“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
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.
Widder got into radio because her mom was always listening to it. Fast forward ten years later, she loves listening to and editing Hard Knock Radio, Converge Media, Democracy Now and the cool stories produced by students from Nathan Hale High School (C89.5). Widder works on the Grit, KBCS local stories and any other opportunities that come up at the station.
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.
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 something the audience can relate to, and being a part of the KBCS news team.
When Adria isn’t working or chasing after her kids, she loves designing and creating wearable couture.
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 KKNW-AM, 1150. In addition, he has provided voiceovers for radio and television stations in the Seattle area. As a journalist, Kevin has written for print and online publications, covering entertainment, travel, and social issues. Today, he is a contributor to KBCS-FM and works as a workforce trainer and consultant in the healthcare industry. From 1994-2015, Kevin managed the Diversity Advantage program for the City of Bellevue (WA).
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 fm in Olympia where he also had a show called Soul Story Hour.
Although Jesse’s radio adventure started with his passion for music, it has since evolved. As an avid radio and podcast listener, Jesse became inspired by radio theatre and story telling. He also has “chops” in music production and interviewing through his radio show and other endeavors. He uses a range of these skills in crafting stories that are hopefully educational, entertaining and/or emotionally engaging for listeners. The invisibility of radio and its power to reach people easily will always inspire Jesse.
Outside of radio, Jesse loves his dog Chance and the game of baseball. He loves the outdoors and has lived and worked in the PNW for his whole life. He also has a passion for digital art.
Hans Anderson is the managing producer for Unmute the Commute. He previously was a producer at NPR and reporter at WAMU in Washington, D.C.
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.