People

  • Issues and Ideas, KCBX News Contributor

    Lisa Osborn is an award-winning radio news anchor, talk show host and music deejay who has spent most of her career working at Los Angeles radio stations, including KFI and KFWB, where she earned a coveted ‘Golden Mike Award.’ Lisa also has a...

  • Director of Programming and Content/Co-host of The Road Home/Issues & Ideas

    Marisa Waddell has had a life-long love affair with public radio. Her mom tells her that she was listening to Chicago's WFMT in the womb.  As a child she listened to KPFK and KCRW in Los Angeles and then KCBX from about the 6th grade on. ...

  • Co-host of The Road Home

    Every once in awhile, Monica Fiscalini is in the right place at the right time. She witnessed Elvis Presley’s funeral procession in Memphis. She sat in the audience the night the Everly Brothers broke up at Knott’s Berry Farm. She ate barbecue...

  • KCBX Music Director and Host of Morning Cup and Evening Blues

    Neal started his radio career at Cal Poly SLO's KCPR in 1989. He started volunteering at KCBX in 1993, spinning discs every Saturday night on the Night Train, a show he still does today. In 1997 he joined the full-time staff of KCBX as the   ...

  • Morning Edition Host

    Although she’s relatively new to presenting live radio, Rachel is a long-time public radio listener and news junkie. She first heard about one of her favorite albums, The Shrine presents Afrobeat: The Funkiest Music Ever Made on a...

  • Host of Freedom Jazz Dance

    Rick Mathews, host of Freedom Jazz Dance, has been hosting jazz and radio programs on KCBX since 1978, when the founding managers of the station allowed Rick to begin producing ‘Jazz Toward The One’, a late-night eclectic jazz show (running...

  • Host of Pickin Up the Tempo and Classical Showcase

    Rob Kimball began hosting the Americana show "Picking Up The Tempo" back in August 1996. Since then, he's tried to make each show an adventure that tells a story. The goal: Be a true " Eclectrician". You never know where a listener may wind up...

  • Host of The Cutting Edge
  • Host of Beyond the Fringe

    Sal’s musical tastes became twisted early by pre-teen exposure to Frank Zappa and Harry Partch. After studying Electronic Music in college, Sal founded the experimental ensemble National Debt and composed music for the Cal Poly dance company...

  • Host of Citizen Sound
  • Host of Ritmo y Sabor; substitute staff announcer

    Steve "Gato" Montes was born near East L.A. and grew up in Cudahy and West Covina, California as a youngster. In 1970 his family moved to California's Central Valley where he became a fan of his parents' music, with the horn sounds of Chicago,...

  • Host of Ears on Art
  • Host of Speak Low

    Tom di Santo AIA, is a music lover, artist and the Principal Architect of M:oME as well as a Professor in the Architecture Department at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, where he teaches thesis design studio, theory, watercolour representation,...

  • Host of Journeys of Discovery

    Host of the Lowell Thomas Award-winning NPR digital media travel show, Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer, Wilmer has also produced the...

  • Host of Trotamundos

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