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Radio Silence is Literature and Rock & Roll

We publish a print magazine, produce live events with writers and musicians, raise funds to support arts education, and now we've launched a digital edition for phones, tablets, and desktops. .

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Radio Silence is a federally registered 501(c)3 nonprofit. Donations are fully tax-deductible. A portion of all money we raise will be used to buy books and musical instruments for kids. Please support our efforts to help save arts education.

About Radio Silence

Radio Silence is literature and rock & roll. We publish a print magazine, a monthly digital edition, and we put on live events with writers and musicians. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we use a portion of our revenue to buy books and musical instruments for kids.


Radio Silence on the Page

Each issue of Radio Silence includes fiction, poetry, interviews, memoirs, and essays, featuring an award-winning cast of literary, musical, and illustrative talent. Issue 01 hit the shelves in May 2012; issue 02 appeared in March 2013; and our third issue will be available this summer.

Radio Silence Live

Radio Silence presents a variety of engaging events with musicians and writers. Our live series began in summer 2013 in San Francisco and has featured performances by Tobias Wolff, Eleanor Friedberger, Thao Nguyen, Daniel Handler, Greil Marcus, John Vanderslice, Zach Rogue, Jon Mooallem, Van Pierszalowski, and the San Francisco Repertory Jazz Quartet. Keep an eye on this site for future announcements.

Radio Silence Digital

We launched the Radio Silence monthly digital edition with the help of the fine folks at 29th Street Publishing. The magazine can be accessed on your iPhone, iPad, desktop, or from any internet browser. Each month we publish a fresh volume that may include interviews, fiction, poetry, essays, memoirs, and media features.

Radio Silence for the Kids

Education is central to our vision. We try to do our part to help create the next generation of artists and audiences. A portion of our revenue from subscriptions and event ticket sales is reserved to buy books and musical instruments for students. If we can inspire a few kids to grow up to be the next Buddy Holly or Langton Hughes—or at least if we can help ignite some sparks—that ain’t a bad thing.


Editor-in-Chief Dan Stone has taught middle school, high school, and college, and worked for six years as a program manager and documentary producer at the National Endowment for the Arts. He grew up in Syracuse, NY, studied poetry at Colorado College, fiction at Boston University, and played poorly in a handful of forgotten rock bands. Dan oversees all content at Radio Silence and shamelessly begs his favorite writers and musicians to participate. He has published poetry and prose, and he moonlights as a bartender.

Design Director Brandon Herring is a designer at Google, following the acquisition of his web-design boutique 17FEET. A native of Atlanta, GA, he lives with his family in Oakland. His work has been featured in numerous publications. At Radio Silence, Brandon works with the Editor-in-Chief and Art Director to determine the overall design of the magazine, website, and other visual elements.

Art Director Casey Burns is an illustrator and graphic designer living in Brooklyn after many years in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Portland, Oregon. His work has appeared in The New York Times, on record covers and posters for Sonic Youth, and on beer labels for Deschutes Brewery. By day he is a digital producer for Victoria’s Secret. For Radio Silence, Casey handles art assignments and press production.

Associate Editor Zoë Ferrigno was born and raised in Seattle and studied literature at the University of Washington. After a short stint living in the U.S. Virgin Islands, she moved to San Francisco and began working for Radio Silence in the summer of 2012. She manages editing of online and print content, and she oversees distribution of Radio Silence to both subscribers and bookstores.

Assistant Editor Laura Kerry grew up in Boston and studied literature at Bowdoin College Maine. Now that she’s left New England for the greener pastures of San Francisco, she contributes online content and assists with print for Radio Silence.

Originally from Connecticut, Grace Powell moved to San Francisco in early 2013 from Nashville, where she studied French and Economics at Vanderbilt University. As a Radio Silence Editorial Assistant, she creates content for the magazine’s website on a weekly basis, and she assists in editing material for print.

Assistant Designer Melissa Ehret was born and raised in Minnesota. She studied writing, rhetoric, and culture at the University of Puget Sound in Washington and graphic design in California. For Radio Silence, Melissa helps with editorial content and design needs.

Davis Lukrich grew up in Silicon Valley and studied music and history at UC Santa Cruz. Besides doing event coordination and live music production for Radio Silence, he’s a booking agent for local music venues, a music instructor at SF Rock Project, and frontman of the band Growwler.

Copy Editor Kim Gooden runs the boutique editorial studio Glass Key Editorial. She has worked at the Washington City Paper and Grupo Planeta in Barcelona. She also writes fiction, does literary translation from Spanish, and tends bar. Kim copy edits Radio Silence and offers guidance on content and direction.

Contributing Editor Benjamin Hedin has written for The New Yorker, Slate, Chicago Tribune, and other publications. He is the editor of Studio A: The Bob Dylan Reader (Norton). His nonfiction chronicle, In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now, will be published in 2015 by City Lights Books.

Board of Directors

Neko Case is an award-winning musician who has released several critically acclaimed recordings and performed all over the world. Her 2009 album Middle Cyclone debuted at #3 on the Billboard charts and was rated the number one album of the year by Amazon. Her most recent work is The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You. Along with her solo work, Neko is a member of The New Pornographers.

Brandon Herring, see above.

Jake Martin has worked for eleven years at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, CA. He is credited on four Academy Award-winning feature films. At Pixar, he is Associate Producer on an untitled project.

Zach Rogue has for a decade written, performed, and produced music for the indie-rock band Rogue Wave, touring the world and releasing five full-length albums, including this year’s Nightingale Floors. His side project, Release the Sunbird, has two records to date — the LP Come Back to Us and the EP Imaginary Summer. Rogue also scored the HBO series On Freddie Roach.

Dan Stone, see above.

Radio Silence Contact Us

For press inquiries, partnership proposals, and advertising and sponsorship opportunities—or just to say hello—send us an email:
info [at]

Or you can reach us the old-fashioned way at:
Radio Silence
P.O. Box 40626
San Francisco, CA

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