Music Host, weekdays, 3pm - 7pm
support staff, music host Mondays 7pm
Music Department Assistant
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
Casey Martin is a news producer and reporter. He also co-hosts Walkin’ The Floor and Our Saturday Tradition. Casey started at KBCS in 2014.
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
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
Jim is a long-time Eastside resident. He has worked in broadcasting on and off since the last century. He currently hosts and produces KBCS morning news programs, and is a periodic music host.
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
Music Department Assistant
A KBCS weekday morning host, producer, and music department assistant since 2012, Judy also works as a freelance film and television producer, and is passionate about horses and photography.
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. He contributes regular commentaries on KBCS which air during Hard Knock
Nathan’s favorite radio memory goes back to when he was a young child getting excited every time “Hamster Dance” came on the radio during car rides. As he grew older, he got into broadcast production after enrolling in broadcasting classes at Bellevue College. Nathan attended Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College program where he concentrated his
News & Public Affairs Producer
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
Scott is a regular host for Democracy Now! and The Morning Blend. In addition to his radio duties, Scott is a full-time voice over professional and cast member with CSz Seattle. A graduate of Syracuse University, Scott lives in Seattle with his wife and dog.
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
News & Public Affairs Director
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 a medium which encourages the listener to use
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
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.
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.
Co-Host and Co-founder of City Soul.
I grew up in Manoa Valley on Oahu and graduated from Roosevelt High School. I moved to Washington in 1969 after marrying a sailor from Everett. We raised one son and I worked in food service and was a barista for 17 years until my husband passed. I danced hula with Kumuhula Sally Galt for
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 on Sunday Folks. Catch a story anytime at Auntmama.com or Madison Park Starbuck’s the last Thursday of every month.
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.
Brett is an occasional jazz host on KBCS.
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
Music Host, weekdays, 3pm - 7pm
Carol is a Northwest native with a deep history in radio broadcasting, both non-commercial and commercial (including KZAM, KJZZ, KPLU, KMTT and KWJZ). Her radio training started at KBCS. “The opportunity to provide a mix of great music, and introduce new artists, to KBCS listeners makes me very happy.” When not on the air at
Casey Martin is a news producer and reporter. He also co-hosts Walkin’ The Floor and Our Saturday Tradition. Casey started at KBCS in 2014.
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
Chris Martin is a musician, has put out many records and toured with his band Kinski and is passionate about music from around the world. The Ampbuzz show mixes esoteric rock with music from India, Iran and Illinois. Thursday nights at 11:00.
When not on the air, Claire tinkers around with computer software. She joined KBCS in 2009.
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
DJ Chairman Moe
Moe credits the late 70s television show WKRP in Cincinnati for his interest in radio. Sadly, the hairstyles at KBCS failed to live up to expectations. In addition to the all-covers show, Recycled Music, Chairman Moe spins ’80s classics Wednesdays at 9pm.
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
DJ Mega Booty
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
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.
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
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
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.
Host of The Reggae Party, Thursdays at 9pm. Since I began listening to reggae as a kid in Seattle, I’ve found it to be a never-ending source of enjoyment and a jumping-off point for historical and cultural learning. There are always more artists to discover with conscious lyrics & musical styles to appreciate. I love
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
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
Ginger hosts Our Saturday Tradition.
With KBCS since 1995, Gordon Todd is a familiar voice to many listeners as a longtime morning music host. He currently curates The Shape of Modern Jazz. Gordie’s never-ending music education started with his sisters’ Beatles records, his dad’s Chopin collection, his mom’s fondness for pop ditties like “Flat Foot Floogie,” and his own affinity
Gregory ‘G’ D’Elia
Host of Variations
Your host for VARIATIONS, exploring electronic music and DUB every Friday night and Saturday beginning from 11pm to 1am. Tune in to get your fix or ‘test your sound system.’ Every week pumping out the electronic vibes and the reverberating echo effection! 😉
Music Director; Music Host, weekdays, noon-3pm
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
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
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
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
John was born on the Island of Jersey, a British Crown Dependency in the English Channel. As a youngster he had an interest in British Folk music. This interest gradually focused on Irish Traditional music, then Scottish music, Celtic Music in general, and ultimately the World Music genre. The local folk club on the island
support staff, music host Mondays 7pm
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 Monday at 7pm. 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 Journalists Association.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Larry is an occasional guest host of 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
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
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
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
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 worked behind the mic at stations in Iowa City, LA, Vail, San Diego and Las Vegas before moving to Seattle in 1995. He spends a lot of his free time traveling to festivals and shows in Austin, Nashville, Boston, Chicago and NYC. In Seattle, he can frequently be found at the Tractor Tavern.
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
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
Hula Sista’ Nahenahe shares her passion for the music and culture of Hawai`i with you, Saturdays at noon.
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
Octavio hosts ¡Sabor!, Saturdays at 4pm.
Oneda co-hosts Gospel Highway and 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
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,
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
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.
A native of Wenatchee, WA, she graduated from Luther College in Decorah, IA with a degree in Communications and Music. After hosting a classical music show on Sunday mornings at her college radio station, she was hooked. She currently serves as Marketing Director for Early Music Guild of Seattle and is pleased-to-bits to promote historically-informed performances
Rankin Mark started The Reggae Party at WOSU in Columbus, OH. He took the program to a number of radio stations along the west coast and into Idaho, before landing here on KBCS in 1997. Mark is host of The Reggae Party Thursdays nights at 9:00.
Ras Kweku shares his love and knowledge of Reggae with listeners, Thursday nights from 9-11pm on The Reggae Party.
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
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
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
I grew up in Seattle listening to the battle of two local rock-n-roll AM stations, KJR and KOL. In 1960 I was a casualty of the folk scare, although I held on to my rock-n-roll roots thanks to the Beatles. I studied Radio-TV-Film at UT-Austin, where I ran a camera on early Austin City Limits
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
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
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 is a host of Hawai`i Radio Connection, Saturdays at noon.
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.
Spencer is a fan of many different genres of music but classical music has long been a favorite, from the medieval period to the modern. He feels lucky to be able to play music on the airwaves from the last few decades, a period that doesn’t get the recognition or attention it deserves, and hopes
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
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
Tom hosts Bluegrass Ramble.
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
Uncle Ed is a long-time member of KBCS ‘ohana and a host of Hawai`i Radio Connection.
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