The executive producer of The Other Side, and The Good News Show, both of which are heard exclusively on KVMR, and also the co-host of The Beer Show with Tom Dalldorf, Mikail is the last of the original team that helped start community radio station KVMR-FM back in 1978 who is still on the air.
He is a composer, performer, producer, and promoter of music based in Nevada City, California, with family roots dating back to 1851. He has toured extensively over the years throughout Europe, Japan, and the USA, often times accompanying and assisting composer Terry Riley and continues to work as a producer and mixing engineer for a diverse range of artists (click here for a look at Mikail’s Other Studio web page. Of note for KVMR listeners, in 1997 he produced and mixed the CD release Loafer’s Glory for folk legend Utah Phillips which was nominated for a NAIRD award.
He is respected internationally as the co-founder of emagic Inc., the original creators of Logic Pro X, now owned by Apple Computers. Mikail has worked as an evangelical personality and design consultant for numerous music technology companies such as Avid, digidesign, Eventide, Lexicon, Steinberg, Waves, and the Japanese based audio company ZOOM to name but a few.
In 2002 he formed a creative partnership/company “Two Minds Working” with international performance artist/instructor Menlo Macfarlane which has led to several critically acclaimed works (click here to view a collection of their video & film work) He’s been a long time member of the Nevada County Composers Cooperative, and co-founder of Nevada City Music Events.
An award winning broadcaster, in 2003 he was presented with both the “Osborn-Woods KVMR Community Service” and “Outstanding KVMR Program – Involving The Community” awards for his work on the 2002 AWAKENING Sunset To Sunrise Peace Vigil which was broadcast live for twelve hours on KVMR and later documented with a five and half hour four CD collection. In 2005 his KVMR show The Other Side was awarded the “Meritorious and Valuable Volunteer Service Involving A Microphone & Program Contributions” for on-air spirit, spunk, and sensational creativity. In 2007 Mikail was awarded the “Bill Tuttle Lifetime Achievement Award” – for longtime excellence in broadcasting and service to KVMR, and also the “Contribution To Kick Ass Live Music” award by KVMR FM for 5 years of producing a 7 night a week music lineup, co-managing Cooper’s Night Club, and bringing great live music to Nevada City. In 2015 he was awarded the “Digital Devotee Award” for diligent dedication to getting KVMR’s archive up and running!”.