My name is Lucas McCallister.
Audio hasn’t always been what I wanted to do, but that was before I knew I loved it. I started working the soundboard for my church in Highschool, which is when I also started dabbling in movies with my friends. When I went to community college, I took a radio course just to explore my options. I was hooked, I’ve been as involved as I can ever since. That’s where the name of this site comes from… my specialty radio show I ran on weekends was called the Sunny Side of the Street… I’ve stuck with it ever since.
I finished my Bachelors in Radio-Television at Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a focus in Audio Production. Circumstances were right for me to continue learning with some really to-notch folks, so I stuck around and am working on an M.S. in Media and Media Management as well.
My aim is to be a part of telling stories – I’ve really become entranced with the idea of doing new forms of radio play, and experimenting with the medium. I’m also working on busting in my music chops some more, and even trying a hand at writing some music. I’m interested in finding any place that will let me mix, master, or just hear something interesting.
I am also the initiator and programmer of the Vidarr Silence Alarm, a free Silence Alarm for radio stations that run OSX. It’s built in MaxMSP, but it also uses some Java to get the job done.