Hi! We're Callie and Brian Bauer. We started Shady Pines Media in 2016, a video team and basement recording studio here in Portland, Oregon.
We also used to host a couple of open mics in town at EastBurn Public House and Cruzroom Annex. We’ve had the the pleasure of sharing stages and working in the studio with many amazing and talented people, and becoming part of a vibrant and inspiring community of local artists.
When the pandemic started, it quickly became clear that our livelihood, and that of so many of our peers, was going to change, and we would have to somehow adapt.
With the help of our friend Zachary Wolk, who had a background in internet radio, we decided to launch Shady Pines Radio in April 2020, as a way to help keep local creatives connected, inspired, and creating during the lockdown.
Since then, we’ve grown to host about 100 DJ’s on the station, who lovingly curate an eclectic array of weekly shows from home, featuring local and under-the-radar music, comedy, interviews, experimental weirdness and more.
In July 2022 we threw our first full blown music festival and campout at Red Mud Ranch in Oregon City: Shady Pines Festival! We did it again in 2023. It was nothing short of magical.
We have been voted for Best Radio Station in Willamette Week’s Best of Portland poll for the past two years.
In 2022 Shady Pines Radio became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to to energize local music and arts culture, bringing people together through community radio and live events.
We love doing this, and we truly believe in the power of this unique platform. Shady Pines Radio is a place where you can tune in and hear performances by your friends, yourself, artists you love, and ones you’ve never heard before. A sonic playground where people can experiment, share ideas, and discover new sounds.
A spotlight. A satellite. A megaphone. A virtual stage based here in Portland, and extending far, far beyond!