People

  • Weekend Announcer

    Andy came to KCBX in February, 1981, as a volunteer jazz show host. Subsequently, he has filled a variety of staff and volunteer positions, including music director, producer, classical show host, jazz show sub, and board operator, while...

  • 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...

  • Reporter and Substitute Announcer

    Carol started as a newsroom volunteer at KCBX in the summer of 2017, inspired by her daughter's internship with KCBX News. She joined the KCBX staff in January, 2018. Carol started her radio career at Cal Poly’s KCPR, then moved on to become...

  • 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...

  • Operations assistant

    Dan grew up in Detroit during Motown’s heyday, played keyboards in bands with friends, and snuck off to see live music at the Grande Ballroom whenever he could. He was thrown out of Baker’s Keyboard Lounge on several occasions for being...

  • 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...

  • Development Director

    Greg has been with KCBX since 2009 when he was first hired to manage KCBXnet, the internet and computer-training arm of KCBX, Inc. He is a native Central Coast resident, growing up in Atascadero and was an early listener to KCBX, getting his...

  • 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 and Local Host of All Things Considered

    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...

  • Community Calendar Editor

    Mostly retired after three successive careers: scholar (PhD and taught at University of Pennsylvania) urban lobbyist in Washington, D.C. (International City-County Management Association) and radio station owner-operator (FM station in Jackson,...

  • Director of Programming and Content/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, Evening Blues, and Night Train

    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; operations assistant

    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,...

  • Reporter/Host/Producer

    Tyler Pratt is a reporter, host and producer at KCBX. You can hear him on weekdays filing news reports and hosting afternoon programming. Tyler hails from the deserts of West Texas but likes to call the the swamps of Louisiana home. He fell in...