Jason Howell

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Jason Howell

Jason Howell joined TWiT on Sept 27th, 2010 as a producer and editor. He currently produces and co-hosts The TWiT Network's own daily technology news show Tech News Today with Mike Elgan. Jason also is a co-hosts on All About Android with Gina Trapani and Ron Richards.


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Early Life

In fifth grade, Jason used BBSes to find games for his Commodore 64. While doing this, he gained access to a calling card number, which he used to connect to foreign bulletin boards to get games not available in the United States. Soon after, he was visited by Secret Service agents, who confiscated his computer.

Education

Jason graduated from San Francisco State University's Broadcasting and Communication Arts program with a bachelors degree in radio and television on May 23, 2004. His GPA upon graduation was a 3.97. Ten years before, he had been a freshman at Boise State University studying mass communications.

CNET Career

Jason came over to CNET.com from ZDNET.com to take over the role of Podcast Producer. While Veronica Belmont was still at CNET, Jason would help prepare Buzz out Loud, but Veronica still operated the audio board and edited the show. Upon Belmont's departure on July 20th, 2007, Howell took over the audio engineering. Jason first officially co-hosted the show on Episode 596 with Molly, dubbed the "Jollycast" by the hosts. The initial air date was November 2nd, 2007. Tom Merritt was on vacation. Howell's previous job had been at Asphodel Records in San Francisco, where he had been an intern focusing on audio engineering.

Music

Howell is a techno/remixer who releases under the name Raygun. The musical talents of Raygun first appeared on disc with Zer0 G Records’ release of The Sound of Words. A review of the album by wordandsound.net said
a two tracker… that’s already drawing raves and comparisons to the work of Ricardo Villalobos and Luciano.
. His latest release, entitled Raygun - The Remixes EP was released on July 15th, 2007 under the East German label Night Drive Music.
Album Name Label Date
The Sound of Words Zer0 G Records June 2004
Hedfok Infamous Light Recordings November 2004
Velosophy EP Night Drive Music March 2005
Q on the Turn Remixes Jah Love Recordings October 2005
Girl from Cuba EP Jah Love Recordings June 2006
Bar Groove EP Tarantic Records January 2007
Blessed Dub Tarantic Records May 2007
Raygun - The Remixes EP Night Drive Music July 15th, 2007

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