Abrams, Joel

Abrams, Joel

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


Preferred: joel.abrams@sjsu.edu

Office Hours

Mondays 5pm to 6pm, HGH 234 and by appointment.


  • Bachelor of Arts, CSU-San Francisco, 1978
  • Master of Theater Arts, SJSU, 2014


Professor Abrams has been lecturing at SJSU since 1998.  He was originally selected to develop curricula and teach an Advanced Digital Audio Production class featuring Pro Tools radio production where students earned Avid’s Pro Tools 101/110 certification. Since then, Mr. Abrams has been teaching radio and television programming and production classes at SJSU and at many Community Colleges in the Bay Area. His current assignment at SJSU is as a lecturer for RTVF 20 Beginning Audio and RTFV 120 Intermediate Audio. He has published scholarly research on current practices of the use of web tools and digital media by local radio stations, which program and market to young adult audiences.

Besides lecturing at SJSU, Mr. Abrams has fulfilled many roles in broadcasting including a 27 year stint as the Production Director at KBLX-FM in San Francisco. In that capacity he was an on air announcer and voiced, recorded, and produced commercials, station promos, and other content on a variety of digital and analog platforms. His prior professional experience includes work at radio and television stations in the San Francisco Bay Area, the California Central Coast, and Texas. Mr. Abrams has also been a legacy board member of the San Francisco local of SAG/AFTRA. 


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