Scott Bourne is widely recognized as a pioneer in the digital audio field. Bourne pioneered the use of streaming media on the internet as the founder of Netradio, the world's first internet radio network. A specialist in the use of internet business and marketing applications, Bourne has advised internet start-ups and established corporations in the use of internet technology.
He was the co-host and producer of one of the first internet radio news programs in North America, InfoBahn News broadcast on KWJZ in Minneapolis. Bourne also was the producer of LifeOnline Radio, a weekly nationally syndicated radio program about the internet.
Bourne's work with NetRadio and other internet ventures has been featured in Wired Magazine, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, Internet World Magazine, Information Age, Forbes, Radio & Production magazine and 200 other national and international publications. He was recognized by Websight Magazine as one of the 100 most influential and important people on the Web in 1995 and 1996.
Bourne has appeared on national television and radio news shows and has been a contributor to numerous publications including Minnesota Corporate Report, Washington CEO, PhotoSource, NetGuide magazine, InfoNation magazine, and online at "CMP TechWeb," and "Mac DevCenter."
Bourne started his radio career in Indianapolis. In 1972 he received an FCC Class III Operator's Permit with Broadcast Endorsement and began working at WNAP. He went on to work as a news writer, traffic reporter DJ, and production coordinator at radio stations in Arkansas, Indiana, California, and Idaho. Bourne also holds the Radio Advertising Bureau designation: Certified Radio Marketing Consultant.
Bourne later started his own radio production company, 30:60 Productions. He went on to experiment with transmitting audio files over the internet before the World Wide Web existed. With the advent of the Web, RSS, and podcasting, Bourne combined his background in radio and his interest in photography to develop two popular podcasts: Aperturetricks and Photofocus magazine.