Lars Hoel is an audio professional with over 35 years of both analog and digital experience in recording, post-production, live broadcast, theater, and audio installations. Hoel produced his first story for National Public Radio in 1972, soon after NPR went on the air. It was a story about skydiving and it ran on "All Things Considered." Hoel later worked for so many public and commercial radio stations even he’s lost count. He joined the NPR staff in the early 1980s and continued there in various capacities for the next ten years. Most notably, he served as "Morning Edition" executive producer and "Weekend Edition Sunday" producer.