Dave West

Dave West | COO | Mountain Radio Group
Major Market Radio Candidate

Professional Experience Summary
Mountain Radio Group Inc., Co-Owner/Chief Operations Officer, August 2016-Present
Responsible for all day-to-day operations of 2 commercial radio stations and PAN Digital Media, an audio/video production house. Duties including:
• Hiring and managing of employees
• Overall concept and direction of programming and sales
• Client and listener relations/maintenance
• Technical operations, studio design/build/operation, maintenance, troubleshooting
• Responsible for all technical issues and engineering for studios, transmitters, and webcasts
• Following FCC guidelines, rules and regulations
• Maintaining 24/7 operations of radio stations
• Morning Show Lead, 6am-10am weekdays

US Air Force Academy, Visual Information Specialist/Cadet Advisor, April 2004-August 2015
• Responsible for advising and mentoring cadets at the Academy college radio station
• Directed all programming and operations of the radio station
• Responsible for all technical issues and engineering for studio, transmitter and webcast
• Design and installation of new studio and transmitter site facilities
• Master of Ceremonies for US Air Force Academy Band, multiple years and several concerts
• Voice of the Opening Ceremonies for Graduation
• OIC for cadet trips to Asia, NYC and Nashville

Clear Channel, Denver, Technical Producer Supervisor, May 2001-September 2003
• Responsible for technical producers of three AM radio stations, Denver Broncos Radio Network, Rockies Baseball Network and other sports networks
• Managed and scheduled staff of 24 technical producers
• Worked closely with director of operations and program directors
• Problem solving/troubleshooting pertaining to broadcasts and equipment
• Maintained network affiliate website
• Initiated and documented procedures for daily technical operation

Program Director Responsibilities
• Responsible for conception and implementation of station programming
• Managed all aspects of station on air programming
• Supervised day-to-day functions of on-air staff
• Yearly programming budget preparation

Music Director Responsibilities
• Responsible for music scheduling for air play
• Decisions on adds, drops and rotations
• Contact with record companies

On Air Responsibilities
• Country, Rock, AC, CHR, National Radio Network
• All Dayparts: Live and Voice Track
• Show conception, delivery, and content

Engineering Responsibilities
• Responsible for maintaining all broadcast equipment
• Oversaw station compliance with FCC rules and regulations

Additional Employment Highlights:
• Jones Radio Networks, Englewood, Colorado, October 1999 to November 2009
On-Air Talent
• Clear Channel Communications, KYKR, Beaumont, Texas, March 1998 to August 1999
Program Director and Morning Drive Host
• New Frontier Communications, KNFM, Midland-Odessa, Texas, August 1992 to February 1998
Chief Engineer, Program Director, Production Director, On-Air Talent
• B & D Communications, KWZD, Abilene, Texas, June 1988 to February 1989
Assistant Program Director, Music Director, On-Air Talent
• Dynamic Broadcasting, KEYJ, Abilene, Texas, May 1987 to June 1988
Assistant Program Director, Music Director, On-Air Talent
• Fox Communications, KFQX FM, Abilene, Texas, October 1985 to May 1987
Assistant Program Director, Music Director, On-Air Talent

Equipment/ Software Experience
On-Air: Zetta/RCS, Arrakis, and many other on-air related platforms
Digital Audio: Axia Digital Audio, DigiCo, ProTools, Digi-Link, and other production related equipment
Music: Selector, Power Gold, Music Master

Video/Photo: Final Cut Pro, BlackMagic, Switcher Studio, ProPresenter
Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, PhotoShop
Internet/IT: WordPress, Microsoft FrontPage, Ubiquiti products
Other: Comrex, Tieline, EAS (Emergency Alert Systems), AM/FM Radio Transmitters and towers

Volunteer Work
• Springs Church, A/V tech team, video, audio and lighting
• Eastside Church of Christ, volunteer on audio team
• Never Alone Foundation, one of the founding board members, served as Vice-President
• 14ers4Kids, 2 year personal fundraiser to support One Sky a global NGO serving orphans in China

Awards and Recognition
• Directorate of Training Support, Category I Civilian of the Quarter April 1-June 30, 2007
• Directorate of Training Support, Civilian of the 4th Quarter 2008 – Category I
• Directorate of Training Support, Category I Civilian of the Quarter October 1-December 31, 2008
• Directorate of Training Support, Category I Civilian of the Year, 2008
• 10th Force Support Squadron Senior Civilian of Quarter – January-March 2010

Reason for Running

All my life I have had a passion for the broadcasting industry (mainly radio, but have worked some in TV). I think that technically we are at a pivot point for the broadcasting industry and I believe the future could be amazing. I would like to be a part of molding and shaping the future of the industry and the next leaders.

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