PariSoMa's Musi2k series gives people a chance to come hang out in our beautiful converted loft, enjoy free beer, wine and snacks, and listen to speakers give talks on a range of music/tech related topics. PariSoMa is the SF office of French technology innovation firm faberNovel.
This month we are excited to host Rusty Hodge, who is the founder, General Manager and Program Director of SomaFM. He also is the music director for Groove Salad, Secret Agent, Drone Zone, Space Station Soma, Illinois Street Lounge and contributes to Cliqhop.
He got started in radio during high school by operating a neighborhood micropower station, and later started producing daily programs and making them accessible over a telephone hotline. Rusty got involved with computers when, while managing his college radio station in the early '80s, he developed software on an Apple II for handling station playlists. His professional experience includes work at radio stations in the Los Angeles area (KWOW and KWIZ), developing software for broadcasters, multimedia, and founding Hodge Interactive to put radio and TV stations on the web. It was only natural that eventually he would start his own internet radio station.
Rusty has been collecting records since the mid '70s, bought his first ambient record in the '80s, and latched onto electronic ambient music right away when it started first appearing in the early '90s. Many of the records in his collection are now out of print and extremely hard to find. With the launch of SomaFM in 2000, Rusty's dream of his own station became a reality.
Official Website: http://www.parisoma.com
Added by parisoma on April 8, 2009