Keith had worked at NJN Public radio since 1998. During that time, he has worked all facets and shifts at the station, including the overnight emergency news coverage on 9/11 and the first Gulf war. Keith's background includes
Keith had worked at NJN Public radio since 1998. During that time, he has worked all facets and shifts at the station, including the overnight emergency news coverage on 9/11 and the first Gulf war. Keith's background includes both broadcasting and print news reporting.
He began his career in 1979, working for WRAN 15190AM in Dover NJ, as the morning news anchor and field reporter. Later he became the stations Assistant News Director as well as Intern Director. His print experience was gained at The Bergen Evening Record, Hackensack New Jersey, Hackensack New South and Micromedia Press, Lakehurst New Jersey.
Keith also worked for such stations as New Jersey 101.5 FM, WOBM FM/AM, 107.1 FM THE BREEZE and SoJo 104.9 FM. He was an instructor for many years at the Cherry Hill campus of the CONNECTICUT SCHOOL OF BROADCASTING, teaching radio performance and audio production. Keith is also a voice over actor and has done voice overs for radio commercials, radio fund raisers, movie trailers and industrial voice recordings.
Keith was first licensed as an Amateur radio operator in 2002 as a Technician and in 2014 he tested for and successfully upgraded to a General class license. He has a modest station consisting of a Yaesu Vertex VX 150 2 meter hand held, a Yaesu FT50R dual band hand held and a Baofeng UV5RE+ which doubles as his base and mobile rig. He also operates on EchoLink.
Keith is a member of the Jersey Shore Amateur Radio Society and is active on both the JSARS repeaters - http://www.jsars.org/ and the W2NJR linked 2 meter/70 CM repeater system - http://home.comcast.net/~w2njr/. He fills in as a net controller on the JSARS nightly traffic net. He is also the Friday night net control station for the Union County Traffic Net (UCTN) held on the W2NJR linked repeater system and Tuesday night NCS for the South Jersey Traffic and Training net, held nightly at 8pm on the Burlington County NJ OEM linked 2 meter repeater system, on frequencies of 147.150 positive and 145.470 negative, with a common PL of 127.3. In 2013, Keith was appointed as an Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) Official Relay Station for his net control activities.
Keith's other hobbies include photography, fishing, computers and electronics. He is a member of St. Joseph Council #4969 of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a partner in one of the most successful dance and party Disc Jockey businesses in the Tri-State area, The MUSIC MAKERS. He resides in Manchester Township NJ with his wife and their pet dogs and cats.
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