April has been a supporting member of public radio since she was a teenager. Fond of quality music, she listened to her hometown Classical station's pledge drive for two days before she pulled the car over to a pay phone and called in her...
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...
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...
Claire Flaherty is the Office Manager at KCBX. She has been an avid Public Radio listener for many years. Prior to her employment at KCBX, Claire worked in publishing, most recently at Tolosa Press in San Luis Obispo.
Claire moved to the...
KCBX General Managerfrank@kcbx.org
Frank Lanzone has been involved in public radio for all of his adult (and not so adult) life. Frank has been President & General Manager of Public Radio KCBX since 1980. Before that he was manager of Public Radio KCSM serving the San...
Manager of KCBXnetgreg@kcbx.org
Greg is the manager of KCBXnet and works as support staff for KCBX Public Radio.
He also teaches computer classes for KCBXnet and always enjoys helping people improve their technological skills.
KCBX Operations Manager
Hank Hadley has worked as KCBX's Operations Manager since 1988. For the first 9 years at KCBX, he was the local host of NPR's Morning Edition, arriving at the station each weekday morning at 5:30. Each morning when the alarm went off, a...
News Reporter, Producer and Midday Hostjbell@kcbx.org
Jordan Bell began volunteering in the KCBX newsroom in its early stages, and was a key contributor to building the department and making contacts in the community.
She graduated Cal Poly in 2013, where she studied Journalism. Most of her...
Assistant General Managerkjohnson@kcbx.org
Katherine Johnson is Assistant General Manager and Chief Financial Officer at KCBX.
She is responsible for overseeing the organization’s financial operations, financial reporting, budgeting, and serves as the Business Manager for the...
Director of Programming and New Media, Co-host of The Road Home and Issues & Ideasmarisa@kcbx.org
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 in Los Angeles and then KCBX from about the 6th grade on. Marisa began...
KCBX Music Director and Host of Morning Cup and Evening Bluesneal@kcbx.org
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 Hostppiburn@kcbx.org
Patti Piburn's journalism experience spans from the newsroom to the classroom. She has been working as a journalist since 1995, and as an educator since 2006.
Patti started out doing traffic reports in her hometown of Phoenix, Arizona...
Development Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Severtson has been the Development Director at Public Radio KCBX since 1992, where he is responsible for on-air pledge drives, fund raising special events, volunteer management, planned giving and major gift programs. He moved to the...
Randol White is an accomplished and well-rounded broadcast journalist with nearly two decades of radio, television, web and print experience. As the first-ever news director at KCBX public radio, he built a newsroom from the ground...