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Keith York

Director of Programming and Production

KPBS

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KPBS

5200 Campanile Dr.

San Diego, California,92182

United States

Company Description

KPBS, a broadcast service of San Diego State University, serves the region with TV, radio and Internet content that is educational as well as entertaining - and free of commercial interruption. It is the purpose of KPBS to educate, inform, entertain and empowe...more

Background Information

Employment History

Bank Presidents and Branch Art


Affiliations

True Love Always Inc

Member


Mingei International Museum

Board Member


Public Television Programmers Association

Member, PBS' Development Advisory Committee


San Diego Architectural Foundation

Board Member


Apolitiq

Founder


Save Our Heritage Organisation

Member of Modernism Committee


Web References(133 Total References)


Gregory Ain

www.modernsandiego.com [cached]

"His ego wasn't tied to [his work]," says Keith York, a friend of Dirks'.
One of Dirks' fans is Keith York, whose day job is director of television programming and production at KPBS. York also runs the website Modern San Diego (www.modernsandiego.com), where he documents San Diego's surprisingly rich modernist past. The site is an archive of photos of art and architecture and as much biographical information as York and other local modern-art appreciators been able to pull together about the people behind the work. A couple of years ago, a friend of York's was visiting a home in Mt. Helix, not too far away from where Dirks lives. "And he heard that an old sculptor lived [nearby]," York recalled, "so he drove by and knocked on the door and got John's phone number and then we set up an appointment to come back and four or five of us descended on the house one evening and learned about John." They've since become good friends; York now owns three of Dirks' pieces, including a picnic table Dirks built for his home's outdoor terrace in the 1970s. York and his fiancée Jessica Hanson use the piece as their dining table. York's also spent time trying to track down some of the sculptor's work, like "Visual Communication," a piece Dirks created on commission for KFSD studios (now KGTV Channel 10). The 4-foot-by-six-foot collage, made from cooling fins and varicolored wire that comprises TV and radio equipment, is missing. As far as York's been able to find out, a TV-station employee took the piece home, not realizing its significance. York says that when they first met, Dirks would talk about wanting an exhibit at the Mingei-Martha Longenecker, one of the Allied Craftsmen (though not part of the charter group) had an exhibit there last summer.


Modern San Diego Dot Com

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Keith York Interview 1
Keith York Interview 2 On an even more populist level, Keith York (who is the Director of Programming and Production for KPBS-TV and the owner of a restored Modern house in the College Area) has created an exuberant and engaging website on Modernism in San Diego: www.modernsandiego.com. The remarkably expansive architectural section allows users to access information by architect, landscape architect or neighborhood and contains tidbits of knowledge that might even be surprising to the projects' principals. The site also provides information on Modern arts and crafts, available Modern homes for sale, upcoming events relating to Modernism and Modern buildings, publications on Modernism, and a rolling blog about the author's ongoing adventure learning about Modern architecture. Mr. York's enthusiasm for the subject is readily apparent and his open and free flowing writing style is effective in drawing the reader into sharing that excitement with him. The activities of the SD Moderns Committee and Keith York are critical to the ultimate preservation of historical resources in San Diego that may not, heretofore, been recognized as having value.


The American Dream Project

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Keith York is the visionary program director of KPBS, San Diego, who not only served as Executive Producer of ?Reclaiming Your American Dream,? but also had the courage to air it.


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To say that Keith York is a multi-tasker is like saying Stan Getz was a good jazz artist.
More background on Keith. His official job title is Director of Programming for KPBS TV in San Diego. Basically, what this means, is he plans which shows will air, and when. Keith is also the person one would see if they had a video they wanted to shop for airplay. In addition to programming, he's in the position to help people produce their shows, come up with budgeting, help with fund-raising and so on and so forth. In recent years he has been at the helm of a new high definition television channel for PBS (you have to have a HD TV to get it), the one and only of its kind in the country. Is it any wonder Keith has won every, single national programming award in public television? Some of them more than once? Most recently, he was awarded the honor of Innovator of the Year. At San Diego State University, Keith teaches media and communication classes in between his work at KPBS, which works out well with the television station located on the edge of the campus - the commute is a non-issue. As for record producing, Silver Girl records is Keith's own label and in the last few years they've continued to expand their roster of artists, along with tour dates. Not only does he produce the records, he promotes them as well. Keith is very detail oriented and when he decides to do something he doesn't guess. He goes to the library or online. Meticulous with his research, Keith found the original plans, poured over vintage photographs, and made many a phone call to ensure that the restoration would be true to Ellwood's vision. He collects modern furniture and art with the same zeal and can often be seen with his portable scanner amid the stacks capturing images for further study. I have to add here that one great thing about having Keith for a friend, is the fact that, at his fingertips, he has access to a wide variety of information. I asked Keith if he could pin point the time when he became serious about modern design. He said it was a number of years back and he was in the market for a desk. He stopped in at Boomerang (in its previous location on Park Boulevard) and, though he was totally unfamiliar with the mid-century style, was taken by a George Nelson desk. After leaving, he pondered the potential acquisition and decided to go back and buy it... but it was gone. However, his interest was not and the seed was firmly planted when his neighbor offered him two Eames Zenith chairs. Original originals. Keith has begun to expand his collection, taking an avid interest in the art and accessories of the period. He tells me one group in particular has caught his attention. I asked for more information and, naturally, Keith had a book handy. After reading several paragraphs, I took one of the pottery pieces in hand to have a look at the underside. There was a yellow dot sticker along with the artist's name, year it was made, and the price. It was bought through the artist's estate. I told him that he forgot to remove the sticker, and he told me it was left on intentionally.... for future documentation. Did I mention Keith is detail oriented?


keith york

www.artandletter.com [cached]

To say that Keith York is a multi-tasker is like saying Stan Getz was a good jazz artist.
Let me give you more background on Keith. His official job title is Director of Programming for KPBS TV in San Diego. Basically, what this means, is that he plans which shows will air, and when. Keith is also the person one would see if they had a video they wanted to shop for airplay. In addition to programming, he's in the position to help people produce their shows, come up with budgeting, help with fund-raising and so on and so forth. In recent years he has been at the helm of a new high definition television channel for PBS (you have to have a HD TV to get it), the one and only of its kind in the country. Is it any wonder Keith has won every, single national programming award in public television? Some of them more than once? Most recently, he was awarded the honor of Innovator of the Year. At San Diego State University, Keith teaches media and communication classes in between his work at KPBS, which works out well since the television station sits on the edge of the campus and the commute isn't an issue. As for his record company, Silver Girl, in the last couple of months they've released four albums and continue to expand their roster of artists, along with tour dates. Not only does he produce the records, he promotes them as well. I remember "helping" one afternoon, to silkscreen t-shirts for one of his bands. Luckily, Keith's main room is very spacious, almost loft-like, because that day it had about fifty shirts drying all over the place. His were good, mine turned out a little gloppy, it was my first time. I've noticed he hasn't asked me to help again. Keith is very detail oriented and when he decides to do something he doesn't guess. He goes to the library. Meticulous with his research, Keith found the original plans, poured over vintage photographs, and made many a phone call to ensure that the restoration would be true to Ellwood's vision. He collects modern furniture and art with the same zeal and can often be seen with his portable scanner amid the stacks capturing images for further study. I have to add here that one great thing about having Keith for a friend, is the fact that, at his fingertips, he has access to a wide variety of information. I asked Keith if he could pin point the exact time when he officially became enamored with modern design. He said it was a number of years back and he was in the market for a desk. He stopped in at Boomerang (in its previous location on Park Boulevard) and, though he was totally unfamiliar with the mid-century style, was taken by a George Nelson desk. After leaving, he pondered the potential acquisition and decided to go back and buy it... but it was gone. However, his interest was not and the seed was firmly planted when his neighbor offered him two Eames Zenith chairs. Original originals. Currently, Keith has begun to expand his collection, taking an avid interest in the art and accessories of the period. He tells me one group in particular has caught his attention. I asked for more information and, naturally, Keith had a book handy. After reading several paragraphs, I took one of the pottery pieces in hand to have a look at the underside. There was a yellow dot sticker along with the artist's name, year it was made, and the price. It was bought through the artist's estate. I told him that he forgot to remove the sticker, and he told me it was left on intentionally.... for future documentation. Did I mention Keith is detail oriented? For more information on Keith's record company see www.silvergirl.com , or for further information on KPBS www.kpbs.org Keith has recently put out a calendar showcasing modernism in San Diego, to check out the calendar and website see modernsandiego.com


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