About

Destination DIY is an independently produced public radio show and podcast bringing you stories about all kinds of creativity.

Taking the DIY lens beyond home improvement and crafts, we explore all kinds of ways people are working with limited resources to create rather than consume the world around them. Destination DIY blends recorded field sound, in-studio interviews and personal narration to create an arc that takes listeners on a journey and brings them back inspired.

*Host, creator & producer Julie Sabatier*

Julie Sunset
In addition to hosting and producing Destination DIY, Julie has produced quality radio for outlets such as Oregon Public Broadcasting, Pacifica and American Public Media. In her brief stint as a print reporter, her work was published regularly in Willamette Week, Just Out and the Portland Sentinel.

She is a producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting’s daily talk show,Think Out Loud. Julie grew up in Baltimore, attended Oberlin College and now lives happily in Portland, Oregon where she shares a home with musician Levi Cecil and two unruly cats.

*Jaymee Cuti, Producer*

Jaymee Cuti has spent the last 10 years writing and editing news and entertainment stories for newspapers including Just Out, thePortland ObserverPortland Mercury and the Pasadena Weekly. She is enjoying her foray into the art and craft of radio production. While Jaymee cannot sew a straight seam, she participates in the DIY movement by wearing, driving and surrounding herself with second-hand objects. Jaymee studied communications and art history at University of California, Santa Barbara and now lives in Portland, Ore. When she’s not writing or thrifting, Jaymee enjoys seeing live roller derby bouts and rock shows.

*Engineer Brian Kramer*

Brian Kramer is a drummer who started recording his own bands long ago. He grew up in Michigan and attended Michigan State University to follow this passion of audio. He has been a professional audio/video technician for over a decade and relocated to Portland nine years ago. He has installed recording systems around the country and beyond, from Boston, Detroit, San Fransisco, Kaui and even Tasmania, Australia. He builds his own microphones, pre-amps, and compressors and derives bliss when he can take something apart, fix it and make it sound better than before. To Brian, DIY means collaborating and harnessing each artist’s strengths to make something greater than the sum of their individual parts. Brian works out of Old Standard Sound Studio in Portland.

*DIY Composers*

Grey Anne (aka Anne Adams) has a deep appreciation for magical realism, and a knack for classically catchy jingles. She wrote the current Destination DIY theme song and performed it using a kazoo, a ukulele, and a Hotlips blackberry soda bottle. Her debut album, facts n figurines, includes performances by Levi Cecil and Nick Jaina.

Jason Leonard finds and creates sounds on traditional instruments, unconventional objects, and stuff lying around the garage. Aural projects include live scoring for animation and film, music for radio, live sound effects and music for theater, and sitting on the back porch in a rocking chair with a guitar eating peaches. He currently plays with Nick Jaina and Laura Gibson. In addition to music, Jason creates illustrations and animations and runs a vintage poster restoration studio. 





About

Destination DIY is an independently produced public radio show and podcast bringing you stories about all kinds of creativity.

Taking the DIY lens beyond home improvement and crafts, we explore all kinds of ways people are working with limited resources to create rather than consume the world around them. Destination DIY blends recorded field sound, in-studio interviews and personal narration to create an arc that takes listeners on a journey and brings them back inspired.

*Host, creator & producer Julie Sabatier*

Julie Sunset
In addition to hosting and producing Destination DIY, Julie has produced quality radio for outlets such as Oregon Public Broadcasting, Pacifica and American Public Media. In her brief stint as a print reporter, her work was published regularly in Willamette Week, Just Out and the Portland Sentinel.

She is a producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting’s daily talk show,Think Out Loud. Julie grew up in Baltimore, attended Oberlin College and now lives happily in Portland, Oregon where she shares a home with musician Levi Cecil and two unruly cats.

*Jaymee Cuti, Producer*

Jaymee Cuti has spent the last 10 years writing and editing news and entertainment stories for newspapers including Just Out, thePortland ObserverPortland Mercury and the Pasadena Weekly. She is enjoying her foray into the art and craft of radio production. While Jaymee cannot sew a straight seam, she participates in the DIY movement by wearing, driving and surrounding herself with second-hand objects. Jaymee studied communications and art history at University of California, Santa Barbara and now lives in Portland, Ore. When she’s not writing or thrifting, Jaymee enjoys seeing live roller derby bouts and rock shows.

*Engineer Brian Kramer*

Brian Kramer is a drummer who started recording his own bands long ago. He grew up in Michigan and attended Michigan State University to follow this passion of audio. He has been a professional audio/video technician for over a decade and relocated to Portland nine years ago. He has installed recording systems around the country and beyond, from Boston, Detroit, San Fransisco, Kaui and even Tasmania, Australia. He builds his own microphones, pre-amps, and compressors and derives bliss when he can take something apart, fix it and make it sound better than before. To Brian, DIY means collaborating and harnessing each artist’s strengths to make something greater than the sum of their individual parts. Brian works out of Old Standard Sound Studio in Portland.

*DIY Composers*

Grey Anne (aka Anne Adams) has a deep appreciation for magical realism, and a knack for classically catchy jingles. She wrote the current Destination DIY theme song and performed it using a kazoo, a ukulele, and a Hotlips blackberry soda bottle. Her debut album, facts n figurines, includes performances by Levi Cecil and Nick Jaina.

Jason Leonard finds and creates sounds on traditional instruments, unconventional objects, and stuff lying around the garage. Aural projects include live scoring for animation and film, music for radio, live sound effects and music for theater, and sitting on the back porch in a rocking chair with a guitar eating peaches. He currently plays with Nick Jaina and Laura Gibson. In addition to music, Jason creates illustrations and animations and runs a vintage poster restoration studio. 





About:

Destination DIY is an independently produced public radio show and podcast bringing you stories about all kinds of creativity.

Taking the DIY lens beyond home improvement and crafts, we explore all kinds of ways people are working with limited resources to create rather than consume the world around them. Destination DIY blends recorded field sound, in-studio interviews and personal narration to create an arc that takes listeners on a journey and brings them back inspired.