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Summer Fund Drive Progress

The on-air portion of our fund drive is over, but you can still help KBCS reach its goal by donating before June 30th. Please make a gift in support of your favorite KBCS programs today, and thank you in advance!

$65,000 Goal

62.15%

Drive ends: June 30, 2024

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Staff

Ben Brandow

Ben Brandow

Member Services Director / Associate Director of Development

ben@kbcs.fm

425-564-6162


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Dana Buckingham

General Manager

dana@kbcs.fm

425-564-2418


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Gregory ‘G’ D’Elia

Operations Manager, Weekday News Host, and host of Variations

gregory@kbcs.fm


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Gregory D’Elia

Operations Manager

Hosts: Roots, Rock, and Soul with Greg D'Elia

gregory@kbcs.fm

425-564-6146


Iaan Hughes

Music Director; weekday music host

Hosts: Roots, Rock, and Soul with Iaan Hughes, Walkin' the Floor

iaan@kbcs.fm

425-564-6171


Tracy Yang

Tracy Yang

Student Worker

Hosts: K-Wave


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

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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Gregory ‘G’ D’Elia

Operations Manager, Weekday News Host, and host of Variations


gregory@kbcs.fm


Gregory is the current KBCS Operations Manager.


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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Laura Florez

I was born in Bogota, Colombia and I’m currently studying at Bellevue College. I’ve lived in the Seattle area for about 6 years, and I’ve always been interested in radio broadcasting and podcasting.  I’m passionate about helping others and impacting people’s lives through powerful stories.


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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Andrew Stauffer

Hosts: Backtracks


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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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.


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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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DJ General Strike

Hosts: Protest Tunes


DJ 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.


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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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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


Gregory is the current KBCS Operations Manager.


Iaan Hughes

Music Director; weekday music host


iaan@kbcs.fm


425-564-6171


Hosts: Roots, Rock, and Soul with 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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Jim Cantú

Hosts: ¡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.


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Jim Page

Hosts: Our Saturday Tradition


“One Of The 50 Most Influential Musicians In Seattle History” – Seattle Metropolitan Magazine. Recorded 21 albums. Songs covered by Doobie Brothers, Christy Moore, Dick Gaughan, Michael Hedges, Roy Bailey. Toured 13 countries. “If Jim Page ain’t the bastard son of Woody Guthrie I’m T-Bone Walker” – Robert Hunter


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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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 over 20 years ago as a result of a decades-long interest in folk music. He started and named a

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Matt Fish

Hosts: CrossCurrents


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


Michael Olsen

Michael Olsen aka DJ MIKEY Oh

Michael Olsen got his start as a DJ at KBPS, Benson High School’s radio station in Portland, Oregon when he was sixteen. His musical awakening began the day his brother brought home a dubbed cassette of Toots and the Maytals’ Reggae Greats. The next day, Olsen bought his first LP, a collection of Jamaican Ska

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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, Soul 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.


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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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Captain AFAB

Rosie Daniels aka Captain AFAB

In a post-scarcity future, Captain AFAB is on communications detail. Their duty: to orbit Earth and hand-deliver messages to faraway stars aboard the Cosmic Surf.In their spare time (and because they’re a little bored), they indulge their passion for hearing and transmitting musical handiworks from Earth.People from all timelines are welcome to Cosmic Surfin’, a weekly

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Rustin Thompson

Hosts: Road Songs, Night Train


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 Kenney

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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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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