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Brian DeShazor

Member since 2019


  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA


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  • Engineering
  • Editing
  • Voice

About Brian

Brian DeShazor is an independent LGBTQ researcher and historian. He was a previous member of Overnight Productions board of directors (2003-2004) and currently co-produces This Way Out: the international LGBTQ news magazine. He is the founder of the Queer Radio Research Project, Pacifica Radio 1949–1999. An award-winning public radio broadcaster and former director of the Pacifica Radio Archives, 1999–2016, he initiated the preservation and access project at the advent of the digital age. He acquired and managed several grant projects from the NHPRC at the U.S. National Archives, the NEA, the GRAMMY Foundation, the Ford Foundation, California Audio Visual Preservation, and UC Berkeley Moffit Library. He is a member of the National Radio Preservation Task Force at the Library of Congress. As curator of the Pacifica collection, he produced and hosted over 500 public radio programs on the series, From the Vault Radio and several original programs, some of which won national awards including, The Quentin Crisp Memorial Program, Studs Terkel: the Spoken Century, and John Hersey’s Hiroshima starring Ruby Dee, Tyne Daly and Roscoe Lee Brown. In 2010 he received the NFCB Bader award for his contributions to public broadcasting.



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