For the last 20 years Austin has been writing and broadcasting all over Oregon, working in community radio, local newspapers, blogs, ‘zines, and other nooks and crannies of the media landscape where artists fear tread. He now lives with his wife and his cat in Salem, where he spends his spare time reading Peter Milligan Comics and planning the next 20 years of his career. You can hear him Friday Nights at 10 PM on KMUZ.org 88.5 & 100.7 FM, hosting Mid-Valley Mutations, an experimental / post-punk radio program. For more information, visit acronyminc.org.
J.M. Murdoch is a local freelance writer, editor, and poet who enjoys advocating for and working with small businesses and other creatives in the community to make Salem awesome. You can contact Murdoch and read additional articles, reviews, anecdotes, and poems via RhetoricalRedhead.com.
“‘They seek him here, they seek him there,” Jay Gipson-King is a local educator and theatre artist, and Salem Weekly’s Salem Pimpernel. Keep up with Jay and see the full list of area auditions and performances at facebook.com/SalemTheatreNetwork.
Julie was born and raised in Salem, Oregon. She started playing bass guitar in the late 80s and played in local bands Good Question, butterMilk and the Other. She took time off the music scene in the late 90s to raise a family.
She came back to bass in 2014 and once again got involved in the local music scene. She plays bass in Marc and The Horsejerks and Mr. Frederick's Production Co. She has been the music writer/editor for Salem Weekly since May 2015.