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Resume for Oedipus O. for Executive Manager / Entertainment, Music, Film & Arts in Dover, Massachusetts

Occupation: Executive Manager Industry: Entertainment, Music, Film & Arts
Country: United States City: Dover
State: Massachusetts ZIP: 02030

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O.’ radio career began in as a D.J. at M.I.T.’s college station WTBS
today WMBR. He gained notoriety by starting the first Punk Rock radio show in
America, introducing Punk and New Wave to Boston and to the country. As
acknowledged in Gina Arnold’s book Route : On the Road to Nirvana,
“O., the pink haired D.J. at M.I.T., who ran the first Punk Rock show in
America” did the first radio interviews with The Ramones, Talking Heads and
The Damned, among others. In , O. convinced WBCN to hire him as
a parttime announcer to bring his cutting edge sounds to the airwaves. He soon
had a full time shift, and in he was named Program Director. Under his
tutelage, WBCN dominated the Boston airwaves with consistently high ratings by
weaving the station into the fabric of the Boston community through innovative
programming and numerous charitable events. The station was recognized as
an industry leader in breaking new music and received countless awards for its
successes. Multiple Billboard, FMQB, and Gavin Magazine award recipient for
best Program Director of the Year, O. hosted the acclaimed “Nocturnal
Emissions” for over years delivering the most provocative new tracks every
Sunday night. He has interviewed countless artists and has broadcast live from
Abbey Road Studios and Moscow as well as underwater in the New England
Aquarium’s sharkfilled Giant Ocean Tank and while Bungee jumping over Fort
Point Channel. He has hosted a variety of syndicated radio shows carried across
the US and beyond including Rock Watch, a threehour countdown show and a
program entitled New Music Exclusives.
In , O. was named Vice President of Programming for WBCN, and in
the spring of , he was feted by the music industry as the T. J. Martell
Honoree of the year. At the Hard Rock Café in New York, O. was roasted
by the likes of Aerosmith, Joey Ramone, and Marla Maples and raised a tidy six
figure sum for the T. J. Martell Foundation, the music industry’s charity. In May
Boston Magazine named O. the third most influential person in the
arts in Boston. When the Police were inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of
Fame in , they thanked him personally for their initial support in America.
O. is a member of the Board of Directors for Mobius an artistrun center
for experimental work in all media, Stop Handgun Violence, and The
Technology Broadcasting Corporation of MIT. He is a member of the Board of
Mentors for Community Servings, an organization that feeds Bostonbased
families with acute lifethreatening illnesses, a member of the Board of Overseers
for the Huntington Theatre and an advisory member of The Center for Arts at the
Armory in Somerville and the Boston Rock Academy. He is an avid scuba diver
and is a member of the prestigious Boston Sea Rovers.
In July of , O. was elevated to Vice President of Alternative
Programming for Infinity Broadcasting now CBS Radio responsible for
alternative and rock stations throughout the country. In the summer of ,
O. relinquished his programming duties at WBCN but continued as VP of
Alternative Programming for CBS for two additional years. This millennium
O. coauthored a musical and established his own philanthropic
organization, The O. Foundation, dedicated to artistic offense,
environmental defense and the enhancement of life.
He also attended
Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok studying Thai and Thai culture where he
met his wife.
He now hosts his own website, The O. Project, podcasting, blogging and championing new, alternative
and experimental music. The site was nominated for a Boston Music
Award. He recently began a weekly broadcast of The O. Project on O. can be found in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame
in Cleveland, Ohio, in the Dedicated to the One I Love: Rock and Radio exhibit.

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