I started in radio when I was seventeen as a disc-jockey at a 1,000 watt daylight AM Christian station in Boise, Idaho. KSPD was about the only station in town at the time that played contemporary Christian music, and, of course, Adventures in Odyssey. That was my introduction to the program, and I have loved it ever since. I moved on from there when I got to college and worked for the number 1 medium market station in the country at the time, KCIX. We played middle-of-the-road Adult Contemporary music.
After college, I got a job at a great agency in the Seattle area called The Raymond Group. There I produced some exciting Christian programming, much of which is still on the air on many facilities across the country.
My wife and I arrived in Colorado Springs to work for Focus on the Family in 1994. I have held several positions there, including editing Doctor Dobson's daily radio program, producing Focus on the Family Weekend, and producing promotional material for Focus' internal agency, Briargate Media. Mark and Dave invited me to join the Odyssey team in April of '99, and I have been working with them since May of '99.
When I'm not producing (in my opinion) the greatest radio drama on the planet, my interests orbit very closely around my work world. I am an avid (some might say rabid) antique microphone collector (subtle hint to send me any and all mics you may have sitting around), and I absolutely love radio from the Golden AgeFibber McGee and Molly, The Shadow, Duffy's Tavern, Abbot and Costello, etc. I also stay extremely busy in my home studio. I run a small business on the side producing programming for various organizations, including some national programs that you've heard of. When I'm not reading or playing my guitar, I spend as much time as possible with my wife, who is expecting the arrival of our first child in February, 2000.
Update: Rob is now a production engineer for Radio Theatre and the father of two children.
Passages, Part 1