What do I do here at KBOO?
For my first blog entry I would like to introduce myself. My name is Sean Ongley and I've been with KBOO for about 1 and a half years. Currently I'm acting as an instructor for digital audio editing and production, talent booking, board operator, and arts reporting. My next reporting project is the Portland Jazz Festival. Recently I booked the annual Boo Bash at Holocene, 2007, and I continue finding talent for Jennifer Robin's Night of the Living Tongue experimental music/spoken word show. I got my start with Blues Fest as on site board operator for our annual remote broadcast. I was educated in audio engineering at Sound Master Audio/Video Institute in North Hollywood, 2002 under Brian Ingoldsby. But I'm also a musician studying at PSU, locally known mostly in avante-garde circles. So naturally I want to use KBOO as a vehicle to connect with the arts/music community, especially for those artists who lack promotion in the underground but also for major festivals such as Time Based Arts Festival and Portland Jazz Fest, which this year features the avante-garde masters, Ornette Coleman and Cecil Taylor.
So if you're a programmer or an artist or volunteer, please do get in touch with me regarding whatever you might want to bring to the station or collaborate on or need help with around the station.