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Staff

Ben Brandow

Ben Brandow

Member Services Director / Associate Director of Development

ben@kbcs.fm

425-564-6162


Dana Buckingham

Dana Buckingham

General Manager

dana@kbcs.fm

425-564-2418


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Gregory D’Elia

Operations Manager

Hosts: Roots Rock & Soul, Variations

gregory@kbcs.fm

425-564-6146


Iaan Hughes

Music Director; weekday music host

Hosts: Iaan Hughes, Walkin' the Floor

iaan@kbcs.fm

425-564-6171


Tavis Buchan

Tavis Buchan

Corporate Relations Manager

tavis@kbcs.fm

425-564-2775


Yuko Kodama

News & Public Affairs Director

Hosts: The Grit feat. Hard Knock Radio

yuko@kbcs.fm

425-564-5698



Adria McGhee

Adria was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska but made Washington her home. She graduated from Bates Technical College with a focus in Broadcasting Audio/Video Production.  She moved on to advanced video production studies at Bellevue College where she was a work study student in the KBCS news department.  Adria enjoys turning raw media into

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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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Davey D on KBCS

Davey D

Davey D contributes to The Grit on KBCS. He is a host and producer for Hard Knock Radio, the hip hop culture and politics program produced at KPFA, Berkeley, CA. An award-winning journalist, hip hop historian, deejay, and activist, Davey D grew up in the Bronx and graduated from UC Berkeley. He writes for the

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Firdous Khezrian

Firdous grew up listening to public radio, listening closely to the stories told through the car radio.  Observing and contributing to the culture and societies she is a part of drives her fascination with the media. Her involvement in KBCS marks the beginning of what she hopes will be a career engulfed in storytelling and

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Gol Hoghooghi

Gol’s forte is catching people on the street to ask about current affairs.  Gol likes to amplify the voices of the communities who are not often featured in the mass media.


Gregory ‘G’ D’Elia

Operations Manager, Weekday News Host, and host of Variations


gregory@kbcs.fm


Hosts: The DUBside


Gregory is the KBCS Operations Manager and morning news host, as well as the long-time host of Variations, exploring electronic music and dub.


Jesse Callahan

Jesse Callahan is an editor and producer for KBCS’s The Grit.  Jesse started collecting records at 12 years old after inheriting his Dad’s record collection. He would spend his weekend at record shops on Seattle’s “The Ave”  in the University District. His love for music landed him a job as Music Director at KAOS 89.3

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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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Kevin Henry

Kevin P. Henry has over 30 years of professional experience as a journalist, talk show host, and diversity/equity/inclusion consultant. Kevin’s experience in broadcasting includes hosting the public affairs show, Voices of Diversity, on KBCS-FM, 91.3, and the television show of the same name for Bellevue TV.  Kevin also hosted Bellevue Today and Northwest Urban Forum on

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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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Margaret Prescod

Hosts: Sojourner Truth Radio


Margaret Prescod is an activist, author, journalist, and host/producer of the Sojourner Truth radio program out of KPFK, Los Angeles.


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Thom Hartmann

Hosts: Thom Hartmann Program


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


Hosts: The Grit feat. Hard Knock Radio


Yuko couldn’t go to sleep at night unless she listened to radio when she was growing up. She later found herself producing weekday segments for a number of radio stations in Japan, including J-Wave Radio, FM Yokohama, and ZIP FM. Today, Yuko has over 30 years of experience in audio news and story production.  In

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Andrew Stauffer

Hosts: Backtracks, Crosscurrents


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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Atlee Treasure

Atlee Treasure

Hosts: City Soul


Co-Host and Co-founder of City Soul.


Auntie `Ala

Hosts: Hawai`i Radio Connection


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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MaryAnne Moorman

Auntmama (Mary Anne Moorman)

Hosts: Sunday Folks


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 www.maryannemoorman.com/ or Madison Park Starbuck’s the last Thursday of every month.


Stephen Gomes

Braddah Gomes

Hosts: Hawai`i Radio Connection


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.


DJ Chairman Moe

Chairman Moe

Hosts: 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 on Chairman Moe.


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Chase Herzog

Hosts: Wavelengths


I’ve been playing musical instruments since I was 10 years old. When I was introduced to classic rock, I gravitated towards electric guitar and then became inspired by genres such as blues, jazz, new wave, indie rock, and more. I worked as an Assistant Recording Engineer at Hourglass Studios while I was a senior in

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Lila Kitaeff

DJ Mega Booty

Hosts: DJ Megabooty Presents


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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Dominic Jovanovich

Hosts: Balkana


Co-host for Balkana Saturdays 2-4pm with Vince Jovanovich.


Duncan Goulding

Hosts: The Reggae Party


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 collecting and listening to reggae, and playing tunes

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Eric Hardee

Hosts: Folksounds


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

Hosts: Our Saturday Tradition


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

Music Host


Hosts: Mostly Acoustic


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.

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Gregory ‘G’ D’Elia

Operations Manager, Weekday News Host, and host of Variations


gregory@kbcs.fm


Hosts: The DUBside


Gregory is the KBCS Operations Manager and morning news host, as well as the long-time host of Variations, exploring electronic music and dub.


Iaan Hughes

Music Director; weekday music host


iaan@kbcs.fm


425-564-6171


Hosts: Iaan Hughes, Walkin' the Floor


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

Hosts: City Soul


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

Hosts: Folksounds


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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Jim Cantú

Hosts: ¡​Sabor! - Re-broadcast, ¡Sabor!


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

Hosts: Sunday's Hornpipe


John was born on the Island of Jersey, a British Crown Dependency in the English Channel. In 2002 he immigrated to the US and settled near Seattle with his wife, Robin. He soon found 91.3 KBCS on the radio. After regularly volunteering during pledge drives, he trained to become a DJ and joined the Sunday’s

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John Pai

John Pai

Hosts: Giant Steps


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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Jon Kertzer

Hosts: Music of Africa


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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Jordan Tuss

Hosts: Wavelengths


Co-host of Wavelengths Fridays 1-3am with Chase Herzog.


Lambert Rochfort

Hosts: Protest Tunes


Lambert Rochfort aka General Strike hosts Protest Tunes, a weekly collection of music from all genres and eras sharing a theme relevant to current news, events, and protests.


Maile Lono-Batura

Maile Lono-Batura

Hosts: Hawai`i Radio Connection


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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Matt Fish

Hosts: Crosscurrents


Co-host of Crosscurrents Wednesdays 11pm-12am with Andrew Stauffer.


Michael Schell

Hosts: Flotation Device


Michael Schell has been passionate about modern music ever since being spooked by a recording of The Rite of Spring as a toddler. He has two degrees in music, and has had various avocations as a composer, intermedia artist, systems engineer and cribbage player. He’s lived in Texas, California, Iowa, Nepal and New York, and

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Mike Biggins

Hosts: Sunday Folks


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

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Mz. Music Girl

Mz. Music Girl

Hosts: Zulu Radio


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

Hosts: Hawai`i Radio Connection


Hula Sista’ Nahenahe shares her passion for the music and culture of Hawai`i with you, Saturdays at noon on Hawai`i Radio Connection.


Nje

Hosts: Hip Hop Knuckles


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

Hosts: Gospel Highway, Living The Blues, The Vault


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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Puanani

Puanani

Hosts: Hawai`i Radio Connection


Hula Sista’ Puanani 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.


Richard Gillmann

Hosts: The Real Folk


I’ve been a KBCS host since 1997. I’m from Illinois originally and had a show on WHFH as far back as 1965. We moved to the Northwest in 1989. I’m a musician, too. I play guitar, ukulele and keyboards. The Seattle area has an abundance of great acoustic music and I often feature local musicians

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Rustin Thompson

Hosts: Road Songs


One of my favorite, solitary games as a kid was playing deejay in my bedroom. I had a turntable, an 8-track tape player, and a cassette recorder, which I used to record made-up radio commercials. I’d play my 45 rpms, my LPs, and my tapes for hours at a time, talking into a cardboard microphone,

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Sista Elaine

Hosts: Hawai`i Radio Connection


Sista Elaine lived on O’ahu in the cute town of Aiea before moving to Seattle. She began broadcasting in 2014 and enjoys sharing her love of the Hawaiian Islands with anyone who will listen, Saturdays at noon. Sista Elaine helps host Hawai`i Radio Connection Saturdays 12-2pm.


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Sister Kulina

Hosts: Hawai`i Radio Connection


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.


Tom Keeney

Tom Keeney

Hosts: Bluegrass Ramble


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

Hosts: Bluegrass Ramble


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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Uncle Ed

Hosts: Hawai`i Radio Connection


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!   Uncle Ed helps host Hawai`i Radio Connection Saturdays

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Vince Jovanovich

Hosts: Balkana


Co-host for Balkana Saturdays 2-4pm with Dominic Jovanovich.


Winona Hollins-Hauge

Hosts: Gospel Highway, Living The Blues


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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