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KBCS Summer Fund Drive

The on-air portion of our Summer Fund Drive has come to an end, but there's still time to help KBCS reach its fund drive goal before June 30th! Please make your contribution today and thank you in advance!

$40,000 Goal

81.28%

Drive ends: June 30, 2022

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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.

Adriana Giordano

Born in Brazil of Italian/Uruguayan heritage, Adriana Giordano is a trailblazer on Seattle’s Brazilian music scene. She performs as lead vocalist for three Brazilian bands—Entremundos Quarteto, a jazz-based ensemble that deftly blends funk and soul with samba and bossa nova, En Canto, and Foleada, two ensembles that performs forró, the accordion-led music of northeastern Brazil. Adriana also enjoys collaborative music projects with local artists, such as the Quarantine Sessions. Through her company, Giordano Productions, Adriana presents concert series such as Seattle Interprets Jobim and produces special events, such as the Seattle Latin, Brazilian, and Caribbean Festival. For seven years, she has hosted the popular Jam Sessions at Capitol Cider on Capitol Hill, opening the evening with her Brazilian-based house band.

Adriana embraces her role as host of Brasilidade (“Brazilianness”) as an opportunity to introduce a new audience to the full spectrum of Brazilian music which, she says, “never fails to surprise people with its vast richness.” She also enjoys taking requests from local Brazilians and others already familiar with Brazilian music.

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.