The Abbreviated John Cline Biography....
John Cline (right) started in the audio production business at KUNM-FM in 1968, formed Rocky Mountain Systems (which later became JCP) in 1973. In late 1974, he was peripherally involved in the birth of the personal computer, the MITS Altair 8800, which was invented in John's hometown, Albuquerque, New Mexico. ("New Mexico: Not Really New, Not Really Mexico") Bill Gates was also involved in the Altair project. John became involved in video production in 1976 and joined the digital audio and video revolution in 1986. From 1968 through 1993, John's focus was the music business. He started with live concert sound engineering and mixing, which led to recording engineer, producer and manager, but eventually, the three things that interested him the most; audio, video and computers, converged and he's been in high gear ever since.
John's career in the music business allowed him the opportunity to work with a wide variety of acts, from the famous (Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Three Dog Night, ZZ Top...) to the not-quite-as-famous (The Planets, The Sox, The Muttz.)
John has twice been voted Best Engineer by the New Mexico Music Industry Coalition and has received numerous other awards. He has also produced award-winning music videos that have appeared on MTV and the SUPERCHANNEL in Europe. John is currently working as a consultant on audio and video production, live video webcast streaming and distribution technology. He is also an expert in video and audio recording restoration.
John's father passed away in March of 2004. Click HERE to visit the memorial web page John set up for him.
(There used to be a paragraph here about a 1969 Opel GT that John bought when he was in high school, but after owning it for over 31 years, he sold it to a collector. The link above remains for historical purposes.)