Brad was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois and moved to California after serving four years in the United States Marine Corps. Brad has since enjoyed a 25-year career in advertising/marketing design, animation, video and radio — serving renowned clients such as Mirage Resorts, American Red Cross, Dr. Koop, Fantastic Sams, Entrepreneur Magazine and more. For the last two years, he has served as an Industry Professional Mentor to Paso Robles High School Audio/Visual students who are working towards a career in the industry. Brad also volunteers as a San Luis Obispo County judge for SkillsUSA. Brad and Jennifer Golden founded Central Coast LIVE! Radio in 2015, a radio station exclusively dedicated to promoting and broadcasting musicians from the California Central Coast.
Jennifer’s family laid down roots in the Adelaida Region of Paso Robles in the mid 1950’s. After studying abroad in Florence, Italy and earning a Bachelor’s degree in Art from UC Santa Barbara Jennifer went on to earn a Master’s degree in Psychology. In 2000, Jennifer has been an educator of the Arts, Humanities, Psychology, Career and Professional Development for more than 25 years with such companies as Reader’s Digest, Young Rembrandts, Westwood College, San Luis Obispo County Office of Education and Cuesta College. In 2014, Jennifer was Chair for the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Organizationand currently is an active member of the American Association of University Women and sits on the Board of the Paso Robles REC Foundation.
James Davis remembers his interest and passion for radio being stoked while growing up in San Francisco where he enjoyed Top 40 music on KYA & KFRC, and listened to “early Talk-Radio” talk radio on KNBR and KGO. Later on, he listened to KSAN 94.9, a progressive FM rock oriented station that played an eclectic mix of Bay Area and National music, live interviews and concert performances.
While attending college at Cal State Stanislaus University and majoring in organization communication studies, James hosted a college radio station weekend music show, and a also assisted with a central-valley weekly talk radio program.
Since relocating to the Central Coast 15 years ago James has been a frequent guest on local radio programs including the Dave Congalton Show. Over the past 3+ years James has hosted Flash Forward-Flash Back Friday, a local weekly radio program on Estero Bay Community Radio 97.3 FM, featuring current and classic music, live interviews and musical performances, and a spotlight on local community events.
Sonnie Brown hosted a folk music show on KCBX Public Radio for 17 years. She enjoys introducing new music to a wide audience and especially is fond of interviewing musicians to share their passion and creative process with listeners. Sonnie is a professional voice actor, continuing to polish her skills in recording audio books and commercials.