Better Radio's Newest Hosts

John Dunsö, far right, teaches Sovanndary Sok (left) and Brian Elliott principles of sound engineering.
The latest cast of characters to join the Better Radio family are Sackets Harbor Central School seniors Sovanndary Sok and Brian Elliott. The two will be co-hosting a radio program for betterArts starting this summer.

Sovanndary is interested in pursuing a career in broadcast journalism, while Brian is a guitarist and singer excited to record and edit his own music. The two will produce programming for Better Radio that will include in-studio recording sessions with Brian, interviews with local bands and musicians, and news about the North Country music scene including concerts listings.

To kick things off, the pair visited Better Farm yesterday for a crash-course in digital recording and editing. Our visiting artist-in-residence John Dunsö volunteered his time to teach the two fundamentals of sound engineering. This included basic recording, uploading sound files, and introductory editing strategies. Sovanndary and Brian practiced conversing into the microphones, and Brian even recorded a few songs.

Sovanndary and Brian will be visiting Better Farm regularly to begin stockpiling content for podcasts and broadcasts. Artists interested in being featured on their show can contact them via betterArts at

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Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.