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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Rick Kaempfer  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1964 in Germany


-- Blog -- http://rickkaempfer.blogspot.com
-- Website -- http://rickkaempfer.com
-- Rick Kaempfer on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=rick+kaempfer


Illinois Connection

Raised in Germany, Kaempfer now lives in suburban Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Before becoming a full-time writer, Rick Kaempfer was a nationally recognized radio producer in Chicago for Steve Dahl & Garry Meier and John Records Landecker. He also writes a a monthly media column for the ''Illinois Entertainer'', a daily blog, and is the editor-in-chief of the Cubs website Just One Bad Century. In 2011, he co-founded ''Eckhartz Press'', a boutique publishing company in Chicago, with David Stern.


Selected Titles At Your Library

The living wills /
ISBN: 0984804900. OCLC Number: 774423610

Eckhartz Press,. .

The radio producer's handbook /
ISBN: 1581153880. OCLC Number: 56097086

Allworth Press,. .

"Here is the definitive how-to guide for producing a radio show. Written by two award-winning major market producers, The Radio Producer's Handbook explains the ins and outs of a radio producer's career."--Jacket.

The Radio Producer's Handbook.
ISBN: 9781581159844. OCLC Number: 818869699

Constable & Robinson,. .

Two award-winning major market producers present the definitive how-to guide for producing a radio show, explaining every duty a radio producer is expected to perform. With refreshing honesty and the humorous flair of professional radio comedy writers, the authors reveal how to get one's professional foot in the radio door, book celebrity guests, craft great interviews, come up with ideas, create great phone segments, write and pitch material, and cope with the pressure that accompanies producing a show in progress.

Additional Title Information

  • The Radio Producer's Handbook

    , Allworth Press, 2004 - written with John Swanson

  • The Living Wills - A Novel

    , Eckhartz Press, 2011 - written with Brendan Sullivan


    Speaking Engagements

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