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Zoe Embler

You might say public radio is in the Embler blood, once upon a time, Zoe’s father Robert Embler was a host and producer for Tennessee stations WDXN 54FM and WAMB 1160AM/98.7FM. Zoe listened to local NPR affiliate station WPLN 90.3FM at least once a day throughout her childhood and still tries to tune in when she can via the magic of online streaming.

Although two of the three stations are now defunct (the Nashville WAMB station closed in the early 2000s and WDXN now broadcasts the daily weather on repeat rather than music) the family’s love for public radio has never wavered and neither has Zoe’s desire to be involved. Initially content to be a devoted listener she detoured into the corporate job sector after college and spent the next decade working while listening, daydreaming, and running hobby podcasts in her spare time.

However, like many did when the pandemic began to take over, she reassessed her career decisions and decided “if I want to do it, why not try it”! So, with the decision made she became a part-time BC Communications Department student and as of April 2022 a KBCS intern.

Zoe is incredibly excited to help KBCS wherever they need it and be as involved in as many things as the staff will let her, time and experience permitting! She hopes to one day be hired full-time at a local PNW public radio station to live out her childhood dream and keep the family profession alive.

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 advocacy.

Lambert Rochfort

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.

Vince Jovanovich

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

Dominic Jovanovich

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

Margaret Prescod

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

Matt Fish

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

Jordan Tuss

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

Chase Herzog

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 high school and fell in love with the studio. I attended the Art Institute of Seattle in search of an audio production degree where I eventually met my co-DJ Jordan Tuss.

Chase co-hosts Wavelengths with Jordan Tuss Fridays 1-3am.

Michael Schell

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 now enjoys life in Seattle, where he hosts Flotation Device on KBCS and Radio Eclectus on KHUH, and writes about contemporary music for

Michael hosts Flotation Device Sundays 10pm-12am.