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Meet the Voice WHERE THE CATALINa, ISLANDER AND KISL INTRODUCE YOU TO THE VOICES BEHIND KISL&apos;S LIVE RADIO PROGRAMMING. This week: The story behind the stories David Weinberg listens to the world around us and captures the little and big and fun and not heard and interesting and insightful ... stories to share on the radio in his generally less-than-5-minuie program "Random Tape" that can be heard at the top of the hour on KISL, From getting his start at a community radio station to NPR David shares his story with KISL as the station prepares to offer free community radio (disc jockey) classes to help give the opportuni- ty to the next "David" storyteller. KISL: How did you get your start in radio? David: I got my start at WWOZ in New Orleans. I just walked in and said "I have a tape recorder and I'd like to make radio" They said I can produce a piece and if they like it I can do more, and they liked it. I produced pieces for a show called Street Talk. KISL: How did you get in- volved with KISL? . David: I met Marko the sta- tion manager at a party on a yacht the day I moved to LA. My friend invited me to the party, he didn't actually end up going, and I didn't know anyone there. I ended up talking to Marko and we both were into radio and hit it off. KISL: Can you explain what is a "Random Tape?" David: Random Tape is a col- lection of audio ephemera, like short pieces of audio that don't re- ally have a home on the radio or an existing show. Some of it is music, weird music, poetry, actual tapes, some is deleted scenes from radio I've done. It's random, so it is any- thing I decide is random tape. KISL: What otherradio pro- gamming have you done? David: I started with Street Talks, and one of those got turned into a piece for NPR, two got on a show called Weekend America. Then I became a freelancer for NPR and Marketplace. Since I've moved here I've done a piece for KCRW and Wiretape.on CBC Ra- dio and I have a piece coming up on Love and Radio. KISL: . How would you de- scribe the radio you enjoy? David: It is story telling on the radio. I do a lot of news journal- ism, it is fun to do but what I like about radio isn't just journalism, it is kinda like the difference be-. tween a newspaper and magazine, it is a different style of storytell- ing. Some of it is personal, some of it is other's stories. I like to find different ways to tell stories on the radio; using sounds, music, my voice, recorded voices... KISL: What do you recom- mend for someone'who is interest- ed in sharing stories on radio? David: There is a really great pgdcast called "How Sound" by Rob Rosenthal. He takes apart different stories and sees how they do it. He teaches at Transom.org, a website devoted to teaching telling stories. I would recommend to do a lot of work, just do stories con- stantly. It is good to get feedback, and it is good to have a relation- ship with someone who will play your stories, like KISL. I got my start in a small local radio station. What I love about this community "[HE WRITE STUFF" Are you a writer, or would like to be one for the Catalina Islander? lhe paper is seeking to expand its editorial horizons. New reporters and gues t columnists are welcome. For more infor- Classic Santa Catalina Island mation, contact the editor at ed@cinews.us. I TheLOBSTER TRAP ISept. ,#' - f f ,  Starts @ 14th(((A)) 19,prn .... , %qb JIB' dlVJ ALL NIGHT! "mffoto'- WWtNN()FORHIRE.COM" l00lilll00r00 IWIilNI I l rl111111)Jl I I st. 1) W WVV, COW8HIRE.COM David Weinberg listens to the world around us and captures the little and big and fun and not heard and interesting and insightful ... stories to share on the radio in his generally less-than- 5-minute program =Random Tape." Photo courtesy of Jordan Monroe station on Catalina is it's incred- you are interested in doing sto- ibly open and you can just show ries for radio like David, or have up and you're in. It is so cheap to any other interesting ideas stop get the gear and you can get out by KISL's free dj classes start on there, gather sounds and ask KISL Monday nights at 6 p.m., from to play it on the air. Sept. 17 until Oct. 1. For more in- KISL: (Question we ask ev- formation, visit www.kislavalon. eryone-courtesy of Sarah L.): If com or contact Jordan Monroe, you were in a white room with no the Community Outreach direc- windows or doors, and the walls tor, at jordanmonroe@kislavalon. were of an infinite height what com. song would you listen to, to lift ] you out of the room? David: "Altitude" by Mask Phantom Listen to the catalogue of Ran: dom Tape at randomtape.com. If PEST OITI"ROL Since 1929 . : ":WiAcross the Channel," a one-hOur documentary on the post-war history of the seaplanes on Catalina, will be aired three separate times next Week on KCET Los Angeles, the nation's largest independent public television station. Written and directed by local film- maker and Catalina Islander Oolumnist Jim Watson, the film will be shown in high definition video this Tuesday at 9 p.m., Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 22, at 3 p.m. Featuring a wealth of color archival footage, the film won a Superior Filmmaking award from the 2011 Las Vegas Film Festival. It was also a finalist in the 2011 Santa Catalina Film Festival and received honorable mention in the 2011 SoCal independent Film Festival According to John Mazur, Senior Account Executive at KCET, the.film will be pre- sented as part of a pledge drive with numerous premi- ums offered by sponsors that include the Catalina Express and Art Good's JazzTrax. 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