About the O&F Studios
The O&F Studios™ is home to The Robert Neil Network ™, a studio group of top-level musicians brought together by Robert Neil and Scott McDavid to record The RNN’s debut album.
The O&F Studios also produces podcasts, including the radio-style documentary series Documenting Popular Music, which spotlights stories about the unforgettable music from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Through interviews with singers, songwriters, musicians, producers, authors, etc, the series provides an inside look into music from that time. The emphasis on other podcasts and interviews is on indi and jazz artists.
The O&F Studios was created by Robert Neil and originally ran as a small, quasi, underground radio show in the 1980’s as a way to highlight stories and facts about popular music. That concept has now been polished and updated for the internet, where instant access and digital sounds dominate the landscape.
The O&F Studios’ name derives from the Oscar & Flannigan Show ™ with Mark Towner and Robert Neil, a two-man comedy team occasionally featured on the O&F Studios. Brief portions of those shows will be posted on this site from time to time.
About Robert Neil
Robert Neil is a songwriter and journalist/broadcaster with more than 25 years of experience in the US and Asia. His career began right after high school at KRLA radio in Los Angeles, where, among other things, he answered the request phone lines for legendary disc jockey Art Laboe. Around this time Robert Neil also received mentoring advice from Al Lohman of the classic L.A. radio team Lohman and Barkley, who encouraged him to pursue a college degree while working to break into radio.
After graduating from San Diego State University with a degree in journalism, Robert Neil worked at the 24-hour newsradio station XTRA in San Diego as a news writer and editor under veteran radio journalist Hal Brown.
He has worked for various print publications, and during his 5 ½ years in Asia he wrote for the Japan Times and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s business magazine International Market News. He was praised for his story on a leprosy colony, located in western Japan, that helped spotlight an outdated custom of isolating patients from society – a tradition the Japanese government later changed after more publicity on the practice came out. During his time in Japan, Robert Neil also did voice over work for various projects.
In the U.S., Robert Neil earned a solid reputation as a healthcare business writer/analyst for several organizations, including Elsevier, which publishes some of the most respected journals in the field, and the American Hospital Association, one of the top, influential associations in the business. Robert Neil’s coverage of the development of an artificial pancreas for diabetes patients was been a standout accomplishment.