"This is a barbaric yawp, and it will be sounded over the roofs of the world." -Walt Whitman
Carl Sundberg is a Florida-born, Oregon native residing in Portland, OR. He is an award-winning journalist, writer, musician, broadcast veteran, and prominent media and marketing strategist. Carl is currently the content marketing manager for an Oregon-based microphone company.
He graduated on the Dean's List with a BS in journalism and a minor in business administration from the University of Oregon (UO). Carl's work as a reporter, broadcast journalist, producer and columnist has been featured in Metal Edge Magazine, Crave Magazine, 101 Distribution, Arena, RadioContraband, Blabbermouth, Oregon Voice Magazine, Oregon Daily Emerald, FM News 101, KPNW, KFLY and beyond.
His media career spans two decades and has taken him all over the country, from Slash's tour bus to the East Room of the White House. Carl was a featured journalist in the 2009 documentary, Metal Machine Music: Nine Inch Nails and the Industrial Uprising and he was a Visiting Media Fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University in 2017 and 2018.
His experience in broadcasting is prolific, retiring as the Executive Producer of one of the biggest nationally-syndicated radio shows in the nation. He has served as Program Director, Music Director, Assistant Program Director, Producer, Reporter, Editor and Host for multiple rock and news formats. He has interviewed and booked some of the biggest names in the rock, comedy, entertainment, publishing, media and political worlds and has traveled around the country, where he has covered many festivals, international conferences, events, press conferences, trade shows, tours and award shows. Additionally, he is a seasoned front-end web developer, graphic designer and digital content expert.
Carl enjoys drinking good bourbon, playing and writing music, and cooking for his fiance Kea. They like to go camping, hiking and traveling the outdoors of the great Pacific Northwest with their golden retriever, Odin. When he's not working or spending time with friends and family, Carl spends his free time writing and playing bass at ear-piercing levels with his post rock band, Glassbeard. He is a podcast producer and host, and he is slowly writing a novel and a book about his heavy metal adventures with transcriptions of his biggest interviews.