Thanks for coming by my website.
I wanted to create a space where I could keep some of those things that are important to me. There are some essays and now a thesis from school, podcasts from some of my on-air work, as well as sporadic blog posts and curiosities. I hope you find something interesting in this collection of “stuff”.
I have always loved the magic that came out of that little box called radio and have worked on and off the air in the US and Canada since I was in high school. I have sat in many chairs as well as programmed, and managed broadcasting properties since 1969. I’ve had the privilege of working with many amazing and talented people. I also spent some time with the LA Times and The Toronto Star learning about newspapers and internet “start-ups.”
I started the Hamilton Media Group a few years ago to work with media organizations, community groups and NGO’s. I have worked with PFLAG and other LGBTQ+ groups, The Canadian Red Cross, The Pattison Broadcast Group, and more recently helped build Roundhouse Radio in Vancouver. It became a very special place on-air, online and on the street. Different from anything I’ve ever done before – a commercial radio station with a community focus. With the sale of the station recently I have been focused on consulting, researching, writing and teaching.
I volunteer with Variety The Children’s Charity, PFLAG, The British Columbia Institute of Technology and the Deans Advisory Board at the University of British Columbia. I’ve recently become involved with Human Rights Watch and The Climate Reality Project as I am passionate about climate change and how we get out of the mess we’re in.
My academic interests include communication, depth psychology, promoting environmental justice, peace building and ecological sustainability. I am actively interested in the relationship between media, art and culture and our interconnectedness with each other and the world we share.
I have six wonderful kids and their moms who have taught me to be a better father, friend, and partner – Paisley, Heath, Shalon (RIP), Ally, Evan, and Monique. I am passionate about learning, motorcycling, traveling, kayaking, and sharing David Whyte passages while awakening the Buddha within.