Fred Munroe

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 entrepreneur, political leader, and communicator.  He owns and manages two local firms addressing personal travel planning and public transportation; Travel With Fred and Ridership Development Consultants.

Fred is a former City Council Member and Mayor of Grover Beach.  He has served on the San Luis Obispo County Council of Governments and the Coastal Rail Coordinating Council.  Fred currently serves on the Citizen’s Transportation Advisory Committee for SLOCOG and is a member of ACTION for Healthy Communities.

He also co-hosted a program on KJDJ with insights on travel and leisure pursuits.  His travel column “Let’s Get Outta Here!” appeared in newspapers and on the Internet for many years.

Fred has been writing and offering commentary since he first volunteered at KPFK in Los Angeles in 1972.  His involvement with KCBX began as a volunteer for the Live Oak Music Festival almost 20 years ago.

Fred and his wife Sharon, also produce and host an Americana music, house concert series known as Musica Del Rio;, in Atascadero.  This series is now in its eighth season, having presented artists as diverse as Chad & Jeremy, Joe Craven, Blame Sally, Steve Gillette, Gilles Apap, The Waymores, and The Cache Valley Drifters.

Ways To Connect

Broadcast date: 10/8/15

In 2014 the release of a report claiming that instances of certain types of cancer were on the increase in San Luis Obispo County, spurred Egologistics, a local non-profit to action. Concerned that certain segments of the population who had no access to health care might not be able to get critical, early detection screening the board of the non-profit began work towards an innovative solution. 

Broadcast date: 9/24/15 

Join host Fred Munroe as he speaks with Joshua Erdman, Softec President and Senior Consultant at TekTegrity, Stewart Morse, Vice President of Softec and Director of Operations for OPEN-LINE, 

Broadcast date: 9/10/2015

The cardiovascular diseases, heart disease and stroke, are the No. 2 and No. 3 causes of death in San Luis Obispo County. Experts with the American Heart Association suggest that as the average life expectancy continues to increase, deaths from heart disease, stroke, and heart failure will increase in the coming years. Do you know the warning signs? 

Broadcast date: 8/20/15

The Central Coast Writer’s Conference has been helping new and established writers fulfill their dreams for 31 years. 

Broadcast date: 8/13/2015

As another election cycle approaches, citizens on the Central Coast have a number of important choices to make that will help determine the fate of our community and the nation as a whole. 

Broadcast date: 7/30/2015

A Promotora is a lay Hispanic/Latino community member who is offered special training so that they can provide basic health education in their community.

Broadcast date: 7/16/2015

Parents are often confronted with significant barriers to obtaining high quality child care. Among these obstacles are often low wages and high costs.  

The Odyssey Project

Jul 1, 2015

Broadcast date: 7/2/2015

How can Homer’s Odyssey help incarcerated youth?  The Odyssey Project is a collaborative theater process. It takes youth from a juvenile detention facility in Santa Barbara County and pairs them with undergraduate students from UC Santa Barbara. 

Broadcast date: 6/18/2015

As we prepare to celebrate the historic passage of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) more than 25 years ago, although much progress has been made, much remains to be done.

Broadcast date: 6/4/2015

Breastfeeding has many benefits: it can help in bonding with a baby, it provides cost savings for a family, and it offers both mother and baby a number of important health benefits. Although the choice of whether or not to breastfeed is a very personal one, for moms who choose to breastfeed, supporting this decision can have far reaching benefits.

Broadcast date: 5/21/2015

Host Fred Munroe will be speaking with Dana Cummings, the Veterans Services Officer with the County of San Luis Obispo Department of Veterans Services about the many benefits and programs they have available and the upcoming Stand Down event benefitting homeless/at-risk veterans. Joining them is Janna Nichols Executive Director of 5Cities Homeless Coalition. She shares information on resources and support for homeless communities in San Luis Obispo County. 

Stand Down, for those veterans who are homeless/at risk or looking for work

Stand Down

May 6, 2015

Broadcast date: 5/07/2015

San Luis Obispo County has a growing number of homeless. In January 2014, HUD reported that San Luis Obispo County had the 3rd largest unsheltered homeless population in the country. At the last point in time count there were over 200 homeless veterans in our community, with hundreds more at risk.

Broadcast date: 4/23/2015

Climate change is real and it is happening now. There is clear scientific consensus and understanding of the cause and effect relationships. It has already begun to adversely affect the economy, health and global social stability, and humans are mainly responsible for it. The problem is serious, but experts believe it is solvable, not with expensive new technology, but with political will and by taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The longer we wait the more expensive and difficult it will be to solve.

Broadcast date: 4/23/2015

Climate change: The problem is serious, but experts believe it is solvable, not with expensive new technology, but with political will and by taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The longer we wait the more expensive and difficult it will be to solve.