Pro Lighting

Charles Kitch formed Sound Productions, Inc. in Irving, Texas in 1973.  With the slogan, the "the Soundman's Connection," Charles has helped pioneer the pro audio industry from the early days.  Over the years he was on the front lines as innovations and trends changed within the industry and was...
Kurt Zentmaier fondly recalls the stories his father told him on how the family music store was established back in 1959.  Rondo Music’s first location was right outside of New York City and soon developed a strong business known for its customer service.  The full line store gained a reputation...
George Travis has been to nearly every Bruce Springsteen concert since 1978!  As a noted concert producer, George has been a key element in the innovative concert experiences fans have come to expect when they go to a Springsteen performance.  George has worked with some of the giants in concert...
Roy Bickel joined the circus as a teenager and at one point held the record for traveling the longest distance after being shot out of a cannon.  One day he was asked if he wanted to make a little extra money helping with the rigging of the sound system –and Roy soon found his career!  He rigged...
Mo Morrison could often be found behind the stage at every concert and performance by Lady Gaga.  As a concert production and tour manager, he worked with many of the biggest and brightest stars in pop music and rock and roll.  His career started as a stage hand and rigger, which led to such...
Jimmy "Cricket" Lockard earned his nick name while playing the electric guitar in the sound of a chirping cricket.  Since there were two other Jimmy's at the time, the name Cricket stuck -it's even on his business card.  Cricket began going to Hot Licks Guitar Shop as a customer, playing for hours...
Big Jay McNeely was there when the emotions of rhythm and blues gave birth to rock and roll. His honkin' sax style gave raw and bold tones to the feelings behind the R&B and Jump Swing styles of the early 1950’s, all of which played a key role in the popular musical trends that would follow. ...
Randy "Baja" Fletcher was a well respected production manager of live events who won the 2010 Parnelli Life Time Achievement Award for his dedication to the industry.  His long and passionate career included work with ZZ Top, Randy Travis and the entire touring career of Brooks & Dunn!  Baja's...
Sarah Glew began her career in the music industry by selling records in a small store just south of San Francisco in Pacifica, California.  Over time she added musical instruments and found that guitars were a great seller in the heyday of the Beatles and the British Rock Invasion.   As the store...
Jim Bornhorst was hired by Rusty Brutsche, the founder of Showco, to assist with the development of sound systems.  In just a short time, Jim proved he was able to design systems as well as create company-owned products that would give Showco a leg up on the competition.  Jim gratefully enjoyed the...

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