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.
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.
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 Sequenza21.com.
Michael hosts Flotation Device Sundays 10pm-12am.
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.
Gordon hosts Mostly Acoustic Mondays, Saturdays 7-9pm.
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.
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 – Lunch with Folks for over 7 years and have been holding down shifts on Folksounds since then. Along the way Jean Geiger joined me as a co-host helping to split up the commitment and lend her ear and expertise to the mix.
My early years at KBCS were very much influenced by several colleagues who were mentors to me in many ways. Susan Madden, Dru Druzianich, Jon Geirlich and Marianne Bundren all helped cultivate my ears to be a better programmer.
On Folksounds I feature acoustic folk music played with expertise, authenticity and spirit. I try to play a mix of music that covers a range of genres such as singer-songwriter, Old-Time, Bluegrass, Celtic, Scandanivian, Swing, Cajun, Blues and other styles. I am a big fan of fiddle-tunes and dance music so there is always something in the mix to help you move your feet in a happy way. The essential ingredient in every program is fun. I want listeners to have a smile on their face for at least part of the time and if the music touches them in some profound way, we all come away winners.
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.
Andrew has been listening to KBCS since he first got to Seattle. He loves the programming on KBCS because it caters to his wide range of musical interests. He is a huge fan of the public affairs programming, and relies on Democracy Now to keep him politically and socially informed.
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 nearly 20 years. So while taking a Hawaiian language class, I learned of the opportunity to co-host with Braddah Gomes and have been doing that for almost 2 years now. Playing Hawaiian music makes me feel closer to home.
Auntie ‘Ala helps co-host Hawai`i Radio Connection Saturdays 12-2pm.