Bill got his start in radio back in 1971, and worked as a program director and/or DJ at KFAT (San Jose, CA), KLRB (Carmel, CA), KPOI (Honolulu, HI), WCAS (Cambridge, MA), and assorted others. His last radio gig was at the infamous KPIG (Santa Cruz, CA), where he started the world's first full-time Internet radio broadcast in 1995. He's also worked as a web designer, radio & TV engineer, magazine writer, music producer, advertising copywriter, and tractor driver. He's been fascinated by the Internet since the pre-web era of the late 1980s.
He handles all of the music scheduling & DJ duties at Radio Paradise, and supervises the technical end of things - doing all of the audio engineering & quite a bit of the web design and server administration. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca Goldsmith is the keeper of the keys to the kingdom for prospective entrants to the RP playlist. She devotes much of her day to reviewing CDs and listening to the songs submitted for consideration by listeners - a quite challenging task due to the volume of submissions received and the high standards that both she & Bill have regarding what gets played on Radio Paradise.
Rebecca is also RP's business manager, bookkeeper, and financial planner, and she handles artist & listener relations. You won't hear her on the air as much as Bill, but RP's high quality programming is very much a team effort. Her email address is email@example.com
Bill & Rebecca have been together since 1996, and married since 1999. They started Radio Paradise in Feb. 2000.
Know that when you occasionally hear them competing for Bill’s airtime – barking and playing and being their joyful and rowdy selves – they’re just doing their part for the greater good. Feel free to take their squeals of delight as your cue that a ‘breather’ may just be the good and right course of action for you too.