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Our Leadership Team



Lindsay C. Blanton III

Founder and CEO


Lindsay is the Founder and CEO of RadioReference.com LLC, the world's largest radio communications data provider for radio communications enthusiasts and professionals.

In 1998, Lindsay founded RadioReference.com by recognizing the need for a dynamic, collaborative solution for collecting and disseminating radio communications data for public safety and hobbyist users. His team has since grown the community to over 700,000 members, resulting in the RadioReference platform becoming the definitive worldwide source for radio communications data.

Lindsay is responsible for development of the business, implementation of the site's technology and platform, and partner relationship management.
Bob Burns

Wiki Platform: Lead Manager and Administrator


Bob's interest in radios and electronics dates back to the late 1960's when his older brother brought home some Heathkits to assemble for a local technical school. Bob bought his first scanner, a 16-channel Uniden BC100XL, in 1985. His first amateur radio transceiver was a Yaesu FT-23R that he purchased soon after becoming a licensed amateur radio operator in 1991. He has since owned more scanners, amateur radios, and commercial radios than he cares to count.

Bob is an active amateur radio operator and severe weather spotter. He is also trustee for an amateur radio repeater in Danville, Indiana. His primary scanning interests are public safety and railroads. Bob has a long history in the online radio community going back to CompuServe's HAMNET forum. In addition to his radio hobbies, Bob is a railfan, an official with the Sports Car Club of America, webmaster for a small handful of web sites, and he looks after a friend's Ford Model A.

Bob leads all efforts around our open information sharing and collaboration platform, the RadioReference Wiki.
Gordon Edwards

Live Audio: Lead Manager


Gordon became interested in listening to shortwave radio and local police and fire departments around 1985 while in high school. Back in 2001, as an experiment he connected a scanner to a computer for other people to listen to over his home DSL connection and shortly afterward developed ScanGwinnett.com as the home of the broadcast after realizing how popular it became. Over the next several years Gordon created numerous other ScanX.com web sites hosting other online scanner feeds provided by others in his area and then for people in other parts of the US.

In July of 2008, Gordon released the groundbreaking web platform ScanAmerica.us that provided a single destination for listeners and broadcasters for scanner feeds from all over the United States. From July 2008 through April 2009 ScanAmerica.us grew to host over 600 feeds from nearly every state in the US. Gordon then joined the senior leadership team after RadioReference acquired ScanAmerica on May 1st, 2009.

Gordon's responsibilities include leading and managing all efforts regarding live audio broadcasting on RadioReference, including feed management, new feed recruitment, and technical services.
Wayne Hayes

Discussion Forums: Lead Manager and Moderator


Wayne became interested in scanners and radio communications when he was in high school in the early '90s; a Uniden BC-100 was his first scanner. The hobby was interesting enough for him that he ended up pursuing a career in radio communications. Wayne currently works in the radio communications field performing integration, optimization and maintenance of conventional and trunked radio systems.

Wayne is also the author of the groundbreaking TReport software application that allowed hobbyists and technicians alike to view the inter-working of Motorola trunked system control channels. With the experienced gained from developing this application, he became involved in the development of scanner technologies beyond just beta testing.

Wayne's responsibilities include leading and managing our discussion forums platform, and recruiting and overseeing our moderation volunteer staff.
Tom Swisher

The RadioReference Database: Lead Manager


Tom Swisher has been an active radio hobbyist since the late 1970s, both in amateur radio and scanning. An Amateur Extra class licensee, Tom has been a public safety communications professional for nearly 30 years, moving from volunteer firefighter/EMT to 911 dispatcher and radio programmer/maintainer, to countywide systems administrator.

In addition to local government communications and trunked systems, Tom's primary monitoring interests besides Amateur Radio include railroads, aviation and shortwave. He can often be found trackside indulging his long-time interest in ferroequinology (the study of the iron horse).

Tom began his participation with RadioReference as a global administrator in 2002. His current responsibilities include managing and recruiting a team of over 100 volunteer administrators for the database, as well as setting policy and procedure regarding how the RadioReference database provides information to the community.
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