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Staff

Ben Brandow

Member Services Director / Associate Director of Development

ben@kbcs.fm

425-564-6162



Gordon Todd

Traffic Coordinator

gordon@kbcs.fm


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Gregory D’Elia

Operations Manager

gregory@kbcs.fm

425-564-6146



Iaan Hughes

Interim General Manager, Music Director; Music Host, weekdays, noon-3pm

iaan@kbcs.fm

425-564-6171


Jeanne Lamont

Jeanne Lamont

Membership Coordinator

jeanne@kbcs.fm

425-564-2775


John Gilbreath

Administrative Support; Music Host, Mondays, 7pm


Judy Lindsay

Music Department Assistant


Kamna Shastri

Producer


Patrick Whalen

Program Director

patrick@kbcs.fm

425-564-4069


Ruth Bly

News & Public Affairs Producer

ruth.bly@bellevuecollege.edu

425-564-4061


Terri Akrish

Underwriting Representative

terri@kbcs.fm

206-679-0780


Yuko Kodama

News & Public Affairs Director

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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Casey Martin

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.


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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Devin Williams

Devin grew up in Tacoma, WA, and graduated from Green River Community college with a focus in Radio Journalism. He loves Northwest Music, dogs, and KBCS.


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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Gol Hoghooghi

Gol is a News Reporter at KBCS.  Her forte is catching people on the street to ask them their thoughts on current affairs.  Her intention in volunteering her time with KBCS, is to make media accessible to the people in our communities who are not often featured in the mass media.


Gregg Selby

Gregg is a news producer and occasional on-air host. His journalistic interests include the environment, economics and politics. Before retiring, he worked in urban planning and geographic information systems.


Hans Anderson

Hans Anderson is the managing producer for Unmute the Commute. He previously was a producer at NPR and reporter at WAMU in Washington, D.C.


Jim Cantú

Jim is a long-time Eastside resident.  He has worked in broadcasting on and off since the last century.  He currently a news producer, and co-host of the ¡Sabor! Latin music program.


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 Lindsay

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.


Kamna Shastri

Producer


I am writer and media maker who calls the Seattle area home. I currently work on the daily newscasts for KBCS and also freelance for local publications, namely The International Examiner, Seattle Globalist and South Seattle Emerald. I love writing about community, culture, environment, and social justice. Most of all, I enjoy meeting different kinds

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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.  He contributes regular commentaries on KBCS which air during Hard Knock

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Nathan Miller

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

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Noah Allen

Noah is a student at Bellevue College who joined KBCS in early 2017. He assists the station with audio production tasks and creating web postings for news stories. He likes to drink coffee, and he’s glad KBCS has a coffee maker, so he can make coffee anytime. Noah also enjoys riding his bike and playing

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Ruth Bly

News & Public Affairs Producer


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


Scott Wallace

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.


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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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Yuko Kodama

News & Public Affairs Director


yuko@kbcs.fm


425-564-5698


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

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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

Heard Sunday mornings at midnight, 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.


Auntie `Ala

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

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Stephen Gomes

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.


Brett Watanabe

Brett is an occasional jazz host on KBCS.


Calabash Uncle Steve

Having retired from his General Manager post at KBCS  in 2018, Uncle Steve remains an occasional host of the Hawaii Radio Connection . 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

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Casey Martin

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 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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DJ Chairman Moe

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. Chairman Moe spins ’80s classics Wednesdays at 9pm.


Chris Martin

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.


Claire Angeles

* on sabbatical * When not on the air, 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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Devin Williams

Devin grew up in Tacoma, WA, and graduated from Green River Community college with a focus in Radio Journalism. He loves Northwest Music, dogs, and KBCS.


Antoine da Funkscribe

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 Marté

Actor, Musician, Radio DJ, Event Planner, Dad, Granddad, Friend and Citizen: these are some of the titles I go by. I have been a volunteer at KBCS since 2001, and on the air with a variety of programs. Making your day better with music is what it’s all about for me. I am on a

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Lila Kitaeff

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

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DJ Niko

DJ Niko

DJ Niko is an editor, writer, and musician. He revisits the alternative rock and pop music of the ’90s every Tuesday, starting at 11:00 p.m.


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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Douglas B Paterson

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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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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Ginger Hopper

Ginger Hopper

Ginger Hopper started her radio career at the Country Gold Network, for over 1 year at the 5-station AM radio network based in Fife, Washington. She then subbed for Scott Salvatore on his Country Tracks show in 1990, then hosted her own show she called Early Riser on KBCS Sunday’s 5-8 AM. She also hosted

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Gordon Todd

Traffic Coordinator


gordon@kbcs.fm


Spinning tunes on KBCS since 1995, Gordie’s never-ending music education began with his sister’s Beatles records, his dad’s Chopin collection, his mom’s novelty songs, and his own affinity for the Motown and pop he heard on CKLW. He resides in Puget Sound with his family, his dogs Jaco and McCoy, and a houseful of records.


Gregory ‘G’ D’Elia

Host of Variations


gregory@kbcs.fm


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! 😉


Iaan Hughes

Interim General Manager, Music Director; Music Host, weekdays, noon-3pm


iaan@kbcs.fm


425-564-6171


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

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 documentary filmmaker and teacher. When I’m not spinning discs at KBCS, I’m probably either making a movie, teaching someone else how to make

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Jim Cantú

Jim is a long-time Eastside resident.  He has worked in broadcasting on and off since the last century.  He currently a news producer, and co-host of the ¡Sabor! Latin music program.


John Gibaut

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

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John Gilbreath

Administrative Support; 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.


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 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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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 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 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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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

A native of Cork city, Ireland, Mary is an occasional host of Sunday’s Hornpipe.  “Hearing a response from someone who happened to find us on the airways about a particular tune or song is always a delight to me and makes me feel so lucky to be doing this.” When not at KBCS playing the reels and

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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 Biggins

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 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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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 shares her passion for the music and culture of Hawai`i with you, Saturdays at noon.


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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Oneda Harris

Oneda Harris

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

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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.


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 Macdonald

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

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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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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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Sharon Stevens

Host of Raizes


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.


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Sista Elaine

Sista Elaine is a host of Hawai`i Radio Connection, Saturdays at noon.


Spencer Lee

Spencer is an occasional host of KBCS jazz programs.


Todd Juan

Todd Juan

I was raised by parents with a little bit of “hippie” in them. Growing up, there was always music playing in the house. Lots of Bob James , Earl Klugh, George Benson; Motown, soul, R&B and disco. My very first concert was the Jackson 5 in 1972. My dad also took me to see Earth

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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

One fine summer day in my garden with a radio, spinning the dial I came across a bluegrass song. Wow. Then they played another. WOW!! First time I had heard this on the radio since the 70’s, when John Morris, the founder of Old Homestead Records had a Sunday afternoon bluegrass show in my native

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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

Born and raised on the windward side of O’ahu, Uncle Ed shares the aloha spirit in the Pacific Northwest through mele (songs) and stories of the islands. Experience Hawai’i through oli (chant), traditional, contemporary, ki ho’alu (slack key), and Jawaiian island music and feel the aloha!


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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