Multimedia Archives: Clay Ryder, Jazz, and the Internet
After a too many a year hiatus from behind the microphone, I've decided to start producing some hour long programs. While my setup is embarrassingly substandard, especially in the microphone department, and my presentation years away from polished past, these recordings represent a view of the present looking to the future. Who knows, I may regain my step, but if nothing else, the music should be swinging.
These recordings are from the final few months in 1987 while I was the Jazz Music Director at KCHO. The station at the time had NPR News during the drive time day parts, classical music during day and early evening, and jazz from 9pm until 5am weekdays. The weekends had more of a block format but maintained NPR News during drive times. Jazz and/or Blues ruled the evenings and overnight, and I managed those day parts.
These recordings are from 1998 and 2012. KCSM became the refugee station for most of the former KJAZ listeners after July 1994, although the station had been gradually moving towards a predominantly jazz format starting in the late 1980s. I was guest DJ once with Dick Conte in 1998 and that show is included here. The celebration of Dick Conte's 50th anniversary in broadcasting is presented. Also, the last airing of Back on Basin St. with Mal Sharpe is included in this collection.
This a collection of many hour-long segments recorded at random from KJAZ during its final few weeks on air in June and July 1994. The Summer of 1994 was a sad time when it became apparent that KJAZ was going to be sold and its classic jazz sound lost from the FM dial. I never worked at KJAZ, but it was the standard bearer of great locally produced jazz radio. Although I worked in non-commercial radio, I always liked the fact that KJAZ was commercially supported, and until its imminent demise had no fund drives, and was able to stand on its own as jazz radio. KJAZ defined hip, cool, and class all at once.
From 1995 until 2011 I was involved with two market research firms that followed the high tech sector. In a time when the Internet was just beginning to appear on everyone's radar, Zona Research was the first to publish extensively about this burgeoning phenomenon. As a result, I spent a lot of time in front of cameras explaining it all. After the dot com bust, Harry Fenik and I formed The Sageza Group to pick up the pieces of Zona's demise and soldier on for a few more years.
This collection of radio and television spans multiple decades and various points along the way in my professional life. While initially there may not be much more information that the files themselves, overtime I will add supporting information as possible.
Sound Ideas is a new podcast series I am developing that is delivered in .mp3 format (stereo) encoded at 224kbps. The poor voice quality is the result of substandard microphone technology. I am looking at ways to improve this.
There are three eras of my past works represented here along with a collection of the last few weeks of the San Francisco radio institution, KJAZ-FM. There may also be other interesting radio tributes available as well.
The radio content is in .mp3 format (stereo) typically with encoding at either 80kbps, 128kbps, or 192kbps. Due to the limitations of the surviving source material, some of the audio may exhibit print-through or other degradation inherent in magnetic media.
The Video content is available either in .mp4 or .wmv depending upon the original source. Being of more recent vintage, most of this material survived at a higher level of fidelity.