Contributors to this edition

Jillian is a video engineer, who specializes in digital acquisition, media management and workflow solutions. Her love for the technical side of filmmaking emerged at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a video technician for the Mars Program.

Richard began his career in Montreal and continues to mix in Los Angeles. He is currently on the Executive Board of Local 695, a co-editor of Production Sound & Video and a former President of the Cinema Audio Society.

Peggy Names has been a member of IATSE Local 695 since 1977. Ms. Names is serving her second term as Trustee of the Local and is Chair of the Building Committee. Peggy has spent most of her career working on movies with a few television, commercial and motion-capture projects thrown in to mix it up. Ms. Names hung up her boom but is still very active at the Local.

Jay Patterson has been involved in sound for radio, television, stage and film ever since he began as a voice talent in radio at age eleven in 1965. A Cinema Audio Society Award winner, he is serving his fifth term as VP of Local 695, and is Co-chair of the Technical Trends Committee.

Bill Ruck, a native San Franciscan, has been a Broadcast Engineer since the mid-1970s. His career includes KUSF, KJAZ, KALW, NPR-West and Susquehanna Radio for twenty one years (KFOG, KNBR, KSAN and KTCT) as Engineering Manager. Bill is the Chair of the Northern California Frequency Coordinating Committee overseeing the use of Part 74 Broadcast Auxiliary frequencies. Mr. Ruck is a volunteer with the Maritime Radio Historical Society, a former RCA Coast Marine Station KPH, now part of Point Reyes National Seashore. Bill Ruck is the 2014 Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame inductee chosen by Chapter 40 of the Society of Broadcast Engineers. Bill poses in front of a WWII vintage PW-15 transmitter restored and in service at KPH.


Photos courtesy of the respective contributors