David Tallacksen

Vice President, Operations and Engineering

David Tallacksen spends most days immersed in music and technology. As Vice President of Operations and Engineering at WBGO he manages all technical operations and facilities. He has overseen the relocation of WBGO’s transmitter, two website redesigns, and more than 100 live broadcasts and many more recordings. Tallacksen started his career in public radio at WNIJ in DeKalb, IL and previously served as news host and producer at KMUW in Wichita, KS. Tallacksen received his B.A. in Music from Northern Illinois University.

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Detroit native Aretha Franklin sings the national anthem prior to the start of the Detroit Lions and the Minnesota Vikings game at Ford Field on Nov, 24, 2016.
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Al Jarreau and Aretha Franklin announced their plans to slow down or stop their public performances.

Welcome to the new WBGO.org! Our site is now more flexible than ever, so you can enjoy listening to the music you love and reading our coverage on any device.

We’re excited to introduce a strong new editorial focus, with in-depth features, news, artist interviews and more. There’ll be something new here every day.