"Time Rewind" premiered in 2007 as a daily feature on radio stations across the United States. The one-minute, day-in-history audio capsule, produced and hosted by veteran broadcast journalist David Mendel, celebrates pop culture with a fun-filled, fast-paced montage of news clips, music, classic commercials, jingles, themes and other sounds of a generation. During the 2014-15 academic year, "Time Rewind" was introduced as a cross-curricular learning tool at Ball High School (BHS) in Galveston, Texas, where Media Arts students conduct research and edit in visuals in order to incorporate the program in their TV newscast-format announcements. It also airs throughout the day on BHS' student-operated radio station. "Time Rewind" has since been adopted by other schools from coast to coast, with faculty relying on it for History/Social Studies and Media Arts/CTE curriculum as well as student announcements and radio station content. David's broadcast experience includes working at acclaimed all-news radio stations WEEI in Boston and KTRH in Houston, with many of his reports airing on CBS News. He spent several years as a television producer, developing award-winning educational programming for Baylor College of Medicine's "The Health Channel" as well as a nationally syndicated talk show. As a freelancer, David produced medical features for NBC News and "Inside Edition." He also taught TV writing and production courses at The Art Institute of Houston. As an admirer of history, pop music and pop culture, David created "Time Rewind" to transport listeners back to history-making and culturally defining events using sound. In fact, he calls "Time Rewind" "time travel for your mind."
Producer/host David Mendel regularly speaks to students at schools that use "Time Rewind" for History and Media Arts curriculum as well as student announcements and radio station content. He often discusses how the broadcast industry has changed over the years, including the influence of social media, and offers suggestions on how to identify legitimate, trustworthy news sources in the era of "fake news."
2015 - Received the first star ever displayed in the Ball High School (Galveston, Texas) Media Arts Community's Hall of Fame; 2017 - Served as National High School Radio Day guest speaker at Mesquite (Texas) Independent School District's KEOM Radio
Producer/host David Mendel earned a Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the Boston University College of Communication in Boston, Massachusetts.
Website: www.time-rewind.com • YouTube page: http://bit.ly/2d868kt • Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/timerewind • David Mendel's LinkedIn bio: www.linkedin.com/in/davidmendel.