TheBigbeat.FM is a commercial-free streaming radio station whose mission is to raise funds in
support of music education, including providing instruments. Our station is supported by the
membership of our listeners. The funds raised through memberships will support the broadcasting
fees associated with our station and our annual donation to our partner:
Music For Young Minds Foundation.
It is fundamental to our mission that the students we support have access to the music and the
form of broadcasting that we are working to keep alive. Therefore, the students we support are
provided memberships free of charge, enabling exposure to rock music and all the genres that
influenced it including blues, jazz, and more. The music is delivered by the hosts in a
“free form” style; a lost method of music broadcasting that was foundational to fostering a
variety of music genres on radio, including rock.
Our Board Members
TheBigBeat.FM Board is dedicated to provide opportunity for underprivileged children, and to keep
the “Freeform” style of album oriented radio alive. Please send any of us an email, we would love to hear from you!
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Charlie Hubbard Chairman and Founder
Charlie is a husband, father of three, and the Chairman / CEO and Founder of TheBigBeat.FM.
He also runs the social media efforts and promotions. Charlie hosts various shows on
TheBigBeat.FM, including the Friday Happy Hour.
In his professional life, Charlie is a Vice President for a Fortune 10 company, and resides in Texas.
Phil Bergstedt President and Technical Director
Phil started his career in broadcast engineering and radio production. During the 80’s the broadcast engineering field was
shrinking and Phil moved over to IT, which he spent the last 32 years building a successful vocation. With his IT skill set
he has volunteered to be TheBigBeat.FM President and Technical Director. Given his long time love for radio, this a
great way for him to give back.
Jeff Brocaw Vice President and Program Director
Jeff is a 35 year veteran of the music business, from professional drummer to gold & platinum recording engineer / producer in Memphis.
Looking for a change, Jeff got into radio by chance after being offered the job of developing the Wal-Mart Worldwide Radio Network.
Jeff is the Vice President and Program Director of TheBigBeat.FM, plus one of our on-air hosts, also new content developer. Still in the music business, just in different ways these days.
Bambi Nakashima Board Secretary
Hi my name is Diane (Bambi) and yes, it is my real middle name.
At The BigBeat.FM, I currently serve as Board Secretary. My role is administrative, making certain
the office runs smoothly and organizing the team’s meetings and events.
In my professional role, I am an Office Coordinator who supports an executive management at an
organization advocating the needs of communities around the globe.
Being a part of TheBigBeat.FM is such a great opportunity to volunteer with such a fantastic team
who all support playing a variety of songs we love to hear and getting to partner with Music for Young Minds Foundation
with a shared goal to introduce future generations to the joy of music.
Steve Siebenaler Board Treasurer
Steve's passion for music started at a young age in the '60s and '70s by playing an instrument and attending as many rock concerts as possible.
While expanding his musical tastes into classical, blues and jazz, Steve began his professional career in the engineering field, later transforming into IT for large industrial and retail companies.
Steve also served as treasurer and a board member during the early 2000s for another of his passions, model aviation.
Volunteering for TheBigBeat.FM and supporting the mission of Music for Young Minds Foundation is a great way for Steve to give back and help keep the Music Alive!.
Rick Molner Chair of Membership Committee
Bio Coming Soon!
C.C. Thomas Jr. Board Member
C.C. Thomas Jr.
Cecil "C.C." Thomas Jr. was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He is a professional musician based in Los Angeles California and is currently the bassist and musical director for Diana Ross. He is an Emmy nominated songwriter and has worked with many other diverse artists such as Babyface, TLC and Jeffrey Osborne. He is the co-director of the Raffia Music Studio music school and serves as the CEO of the Music For Young Minds Foundation 501c3 charity which provides free music classes and lessons for kids who can’t afford it.