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Can answer questions about Commercial Radio Announcing, News Reporting and questions about college radio station founding. Areas of expertise include music, technique, news gathering, studio design and operation. General rounded knowledge of the Broadcast and Cable TV Industry.

Experience in the area

Past On-Air personality at several AM and FM radio stations including WASH-FM in Washington DC. Currently semi-retired, operating a DJ service in South Florida. Also had career in Cable TV Programming...leading the industry in creation of local ad insertion in cable networks (e.g. USA (MSG) network, CNN)


AFTRA (American Federation of Radio and Television Artists) Inactive -
FCC License - Founder/Life Member Campus Broadcast Assn.,Western Connecticut State University.


Written about in numerous trade publications for innovative work in Cable TV programming and spot insertion in cable programming networks.


BA Communication Arts - Western Connecticut State University (1974)

Awards and Honors

1st Annual Radio/TV award - Western Connecticut State University and numerous other citations throught career.

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Recent Answers from Bob Allen

2016-07-20 Can a person from the United Kingdom become a DJ on a radio station:

The simple answer is Yes.    However, Some station would first have to desire to hire you, so the dialect and understandability would or could be a factor in that.    Secondly, moving to the USA would

2012-08-03 Broadcast License:

Hello again Kenneth,  I am not sure of the exact date but I believe it was within the past 5 years or so.    Also,there was an intermediate time that all you had to do was request one and without a test

2012-08-02 Broadcast License:

Well Kenneth, This is one of those questions that tend to make me feel very old...    Back in the old days (I was 17 at the time) the FCC required that to work as an  announcer & maintain the transmitter

2011-01-22 web based radio station:

Hi Bart,  Behringer has been a good value for the buck and would probably suit your needs with one possible  exception...    Mixers designed for broadcast studio use would typically have an automatic mute

2010-11-11 Starting a Radio Station:

Hello Quinn,    The answer to you question depends on several factors.    A radio station is licensed by the FCC to a specific city/town/area in order to 'serve in the public interest' for that location


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