Cedar Crest Studio Information

Owned and operated by Bob Ketchum, Cedar Crest Studio, located in Mountain Home, Arkansas, has been involved in audio production since 1972 and video production since 1982. The entire recording and production facility is located in the small community of Henderson, just minutes from Mountain Home, the county seat of Baxter County. To accomodate the control room, a 400-square foot addition was added onto the bottom floor of "CastleRock", the Ketchum residence, which is situated on a bluff overlooking beautiful Lake Norfork. The spectacular view from the control room windows takes in the surrounding Ozarks' natural beauty for miles. The Cedar Crest Studio recording philosophy is to provide a professional facility combined with years of engineering and production experience in a relaxed atmosphere where clients can tap into their full potential.


Ketchum, 65, has been a professional musician since 1964. He sings, plays drums, guitar, bass, and synths. He played drums on Freddy Fender's "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights", which was Billboard's #1 for several weeks in February of 1975. The song was recorded by Mickey Moody at Ben Jack's Recording Studio in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Bob's first experiences working multitrack was at Ben Jack's from 1971 through 1974 while working as a disc jockey and concert promoter in Ft. Smith. During those years as Music Director at 100,000 watt KWHN/KMAG-FM he hosted his own radio shows and in a 4-state area pioneered what later became known as AOR (Album Oriented Rock). His late night show "Album Review" captivated a huge audience and received thousands of letters from fans over the years.

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In June of 1976, after 12 successful years in radio, he moved back to his hometown of Mountain Home to fulfill a lifelong dream of a recording studio "back in the woods". To keep his chops up he still plays live music around the area. His homespun articles (News From The Woods) on the music biz, computers, video and life in general appeared regularly for over a decade in NIGHTFLYING Magazine, and is now available online. Some of his articles and product reviews have appeared in the nationally-distributed newtekpro Magazine. He also has a weekly internet radio broadcast. The HiTek Redneck Radio Show is a one-hour, commercial free broadcast featuring all original songs by Arkansas artists, all packaged up and presented in a format that harkens back to the days of "personality radio", where the disk jockey played the songs and gave valuable insight into the artist, chatting along over the heads and tails of the featured songs. He wears many hats during a normal studio day...... As a record producer on his own Hype, CORRAL, or New Life record labels; as a recording engineer; studio or live musician; graphics artist; animator; video director/editor; switcher operator; videographer; on-camera talent; or the voiceover for a TV or a radio commercial.

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#17 CR 830
(870) 488-5777

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