David Harold Kleinschmidt was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and its suburbs. His interest in electricity and electronics was sparked (literally!) in the 3rd grade, when he spent many hours conducting experiments with a 6 volt dry cell battery.
After deciding against a career as a TV repair man, Dave decided to get a degree in Electrical Engineering. After graduating from Parma Senior High School, he attended Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.
Dave moved to California to take a job with Hughes Aircraft Company, Ground Systems Group in Fullerton, just north of Anaheim. He received a fellowship to attend the University of Southern California, where he earned a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, specializing in computer engineering. Just recently, he earned an MBA at Indiana University.
Dave started getting involved with microprocessors in the late '70's. He became very familiar with the Apple II and CP/M machines, the precursors of today's powerful desktop computers.
Telecommunications has always fascinated Dave, and he spent many hours cruising computer bulletin boards, downloading the latest software or perusing the message boards. In 1986, he started his own BBS, the Circuit Board, and kept it running almost continuously for over 9 1/2 years. As the internet became popular, Dave decided that his local BBS couldn't compete with wonders of cyberspace, so he closed it down in 1995 as he was preparing to move to Columbus, Indiana to start a job with Cummins Engine Company.
As you might imagine, Dave is still very interested in computers, electronics and the internet. He spends a lot of time keeping up with the latest developments to keep his listeners informed.
Dave can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of you have asked about our theme music. Here's the information:
Georg Philipp Telemann, Concerto for trumpet in D major (Archiv 419 633-2, "Wind Concertos")
Return from breaks:
Mozart Divertimento in B flat, KV 137 (2nd movement) (Philips 412 120-2)
Snippet at end of segment:
Mozart Divertimento in D, KV 251 (Rondeau) (Philips 420 181-2)
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