Michael R. Stark

Services:  Long and short form music and feature audio production, quick turnaround audio production (current event "mixes", delivered to subscribing radio clients via the Internet), "live" west coast feature reporting and live morning show in-studio production and performance.


Independent Radio Producer
November 1986 to Present

Freelance work includes:

West Coast Producer of Reach Media's Tom Joyner Morning Show (1995-present).  Assemble "mixes" that include elements from the show, sound "bites" from the news and music -- to tell the story or honor a person and their work.  "Cameo" appearance on the show (in real audio).

Contributor to Sirius Satellite Radio's "Kick Out the Jams".  Like the Joyner show, assemble "mixes" appropriate to the issues discussed and music played by rock music writer and critic, Dave Marsh.
Freelance Reporter for ABC Radio News.

Co-producer of the "Rock & Rap Confidential Radio Report"

Webmaster for WPMD.org, "Rock & Rap Confidential", "For the Record: Black Sabbath - An Oral History" Official Website and Thrasher's Home Page.

Author of "For the Record: Black Sabbath - An Oral History" on Avon Books. Published February 1998.  Reissued on Harper-Collins Books, September 2002.

Host of "Rock 50" on WPMD.   News, Politics, Sports and Lifestyles, stirred into a mix of music that celebrates the 50 year history of rock music.  One show a month is co-hosted by Black Sabbath drummer, Bill Ward while another show every month features the best in unsigned artists -- "Tee-M's UNsigned Music Show".

Produced & Engineered various syndicated product, including shows hosted by Tom Snyder and  Mort Sahl, as an independent contractor at the ABC Radio studios in Los Angeles.

Long Beach, California
November 1989 to February 1995

"Pure Rock Talkback" Host - Open forum listener talk show, with guests covering a wide variety of rock oriented issues and topics.

Morning Show Producer / "Thrasher In the Morning" - Assisted morning show host with program planning and studio operations, including quick turnaround tape editing, guest booking, sketch writing and various on-air duties.

KABC-AM / KLOS-FM / ABC Talkradio Network
Los Angeles, California
July 1981 to November 1986

Live Sports Operations/ Scheduling Supervisor - Directed in-studio operations for all live sporting events, including the Dodger Radio Network. Worked closely with the Dodger Radio/TV department in coordinating commercial copy for the game broadcasts. Designed and implemented manpower schedules for NABET engineering staff. Provided on-site management supervision for engineers on remote broadcasts.

Studio Operations Engineer - Recorded, edited and mixed for Michael Jackson, Ray Briem and others on the ABC Talkradio Network.

American Broadcasting Company
Los Angeles, California
May 1972 to July 1981

Corporate Services Coordinator - Assisted the Director of Corporate Services in the operation of eight departments including guest relations and communications for ABC's west coast operations.

Page Supervisor - Supervision of ABC Page staff on all network shows. For a partial list of those shows click here

Additional Experience:

Long Beach, California
September 1973 to July 1980

Air Personality - Late night AOR format and weekend talk show.


Chaffey High School, Ontario, California (Chaffey High Classmates: 1968-1972)

California State University, Long Beach

B.A. Radio/TV/Film 1974

Former president of the CSULB Alumni Association
FCC General Radio Telephone License

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