Ryan Pollock was raised in Jefferson City, Missouri. He was educated at Helias Catholic High School from 2012 to 2016. After graduating, he attended McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, Minnesota, from 2016 to 2017 and majored in both guitar performance and music composition. When the school closed down unexpectedly in 2017, Ryan continued his degree at Columbia College Chicago. Currently, Ryan is a senior and majoring in music composition. Ryan has worked as a guitar instructor since 2014. In 2018, Ryan worked with Big Ten Today Show, MissouriNet/Learfield Communications as an assistant director. Between 2018 to 2020, Ryan worked with 88.1 WCRX-FM as a public affairs coordinator. He even hosts a radio show, “The Ryan Pollock Show,” every Wednesday evening, where he interviews local musicians. Also, he is currently working with WGN Radio as a producer and videographer. Ryan also created his recording company, “Kind of Red Records.” In 2020, when the Coronavirus pandemic forced Columbia to lockdown and transfer to remote learning, Ryan could no longer continue to earn his education and host the radio in-person. He presently resides back in his apartment in the South Loop of Chicago to continue his education and work digitally.
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