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Bruce Wirth

Program Director

bruce@kbcs.fm

425-564-6162


Chelan Lippincott

Chelan Lippincott

Membership & Administrative Director

chelan@kbcs.fm

425-564-5699


Christine Linde

Christine Linde

Music Director

christine@kbcs.fm

425-564-6171


John

John Gilbreath

Hosts: The Caravan

johng@kbcs.fm

425-564-2424


Patrick Whalen

Patrick Whalen

Director of Underwriting Sales and Marketing

patrick@kbcs.fm

425-564-4069


Ruth Bly

Ruth Bly

Production Assistant

ruth.bly@bellevuecollege.edu

425-564-4061


Sonya Green

Sonya Green

News & Public Affairs Director

Hosts: Music + Ideas

sonya@kbcs.fm

425-564-6195


Steve Ramsey

Steve Ramsey

General Manager

steve@kbcs.fm

425-564-2418


Yuko Kodama

Yuko Kodama

Public Affairs Producer

yuko@kbcs.fm

425-564-5698


Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, author and host/executive producer of Democracy Now! Goodman is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ for “developing an innovative model of truly independent grassroots political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices

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Ann Hedreen

Restless Nest Commentaries A writer and filmmaker, Ann’s memoir, Her Beautiful Brain, will be published in September 2014. She has an M.F.A. in creative writing from Goddard College, is an alumna of the Hedgebrook center for women writers and teaches memoir writing at Seattle Central Community College. Ann and her husband Rustin Thompson own White Noise Productions and together have made more than

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Casey Martin

Casey Martin is a radio junkie with an insatiable appetite for storytelling and roots music. He loves train trips, consuming piles of food and drink, and corny jokes. He has listened to stories everywhere from bus stops in Hawaii to junkyards in Tennessee. Casey is also a host of The Morning Blend and Our Saturday

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David Griffith

KBCS Reporter David Griffith grew up on the East Coast where he spent most of his free time listening to radio.  He holds engineering degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Maryland, and worked in the telecommunications industry.  Now retired, he roams the streets of Seattle looking for social justice events and

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DJ Wilde

DJ Wilde

D. Jessica Wilde is a native Seattleite who is educated and employed in the human services field.  Insistently surviving without social media, television or a home computer, DJ prizes non-commercial public and community radio for providing her with news and exposure to a variety of ideas.  She delights in daily walks, seeing live shows, and

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Gary Crawford

Gary has been hosting KBCS news and public affairs programs since 2007 – his latest stint at 91.3. He was program director of the station in its early days. He has worked in both public and commercial media for over 25-years as a pop music DJ, sports director, newscaster, and currently does commercial voice-over and

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Iaan Hughes

Iaan Hughes

One of the first things I remember really wanting when I was a boy, other than a pocket knife, was a radio/tape player. I also wanted Survivor’s album “Eye of the Tiger”. For my 8th birthday I received both. Well, some things change and some stay the same. I still love putting my ear up

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Jackie John

Jackie took the Basic Broadcast class in June of 2012 and it further sparked her curiosity about radio. She became interested in volunteering and learning more about the different areas in broadcasting. She trained as a Public Affairs host for the mornings and afternoons. And now she’s hosting our Tuesday morning shows. In her spare

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Jim Hightower

Jim Hightower Commentaries Jim Hightower is a national radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author. He’s spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be – consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks. “If you do not speak up when it matters, when would it matter

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John O'Brien

John O’Brien

My first car was a beautifully beastly 1969 Oldsmobile Delta 88. A good friend gave it to me when I was 16. Sometimes, late at night after my parents had gone to bed, I’d pile my three younger brothers in and we’d drive the back roads of Michigan listening to old time radio mysteries. We

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Juan Gonzalez

Juan Gonzalez

Co-founder and co-host of Democracy Now, Juan Gonzalez has been a professional journalist for more than 30 years and a staff columnist at the New York Daily News since 1987. He is a two-time recipient of the George Polk Award for commentary (1998 and 2010), and the first reporter in New York City to consistently

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Judy Kiama

Judy Kiama

Judy is assistant to the Music Director, Christine Linde, Morning Blend host and the music producer for  The Morning Blend.


Kevin Morris

Kevin Morris

Kevin started volunteering at KBCS in 2005, where his first responsibilities included hosting public affairs and engineering call-in shows. Since then he has hosted The Morning Blend, One Step Beyond, Living the Blues and The Gospel Highway. Kevin’s most unforgettable moment while at KBCS was his interview with singer-songwriter Radney Foster. Kevin lives in downtown

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Logic Amen

Logic Amen Commentaries Logic Amen is an educator, artist, and activist. He is a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in English Literature. Logic is active in the hip-hop community with several albums and writings soon to be published and distributed. You can subscribe to his podcast here: http://kbcsweb.bellevuecollege.edu/Downloads/Logic/logic_podcasts.xml


Michael Owusu-Scott

Michael Owusu-Scott

Worked with Top Radio in Ghana, as Announcer/Producer/Assistant Program Director. Lived in Sweden before moving to the U.S in 2007.


Oneda Harris

Oneda Harris

Host of Living The Blues. Oneda is a proud Seattleite. She was born and raised in the city and attended Seattle University. Oneda is a Trauma Rehabilitation nurse with more than 20 years with Harborview Medical Center. She  also performs stand up comedy and  community theater. Oneda is also a member of the Pacific Northwest

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Rhea Kimble

Rhea Kimble

Rhea Kimble is a Broadcast Journalist for MizsaseTV, her very own website dedicated to national and local sports, news and entertainment. While studying at the University of Miami, Rhea discovered her passion for Broadcast Journalism and Theater Arts. Rhea also loves to act and dance where she has been involved with Restoration of the Arts

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Ruth Bly

Ruth Bly

Production Assistant


ruth.bly@bellevuecollege.edu


425-564-4061


Producer When she’s not shredding her ears editing audio for KBCS, Ruth is slowly destroying her distance vision, editing video for Bellevue College’s TV station The College Channel


Sonya Green

Sonya Green

News & Public Affairs Director


sonya@kbcs.fm


425-564-6195


Hosts: Music + Ideas


News & Public Affairs Director Sonya likes to ask questions, lots of them. It’s why she has a nose for news and ideas. Sonya’s been in the journalism field since graduating from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with her Bachelors of Arts in Communications. Sonya has been known to take over karaoke bars.

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Thom Hartmann

Thom Hartmann is a progressive national and internationally syndicated talk-show host whose shows are available in over a half-billion homes worldwide.  He’s the New York Times bestselling, 4-times Project Censored Award winning author of 24 books in print in 17 languages on five continents.  Leonardo DiCaprio was inspired by Thom’s book “The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight” to

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Toby Scott

Toby is one of the many community volunteers who shares his passion for music with you.


Yuko Kodama

Yuko Kodama

Public Affairs Producer


yuko@kbcs.fm


425-564-5698


Public Affairs Producer Producer – Music + Ideas Yuko couldn’t go to sleep at night unless she listened to radio when she was growing up in Utah. She later found herself producing weekday segments for a number of radio stations in Japan, including J-Wave Radio, FM Yokohama, and ZIP FM. Yuko loves that radio is

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Abde Elshafei

In May of 2014 I was listening to the radio, when Tom Vorhees mentioned that KBCS was looking for a regular host on the Bluegrass Ramble program.  It has always been a dream of mine to host the Ramble.  As a long time listener and member of KBCS; and bluegrass junkie, I jumped at the

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Andrew Stauffer

Andrew Stauffer is an accomplished musician who learned to play piano at age 6. He currently performs with at least 3 groups in the Seattle area, playing  electric bass, keyboards, blues harmonica, and acoustic guitar. Originally from the East Coast, Andrew moved to Seattle in 1996 at the end of a long summer road trip.

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Ash Odedra

Ash Odedra

Host of Waveform Transmission heard Saturday mornings at 1:00, Ash is one of the many community volunteers who share their passion for music with you.


Atlee Treasure

Atlee Treasure

Co-Host and Co-founder of City Soul, Atlee is one of the many community volunteers who share their passion for music with you.


Auntie `Ala

Auntie `Ala

One of the many Hawaiian music lovers who host Hawai`i Radio Connection, Saturday’s Noon-2:00.


Auntmama

Auntmama (Mary Anne Moorman)

Auntmama tells stories that are topical and narrative linking her Appalachian roots to her northwest home. President of Seattle’s Storytellers Guild, emcee storyteller for Bainbridge Bluegrass and board member for Village Speaks, she can be heard with the Walkin’ team on Sunday mornings and M+I beat on Monday afternoons. Catch a story anytime at Auntmama.com

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Robert Dixson

Bob Dixson

Sadly, my first exposure to “Celtic” music was Joe Feeney singing “Danny Boy” on the Lawrence Welk show; mandatory listening in our household because of my musical mother.  She was born and reared in Wheeling, WV and had aspirations of becoming a country singer.  She taught me the basics of playing guitar and we always

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Braddah Gomes

Stephen “Braddah” Gomes is a long-time member of KBCS  ‘ohana, who shares his passion for the music and culture of Hawai`i with you Saturday’s on Hawai`i Radio Connection.


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Brett Watanabe

Brett is one of the many community volunteers who shares their passion for music with you.


Britta Simon

Britta Simon

Britta Simon has been co-hosting “Early Music Northwest” on KBCS since Spring 2011. She holds a master’s degree in Medieval Latin and Medieval German from Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany, and a PhD from University of Washington where she wrote her dissertation on the medieval German heroic epic “The Nibelungenlied”.  Simon’s interest in medieval

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Calabash Steve

Calabash Uncle Steve

Calabash Steve fell in love with the aloha sounds in the early 70s, as many have, upon first hearing the Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band release produced by Ry Cooder. Steve loves the ki ho’alu or slack key guitar repertoire and features many of the giants of the genre. Artists like Gabby, Uncle Raymond Kane, Sonny

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Carlotta Spears

Carlotta Spears

It has been my pleasure to be associated with KBCS since 2006 following my relocation to the Northwest. I’ve always loved music, but I don’t recall, prior to 2006, having a “burning desire” to host a radio program.  Enrollment in the basic broadcasting class was a part of my strategy as a “newcomer” to connect

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Casey Martin

Casey Martin is a radio junkie with an insatiable appetite for storytelling and roots music. He loves train trips, consuming piles of food and drink, and corny jokes. He has listened to stories everywhere from bus stops in Hawaii to junkyards in Tennessee. Casey is also a host of The Morning Blend and Our Saturday

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Cathy Gaylord

Cathy Gaylord

Cathy was born and raised in Washington, D.C. but calls Atlanta her true home. She spent 3 1/2 decades working to improve people’s access to health care services. Cathy flat out loves all kinds of music, from Celtic to Blues, bluegrass to opera. She started The Gospel Highway in 2005 because this wonderful music and the

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Chelan Lippincott

Chelan Lippincott

Membership & Administrative Director


chelan@kbcs.fm


425-564-5699


Membership & Administrative Director Chelan has worked in just about every aspect of independent radio. From volunteer coordinator to general manager and now membership director. Chelan came to KBCS in the summer of 2011 and has been getting used to the traffic and weather here in Bellevue/Seattle ever since. She grew up in Idaho and

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Chris Martin

Chris Martin

Host of Ampbuzz, Thursday nights at 11:00, Chris is one of the many community volunteers who shares his passion for music with you.


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Christine Linde

An early midlife crisis caused me to take the basic broadcasting class in 1998.  After the class was finished, I soon discovered a whole world of music completely new to me.  It was like discovering a musical Garden of Eden. When I’m not spinning discs on the airwaves, you may find me combing through dusty

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Claire Angeles

When not on the air Friday mornings at 1:00 on Sugar Free, Claire tinkers around with computer software. She joined KBCS in 2009.


David Utevsky

David Utevsky

David has been involved in volunteer radio on and off since 1968 and has hosted jazz programs on KBCS since 1992. He is a graduate of the UW and Seattle’s Roosevelt High School. David is an attorney for FINRA, a private-sector regulatory agency in the securities industry. He lives in Seattle with his wife and

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Devon Leger

Devon Leger

Devon Leger has been working in roots music for nearly a decade now, as a publicist, music supervisor, freelance writer, and event/festival producer. After getting an MA in Ethnomusicology from the University of Washington, he became the lead booking agent for the annual Northwest Folklife Festival (the largest community festival in the US). While there

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Diana May

Diana May

I’ve always been interested in being a DJ. The basic broadcasting course at Bellevue College is where I began. I started out as a volunteer during the pledge drive. Now I’m interested in volunteering on other shows on KBCS I also act in local theatrical production, and love walking and reading.


DJ Chairman Moe

DJ Chairman Moe

Maurice (moe) Smith has been a volunteer with KBCS since 2009, when he realized a childhood dream of hosting his own radio show, Recycled Music, Sunday morning from 2-5. Moe blames…um, credits the television show WKRP in Cincinnati for developing his interest in radio (and music, in general) as well as making it look like it

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DJ Cues

DJ Cues is a Deejay/ Turntablist-Skratch Musician from the Pacific Northwest, Seattle-Tacoma area. Cues is the very definition of a well rounded Deejay. Cues displays his versatility by having his hands in many of the different elements of Deejaying. Anything and everything from rocking mobiles, clubs, Bboy/Bgirl jams, DJ battles, mixing on the radio, skratching

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DJ Funkscribe

DJ Funkscribe aka Anthony Warner travels the world searching for records that will get parties poppin’ & souls stirrin’. He has a particular love for deep funk 45′s, breakbeats, Washington DC go-go music, instrumental hiphop 12″s, neo-soul, afrobeat, Motown, 80′s electro & boogie, Italian disco, and so much more. He has been co-host of Uncle

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DJ Khazm

DJ Khazm

King Khazm, co-founder of Zulu Radio and Director of 206 Zulu, has been a formative force in the Seattle Hip Hop scene for years, and his momentum as an artist, educator and community organizer has only grown since he began in the mid-90′s. As an alternative to the commercially, market-driven Rap music that dominates the

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DJ Niko

DJ Niko

DJ Niko is an editor, writer, and musician who found his way to the KBCS airwaves via the Bellevue College Basic Broadcasting class.  He is the co-host of Away from the Numbers, Tuesday nights starting at 11:00.


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DJ Rankin Mark

Host of The Reggae Party Thursdays nights at 9:00, Mark is one of the many community volunteers who shares his passion for music with you.


DJ Siva

DJ SIVA

DJ SIVA has over 7 years experience as a radio show host and has an extensive music library with genre’s from Alternative to Zydeco! He shares it all every Monday morning, 2-5am, on SlowDive. Check it out!


Dawn Atlas

DJ Spektra

Dawn Atlas (AKA DJ Spektra) started out playing trance music at local parties and events in and around Seattle about 10 years ago. As time went by she developed a deep appreciation for “downtempo” and “midtempo” dance music, especially if it was mixed with acoustic sounds such as flute, guitar and congas. The music she

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DJ Zeta Barber

DJ Zeta Barber

Host of Zulu Radio. Seattle bred artist, Zeta began his “Bump Local” campaign in ’08 with the 1st edition of “AllCityChop Mixtapes” in an effort to bring more awareness to the city’s rap & soul scene. Now on his 9th release (who’s counting) & also playing regularly around town, Zeta is showing himself to be

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Don Ramon

Don Ramon continues his lifelong fascination with all forms of creative expression here at KBCS. His exposure to Latin and Caribbean rhythms became the soundtrack of his early years and laid the foundation for his love of all forms of music. From psychedelic rock and folk in the 70’s, to his recent reconnection to Americana

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Doug Paterson

Douglas is a cultural anthropologist by training who became interested in African music while doing his PhD research in Kenya. Doug’s been collecting African pop music ever since and got involved as a volunteer in community radio in the early 90s with a weekly African music show. This experience and his intense interest in public radio led to a

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Duffy Graham

Duffy first took to the airwaves at a small college radio station in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when punk and alternative music were busy saving rock ‘n’ roll. Duffy is co-host of Away From The Numbers.


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Duncan Goulding

Duncan is one of the many volunteers who share their knowledge and passion for music with listeners.


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Eric Hardee

I received my first radio experience at KCAW in Sitka Alaska, in 1985. The basic broadcast class was taught by then program director Marika Partridge, who went on to direct All Things Considered. She had a profound effect on my radio sensibility. I have been hosting Folk Music on KBCS since 1991. I hosted Tuesday

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Eric Wolff

Eric Wolff

Eric is a musician, journalist, and radio programmer living in Seattle’s Central District. Since Winter 2012, Eric has enjoyed sharing music with KBCS listeners that can’t be heard anywhere else on the airwaves. Whether he’s spinning classic performances by the Grateful Dead or funky tracks from the cutting edge of the independent scene, Eric’s dedication

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Ginger Hopper

Ginger Hopper

Ginger is one of the many community volunteers who share their passion for music with you. She hosts Our Saturday Tradition.


Gordon Todd

Gordon Todd

Gordon has been playing host to, and enjoying, great jazz for decades.


Greg D'Elia

Gregory D’Elia

Greg is one of the many community volunteers who share their passion for music with you. Greg hosts Variations.


Gus Denhard

Gus Denhard

August hosts Early Music Northwest. As a performer on lute, theorbo and Baroque guitar, August Denhard has appeared with Baroque Northwest, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, the Concord Ensemble, Chicago Music of the Baroque, the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, the Portland (OR) Symphony Orchestra, Camarata Pacifica Baroque, and many other ensembles specializing in early music. He has appeared

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Hayley Woldseth

Hayley Woldseth

Hayley is a host of Early Music NW


Iaan Hughes

Iaan Hughes

One of the first things I remember really wanting when I was a boy, other than a pocket knife, was a radio/tape player. I also wanted Survivor’s album “Eye of the Tiger”. For my 8th birthday I received both. Well, some things change and some stay the same. I still love putting my ear up

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J Justice

J-Justice

Inspired by beats out of London and cities around the world, Seattle’s J-Justice has dedicated more than 15 years to music with soul—from house to boogie, disco to jazz, techno to hiphop. Best known as a founding member of acclaimed DJ crew SunTzu Sound, J-Justice is driven by a faithful following in Seattle and beyond. His tireless efforts have made him an indispensable participant in

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Jean Geiger

Jean Geiger

Having been exposed to lots of music across many genres, I remember being at the Smithsonian Folk Festival in Washington DC in the early ’70s as a defining experience in my discovery of bluegrass and traditional Americana and international folk music. I also love listening to swing, vintage, and gypsy jazz music. My DJ career

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Jill Freidberg

Jill Freidberg

I began hosting Sabor in 1998. I wanted the world to know that Latin music is so much more than salsa and mariachi! My love for Latin music (really, all music) runs deep. I’m especially fond of making new discoveries in old vinyl and bringing those scratchy hits to the KBCS listener. I’m also a

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John

John Gilbreath

johng@kbcs.fm


425-564-2424


Hosts: The Caravan


John has been a host at KBCS since 1996, with weekly shows “Music I Like to Play” and now, “The Caravan“, which can be heard every weekday from 9 to noon. Gilbreath is also the executive director of Earshot Jazz, Seattle’s non-profit jazz-support organization, and was recently honored as a “Jazz Hero” by the Jazz

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John Midgley

John Midgley

John is one of the many community volunteers who share their passion for music with you.


John Pai

John Pai

Host of Giant Steps. The love affair began with a Westinghouse table top tube radio that emanated an orange glow in the dark. It spoke with a warmth that could sooth any aching soul and evoke an optimism for all that life can offer. Music that could speak and voices that could sing, elevating any

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John Seman

John Seman

John operates RPM Preservation Studio, directs the infamous Monktail Creative Music Concern, and is one of Seattle’s busiest mercenary jazz bassists. John has degrees in music composition and ethnomusicology from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he was also a DJ on WOBC. He started as a substitute DJ at KBCS in 2002, and has

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Jon Kurtzer

Jon Kertzer

Jon Kertzer has a long and varied career in music and radio. He is an ethnomusicologist who has researched African musicians in London, and recorded and produced a number of African albums, with a focus on immigrant musicians in North America. He has produced and hosted radio programs for over 30 years. He shares his

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Jonathan Lawson

Jonathan Lawson

Jonathan Lawson has hosted the creative music program Flotation Device on KBCS since 2001. Lawson co-founded the media justice organization Reclaim the Media, and helped lead the national campaign to expand low-power FM community radio. He works as a progressive communications strategist.


Judy Kiama

Judy Kiama

Judy is assistant to the Music Director, Christine Linde, Morning Blend host and the music producer for  The Morning Blend.


Kevin Morris

Kevin Morris

Kevin started volunteering at KBCS in 2005, where his first responsibilities included hosting public affairs and engineering call-in shows. Since then he has hosted The Morning Blend, One Step Beyond, Living the Blues and The Gospel Highway. Kevin’s most unforgettable moment while at KBCS was his interview with singer-songwriter Radney Foster. Kevin lives in downtown

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Kevin O'Connor

Kevin O’Connor

Kevin is the 4th Sunday host of KBCS’s Celtic music show, Sunday’s Hornpipe. He supports touring and local musicians by attending concerts and shows regularly and he enjoys inviting musicians to the KBCS studio for on-air performance and conversation. Kevin’s has long shared his love for the music of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England with

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Kevin Rodgers

Kevin Rodgers

Kevin was turned on to the Grateful Dead last year by a co-worker, and after seeing Furthur in concert fell in love with the Dead’s music. He currently shares hosting duties for The Grateful Dead Hour and Backtracks on Sunday nights with Andrew Stauffer and Eric Wolff. Kevin enjoys sharing the love of improvisational rock

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Larry Jacobson

Larry Jacobson

Hosts The Caravan. Larry started in radio hosting a number of shows in Boston including “Jazz Spectrum,” “Street Corner Symphony,” and “The Rockin’ Blues.” He first became interested in radio in high school when he would somehow act older than his age to be allowed into clubs like Paul’s Mall and The Jazz Workshop to

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Larry Lewin

Larry Lewin

After spending his first 21 years in New Jersey, Larry began a westward migration, which led to Seattle, where he fell in love with mountaineering and made many close friends. KBCS became part of his life 20 years ago as a result of a decades-long interest in folk music. He started and named a show

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Lila Kitaeff

Lila, emissary of Uncle Megabhuti

Jazz was the soundtrack of my childhood, and I started playing piano, following in the footsteps of my dad and grandfather, when I was 6. In high school the beats and hooks of hip-hop stole my heart. Little did I know that funk was calling me back through the musical ages. I started collecting LP’s

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Maile Lono-Batura

Maile Lono-Batura

Living with Hawaiian music was like waking up every morning – it was a part of our life – living on Maui, in Montana and Washington. While I didn’t inherit any masterful musical skills from my Dad or natural hula rhythms from my sisters, I did inherit a love and appreciation for music and the

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Mary Kelly

Mary Kelly

Growing up in Cork city, Ireland, Mary never dreamed that she’d be hosting a Celtic music show but it’s been nineteen years now and she’s still going strong!  Along with her co-hosts Bob, Kevin and Devon, she brings the music of Ireland, Scotland and beyond to the listeners on Sunday’s Hornpipe.  “Hearing a response from

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Megan Sullivan

Megan is a long-time student of jazz and has been a fan of the punk, hip-hop, alternative, and jazz music scenes in the Seattle area since the 80s.  She started volunteering at KBCS in 2001, and now sits in on Straight No Chaser or Womanotes whenever she can.


Mike Vernon

Mike Vernon

Mike was born in Seattle, Washington, and lived most of his life in the San Diego area before moving back to Washington in 2003. He’s also lived in Prague and The Czech Republic from May 1996 to July 2001. He is the founder and host of “Soundtrack Extravaganza” at KBCS, which has been airing since

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Monica Cajon

Monica Rojas

Monica is a dancer, musician and activist. Born in Lima, Peru, her studies and areas of expertise include ethnomusicology and the African diaspora in Latin America. She recently combined her academic work in Anthropology with her artistic skills to launch and direct her own arts organization called DE CAJóN Project to promote and educate about

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Mz. Music Girl

Mz. Music Girl

Greetings!  My name is Mz. Music Girl!  I was born and raised in Culver City (L.A.), California.  I received my A.A. in Cultural Studies from Fresno City College in 1994. Moved to Washington State in summer 1995.  Became a member of 206ZULU in 2005. Took radio classes here at Bellevue College  in 2007 and been

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Nahenahe

Hula Sista’ Nahenahe is new to the KBCS ‘Ohana, and who shares her passion for the music and culture of Hawai`i with you.


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Nje

Nje is a music producer and a performing artist, born and raised in Kenya and now living in the United States. He has been involved in the music industry for over twenty years. He is the Producer and Owner of Ufuoni (swahili for Seashore) Records and has participated in charity activities, organizing concerts and events

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Octavio Nava

Octavio hosts ¡Sabor! and is one of the many community volunteers who share their passion for music with you.


Oneda Harris

Oneda Harris

Host of Living The Blues. Oneda is a proud Seattleite. She was born and raised in the city and attended Seattle University. Oneda is a Trauma Rehabilitation nurse with more than 20 years with Harborview Medical Center. She  also performs stand up comedy and  community theater. Oneda is also a member of the Pacific Northwest

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Patty Fong

Patty Fong

I’m a life-long resident of Seattle. I grew up in the University District, graduated Roosevelt High and received my BA and Master’s degrees from the University of Washington. In my spare time, I love to read non-fiction and history, study Spanish, create music programs for KBCS and travel. I’ve lived and traveled in China, Japan,

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Pete Goodall

Pete Goodall

Hosts: Bluegrass Ramble


As a kid I used to like to play with tape recorders and I would put together radio shows to amuse myself.  Later in college I would make tapes I called “Alternate Radio” for my friends as a way to get them to listen to alternative (as opposed to popular) music. I started listening to

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Puanani

Puanani

Hula Sista’ Puanani is new to KBCS ‘Ohana. She dances hula and is excited to share her passion of music and culture of Hawai’i with you on Saturdays on the Hawai’i Radio Connection.


Raleigh Carlson

Raleigh Carlson

Raleigh hosts Sunday Folks and The Around Town Show.  He is one of the many community volunteers who share their passion for music with you.


Ras Kweku

Ras Kweku

Ras Kweku shares his love and knowledge of Reggae with listeners, Thursday nights from 9-11pm on The Reggae Party.


Raul Sanchez

Raúl Sánchez

Raúl conducts workshops on The Day of the Dead. An avid collector of poetry books proclaimed himself a “thrift store junkie” who occasionally volunteers as a DJ for KBCS 91.3 on the Saturday music show Sabor! His most recent work is the translation of John Burgess’ Punk Poems in his book “Graffito”. His inaugural collection “All

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Rustin Thompson

Rustin Thompson

I’m a filmmaker and film lover, so nearly everything I see, hear, think and breathe is filtered through the language of cinema.  Curating a playlist for Road Songs is like editing a film. It involves crafting moods and transitions.  It means telling stories and conjuring images. It means taking listeners on an authentic odyssey into

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Samia Panni in KBCS studio

Samia Panni

For the past 45 years Samia has been immersed in Brazilian music, as a collector of recordings, a music student, performer, band leader, producer of events and teacher. In 1987, Samia initiated the Brazilian music radio program, Raízes, exploring the music and culture of Brazil. Through this exploration she tries to provide entertainment and cultural

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Sandy McDonald

Sandy McDonald

Sandy hosts Sunday Folks and is one of the many community volunteers who shares their passion for music with you.


Scott Farley

Scott Farley

It’s always been the music for me. My favorite playthings were Little Richard albums. A love of vinyl grew. Exploring the “b-sides” of music became my hobby. Time spent later behind the counter in Seattle used record stores fed my voracious musical appetite. I relate back to you the nuggets found. I share the information behind the

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Scott Giampino

Scott Giampino

From working in Chicago record stores, I got my first view of the music industry. I was Publicity Director at Touch and Go Records before moving to Seattle to book shows at the Showbox. I now am the Talent Buyer at the Triple Door. I’m an avid record collector and have a jukebox chock full of

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Sean Patrick Donovan

Sean Patrick Donovan

I aim to move your groove, make you laugh, shout, and dance. I like artists who take the chance, who dig for rhythm, blues and soul, trim fat in pursuit of the sweet, the lean, the whole, with a big heart and courage, daring to commit. Vapid vibes they’re not my style, so tune in

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Sensei Gregory C. Lewis

Sensei Gregory C. Lewis

Sensei Gregory is no stranger to grassroots radio and hip-hop. As an adolescent, he watched as hip-hop came to Seattle and began to become the popular art form that it is today. Beginning in 1996, he hosted a program called “Copwatch 206” on local Seattle ‘pirate’ radio station F.U.C.C. Later the show moved to another

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Sharon Stevens

Sharon Stevens

Co-host of Raizes, the music of Brazil. Sharon has been a programmer at KBCS since 2008. Ever since her early days in radio, she has wanted to host a show dedicated to Brazilian music. She comes to us from the commercial airwaves via Southern California and Seattle.


Sista Elaine

Sista Elaine

Sista Elaine is one of our dedicated volunteers, sharing her knowledge of and passion for music of Hawai`i.


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Sister Kulina

Sister Kulina is a long-time member of KBCS ‘ohana who shares her passion for the music and culture of Hawai`i with you on Hawai`i Radio Connection.


Sonya Green

Sonya Green

News & Public Affairs Director


sonya@kbcs.fm


425-564-6195


Hosts: Music + Ideas


News & Public Affairs Director Sonya likes to ask questions, lots of them. It’s why she has a nose for news and ideas. Sonya’s been in the journalism field since graduating from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with her Bachelors of Arts in Communications. Sonya has been known to take over karaoke bars.

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Spencer Lee

Spencer Lee shares his love of avant garde classical and experimental music Monday mornings at 2:00AM


Steve Ramsey

Steve Ramsey

General Manager


steve@kbcs.fm


425-564-2418


General Manager Steve has been the General Manager of KBCS since 2000. Originally from Eastern Washington, he moved to Seattle in the early 1970s. After starting a family, he moved to Northern California to return to college. He began his career in radio in the early 1980′s as a volunteer and then on staff of

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Tamara Lewis

Tamara Lewis

Tamara came to KBCS in 2010 after breaking a bone in her hand and not being able to perform for quite some time. She thought radio would be a swell place to enjoy the music she loves.  She is a singer/songwriter who got a late start, first learning guitar in her 40′s, eventually recording and

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Thomas Sudassy

Thomas is one of the many community volunteers who shares his passion for music with you.


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Tobin Steers

Toby hosts Music of Africa and is one of the many community volunteers who shares their passion for music with you.


Todd Juan

Todd Juan

Todd hosts Overnight Groove and is one of the many community volunteers who share their passion for music with you.


Tom Keeney

Tom Keeney

KBCS drew me in 25 years ago as a supporter, and as a Bluegrass Ramble host starting in 2000. I played banjo in bluegrass bands in the 80s and still enjoy playing & sharing this music with old and new friends. My connections to the roots of traditional bluegrass run very deep, and at the

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Tom Voorhees

Tom hosts Bluegrass Ramble and is one of the many community volunteers who shares his passion for music with you.


Tracey Wickersham

Tracey Wickersham

I’ve been host of Womanotes at KBCS since 1989, but my radio adventures began earlier as DJ and Program Director for KUPS at the University of Puget Sound. After college, I bought a one way ticket, packed a single suitcase and moved to France, where I cultivated my love of travel, music, art, history and

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Uncle Ed

Uncle Ed is a long-time member of KBCS ‘ohana who shares their passion for the music and culture of Hawai`i with you on Hawai`i Radio Connection.


Winona Hollins-Hauge

Winona Hollins-Hauge

Winona is a native of Seattle and was a founding team member for the Gospel Highway. She loves Gospel Music and developed her appreciation through her mother who at times used to perform  in a traveling gospel trio in her youth. Winona is very active as a community servant leader in the Greater Seattle community

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