The seed that grew into a career as a writer, photographer and media personality was planted waaay back in high school!
As a life-long communicator, my career path has taken me through experiences creating content for radio, TV, print and the Web. My passion as a professional content generator is helping people and businesses de-mystify how to have a presence on the Information Superhighway.more
Testimonials"Tony Bear has proven to be a gifted webmaster with an acute sense of web best practices and an eye for digital typography and design."Jarrette Fellows, ComptonHerald.com"If you are looking for a dedicated, hard working professional Tony is your guy. He is a very talented programmer with a propensity for creatively solving problems."Rich Hawkins, Entreprenuer"Tony has been one of my favorite people to work with in my 34 years in Radio Broadcasting."Stephen Minshall, iHeartMedia"Tony is strategic, creative, proactive and great to work with. I wouldn't hesitate to partner with him again."Lynn Bruni, San Francisco Travel Association
My passion for the written word and a print publishing background has fueled my involvement in digital content management, online publishing and freelance writing since the early 2000s.
“The Celebrity-free Zone by Tony Bear!” is my own blogspot “…about stuff that matters.”
Visit my blog and you’ll find lots of info on lifestyle-oriented subjects like health, wellness and medicine, nutrition, losing weight, fitness and whatever subjects pique my curiosity. Read my blog
My love of the San Francisco bay area has led to my being a contributor to The Culture Trip, a very popular website with hundreds of articles about locales all over the world. You might enjoy the chronicles of my adventures around the cities by the bay! Read my articles on The Culture Trip
Since 2014 my expertise and my focus on results-oriented Web content has contributed to the launch of other online publications, and generated several hundred thousand page views.
Current Web publishing projects
ComptonHerald.com is an online source of news reporting, features and commentary on politics, entertainment, and issues in Compton, metropolitan Los Angeles, California and in the western hemisphere. My responsibility as Digital Content Manager and Webmaster includes working with the editor and writers to post news, photos and advertising, and advising on best practices.Read
Keel Magazine has been an e-book and print publication showcasing an international network of talented international photographers, models, hair & makeup artists and fashion designers. The editorial examines developments in the high fashion fashion industry. As Digital Content Manager and Webmaster my job will be to coordinate the launch of the Keel Magazine online publication, scheduled to hit 4th Q, 2015.Connect
Content management consultant
Find out how a creator of on-air and online content that grows audience and revenue can drive your bottom line. Let's discuss ways to maximize your online presence with quality content that gets you discovered by today's Internet-driven audiences. Please connect with me to explore how we can take your online presence to the next level. Contact
Terrestrial and Internet radio
On-air personality, brand manager and program director with a track record of growing audience and revenue.
My successes in radio always come as a result of being a "listener advocate" -- caring that the audience enjoys the presentation and finds value in following the radio station.
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Radio Accomplishments 2005-2015
The Remix Channel is a brand new place on the Internet to hear music from back-in-the-day and today, but with a different flava!
As the Program Director and on-air personality my goal is to keep the listening experience hot and fresh! Hundreds of 'alternate versions' of hits from the 90s through today have been curated into a playlist that is refreshed daily and made available 24/7 via the Web and on the TuneIn app. The format is also available for use as specialty programming for terrestrial radio stations. Listen to The Remix Channel»
The Radio Broadcasting Program at Ohlone College applied my skills to upgrade and maintain the KOHL-FM Website, and to help develop student broadcasters.
My work included: conducting lab exercises, coaching on-air talent and mentoring students, as well as managing general radio station operations.
My experiences with the former Clear Channel Radio came at the height of the company's pivot to embrace how the Internet would shape the industry.
This transformative era led to my managing the on-air and digital programming of a highly successful radio station. My DJ blog consistently drove high site traffic. The synergy of my on-air and online programming was emulated around the company.
My first foray into Internet radio logged more than 600,000 international listener hours in less than eighteen months, and became the most listened-to hot R&B station among the 300+ independent R&B channels hosted by Live365.com.
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That background led to many great jobs, a successful business, and a long history of reaching people via radio, television, magazines, and the Internet.
Fast forward to today and you will find my thirst for knowledge and my creativity intersecting on this Web site and on my blog. Please check back often to see the fruits of my labor and my loves! Hopefully, with you in my audience, I will continue to be blessed with being able to make a living following my passions!
Read more About Me on my blog, "The Celebrity-free Zone by Tony Bear!"
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