Thom Butler

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  • Username: thom
  • Writer/Independent Producer
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Independent
  • Address: Petaluma, California

Recent Pieces from Thom Butler

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Blues Routes - Lynching Protest and the Blues (58:02)
From: Thom Butler

An historical and musical examination of the history of lynching and racial protest over the past 100 years.
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Blues Routes Weekly - Charlie Musselwhite (58:53)
From: Thom Butler

The life and music of one of the greatest blues harp players... from his beginnings in Memphis to his later career with Ben Harper and others, we even include a little ...
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Blues Routes Weekly - The Great Migration (59:59)
From: Thom Butler

A look at the movement and the music that made up the largest migration of people in U.S. history and changed the life of the country and music worldwide.
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Blues Routes Weekly - Billie Holiday (57:00)
From: Thom Butler

A look at the scrappy life and beautiful music of Lady Day.
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Blues Routes Weekly - Robert Johnson (56:57)
From: Thom Butler

He's been called The King of the Delta Blues, and The Father of Rock and Roll. This week on Blues Routes we explore the life, music, and contemporary effects of the enigma ...
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Blues Routes Weekly - Son House (57:00)
From: Thom Butler

Your weekly trip to the Delta. This week we vist the life and work of Son House.
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Extra Innings#5 - Dallas Braden's Present to Grandma (03:57)
From: Thom Butler

On Mother's Day 2010, in front of a crowd of 12,227 fans and one very proud and happy gramma, Dallas Braden pitched A PERFECT GAME!
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Extra Innings #4 - The Miracle Mets! (03:59)
From: Thom Butler

In the summer of 69, Neil Armstrong was walking on the moon and a half million people were listening to music at Woodstock... But in New York... The Mets were on their way ...
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Extra Innings#3 - The Shot Heard 'Round The World (03:58)
From: Thom Butler

It was an unexpected moment in an unanticipated game. Now it’s known as The Shot Heard Round The World...
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Extra Innings # 2 - The Luckiest Man On The Face Of The Earth (03:58)
From: Thom Butler

Lou Gehrig's retirement speech from baseball is one of the most poignant and meaningful moments in all of American sport.

About Me

I've been doing radio since 1973 and I never have as much fun as when I'm working on a really cool piece. I've had the honor of working on award winning series and short little pieces, and of being invited to teach at the legendary Western Public Radio with the masterful Leo Lee. I've also taught digital audio production at the now defunct San Francisco Digital Media Center and I've written a textbook on audio, "Making the Connection," which was commissioned and published by Fender.

Currently I am working on a long term story project about the icons of the African American Liberation Movement called The Beloved Community Project ( and an ongoing documentary project about artists

My Groups:
Favorite Shows: Fresh Air, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Live From Here, Jazz From The Riverwalk
Influences: Jay Allison, Bill Moyers, Leo Lee


Thom is currently available for new projects, has a car, and is available to travel Internationally.


  • Advanced Web Knowledge
  • Podcast Production: Moderate to High
  • Hosting Music Programs
  • Hosting Call-in and Live Programs
  • Producing: Music and Performance Programs
  • Reporting
  • Writing
  • Music Consulting
  • Social Networking Knowledge
  • Voice Talent
  • Podcast Production: Basic
  • Producing: News
  • Field Recording
  • News Consulting
  • Editing
  • HTML: Moderate to High

Available For

  • Consulting
  • Voiceover
  • Tape Syncs
  • Long Walks on the Beach
  • Documentary Production
  • News Reporting
  • Arts Reporting
  • Interviewing
  • Environmental Reporting
  • Music Recording
  • Sound Editing
  • Acting
  • Field Recording
  • Music Programming
  • Promotion and Marketing
  • Multimedia
  • Commentary
  • Grant Writing
  • Podcasting
  • Mentoring
  • Print Reporting
  • Post Production

Work Experience

Previously Aired On

NPR, California Report



Additional Information

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