Cale Nelson, K4CDN, is the host of Ham Radio 360.
A self described “Star Wars Lifer Geek”, Cale has always had an affinity for Radio and Communications. Growing up with a ‘Phone-man’ dad probably contributed to some of his leanings, along with his grandfather operating CB radios while deer-hunting. It could have been the big Philco Console radio that his other Grandfather had in his living room…either way-Cale, it seemed, was destined to love the Magic of all things Radio!
Cale worked for nearly a decade with WHRZ-LPFM in Spartanburg SC; most of that time as the Music Director for the station. As his family grew, so did his responsibilities and he had to resign his post at the station. It was about that same time Cale finally got around to taking and passing his Amateur Radio licenses tests. Becoming a Ham Radio Operator was something he’d longed to do for quite a while. He was soon introduced to Podcast listening, and after a short while he decided he’d give that a go to help fill in the void of being ‘off the air’.
Inspired by Podcasting legend, Rev. Kenn Blanchard, Cale joined the School of Podcasting. Professional Podcast Mentor Dave Jackson helped steer Cale in the proper direction and prevented many podcasting pitfalls. Cale launched the Fo Time Podcast in 2014 as an inside joke for some ham radio internet ‘friends’. The show quickly grew to something more than just an inside joke. Fo Time was re-branded to Ham Radio 360 in the Spring of 2016. After the successful debut of Ham Radio 360, Cale set his sights on his next podcasting venture-Modern Christian Men.