Douglas Bell

Audio engineer, radio producer, video editor, musician

Hello there.

Allow me to introduce myself.

My name is Douglas Bell.

I work as the Morning Broadcast Engineer at WAMU 88.5 FM in Washington, DC, and as the Coordinating Producer for Ken Rudin's Political Junkie. I am also a graduate student at American University, pursuing a Masters Degree in Journalism. In addition, I am a video editor, WordPress developer, and musician.

I'm a big fan of the Washington Nationals, and I enjoy making puns (even if others don't enjoy listening to them).

My Blog

Pennies not required for my thoughts.

Meet My Job, Part 4: Make a Pledge, Create a Shift

As I have discussed throughout this week, my role as the Morning Engineer at WAMU is to work closely with our morning host, Matt McCleskey, to plan and put together the best combination of national content fed to us by NPR, local content provided by our newsroom, and local promos and underwriting to inform our […]

Meet My Job, Part 3: A Morning Show Made-to-Order

Morning Edition is a nationally-distributed NPR newsmagazine, that is in fact among the most listened-to radio programs in the country. Yet, it is said within the public radio system that Morning Edition is going to have a unique sound from station-to-station. And that’s because Morning Edition is designed for stations to customize it slightly, or […]

Meet My Job, Part 2: It’s All About The Clocks

At 5 a.m. each weekday, I show up at work with five hours of live radio ahead of me — four hours of NPR’s Morning Edition and one hour of the BBC World Service’s Newshour. In my last post, I described how live feeds of these programs are made available to WAMU. But our goal […]