Random Career Photo: NBC News Anchor Jessica Savitch

I can’t remember the date on this one.  Summer 1979 maybe.

Me and NBC News Washington Anchor Jessica Savitch on the set.   Jessica was one of the first women to anchor a network evening newscast.  I was audio on the program for a few months before I went into news field opns full time.  She was a serious journalist .The crew loved working with her.  Tragedy took her just a few years after this photo. She drowned in a creek in an overturned car.  I had a secret crush on her.


Random career photo. At the Oscars!

wa4d Oscars Set up 2013

On the Red Carpet at 7:30am day before the Oscars / 2012


I worked at the Academy Awards show for 9 years. It was a 2 week project in February each year.  I had the best job in the place!  Red Carpet  multi-cam coverage. We produced an international show (Non-Broadcast) streamed to the WORLD.   — the fans the stars the whole scene was a blast. Hollywood Blvd: Ground Zero of Celebrity Worship!!  The streaming show got tons of social media feedback. Never underestimate the global interest in American entertainment!

Year: 2012′

Photo the next day. (W/ EFX)j 


Education Matters in a Globalized knowledge-worker era but not in Ham Radio.


                                       BS. University of Texas at Austin


                                   MA.American  University. Washington DC


First Class Radiotelephone License. (From The FCC of course!)


Continuing Education: Post Graduate courses, seminars, ITIL Certification / Six Sigma Green Belt

And one of my favorite learning environments: LYNDA.COM


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What else does the “Dawg” do?

Here in Charlottesville, Va home of the University of Virginia there is an on campus guest speaker program open to the public. I go to these often.

In October three Professors discussed the British Exit from the European Union.   Each brought a different view.  A political science professor. A European economics prof and a History professor.  I got in the last question from the audience. I asked, “What would Winston  Churchill have thought of BREXIT?” 

Photos: WA4D

Anyway I look forward to these meetings!

Nevada Desert


I spent 10 years in Los Angeles. Every year I attended the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas.  I had the option of flying or driving. No contest. The 5 hour drive was best!.  It’s an awesome drive on I-15 smack through the middle of the Mojave desert. I tossed my CW paddle in the car one year and put it on the desert floor. An “end of days” image.