People

  • Development Director

    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...

  • News Reporter, Mid-day Host, Producer

    Bree Zender is a reporter, midday host and producer at KCBX.

    Bree is originally from Northwest Washington. The fantastic hiking is what drew her to Missoula, Montana, where she attended the University of Montana. She studied broadcast...

  • Substitute 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...

  • 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 since...

  • Office Manager

    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 Manager

    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 KCBXnet/Host of Pacific Standard Time

    Greg is the manager of KCBXnet, our computer training center, and works as support staff for KCBX Public Radio.

    He also teaches computer classes for KCBXnet and always enjoys helping people improve...

  • News Director

    Greta Mart is a seasoned radio, web and print journalist thrilled to be joining the KCBX team. Most recently she served as acting news director at a public radio station in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.

    Raised in the Pacific Northwest and...

  • 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...

  • Assistant General Manager

    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 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. ...

  • 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 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,...