Ryan "Daniels" Martin

comprehensive work history, education and experience





High energy, professional personality with a true passion for radio, music, and graphic editing. Forward thinking, creative minded, with a vision for progression, and a passion for advancing knowledge.



May 2000 - Bachelor of Arts - Western State College of CO. Major-Communications, Emphasis-Mass Media/ Broadcasting. Minor-Business.  Extra: courses in Visual Effects, Film Production, Television Production, Radio Production, Graphic Design, Color Theory, Media and Theater.



October 2001 - Current -  Horns High Media. Radio Personality, Voice Talent, audio production, photography & graphic design. Create & Produce Colorado and Texas local music shows: Native-Noise. Create & Produce "The Asylum" Classic Metal Show. Various voice, graphics and design projects. Duties include (but not limited to) voice, host, commercial production, imaging, music & programming, show prep, web & social networking, graphics & multimedia, promotions, marketing, distribution, sales/ sponsorships, design (client) consultation, wrap installation.


April 2008 - Current - Cumulus Broadcasting. Abilene, TX.  Production, programming, and assist where needed in 4 station (Classic Rock, CHR, Country, Sports) group. special programming, imaging, writing, media and current events.


March 2008 - Sept 2014 - Sign Pro of Abilene. Abilene, TX. Graphic Designer. Design, set-up, raster and vector design. Knowledge of substrates, vehicles & templates, vinyl and vinyl application, signage, logo design, business imaging and digital art. Weed & tape cut vinyl, grand format printing, lamination & media, installation from small coroplast to large MDO to vehicle wraps. Managed company website and social media, software updates/education, and branding elements.


May 2006 - Sept 2007 - Chili's. Abilene, TX. Bar Tender. Food & Drink service & knowledge. Mixology & product satisfaction, flair & entertainment, customer service, as well as health code/ cleanliness.


January 2005 - Nov 2005 - Bluestone Television: KTXS-TV, Abilene, TX. Promotions Producer. Write, Shoot and Produce Sweeps, and Daily topicals, Promo’s and PoP’s, and some commercial load. Event Coordinator. Allocated ABC radio trade. Children’s Miracle Network Telethon-package production, shoot look-live’s, ran set prompter and audio during live telecast.


March 2002 - June 2004 - Bahakel Communications: 94.3 KILO. Colorado Springs, CO. Air Talent. Weekend Warrior-imaging, production/ copy, remote talent and set-up. Created “Locals Rule.” Music, network, web update, live appearances, and local concert listings.


May 2002 - Sept 2002 -  Westwood One-Metro Traffic. Colorado Springs, CO. Fill-in Producer. Mid-day traffic reports over 5 stations.


Dec 2002 - Aug 2004 - Joe's Crab Shack. Colorado Springs, CO. Bar Tender. Food & Drink service & knowledge. Mixology & product satisfaction, flair & entertainment, customer service.


August 2000 - Feb 2002 - Cumulus Broadcasting-95 Rock. Grand Junction, CO. Air Talent: Nights, then PM Drive/ Imaging Director. Station Imaging, production/ copy, show prep, remote talent/ appearances. Hosted weekly live remotes at local bars: internal promotions, crowd interaction/ games, relations with owners.


Sept 1996 - May 2000 - 91.1 KWSB. Gunnison, CO. Western Sate College radio station. 1 yr. Station Manager, 2 yrs. Production Director, weekly show all 4 years.  Led weekly station meetings, oversaw budget activity and payroll, HR for 6 departments, reported to faculty advisor.  Oversaw 6 staff and 40-70 students.  Integrated new digital editing software and studios into newly remodeled station.


June 1996 - April 1999 - Leisure Sports Photography. Colorado Whitewater Photography/ Monarch Image Makers. Salida, CO. Lab Manager/ Photographer. Opened new lab in new area: photographer, lab, sales, HR, training, client development, customer satisfaction, machine maintenance, deliver totals, payroll, orders to headquarters 1x / week.



* 95 Rock night show pulled 28.6 AQH. Total term - 4 consecutive ratings over 20.

* 7 Awards of Excellence (over 3 years attending) Colorado Broadcasters Association. Fields include Station Imaging and On Air Promotional Campaigns.

* Featured by Kaffiene Buzz (CO), Denver Message Board (CO), Colorado Music Buzz (CO), Crossroads Music Journal (TX) and other Independent Music Sources.


Worth Noting:

* Proficient in, but not limited to: Cool Edit, Dalet Systems, Sound Forge, Scott Studios, Shortcut 360, Selector, Music Master, Maestro, OpX, Stratus, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Audition, Premiere, Dreamweaver...) Front Page, Gerber Omega Composer, FineCut8, RasterLink5.

* Took intensive wrap training by 360 Wraps (Dallas, TX) in March 2013

* KWSB Alumni Advisory Board. 2009-current.

* Syndicated Radio: learning music programming, market trends, and corporate radio systems.

* Internal Nightclub Promotions: Develop and Host contests & events, concepts and features.


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