About Us

What is Deemable Tech?

deemable adj \d?m-?-b?l\

  1. capable of being deemed

deem verb \d?m\

  1. to judge, think or form an opinion about something or someone: The client deemed it to be a worthy investment.

tech noun \tek\

  1. abbreviation of the word technology or technician

Deemable Tech proper noun \d?m-?-b?l\ \tek\

  1. Tech news worth talking about.

Ask Deemable Tech proper noun \?ask\ \d?m-?-b?l\ \tek\

  1. Tech help worth listening to.

Each week on Deemable Tech, hosts Ray Hollister, Tom Braun and Sean Birch talk about the biggest stories in the tech industry that affect your life.

On each episode of Ask Deemable Tech, Ray and Tom answer questions submitted by users and provide helpful tips about computers, tablets, mobile phone, the Internet and technology in general.

These are the voices and hands behind Deemable Tech:

Ray Hollister – Host and Executive Producer

Ray Hollister has done almost every job imaginable from bike courier to over-the-road truck driver, but no matter where he worked he was always the guy that everyone turned to for help when their computer was on the fritz. Ray’s love for radio, gadgets and technology lead him to volunteer at WJCT 89.9 FM. After volunteering during WJCT’s local call-in talk show, First Coast Connect, for several months he asked if he could record a show about technology, and the folks at WJCT were crazy enough to say yes. Transplanted from Hollisterville, Pennsylvania when he was less than two years old, Ray Hollister has lived in Jacksonville, Florida for most of his life. Ray graduated from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts as a vocal arts major, and he was an Internet Services Technology major at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Ray enjoys reading about the latest gadgets and new apps, spending time with his wife and kids, and talking about himself in the third person. Ray usually has a beard and a smile on his face, despite the fact that the picture here only shows the beard.

Tom Braun – Host

Tom Braun is a writer living in Jacksonville, Florida. In addition to  writing about tech and co-hosting WJCT’s Deemable Tech, he writes content for websites and blogs, ghostwrites ebooks, writes short fiction and has written a woefully unpublished dystopian young adult novel that is no doubt his ticket to fame and fortune. Before realizing his true calling as a writer, Tom worked for over a decade as a software developer. He enjoys board games and traveling and once spent a year living in The Netherlands.

Sean Birch – Producer

Sean Birch was born in the late ’80s to rave reviews, and has continued to live a critically acclaimed life to this day. The Brevard County native moved to Jacksonville in 2010 after graduating from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Radio/TV Production. He has worked as a radio producer at WJCT since 2011, and met Ray while the Great Bearded One was volunteering at the station. Sean has been a part of Deemable Tech since the start of the show working behind the scenes as producer, editor and engineer, and has helped to shape the show into what it is today. When he’s not listening to Tom and Ray babble on, Sean enjoys playing board games, laughing at things on the Internet, and watching TV. He also doubles as an unintentional David Spade look-alike.

Deemable Tech Supporters

These are the people and organizations who have given their hard-earned money to help us do what we do at Deemable Tech and helped us with our very first Kickstarter campaign to build a mobile app for Deemable Tech. Words cannot express our gratitude. Thank you all so much!

Bob Mackey
Ann Tiefenthaler
Bonnie Kilgore-Conde
Lauren Bunker
Amanda Joyce
Leilani Williams
Maliery James
All Florida Insurance Options
Dae Lynn Helm
The I.M.A.G.I.C.
Joey Vizcarrondo
Angel Ayala Torres