David Edward Sims is a communications professional who is the on-air host of Cabochon Jazz Radio on Radio DePaul, a noted voiceover artist and podcast narrator. His experience includes writing for print and broadcast, publications editing and design management. A lifelong Chicagoan, his cultural background is extensive and wide-ranging. An aficionado of music, he has a particular affection for jazz in all its forms, which he prizes for the exceptional ability and character of its performers past and present, and its balance of sensual and intellectual appeal. As a past volunteer for the Costume Collection of the Chicago History Museum, he helped deepen and expand the scope of the contemporary menswear collection. He currently serves on the planning committee for the Interfaith Memorial Service for Indigent Persons, held annually to honor the lives of those buried by the Cook County Office of the Medical Examiner, and has a special interest in programs that serve those who are poor, homeless or alone. He holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, with current additional study in media, communications and performance at DePaul University. To learn more about David Edward Sims, and to hear audio voiceover samples and read examples of his writing, please visit his Web site at www.davidedwardsims.com
David Edward Sims describes his feelings about radio this way: "Radio is a living medium that fills an important niche in our daily lives. Radio provides instant information, music that serves as the soundtrack to our day, intellectual and cultural stimulation, and a deepening of our connection to each other and the world. I am proud to be an on-air radio personality, and I consider it a great honor when a listener chooses to spend their valuable time listening to my show. I program my shows with the utmost care and consideration for my audience. I want all of my listeners to consider me a worthy companion, and enjoy the music and conversation my show provides. I have the deepest respect for the many radio personalities who have fascinated me over the years, and helped form my perception of the medium and its vast potential. My influences include Dick Cavett, Yvonne Daniels, Holmes "Daddy-O" Daylie, Mel Devonne, Marian McPartland, Rick O'Dell, Dinah Shore, Tom Snyder, Studs Terkel, and Scott Webb Vyverman."