Quick biography for Miralyn Keske – News Analyst
Married to Steve Keske, Miralyn consults with Benjamin through the week, and keeps him updated with pertinent news items. Scouring the various news resources across the Internet daily, she points out items that have bearing on a weeks set of topics and guests, but also some of the items that may get overlooked in the rush to air. Miralyn’s balance makes sure that Benjamin doesn’t get too nerdy, or too far astray from the core concepts of Computer Talk Radio.
Biography for Benny Rockwell – Occassional Segment Producer for Youth and Gaming
(aka “The Gamer”)
Better known on Computer Talk Radio as The Gamer, Benny Rockwell was brought up with access to computers and gaming that rivals,competes with most teenagers his age. Disney’s original coaster program was one of the first adventures that Benny had in gaming, and he progressed through a variety of programs, games, handheld gaming devices, and consoles. His experience includes playing early versions of Counter-Strike alongside his father, Quake III, as well as Sim-Tower, Sim-City, Roller Coaster Tycoon, and many more. His exposure to gaming runs an entire on-line universe of space, action, and adventure, in all areas from XBox to Wii, Gameboy to DS, Arcades to PC. Even when he is unfamiliar with a particular game, he takes the time to quickly research and discover new trends in the industry. This passion contributes towards making a better show for people who want to know more about what their peers, children, grandchildren, and so forth, are interested in. Benny also has strengths in the fields of social media, graphic art design, and his passion for helping the show has developed into a valuable asset for Computer Talk Radio. Progressing from simply chiming in once in a while, to developing his own segments and material for the show, Benny has amazed the staff, listeners, and guests at every turn. Benny’s current commitments to college prevent regular segments, but his background and experience will bring him back on occasion for E3, and special segments.
Biography for Deborah Shadovitz – Segment Producer for Apple, Efficiency, and Green Topics
Another resource for Computer Talk Radio, Deborah Shadovitz, has always been enthralled with discovering how things work — and considering, thinking, and examining how things might work better.
It’s not a surprise that Deborah became a Macintosh computer instructor, author and radio regular.
As a child, she loved taking apart a broken transistor radio and soldering across its broken circuit board to make it work, pulling the motor from a clothing dryer to create a polisher for her silver jewelry creations, and building her own basement room side by side with her father. She also obtained a broadcasting license to work her ground-breaking high school radio station. That license saw her through college Broadcasting studies, then working professionally as a broadcast engineer in Connecticut and video producer in NYC/NJ.
After backpacking much of the world in her late 20s, Deborah moved to So Cal and bought a newfangled DOS laptop (two floppies!) to write about her travels. Prior to that, her computer use was audio-visual based. That dive into a PC led to a stint selling computers and thus, her discovery of Apple’s computers and an on-going love of introducing people to the Macintosh computer.
Deborah didn’t just introduce people to the Macintosh or help people with their Macs. She started writing about the Macintosh for then-popular Mac Home Journal and became a world-loved columnist at MacCentral.com. She penned ClarisWorks For Dummies, the Macworld Office 98 Bible, AppleWorks For Dummies, chapters for several other Macintosh and internet books, then the Adobe GoLive 5 Bible. (Although her focus is Macintosh, three of her books were cross-platform books; she knew her way around Windows quite well.) Deborah later became a columnist for Mac Design magazine, focusing on web design there. She was named Contributing Editor for Mac Addict magazine and wrote many a feature for Mac Addict, moving with it as it evolved into MacLife. She has also written for other magazines, including doing several articles for Macworld magazine.
Deborah sometimes lives in Los Angeles, and at other times, travels about the world, learning and discovering more new and unique items to be had.