Tom Smerk

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Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Musician, Professor, writer, editor
Location Dulzura, California, United States
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Introduction I have been a professional musician since 1965, taught guitar from 1968 to 1978 and also in the early 2000’s. I have a music education degree from Mount Aloysius College and attended Indiana University of PA as well as other colleges. I moved to San Diego area in 1978 where I managed music stores. I have worked as a professor for the San Diego Community College District since 1988. I also worked part-time for Grossmont College from 1995-2016. My biography was published in the 11th edition (2007) of "Who's Who Among Americas Teachers." In January 2013, I became International Editor for CQ Amateur Radio Magazine and have been writing the monthly column "CQ World Wide" since February 2013. I am active in amateur radio, and I hold the Extra Class license with the call sign AA6TS. I have had the opportunity to work with many well-known entertainers (see winning the San Diego Country Music Association "Entertainer of the Year" award in 1983, as well as awards for "Most Versatile" and "Best Band." I am currently working with the "Grand River Band" and am still writing songs and books. Write a post to say "Hi," or email me at tom@aa6ts,com.
Interests Music, education, muscle cars, outdoor recreation, video poker, Bible study, amateur radio, writing.
Favorite Movies All James Bond 007, Wild In The Streets, Head, This Is Spinal Tap, Vanishing Point, Bullit, Twister, Godfather movies, Star Wars movies, and The Fast and Furious series.
Favorite Music Blues, smooth jazz, folk, bluegrass, polka, `60's rock, psychedelic, country, swing.
Favorite Books Non-fiction music, guitar and computer topics, books on Ham Radio and shortwave radio.