Co-host of Music of the World's People
Andy Zink has been a fan of KCBX since the 80's when he was a student at UCSB and would tune in to hear the jazz and blues shows. Andy says, "I feel incredibly fortunate to be an on-air host, and have the chance to share music with KCBX...
Host of KCBX In Concert
Bettina Swigger has been a public radio superfan since she was a small child. She spent the first 16 years of her life in Albuquerque, New Mexico, listening to KUNM, where she developed a love of reading, writing, music and the arts (and Hatch...
Brian Lanzone can be heard guest hosting the occasional KCBX music program and also fills in as a local announcer during Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and other national programs.
Brian was born into a musical family and...
Host of Issues and Ideas
Brian was born in Visalia, CA, and spent many years in the Central Valley before leaving for college at UC Berkeley. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from UCB, and two Master’s degrees (UCLA and CSU Chico…Library Science and Public Administration)....
Host of Rhythm Retrospective
Carl Sonny Leyland was born & raised in the South of England. As a child he developed a love for various styles of vintage music that he heard on his father's LP records. At age 15 he discovered blues & boogie woogie & began to...
Christopher Shelby joined KCBX in July 2004 soon after discovering that the classical music he’d just found on his radio was coming from a station that was public, local, and 2 miles away. He had to work there. He’d wanted to be in radio since...
Co-host of KCBX In Concert
Professor Craig Russell feels blessed to work with his many brilliant and wonderful students at Cal Poly—where he has taught since 1982. Here on the Central Coast, Craig collaborates regularly with the San Luis Obispo Symphony and SLO Youth...
Co-host of Ears on Artchewitt@calpoly.edu
I grew up in Studio City, CA, the youngest of three in a family of doers. The 50s for us was not a time of watching TV, but of playing games and inventing ways to entertain ourselves. Days were filled with problem solving as we built villages...
Co-host of Evening Bluesdeb@kcbx.org
“How can the angels get to sleep When the Devil leave his porch light on?” — Unknown
Dee-troit Deb has pondered that question ever since hearing it on an obscure radio program many years ago. Suspecting that the answer just might lie in...
Host of The Reluctant Therapistelizabeth@thereluctanttherapist.com
Elizabeth Barrett is a wife, mother, licensed marriage-family therapist, educator, eaves dropper, emotion worker, and mental health consultant. She uses all of these skills to address the subjects that we all struggle with in this conversation...
Host of Jazz Liner Notesffriedma@calpoly.edu
Fred Friedman has been a resident of the Central Coast since 1973. He taught at Cal Poly in the College of Engineering for 25 years, retiring in 2001 as Professor Emeritus. He now has an ideal retirement job, working part time at Boo Boo...
Host of Central Coast Voicesvoices@kcbx.org
Along with hosting Central Coast Voices, Fred Munroe can be heard guest-hosting other programs like the “Evening Blues”, “Basically Bluegrass” and “The Broken Spoke Folk Show”
Fred has successfully divided his time as a local...
Host of Composer's Parade
Gene Strohl has been hosting the COMPOSER'S PARADE since 1981. He developed a love for classical music in his late teens, never ceases to find new inspiration and enjoyment in it, and loves nothing more than sharing that love with his...
Host of Basically Bluegrassglennh@charter.net
Host of Club McKenzie and Ideasphererathbunproductions@gmail.com
Guy began his career in broadcasting as a field reporter for a commercial radio station in 1975, and was appointed to News Director four years later. During that time he volunteered at KCBX, and in 1982 he was hired as a part-time announcer....