Diligent, Dedicated, Resourceful, Creative, Focused
"A few words that best describe Shane Sharkey and his work: Diligent, Dedicated, Resourceful, Creative, Focused. I couldn't do what I do without him, or at least I don't want to have to find out."
— Ron Fell
Producer, Oakland Raiders Radio Network
Shane is an expert in every aspect of production
"Shane has been a delight to work with in every respect for the seven years we have collaborated together on the syndicated Putumayo World Music Hour. He’s a consummate professional with painstaking attention to detail and produces a beautiful program with a smooth flow and subtle flourishes. He’s a great asset during recording sessions, as he catches errors and inconsistencies, helps us edit on the fly with excellent and tactfully presented copy suggestions. Shane is an expert in every aspect of production, but he’s also fun to work with and always a pleasure to be around. I don’t see how you could do any better anywhere."
— Rosalie Howarth
Writer, Co-host, Putumayo World Music Hour
Air Personality, Director of Special Programming, KFOG-FM Radio, San Francisco
Highly recommend for any recording/producing projects
"Shane Sharkey of Big Toe Audio has recorded and produced the Putumayo World Music Hour radio show for the past 10 years. He has always done exceptional work and I can highly recommend him for any recording/producing projects."
— Dan Storper
Putumayo World Music Founder & C.E.O.
Everyone should have a Shane Sharkey on their side
"I am glad I have Shane Sharkey on my staff. He has accepted and performed at a high level with everything that has been assigned to him; producing live programming, heading up the Raiders radio broadcast team, engineering for Northern California's Number 1 radio station KGO, winning awards for his editing and being an all around affable guy. Everyone should have a Shane Sharkey on their side."
— Trish Robbins
Executive Producer for KGO & KSFO Radio, San Francisco
I can't live without Shane
"A great engineer is crucial to what I do, but engineer is such a small word for such a big job. When I am on air, which I am lucky enough to say I have been at #1 stations doing #1 shows for a decade now (KGO, KNX, KFI), my engineer is part of my show. I take my show VERY seriously. That is why I can't live without Shane. Not only does he take care of me as talent, but he edits on the fly, he creates hysterical parodies involving audio from the show and current music, he inserts sound bytes throughout my monologues to make them far more entertaining (at least for me!)...in short, his talent at what he does is equal to everyone around him, meaning big time for all the marbles huge station huge market thing. At KFI, I had Clay Roe, who made Andrew and I sound fabulous from Los Angeles to Jacksonville Florida. I know I am in equally capable, if not even more innovative hands, with Shane. And that fact that he gets the web and long distance producing is a great plus!"
#1 talk Show host, KGO AM 810 Sat/Sun 7pm to 10pm
Entertainment Reporter, KNX 1070 Los Angeles
Former afternoon drive, KFI AM 640 Los Angeles
One of the best producers of audio
"Shane Sharkey is one of the best producers of audio I have ever met. And he's a pleasure to work with."
— Ben Manilla
Owner and C.E.O., Ben Manilla Productions
Fun to work with
"For more than 10 years, Shane has been producing a wide range of top-notch radio programs and features. He's creative, hands-on in the studio, and fun to work with."
— Peter B. Collins
San Francisco Talk Show Host
"Shane Sharkey - as Engineer and Technical Producer for The Joan Kenley Show - offered outstanding expertise at every level for recording and post-production. Our radio program benefited greatly from his excellent work. I would recommend him with no reservations!"
— Joan Kenley
Host & Executive Producer, The Joan Kenley Show
"After all these years, for my music lessons, it is really important that the setting be right and conducive to concentrating. I love the big room and the absence of any outside noise at Big Toe. I can walk around while trying to hit those high notes. I love my teacher, Simon Russell, and all the cool people here. I think I found 'Home'."
— Jiggs Sirico
Original member, co-founder of The Angel’s (1960s girl group)