Tom Rodman in Chicago
I grew-up in Chicago, and spent my early adult years as a “rock jock” on the radio there. I ended-up nationally syndicated on ABC’s Satellite Music Network.
That was the first real test of satellite radio, and it worked pretty well (to say the least).
The last time I was on Chicago radio was at WPNT.
Always a “geek at heart,” I got to tinkering with computers, and ended-up developing one of the first digital automation systems for radio, “The Desk Jockey.”
My company, Rodman-Brown & Associates, went-on to build and install the first digital automation systems for radio used in Latin America, and the Pacific Rim (Panama, and Saipan).
Looking back, I’m still pretty impressed that I created the whole hardware/software thing in my spare bedroom, and that I had the chance to work with some of America’s best hardware designers & engineers.
After selling-out, I moved-on to Broadcast Electronics Corporation.
At the time, they were the world’s largest maker of radio transmitters.
If you listened to radio in the 80s or 90s, odds are you were listening to a BE transmitter.
If you listen to radio today, you’re probably listening to a BE AudioVault, and that’s what I did.
I became their Manager of Digital Product Marketing.
From there, it was on to Pacific Research & Engineering Corp, as Director of Market Development
From Radio to The Web
When the internet became a thing, I began focusing more and more on the web, and spent several years as the Chief Software Architect at Tier 1 Healthcare Research in Solana Beach, CA.
In 2000, I met the woman of my dreams, and today, I’m happy to be married to Polly Rodman.
Tom Rodman Today
I’m now an Online Marketing Consultant, living the dream with Polly, our two cats, and the random lizards the cats bring home, in North Coastal San Diego County.
We’re members of the San Diego Zoological Society, and spend our free time camping… In the mountains during the summer, and in the deserts in the winter.
If you’d like to connect, great! Please don’t hesitate to contact me.