KRNN DJ Profiles
Angelina is a frequent fill-in host for a variety of programs and always serves a refreshing blend of music.
Take a listen to Monday Tideline (5-7 pm) and Wednesday night’s (9-11 pm) Stormy Weather with Katie B. An eclectic mix of pop, rock, folk, country, blues, indie and alternative. New music with room for your old favorites.
A longterm Juneauite, since 1972, retiree from 28 years in the travel industry, 5 years with the State of AK & several years doing massage therapy. Cathy loves to do volunteer work when she’s not traveling, gardening, hiking & spending quality time in the great outdoors with friends and family. Music and creativity are healing medicine for her soul, with favorite genres being Classic Rock, World, R & B, & Folk. She regularly hosts Thursday Soundings, featuring lots of Blues from 10-Noon.
Rain Country Robert is a frequent fill-in. He is a self-described “utility DJ”. He enjoys exploring most types of music and occasionally hosts Friends & Neighbors, World Beat , and A Little Bit of Broadway. His taste leans towards swing, texas swing, blues, folk rock and anything else danceable.
Jeff Brown is the Program Director of KTOO and KRNN.
Kate hosts the Tuesday edition of Tideline, bringing you emerging artists and
the latest from the greats on a weekly exploration of the
Marian Call is a traveling songwriter who calls Juneau home between tours. When in town, she shares music she has discovered on the road and around the world, Monday evenings on Tideline. Her searchable playlists are posted hereand she chats with listeners about the music on Twitter during the show. You can find her online at http://mariancall.com or
Photo courtesy of Brian Adams.
Every other Friday from 8-10 a.m. it’s “Flash Back Friday” where Ricky D. steps into the music time machine and take’s you to the 60′s & 70′s for some serious good time classic rock & roll. Along our Journey we visit the music vault to explore the greatest music of our times. He also host’s “Styx & Stones,” on the second Saturday of the month,”Walking Those Blues Away” on the 4th Saturday of the month where he explores old and new Blues from all around the world. Praise Life!
Jane has been hosting on KRNN for five years now. She got involved after coming in to be interviewed about a garden project and learned that the station needed some new radio volunteers. Jane is one of the substitute hosts of Monday night’s “Garden of Love”. The show’s philosophy is love, like gardens, needs to be nurtured with care, gentleness, respect, and needs to be appreciated to grow well. Love is timeless. Each week Jane tries to communicate the aspects of love with a variety of music.
Sista Grace (aka the Blues Goddess) has been an Ambassador for the Blues for two decades on Alaska Public Radio. Born and raised on Chicago’s South Side she developed an early appreciation for the Blues and its related forms. Tune in for tunes from Chi-town to Motown, Down in the Delta to the Left Coast – electric, acoustic, with props to Old School Blues and the best of what’s new every Friday night from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. on “Tideline”.
Sarah Maria Everett
Sarah Everett hosts “Crosscurrents” on KRNN every Thursday from 8am – 10am, and has a wonderful time doing so. She is an enthusiastic DJ who plays primarily World Music tastes such as African and various European styles, with always a French wink – her favorite She also plays her own selections of New Age, Folk, Contemporary, and frequently takes requests during her shows. While not hosting radio, Sarah is a scholar & interpreter of James Madison, a devoted learner of French culture & language, and a first & foremost happy follower of Jesus Christ. You can find more information about Sarah at her website.
Ken Fix is a volunteer DJ and Juneau Afternoon host. Ken works for the Federal Government and has lived in Juneau for nearly five years.
He also volunteers as the director of programming for the Marie Drake Planetarium, creating and presenting most of the shows there. His music tastes are classic rock and 80′s pop, but he does like some country and even a little folk music.
C Scott Fry
C Scott Fry fills the KRNN airwaves every Saturday from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. He’s been a musician since the tenth grade, playing bass guitar. He’s played in Juneau for 20+ years, and has spent the last five of them running and touring around the Midwest with a jug band named Boo Bradley, and is currently playing base with the Juneau band Devil’s Club. Scott grew up with the Rolling Stones, who he credits with taking him on a journey of many different styles of music from blues to folk to pop, and punk rock. He finally found a base with Americana music, ala John Prine, Steve Earle, and Loudon Wainright, to name just a few. You can expect to hear these guys, as well as many other Americana greats on his radio show each week.
Ms.G’s music shows gives you what you need when you want to get in that mood. Or get you out of that mood. Whether it be that soulful infusion from the Queens of the Blues, Soul or Rock and the Kings of WorldBeat Music. She spins the tunes you want to feel as well as hear. And you’ll find yourself dancing away from that crazy hard time you’re having.
John is a retired lawyer who worked for the state for almost 20 years. He became an active volunteer with KTOO in 1978 and did a classic rock show for several years. He took a 15 year hiatus while raising kids, but re-engaged to host The Greatest Alphabetical Jazz Show on Earth, and then Wednesday morning “Crosscurrents”, “Soundings” on Fridays and fill-in positions as needed. John serves on the CCBI Board of Directors (CCBI is the parent organization for KRNN and the other public stations in Juneau).
Mary-Lou Gervais first got interested in being a DJ for KTOO back in 1988, but it took her until the 21st century to make it behind the board. Some things take time. Now the host of Tideline from 5-7 on Wednesday Nights, she also hosted Women’s Prerogative for a number of years. Though heavily influenced by Cat Stevens, Carole King, Tracy Chapman, and Crosby Stills and Nash, Mary-Lou looks to spend her two hours of airtime featuring artists who are either new to the Americana/Singer Songwriter music scene or just new to her, as well as showcasing artists that have influenced and impressed her. Requests and phone calls are always welcome.
Jonas is a wondering, here today-gone-tomorrow DJ covering a wide variety of shows that all morph into an Americana cocktail from Saturday Sunrise to CrossCurrents and Take Five. He believes good music is good religion deserving of praise, hand-clapping and hallelujahs! For a few years he held down a regular Thursday morning CrossCurrents show, simultaneously changing diapers, records and warming up bottles. His son Finn cried a lot and developed a fan base. Finn’s 6 now and doesn’t find the studio as exciting but that’s okay with Jonas.
Lance is the host of Livingston Stapler Company. At Livingston Stapler, we do things simply yet purely. We embrace the universe of recorded music, rejecting only those bits which aren’t any good. We strive for abrupt transitions, unexpected interludes, & the kind of music your mother simply wouldn’t tolerate. It’s music. You know, for your ears. Saturdays 9-11 p.m.
Tom hosts Sunday Afternoon Opera. Every week the program features a complete work from the opera repertoire. The show covers the full range of opera from its origins in the early 1600s to the present and from all countries and languages from Italy to Russia and from America to China, and also includes related forms such as oratorio, Spanish zarzuela and operetta. From December through May, the Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts are featured.
Martha engineers for the CBJ Assembly Meeting broadcast and occasionally for “Focus on Community” and hosts A Juneau Afternoon at times. She has been a volunteer for the KTOO radio station for almost ten years. Martha is retired and likes to bike, travel and do other volunteer work.
Chuck & Peggy Morris
Chuck and Peggy Morris host “Tideline” on Thursday nights from 5 – 7. With a taste of New Orleans and a good dose of East Tennessee, they play an eclectic mix of Bluegrass, Cajun, Zydeco, Oldies, Folk, Celtic, and Country which will touch your heart, speak to your soul, have you tapping your toes, or hurtle you back in time (with a bit of teasing and cutting up along the way). They always appreciate your calls with requests, suggestions or stories.
Gale hosts Wednesday morning’s Soundings where she plays Jazz and Blues with an emphasis on women.
Co-host of “Ritmo Latino”, Leo Novoa will take you away from Juneau with the music he and Aida select every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. It does not matter if you know how to dance, just be sure that you are ready to move your body to the sound of Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, Tango, Latin Rock and many other sounds from South and Latin America. And while you are listening to great Latin music, you can also learn and practice your Spanish while translating “the phrase of the week”. Leo and his co-host Aida promise not to be too hard and boring like the high school teacher that you did not like! So get ready, and don`t make plans between 7 and 9 p.m on Tuesday night, unless it’s to party with your friends at “Ritmo Latino”. NOS VEMOS AMIGOS.
Dave grew up in the Appalachians of East Tennessee and will be hosting the new Americana show Tuesday nights from 9-11PM. He’s a musician and recording artist himself, having several years of experience with the music industry and radio. His latest fully independent release is on radio worldwide and heard on MTV, VH1, E!, Discovery Network, Viacom Productions, and many more.
Lise has been one of the hosts of Women’s Prerogative for six years. Every second Thursday of the month she plays new and old singer/songwriters from all around the globe. She became interested in hosting because she loves exploring new music and sharing it with others. When not on the radio she works as KRNN’s (and KTOO’s) Finance Director.
Mr. Dog’s dad, serving in the U.S.Army met and married his English bride in W.W. London in 1944. The Dog, who would be one of six kids was born in Pittsburgh Pa.in 1957. He would spend most of his first 12 years traveling and living in England,France and Germany. 9 years after taking his first guitar lesson, he would turn professional in 1983 and spend the next 18 years touring the lower 48,Canada and Alaska.During these years he would perform over 3000 professional engagements. To date, he has released 3 C.Ds.In July 2013 at the request of program director Jeff Brown, Mr. Dog joined the KRNN team. You can hear his rock and roll show on Tuesday mornings at 8:06 on Crosscurrents.
Mike’s day job is Radio Operations Manager for KTOO, KRNN & KXLL. But, each Wednesday evening (7-9 PM) you can find him playing a variety of folk music as the volunteer DJ on Friends and Neighbors, on KRNN 102.7. He started out as a DJ when it was just one station, KTOO up on 4th Street (where Rainbow Foods is now). This was back in 1988. His first show was as a substitute on A Mudlark Sampler. As a sub, he filled in on a variety of music genres — Reggae, Classical, World Music, Folk and Pop/Rock — before being offered the chance to take over Wednesday Cross Currents as the permanent host, in 1992. Then, in 1997, Mike moved from Wednesday morning to Wednesday evening taking over Friends and Neighbors. Outside of radio, Mike enjoys bicycle touring, hiking, sea kayaking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, photography, contra dancing, playing hammer dulcimer and helping put on the Alaska Folk Festival.
Robert has been hosting Take Five for 13 years. His love of jazz was initially sparked when he first heard Grover Washington & then George Benson in concert some years ago. Since then has grown to include a wide range of artists and Jazz styles. Robert is particularly interested in promotion of Juneau’s local music scene, and greatly enjoys the “club-night” feel of Take-5. Robert has a Ph.D. in behavior analysis, and his day-job is working for Alaska’s Health Planning & Systems Development. When not at the station, Robert can be found listening to live performers around town, waking in the Independent Kingdom of Douglas, or hanging out with his great teenage son, Luke.
John enjoys an assortment of rock, blues, jazz, country and folk tunes. John invites you to join him for music with origins in Chicago blues, Newark rock, Memphis folk, New Orleans jazz, and even London pop. Gavin (the radio dog) intends to herd John toward the KRNN studio on Monday, at 8 am. John (the radio host) hopes to bring a smile to your face on Crosscurrents, Mondays from 8 – 10 a.m. He also is a substitute host for a variety of shows.
Martha and Jim Stey are part of the Saturday Noon-2 Mudlark Sampler folk and acoustic music family. We are almost always the last Saturday of the month. Jim arrived in Juneau in 1976 and Martha, after many Folk Festival visits, started her Juneau residency in 2000. Both are avid fans of all acoustic music with a special interest in locally produced music. They are also both musicians.
Shona loves hosting Styx and Stones and Juneau Afternoon.
Libby used to pretend to DJ as a child, but now she does it for real. When she isn’t on the air, she’s usually listening to KRNN at home. Libby is a magician with the violin (and pretty much any other instrument she picks up). If you are ever privileged with the opportunity to see her perform, don’t miss out!
Global Edge features world music that features both contemporary and traditional elements – including hip-hop, global and ethnic fusion, worldbeat, Bollywood (Hindi movie songs), Mbaqanga (South African Zulu roots music), Raï (North African socio-popular music), Kabylian (Berber popular music), Gnawa (sub-Saharan traditional-fusion), Qawwali (devotional music of the Sufi’s), and more. Hosted on alternative weeks by Teri Tibbett and Sarah Everett, Sunday nights from 9-11 p.m.
Bob hosts “Jazz Beat” each week and has this to say about his show: “There’s nothing that improves my mood more reliably and quickly than listening to some jazz. There’s lots of fabulous music of all kinds, but for me nothing matches the creativity or evocative power of jazz. That’s what I try to play when I’m hosting “Jazz Beat,” whether it’s a classic combo or big band tune or the newest sound on the scene. “Jazz Beat” is also a show for people who want to listen to music, not DJs. You won’t hear a lot of chatter from me, but your requests, dedications, and suggestions are always welcome.”
I like singer/songwriter, folk, bluegrass, country, and classic rock or anything with a lot of
stringed instruments. My new show is strings attached will feature a mix of singer song writer from all walks of life.
Rob Weber hosts Saturday Sunrise from 8 to 10 am. Rob enjoys playing a mix of Americana music from country classics, folk, singer-song writer, and surf to contemporary hits of the Avett Brothers. Rob always steeps his show in roots music. So, wake up with Rob on Saturday Sunrise.