Paul Severtson

Development Director emeritus

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 Central Coast from San Diego, where he had been working as a fundraiser at San Diego Hospice and Scripps Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Paul is also very active in the local musical world as a violinist and violist. He is the co-concertmaster of the San Luis Obispo Symphony, a performer in Festival Mozaic concerts, a founding member of the Tolosa Strings chamber music group and the violin and viola instructor at Cal Poly.

His free moments are spent at his home in the outback of Santa Margarita with his wife, garden, horses, dogs, and chickens.

Ways To Connect

The early bird gets the worm. An early Spring pledge to KCBX could get you an Apple iPad mini 3.

By making your new or renewal gift to KCBX during our Paperless Pledge Week, you'll automatically be entered in the first of our Spring Sweepstakes drawings. The prize is an iPad mini 3, the latest version of Apple's book-size tablet. It features fingerprint login (Touch ID), 16 GB of storage, iOS 8, WiFi connectivity, two cameras for photos, videos and video calls and  thousands of apps to enhance your lifestyle.

Revelers at the Second Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball enjoyed a lively evening of music, dance, Cajun cuisine and libations at King David Masonic Hall in downtown San Luis Obispo last Saturday night. Net proceeds from the sold-out event, totaling over $1,000, were donated to KCBX Public Radio by the event's producers - Bon Temps Creole Cafe and Burning James and the Funky Flames.

Congratulations to the winners of the Raffle Prizes:

Bon Temps Creole Cafe and Burning James and the Funky Flames present the second annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball at the historic King David Masonic Lodge of San Luis Obispo (859 Marsh Street). Creole vittles, no host bar, colorful revelers and funky good times will be available! Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets available at and the Bon Temps Creole Cafe (1000 Olive Street, SLO; 805-544-2100).

A Feline Fan of KCBX

Feb 13, 2014
Nancy Koren

Okay, this isn't quite a cat video, but it's close. We've heard stories about listener's pets who, as much as their cohabiting humans, love to listen to KCBX. Here's evidence submitted by long-time KCBX listener and supporter Nancy Koren. Nancy is a composer, pianist and educator. It appears that her cat Phoebe has picked up some piano technique from Nancy. She's also picked up a taste for quality radio.