Computer Talk

With your host Dave Kleinschmidt Airs Saturdays 9-9:30 AM ET

Computer Talk is a comprehensive show about computers and technology. In addition to talking about the latest developments in computer hardware and software, other topics have ranged from the Communications Decency Act (CDA), to cellular telephone monitoring, to mustard! (Check out the Mount Horeb Mustard Museum.)

Listeners can call during the show at (812) 376-1010 or email us anytime.

About the Host

Dave Kleinschmidt was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and its suburbs. His interest in electricity and electronics was sparked (literally!) in the 3rd grade, when he spent many hours conducting experiments with a 6 volt dry cell battery.

After deciding against a career as a TV repair man, Dave decided to get a degree in Electrical Engineering. After graduating from Parma Senior High School, he attended Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.

Dave moved to California to take a job with Hughes Aircraft Company, Ground Systems Group in Fullerton, just north of Anaheim. He received a fellowship to attend the University of Southern California, where he earned a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, specializing in computer engineering. He also earned an MBA at Indiana University.

Dave started getting involved with microprocessors in the late ’70’s. He became very familiar with the Apple II and CP/M machines, the precursors of today’s powerful desktop computers.

Telecommunications has always fascinated Dave, and he spent many hours cruising computer bulletin boards, downloading the latest software or perusing the message boards. In 1986, he started his own BBS, the Circuit Board, and kept it running almost continuously for over 9 1/2 years. As the internet became popular, Dave decided that his local BBS couldn’t compete with wonders of cyberspace, so he closed it down in 1995 as he was preparing to move to Columbus, Indiana to start a job with Cummins Engine Company. In recent years, Dave has been a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, and an electronics design engineer with Rolls-Royce.

As you might imagine, Dave is still very interested in computers, electronics and the internet. He spends a lot of time keeping up with the latest developments to keep his listeners informed.