About Us

Shortwave Media is a lot of things. We're an indie publisher of books, short stories and zines. We're a music label producing rock and pop records. We're a video production company telling fascinating stories in visual mediums. And we're a distro/webshop selling not only the items we produce, but also books, zines, music, and other projects created by our friends.

We release music (both digitally and on physical media including CD, vinyl, and cassette tape). We publish and sell stories (zines, short stories, collections, poetry, and books). We also have a small selection of apparel items (shirts, buttons, enamel pins, etc).

The Team

Alan Lastufka

Shortwave Media was founded and is run by Alan Lastufka, former co-founder of DFTBA Records, owner of the Fall of Autumn zine distro, and co-founder of ZineWiki.

Alan has been creating and independently releasing his work online since 2005. During that time, he's collaborated with writers (Jeremy Robert Johnson, John Green, Alex Wrekk), musicians (Christian Caldeira, Meghan Tonjes, Raven Zoe), film stars (Kevin Pollak), and other online creators (Smosh, Phillip DeFranco, Hank Green).

Kristen Franklin

Kristen is a packing and shipping wizard. She handles a lot of our order fulfillment. She also paints and makes cool stuff like jewelry and macramé.

Contact Us

If you'd like to get in touch about a project you're working on or have finished. Or if you have a question about one of our products, feel free to reach out!


PO Box 1903
Sandy, OR 97055