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Ham Radio Featured at Dave Ramsey Studios:

Holly M Misslin (KG4WXV) on August 30, 2014
Website: http://youtu.be/ENws2eLYCx8
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Ham Radio featured in a video highlighting Dave Ramsey’s chief engineer Matt Aaron KG4WXX.

The Dave Ramsey show is heard on over 500 radio stations across the US and is the largest independent syndicated radio show in existence.

KG4WXX Matt is the son of Ted Randall WB8PUM the host of the long running “QSO Radio Show” that runs on Shortwave and heard around the world on WTWW.

Matt has been with Dave Ramsey for 8 years and was hired as chief engineer at age 22.

This was very unusual and a ton of responsibility for a young man age 22.

Matt takes care of all things technical and when the Ramsey producers wanted to do a “behind the scenes” feature video of Matt, he just had to make it about ham radio. At Ramsey headquarters and studios they refer to Matt as MacGyver, as his ham radio background gives him the creative ability to make just about anything work in a crisis. Matt got started early in radio coming from a radio family and a family of hams. His dad Ted WB8PUM and Ted’s wife Holly KG4WXV both radio engineers along with his brother David KG4WXW a radio and television engineer as well.

In junior high and high school Matt and his brother David constructed a radio studio at Wilson Central High School near Lebanon Tn. Matt then hosted a daily afternoon drive show on a local AM radio station WJKM. The show was done live from the inside of the school public area. Matt played current music and featured students and teachers. It addressed many sensitive issues and provided a platform to address issues difficult for adults to address.

When the Ramsey folks wanted to do a feature on Matt as their chief engineer he wanted to make a statement about how ham radio can enhance the career of any young person. The video is topped off with a live HF QSO with the video host working a ham in New York from Matt’s mobile sitting in front of the Ramsey studios and headquarters in Brentwood Tennessee!

Matt enjoys working HF mobile with his large Tarheel antenna and homebrew mobile HF amp.

He likes getting on the air and filling in for Dad on the Live QSO broadcasts from Dayton, Huntsville and Field Day Live. He also hosts a talk show along with Dad heard on WTWW called Radio Disclosure.

Behind The Scenes with Matt Aaron: http://youtu.be/ENws2eLYCx8

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Ham Radio Featured at Dave Ramsey Studios:  
by KT1NA on September 2, 2014 Mail this to a friend!
Great article and video, Matt! Bravo!
 
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