People

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...

Announcer and Fill-in Host

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
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...

Weekend Host

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...

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 Art
Co-host of Evening Blues

“How can the angels get to sleep

When the Devil leave his porch light on?”

—Unknown

That question has been pondered by Dee-troit Deb ever since hearing it on an obscure radio program several years ago. Suspecting that the...

Co-host of Issues and Ideas

Donna Cheek hosts a monthly segment about animals on Issues and Ideas.  Donna has long been an animal trainer and activist.  She is an award-winning equestrian who made history when she became the first black rider to ever represent the United...

Host of The Reluctant Therapist

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 Notes

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 and retired in 2001 as Professor Emeritus.  He now has an ideal retirement job, working part time at Boo Boo...

Host of Central Coast Voices

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, and he never ceases to find new inspiration and enjoyment in it, and loves nothing more than sharing that love with his...

Host of Basically Bluegrass
Host of Club McKenzie and Ideasphere

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....

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