WNCW’s sound engineer Sean Rubin was born October 13, 1971 in Albany, New York. At an early age Rubin had a fascination with sound and music. At age four he began playing piano. In elementary school he took a shine to playing the clarinet and when he was in the fourth grade, he was invited to join the All City High School Band in Albany… playing first chair clarinet.
In his youth, Rubin also enjoyed sports. He was an avid baseball fan and played in the New York State Little League as well as the Babe Ruth and Twilight League from age 4 to age 16.
While in high school he and his family moved to Central Florida. It was there, at age 19, he began attending Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Full Sail is a college that specializes in entertainment, media & communications, arts and gaming design. Almost as soon as he started attending Full Sail he began working as a professional engineer. During this time he racked up quite a few awards including four Regional American Advertising Awards, two National American Advertising Awards, one Eiffie Award which honors excellence in marketing and communications and two Telly Awards recognizing his work in video and television. He’s also been recognized for production of two albums that went “gold.” Rubin has worked with several bands, Days Of The New, an American Rock band, and KC Outlaw and 7 Mary 3. Before he came to Isothermal Community College to work as Sound Engineer, Rubin taught Advanced Session Recording and Mixing at Full Sail University, the institution where he first started learning how to be a professional sound engineer. Full Sail – full circle!
As WNCW Sound Engineer Rubin records, produces and mixes all of the live acts/musicians and bands that come to play in the station’s famous “Studio B.” His position also requires him to travel and produce remote “live” sessions from venues throughout WNCW’s coverage area. Rubin and his wife and son reside in Shelby, NC.