Freeman was studying music and held a key to the Colorado College electronic music studio when he joined the student radio station, KRCC-FM.
Under Mario Valdez' stewardship, KRCC soon joined National Public Radio and moved off campus, becoming the state's second public network, alongside Colorado Public Radio. The transmitting antenna was raised from a height below average terrain to an elevation of over 9,000 feet above sea level, high atop Cheyenne mountain.
In 1990, he joined Radio Bris (aka WBRS-FM at Brandeis University,) producing three years of weekly live programs (childrens, all-genre, and improv) and a block of live talk shows.
This image of Freeman's kit-built Hafler FM tuner, appeared on the WZBC home page for years...
When KRCC -FM's General Manager Mario Valdes a Parliament smoker died in 2009 of lung cancer, a scan of Freeman's hand-processed photograph of Mario appeared in media and personal memorials.
NPR station KRCC's Manager Mario Valdes