John Clarkeson, aka “Salty Dog”

John Clarkeson

John’s Bio

Your major: N/A

Your hometown: Scituate, Massachusetts

Where do you live now? Murray, Utah

What are you passionate about? I am anxious to learn audio editing and modern radio techniques. The last time I worked on radio was in 1975, and the technology was completely different.

What is your favorite class (or classes) at SLCC? That has to be COMM 1560, as it is my only class!

Which actor/actress would play you in your life movie? Christopher McDonald

Where do you see yourself in five years? Well, I’m retired and just recovered from cancer surgery, so if I ain’t pushin’ up daisies it’ll be a good thing!

If you could have a superpower, what would it be? If I could have any superpower I’d pick going back in time because I would have taken my wife dancing often.

Something about you that other people would be surprised to know: I have struggled with this question and really can’t think of anything.

John’s Favorites

Favorite musicians and/or artists: Phil Ochs, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, The Decembrists, Clean Bandit

Favorite TV shows and/or movies: Well, I watch too much TV, but I am a sucker for old TV westerns like Rawhide or Wagon Train.

Favorite sports or sports teams: Being from the Boston area, I remain loyal to the New England Patriots. And when I think of Bruins, I think of hockey!

Favorite food: A Lobster Tail pastry from Bova’s.

What’s your favorite place to eat? There is no better meal than La Familia Giorgio in Boston’s North End! And then I walk down the street to Bova’s for dessert!

What was your favorite cereal as a kid? I enjoyed Alpha Bits. It was fun to spell words as they floated about in the milk.