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Joel Abrams

Abrams, Joel

Lecturer AY-A,  TV, Radio, Film & Theatre

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Professor Abrams has been lecturing at SJSU since 1998.  He was originally selected to develop the curricula and teach RTFV 135 Advanced Digital Audio Production, a Pro Tools lecture and lab class where students can earn Avid’s Pro Tools 101/110 certification. He soon became a lecturer for RTFV 120 Intermediate Audio, Radio Programming and Production and RTVF 20 Beginning Audio. Besides lecturing at SJSU, Mr. Abrams has fulfilled many roles in radio broadcasting including working as the full time Production Director and an announcer at KBLX-FM in San Francisco for over 27 years . In that capacity he voiced, recorded and produced commercials and station promos, on a variety of digital and analog platforms. Prior professional experience includes radio stations in the San Francisco Bay Area, the California Central Coast and Texas. Like many of our students Mr. Abrams first exposure to radio work began at school. His experience extended from high school, to college and continued to pro radio.  In his long career, Mr. Abrams has gained experience as a programmer, music director, newsperson, copywriter, disc jockey, freelance announcer and voice actor, and audio producer. Mr. Abrams has also been a legacy board member of the San Francisco local of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, now SAG/AFTRA. He is a cum laude graduate of San Francisco State University’s Broadcast and Electronics Communications Arts Department in Radio and Television.