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Andrea Bradstreet: “Rocky Mountain Breakdown”
On Air: 2:00-4:00pm rotating Saturdays
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Andrea is solidly entrenched in Bluegrass music. She has been the sound engineer for the Bluegrass Patriots since 1983. Not only has Andrea been a contributor to Bluegrass Now but also was featured in their annual Women in Bluegrass issue. She has also been a featured DJ in the Pow’r Pickin’ monthly newsletter. Her late husband, Rick, introduced her to Bluegrass in the mid 1970s and she has never looked back. Andrea is also credited with maintaining the Bluegrass section of KRFC’s music library. Andrea manages the “Rocky Mountain Breakdown” host schedule, compiles the Bluegrass Events calendar, and sends out reviews to KRFC programmers for new Bluegrass CDs added to the Bluegrass library. She is a professional member of the International Bluegrass Music Association and was a panel presenter at the World of Bluegrass Convention in the early 1990s. Andrea has been honored by Dixie Hall (Tom T.’s wife) as an Honorary Daughter of Bluegrass.
Andrew Schneider: “Live@Lunch”
On Air: Noon-1:00pm select weekdays
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A Wyoming native, Andrew first moved to Fort Collins at the age of 5 where he attended Tavelli Elementary and benefitted from the attention and encouragement of a highly-dedicated and overworked music teacher. His early love of music would travel across the country and around the world with Andrew as he moved to FL, MO, GA, and CA with a few escapes to Holland and Portugal before graduating with a BFA in Theatrical Production from The Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts at Webster University in 2006. Andrew’s love for music and culture led him to work as a producer in Opera, then documentary television, and on to music videos before, all the while building a resume of new media, social networking, and brand marketing credits.
In 2009, after an absence of 14 years, Andrew moved back to Fort Collins to escape the commercially-saturated creative market of Los Angeles. Filling his time with a lot of live music, art, culture, and bicycling he works on social media projects with a focus on fostering community, fueling passion, and making the world a better place to live and share ideas. Follow Andrew on Twitter (@schneiderandrew) or connect on Facebook.com/schneider.andrew.
“KRFC is one of a few organizations I get to work with that fights the death of culture. In a nation where most radio stations are owned by one company, and programmed by marketing focus groups, KRFC is both a beacon of hope for genuine community connectivity and an important reminder that authentic programming reflects the zeitgeist and not the other way around. The formula for my booking, hosting, and wrangling for Live@Lunch is 50% love of live music, 50% passion for independent media = 100% commitment to bringing the best local and touring musical acts to the community’s attention.”
Beverly Siglin (aka Vivienne Penn): “LARK RadioTheatre”
On Air: 6:00-7:00pm second and fourth Sundays
Beverly became a KRFC Board of Directors member in 2011. Bev, an “Iowa original” has had her theatre arts passion since grade school. As a spouse and mother, she belonged to the National Park Service “family” (Grand Canyon, Big Bend, Yosemite, Yellowstone, and others.) She earned a Theatre Arts BA degree at Montana State University, Bozeman, graduating with honors. She began her own National Parks Service career; continued volunteering in community theatre activities; and retired “early” with 20 years government service in 2000. LARK productions are multi-cultural, multi-generational with an eclectic mix of literary classics and original stories adapted for radio. LARK has been co-sponsored by the Fort Collins City Recreation Dept. since 2007.
Carolyn Charkey: “Classics With An Attitude”
On Air: 6:00-8:00am Sundays
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Carolyn became part of Public Radio for the Front Range (PRFR), the predecessor to KRFC, just after it was founded. She planned and directed the first fundraising event, a dinner auction and dance party and served on the board of directors for several years. She was active in the planning and programming for the station once the license was granted, has been the classical music genre captain and has hosted her classical music show since KRFC went on the air.
Her mother, a gifted pianist, taught her to play piano when she was just two years old. It stuck and she eventually added the violin, viola, organ and voice to her musical repertoire, developing a life-long passion for music. Her taste is very catholic, but classical music is what makes her soul sing. She no longer performs, but music still plays a big part in her life.
Six generations of her family have lived in Fort Collins and attended CSU, so it is truly home to her. She instilled her love of music in her sons and grandchildren, who also live in the Fort.
Her other passions are reading, writing and photography. Her book collection rivals her music collection. She is a fiber and bead artist and volunteers for KRFC and Ten Thousand Villages. A 13-year survivor, she also works as a breast cancer counselor medical writer. Her spare time is sparse.
Caroline Harding: Daytime Mix
On Air: 6:00-8:00am Mondays and Wednesdays
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Caroline loves waking up early in the morning, and helping everyone else get going too. She has roots in Country and folk music, along with a love for world music- especially those hot latin and African rhythms. In her off-air time, Caroline works with the local historic preservation community and turns into a Victorian lady when required. Caroline has also played with the belly dance community off and on for over 20 years, and still does an occasional dance performance.
Charlie Englar: “The Jam Show”
On Air: 10:00pm-Midnight Wednesdays
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Charlie is a four year resident of Fort Collins – transplanting from Minnesota after college graduation. The lure of mountains, music and beautiful weather were too much to ignore. Fort Collins has become a home for Charlie. Writing for Scene Magazine, DJ’ing and volunteering at KRFC, attending many local events and riding his bike whenever possible are just a few of the ways he connects with the community (taking his dog on walks and hikes and getting up the Poudre Canyon are other passions).
“Volunteering at KRFC is multi-fold for me. Music is my passion. Community is my passion. I love meeting people and learning new things, while also contributing to other people as much as I can. Being at KRFC allows me to feel like I’m part of the always evolving social fabric in and around Fort Collins, which I love. This is what makes a community radio station so great and valuable; It’s not just about the music, although that is a large part, but it’s literally a reflection of the community and the people it strives to connect with.”
Clayton Miller: Indie at Night & The Thursday Afternoon Mix
On Air: 8:00-10:00pm alternating Tuesdays & Thursdays
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Clayton is originally from Colorado Springs, moved to Fort Collins in 2006 to go to school at Colorado State University. He graduated CSU in 2010 with a degree in Communications and a minor in Theater. He acted in several CSU theater productions including “Caucasian Chalk Circle” and ”One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”. In addition to acting, Clayton enjoys doing celebrity impersonations and stand-up comedy. Aside from programming at KRFC, Clayton does play-by-play and PA announcing for several different sports at the collegiate and semi-pro level. Clayton’s true passion is at his church, Mill City, located at the University Center of the Arts. As far as music goes, he loves a variety of genres from Indie to country. His two favorites favorite bands are R.E.M. and The National. The “Indie @ Night” show he shares with Kristen covers all sorts of sub-genres under the “Indie” category including rock, electronic, folk, pop, etc. The show is dedicated to constantly bringing new music to fans.
Deni La Rue: Breakfast Blend and Community at Work
On Air: 8:00-10:00am second and fourth Saturdays and 6:00-6:30pm Thursdays
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Deni La Rue made her living in radio for 21 years and loved it. She now works as the Community Information Manager at Larimer County and gets to do radio for fun! She hosts a Saturday morning music show, Breakfast Blend, a ‘County Government’ public affairs show, Community at Work, and serves on the Board at KRFC. She shares her love of music with her husband, Big Steve, who is also on KRFC. Deni sings for fun with the Sunny Side Singers, Singing Sistas, and Harmonic Templars. In addition to public radio and music, her passions also include anything outdoors winter, spring, summer and fall!
Dianne Fishman (aka Dee Lester): “LARK Radio Theatre”
On Air: 6:00-7:00pm second and fourth Sundays
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Dee moved to Colorado from Ohio 14 years ago. After working in the Human Services field, learning Artistic Sign Language and dabbling in theater, Dianne was ready to become more creative in her later years. She now works part time doing marketing for Liberty Tax Service and also is the Technical Producer and Audio Engineer in addition to acting for LARK Radio Theater.
In addition to LARK, Dee has been involved with the Concert Calendar on and off for the past 6 years and is now Concert Calendar Producer. She is also producer the HeidiTown.com Community Segment and has done several KRFC Admin Promos.
Dee lives “up the mountain” with Janet, her partner of 20 some years and their 2 cats – Vinnie and BB. With a professional home studio, Dee Lester Voiceover Services is now open for business – ready to record your next audio project.
Donna came to Colorado from the Santa Cruz area of California in 1999 to help out with grandbabies and teach at UNC (Greeley). After a short while, she learned that Fort Collins/Colorado has a wealth of poets. Donna began volunteering In 2002, preparing to beginning broadcasting in 2003 when KRFC hit the air.
This was an exciting opportunity for Donna. She had been a guest on poetry programs in her birth state of Massachusetts (WBUR) and on several radio stations in California, particularly KUSP in Santa Cruz. Bill Tremblay, then Chair of the Creative Writing Department at CSU, donated time reading from his published work to create a CD with Donna. That demo CD gained her a spot on the new station’s roster when we began broadcasting in 2003. Soon she learned that KRFC’s commitment to openness and community matched her commitment to presenting the spoken words of poems by schoolchildren, senior citizens, published poets, and people who write poems for their own delight and entertainment.
“I love the atmosphere of good will and help we provide to each other. Can over a hundred volunteers be kind, generous, and considerate of each other year in and year out? Yes, indeed.”
Greg Krush: Daytime Mix and “Rocky Mountain Breakdown”
On Air: 10:00am-Noon Mondays and 2:00-4:00pm on rotating Sundays
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Greg is a founding member of KRFC and served as board treasurer and board president, as well as jack of all trades in the early stages of getting the station up and running. He has been a host of Rocky Mountain Breakdown and the morning mix since the station went on the air.
“I try to expand the listeners knowledge of music and musicians by bringing new and varied tunes to their ears with a strong focus on Americana and Texas songwriters in particular. My musical influences started with nothing but classical as a young child, then to fiddle contests and old time dances. Living in Africa exposed me to new and different world beats but also exposed me to the songs on the radio like the Beatles and other 60s music that I had not been exposed to in the states. Ever since then music and radio in particular has been huge in my life as a link to other places and a connection with the community, the artists and the DJs that can bring it all together.”
Howard Lowell: “Musical Memories: Those Were The Days” and “LARK Radio Theatre”
On Air: 8:00-10:00am Sundays and 6:00-7:00pm second and fourth Sundays
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Having closed out his working years as a civil engineer in 1997, Howard has been devoting his time as a Victims Advocate for the Larimer County Sheriff, Secretary for Collins Lodge 19 of the Masons and singing bass with the Valentine City Chorus and several barbershop quartets. An ad in the Coloradoan several years ago attracted his attention began his work with KRFC as a DJ and Announcer on Lark Radio Theater.
A transfer to Fort Collins in 1982, Janet now feels like a native and is glad to be a Realtor in Northern Colorado. It seems like sometimes she works for the Chamber of Commerce when she gets excited telling newcomers all that our choice city has to offer. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has been her real estate home for over 20 years now, selling mostly residential homes and new construction building/lots. Janet alongside Susan Kerr focus primarily on real estate topics which are very broad, ranging from lenders, decorating, how to buy/remodel a home, national and state parks, and a multitude of topics.
“We are blessed to have a local station who takes our community so to heart! Thank you KRFC!”
Jen Rice: “The Breakfast Blend”
On Air: 8:00-10:00am first and third Saturdays
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Jen has been part of KRFC since the station went on the air on March 1, 2003. She was the 1st groupie for the Open Minds talk/music show that morphed into the Breakfast Blend show. Jen grew up in Alexandria, Virginia listening to classic rock on WWDC/DC101 and progressive rock on WHFS. Her earliest music concert was Shaun Cassidy at RFK Stadium when he took his shirt off and threw it into the audience. Her musical talents include playing chopsticks on the piano, horrible violin playing and a great voice in the shower. Although Jen is fairly established in her career, her mother still thinks she should try out for a game show and win big as a contestant. Her mom is convinced she could make a lot of money from her “vast knowledge” of entertainment and music. Jen lives in Fort Collins and when she isn’t living out her fantasy job as a DJ, she’s enjoying the beauty of Colorado.
Jo Ann Hedelston: Daytime Mix and “Live@Lunch”
On Air: 8:00-10:00am Fridays
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Jo Ann is a founding member of KRFC. She teaches philosophy at CSU and loves our community with a passion.
“I’m grateful to be a DJ and Live@Lunch host and a long time member of the Programming Committee. I teach philosophy at CSU and I love our community with a passion. My Friday morning mix is my very favorite part of every week!”
John is the Public Affairs Officer for the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland. He received a Bachelor of Science in wildlife biology as well as a Certificate in Marketing Practices and a Master of Science in Journalism and Technical Communication from CSU. Bustos has worked for the United States Forest Service for 35 years, starting out as a wildland fire fighter and wilderness guard then working as a wildlife biologist and eventually a wildlife and range program manager before becoming the ARP Public Affairs Officer.
Bustos is a Colorado native; born in Fort Collins, Colorado, and has learned many things in his work and travels. Tops among his lessons learned is his appreciation for never leaving Colorado.
Lenny Epstein: “The Folk Show”
On Air: Noon-2:00pm alternating Sundays
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Lenny has co-hosted the Sunday Folk Show since KRFC went on the air. He started in radio in Fort Collins when he took over the KCSU Folk Show from the late Dawn Greening in 1991. In 1969 on San Francisco’s KQED-FM he produced and hosted six hour-long shows promoting the first Earth Day celebration in April of 1970. It was at KQED where he learned his first great radio lesson: The station manager told him to play more music as he was putting the whole Bay Area to sleep with his talk. When not at KRFC, he volunteers at the Fort Collins Museum and at Bacon Elementary School.
Leslie Carol Botha: “Holy Hormones Honey –The Greatest Story Never Told!”
On Air: 6:00-7:00pm Mondays
Leslie has been a broadcast journalist for 20 years. Botha was the publisher and owner of Changing Woman Magazine and originally hosted a women’s talk on KCOL radio in the early 1990’s, moved to Estes Park to work full-time talk on KRKI where she won an award from the Colorado Broadcasters Association for her talk show series on the state’s education reform initiative. Botha was born in New York City, but has been a resident of Larimer County for the past 35 years. She has been an active proponent of educating adolescent girls about their hormonal health and will be releasing her first book, Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle, along with a menstrual health curriculum called Girls Empowered in 2012. Botha is a member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, and an advisory board member for the Cycles Research Institute. She has also been named an expert advisor for Cycle Harmony – a web site that shares information with women about their menstrual cycles. Botha is also the Vice-President of Public Relations for SANE Vax Inc – and international group of advocates concerned about the safety and efficacy of the HPV vaccines.
Lex Krausz: Daytime Mix
On Air: 1:00-3:00pm rotating Tuesdays
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Radio has long been a central part of Lex’s life, beginning with a transistor radio and WABC, New York’s popular Top 40 station back in the day. Later his car radio was set to WNEW-FM the progressive rock station that dominated NY’s airwaves in the 70’s. Discovering non-commercial radio was an epiphany, and he’s been tuned to the left side of the FM dial since.
“I began programming at KRFC when the station went live in March of 2003 with a show called Film Cuts, which featured music from movies. That show was retired after seven years and now I enjoy the vast variety of great new music available for programming the Afternoon Mix. I feel the community radio is a rare gem in a homogenized world and am grateful for the opportunity to be involved.”
Linda Baum: “Breakfast Blend”
On Air: 8:00-10:00AM first and third Saturdays
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Born in Brooklyn, New York, raised listening to progressive rock on WNEW, with Alison Steele, “The Nightbird”, Linda’s passion for music began at the ripe age of 7. Self-taught on guitar, at age 10, she always dreamed of being a DJ, and sharing music with others. Located in Fort Collins for 20 years, her DJ dream came true, when she joined the KRFC family, March 3rd,2003 for their first on-air broadcast. Linda plays her own brew of progressive and indie rock, adult alternative, singer/songwriter, and just plain good music.
Lindsay joined KRFC Fort Collins in 2009 when she introduced “The Tuesday Talk Show” . She has a strong background in cable television having produced and hosted a live, syndicated television show called “Bones, Hormones, and Hot Flashes”.
Lindsay is currently the Clinical Liaison for Front Range Preventive Imaging in Boulder where she continues her passion of bringing timely topics on health care and prevention into the public eye. She is actively involved in women’s health issues and especially in the area of coronary prevention. She is very active on the local lecture circuit, speaking to groups on women’s health issues and on the early detection and prevention of disease. Lindsay is also a small international business developer and mentor for an active and rapidly growing team of entrepreneurs introducing a unique health and wellness concept to our area.
Lindsay is a competitive dancer and competes nationally and internationally in the Pro/AM divisions in both Country and Ballroom Dance. She is the 2010 World Champion Country Dance Female in the ProAm Gold Intermediate division. She dances with her Professional, Toby Munroe, who is a 2 time World Champion. It is pretty much just like “Dancing With The Stars”, only the “pond” is a whole lot smaller.
Mary Moses: “Mary Madness”
On Air: 7:00-10:00pm alternating Fridays
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Mary Moses (former Music Director of the great KTCL), hostess of “Mary Madness”, every other Friday Night from 7-9pm. I play a lot of newer indie rock, but my love of the 80’s, the gothic movement, disco parties, 70′s transistor radios, martini hours and ambient darkrooms get the better of me – resulting in some nostalgic musical curve balls! The mix of music will always delight. Listen for theme nights where all the songs are devoted to a certain topic! It’s a great soundtrack for your Friday nights!
Norm Cook: “Runaway Fiddle”
On Air: 6:00am-8:00am Saturdays
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Norm has been associated with KRFC since February of 2006 when he was invited to co-host “Runaway Fiddle” with Cat McClintock. He became full time host in August of 2006 when Cat handed him the show. He has played piano since age 6 and fell in love with the fiddle and it’s music during a trip to the National Old-Tiime Fiddle Contest in Weiser, Idaho in 1973 where he heard fiddle music at it’s best. He returned home from that trip, bought a fiddle, took lessons and has made fiddle music a big part of his life ever since.
Peter Poses (aka djSOS): “Overnight Jazz: The Soundz of Surprize”
On Air: Midnight-6:00am Fridays
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After stints at KCSU and KUVO and a time out of radio, Peter came full circle. Lenny Epstein, once a colleague at KCSU, asked Peter to join him again, co-hosting “The Folk Show.” From there, Peter joined Michael Arlovski co-hosting his jazz show. After Michael left, Peter filled his seat and the left the folk genre behind, joining Jim Dailey, Mr. Jazzalicious (Brian Keefe), & Gene Abkarian, as KRFC’s jazz broadcasters. Around 2005 Peter morphed his broadcast, “The Soundz Of Surprize” to “Overnight Jazz: The Soundz Of Surprize”.
Philip came to Fort Collins 10 years ago and joined Live at Lunch in the early days. He has had and continues to have many volunteer jobs in the community and has a side business of clock repair.
Scott Foley – Daytime Mix and “Routes and Branches”
On Air: 10:00am-Noon Thursdays and 4:00-6:00pm Saturdays
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As a child in Oregon, where other kids would play cowboys and Indians, Scott played radio station (KRDA, the Hyperamplification Rock Association, featuring the Choklit Beetle on your drive home …). Scott set his cassette recorder alongside his record player and practiced back-announcing songs. Despite his passion, Scott’s first programming job wouldn’t materialize until years down the road when a radio friend requested that he fill in for his acoustic music show during summer break. Nearly ten years later, Scott still turns a critical ear towards recordings of his Routes & Branches programs (“featuring the best of americana, alt.country and roots music”). He spends far too many hours of valuable time every week scouring the internet for the elusive “next great thing,” and relishes the opportunity to introduce listeners to his discoveries. Scott’s favorite shows over the years have been his yearly Christmas broadcasts, where he is joined in the studio by his three children who each select a holiday song to play. Close behind are his annual year-end favorites shows, which he takes way too seriously. Other stuff that Scott takes seriously include good literature, the fine art of dog walking, and his wife Erin.
Sonja Anderson: Daytime Mix
On Air: 1:00-3:00pm Mondays
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Prior to joining KRFC’s volunteer programmers, Sonja worked for the EPA out of Washington, D.C for 15 years, anchored radio news in the D.C. metro for 5 years. and provided voiceoverradio and television in Cleveland, OH for 10 years. In her spare time she enjoys singing jazz and blues with local muscians.
Steve Schiola: Rocky Mountain Breakdown”
On Air: 2:00-4:00pm rotating Saturdays
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Steve is the newest host to Rocky Mountain Breakdown. He started in January of 2010 and brings an enthusiasm to the show that is refreshing to listeners. Steve is a retired school principal and is an avid and talented banjo player. One of his favorite artists is Alison Brown and you’re sure to hear at least one song by her on every show Steve hosts. He also has helped co-host Tom Noonan with hosting the Beginner’s Jam at the Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival in February.
Tim Rooney: Daytime Mix
On Air: 1:00-3:00pm rotating Tuesdays
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Tim and his wife have lived in Northern Colorado for the past 14 years. He has been a passionate music collector since the 1980’s. This passion was whipped into a frenzy during his college years by many musicians & future music educators he called friends at UNC Greeley. Live music is the very definition of fun for Tim. He’s attended (and counted) over 500 live performances in the past 25 years. He is the former host of the “African Vibe” on KRFC before transitioning to a daytime mix slot.
Tom Noonan: “Rocky Mountain Breakdown”
On Air: 2:00-4:00pm rotating Saturdays
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Tom is a decorated Air Force veteran and is a teacher at Front Range Community College. He is a founder of Colorado Contemporary Music College and is on the Board of Directors for that organization. Tom is a private music teacher specializing in guitar (all styles) and banjo. He has taught music and music history at Aims Community College, CSU and Front Range Community College and was an instructor of various classes at Camp Bluegrass South Plains College, Levelland, TX. Tom has been a performer with several regional bands over the years and has performed on radio and television. His expertise in Bluegrass music and several other music genres is phenomenal and he brings that knowledge to every show he hosts.
Vincent Burkardt: “Rhythms of Youth” and “Live@Lunch”
On Air: 7:00-8:00pm Mondays
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Vincent recently celebrated two years as a KRFC volunteer, hosting local youth on live radio to give them a venue for expression. His weekly ‘Rhythms of Youth’ show has recently expanded by featuring a local established musician to be a part of each show as well, giving the show a more dynamic feel.
Poudre School District channel 10 is the film location for the show ‘Radio Rhythms’ (http://epresence.psdschools.org/1/Page/Published/42.aspx) This is an expansion of the KRFC show, with the 30 minute pre-recorded shows featuring the youth who have been a part of ‘Rhythms of Youth’. Radio Rhythms won a 2011 COSPRA ( Colorado School Public Relations Association) merit award in the Publications and Electronic Media contest.
Vincent grew up west of Philadelphia, and after living in San Diego for seven years, is very content living here in Fort Collins. His primary goal is to help give exposure to all the local artists and musicians who make this such a great place to live.
Zach Kaplan: “Musical Memories: Those Were The Days”
On Air: 8:00-10:00am Sundays
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Zach has been a KRFC regular since 2007. He’s one our “folkies”, being especially fond of the music of the 50’s – 60’s “folk scare” years. His favorite groups have been, for a long while, The Kingston Trio, Limeliters, etc., and his involvement with KRFC began with his realization – and frustration – that no stations (zero, zip, nada, bupkus) were playing that music (ENTER KRFC).
Zach is a “refugee” (his term) from southern California (hence his propensity to play surfing music whenever possible). He arrived in Fort Collins in 1967 to begin the practice of dentistry (after 2 years as a dental officer in the U.S. Navy), and retired in 2006. He has enjoyed our city since day one, including the many changes he’s witnessed. He’s found KRFC to be a delightful therapy for his “unemployed” status, and enjoys feeds his music fix by sharing his musical tastes with our listeners (“You can never have enough banjers and gittars”).
Zach has a strong distaste for what he terms ‘corporate media’, is a strong believer in the vital, nay critical, role of community radio in the health of a community, and appreciates the many talents and energies that make up KRFC’s programming.
Katy Little: “Katy’s Tales Revisited” -Presented by LARK Radio Theatre
On Air: 6:00-7:00 pm 4th Sunday
Katy came to Fort Collins in 1983 along with her son, a cat and a dog. Her goal was to work at Colorado State University to gain residency so she could attend as a student. In 1989 she graduated from CSU with a BA in Anthropology and began her working career with the Estes Park Area Historical Museum and helped develop a History Camp for Youth. That was the beginning of her love for historical and multi-cultural storytelling. Katy established her storytelling business, KATY’S TALES in 1991 and her mission was to not only share her stories, but those of other storytellers from the area as well as from around the US. Hence, after doing a demo tape for KRFC she brought KATY’S TALES to radio in June 2004 and her co-hosted was Joe Kirschling. What a mentor he was! Over the next 5 years Katy continued to bring a variety of storytellers and grow the program with other hosts to bring “the spoken word” to KRFC.
In 2010 Katy left KRFC to travel more with her storytelling workshops and teaching. Katy approached Beverly Siglin, producer/director of LARK Radio Theatre about doing a program “Katy’s Tales Revisited”. This program would rebroadcast shows of Katy’s Tales from 2004 through 2010 and bring guests from those shows to have conversation, reflection on their storytelling lives and to tell some new stories to the audience. “What a joy it is to be back with the KRFC family and to hear voices from the past that make me laugh in the present and look into the future.” Let your life take flight through story!