Shotgun" Cook to hold a place in Texas radio history. Voting members of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame can find the 2010 ballot here. (http://www.texasradiohalloffame.com/2010-trhof-voting-ballot.pdf) Then join all the fans at the big, always sold out, awards event held in the city with the most voters. Let’s make it happen in Houston!

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June 18, 2010 at 6:12 pm Leave a comment

SoundWorks adds a new DO

SoundWorks is beginning the year with new audio talent.  We are committed to continually building our team with fresh ideas and great skills. 

SoundWorks welcomes Dee Oberle to our staff. Dee brings her expertise in audio engineering–specifically post-production, video game development, live production, and video editing —in addition to knowledge in a variety of software applications to our vivid mix.

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Like many people in the industry, Dee was inspired to pursue a career in audio after working with the sound team in her junior high youth group. She jumpstarted her career by receiving training from veteran engineers at Madison Media Institute.

On staff at Post Effects/Answers Media, Dee worked alongside Halo Composer, Mike Salvatori, on a series of projects including podcasts for Accenture and redesigning the audio on the Wide Load logo.

Dee’s audio portfolio with Dallas Audio Post Group includes Foley for Catacombs: Directors Cut, editing for educational company Voyager Learning, and third party post-production support on Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood.

As a sound designer, Dee worked with Gearbox Software under the direction of internationally acclaimed composer for Doom III and the Brothers in Arms Series, Ed Lima.  She earned a credit on the AAA title Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway. Other products developed at Gearbox include:  Borderlands and several yet to be released projects.

Additional work as freelancer includes the Lil’ Flip- Kim Kardasian video shoot, worship services at Willow Creek Community Church, TV Man, Inc. and several short films.

Software expertise:

  • · Pro Tools
  • · Sound Forge
  • · Logic
  • · Final Cut Pro
  • · Soundminer
  • · Vegas
  • · Reason
  • · Radar system
  • · XACT
  • · Nitro-SoundMaker/Composer
  • · UnReal Editor
  • · Photoshop
  • · DreamWeaver

Please leave Dee a welcome comment below or welcome her in person at the next Sound Works mixer coming soon.

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January 20, 2010 at 11:35 pm Leave a comment

Make Any Surface a Speaker

Tunebug

This was possible in the past with expensive devices that could turn sheetrock walls into speakers.  Reaction was mixed.  Now enter Tunebug, a device that turns surfaces into speakers for less than a hundred dollars.  I have not tried one but I’ll be happy to review this device because the idea is promising. Imagine plugging your iPod/MP3 player in to a big speaker.  It’s portable too. Yes you can turn almost any flat surface into a panel speaker (they suggest cardboard boxes or anything else hollow for best results.) Turn it up!

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January 11, 2010 at 3:28 pm Leave a comment


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