Radio Curious presents a memorial to Michael Toms, the executive producer of New Dimensions Radio, in an interview recorded at his home in Ukiah, California on January 9, 1995. Michael Toms passed away on January 24, 2013 at the age of 72. We discuss radio as it was in 1995, his predictions for the future of radio, and many of his personal observations.
For over 40 years, Michael and Justine Toms have produced fascinating and long enduring and endearing programs on public radio with over 5000 programs in their archives.
In this conversation we get his perspective about how radio works, the producer to the listener point of view, and the future of radio. I asked Michael Toms about his thoughts of the relationship between the producer of a radio program and the listener.
The Books Michael Toms recommends are:
“Feather Fall” by Laurens Van Der Post
“The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog” by Howard Rheingold
“Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine” by Larry Dossey.
Sprouts is a weekly program that features local radio production and stories from many radio stations and local media groups around the world. It is produced in collaboration with community radio stations and independent producers across the country.
The program is coordinated and distributed by Pacifica Radio and offered free of charge to all radio stations.
For information, or if you would like to feature your work on Sprouts, contact Ursula Ruedenberg at ursula@pacifica.org. Barry Vogel, Attorney and Counselor is the Radio Curious Host and Producer. Christina Aanestad is the Assistant Producer.

ON Sprouts | March 7, 2013 | 12:00 pm

A Memorial to Michael Toms

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Radio Curious presents a memorial to Michael Toms, the executive producer of New Dimensions Radio, in an interview recorded at his home in Ukiah, California on January 9, 1995. Michael Toms passed away on January 24, 2013 at the age of 72. We discuss radio as it was in 1995, his predictions for the future of radio, and many of his personal observations.
For over 40 years, Michael and Justine Toms have produced fascinating and long enduring and endearing programs on public radio with over 5000 programs in their archives.
In this conversation we get his perspective about how radio works, the producer to the listener point of view, and the future of radio. I asked Michael Toms about his thoughts of the relationship between the producer of a radio program and the listener.
The Books Michael Toms recommends are:
“Feather Fall” by Laurens Van Der Post
“The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog” by Howard Rheingold
“Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine” by Larry Dossey.
Sprouts is a weekly program that features local radio production and stories from many radio stations and local media groups around the world. It is produced in collaboration with community radio stations and independent producers across the country.
The program is coordinated and distributed by Pacifica Radio and offered free of charge to all radio stations.
For information, or if you would like to feature your work on Sprouts, contact Ursula Ruedenberg at ursula@pacifica.org. Barry Vogel, Attorney and Counselor is the Radio Curious Host and Producer. Christina Aanestad is the Assistant Producer.

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