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  • Substitute Music Host

    Judy “discovered” the Great American Songbook relatively recently when she attended a vocal jazz workshop, and began performing many of those works, herself. She found the lyric writing, as well as the compositions, to be wonderfully clever and...

  • Host of Central Coast Voices

    Kris Kington-Barker has worked in healthcare fields ranging from mental health to hospital administration over the past 30 years and has served as a volunteer and board member for many central coast non-profit organizations.   She owns and...

  • Host of Citizen Sound and Substitute Music Host

    Laura Joines started her love of radio as a kid listening late at night to stations far away from her home in North Carolina.  She has been a fan of KCBX since 1989 when she first moved to San Luis Obispo to teach architecture at Cal Poly. ...

  • Host of Pickin' Up the Tempo and Substitute Music Host

    “I like music that makes me think, dance, sing, reminisce, cry, and visit other worlds.” - Leslie Rae

    It’s no surprise that Leslie Rae’s love of music began early—with parents who had Belafonte, Getz & Gilberto, The Seekers, Sinatra,...

  • Director of Programming and Content/Host of The Road Home/Contributor KCBX News and 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. ...

  • Host of Jukebox Revival

    Every once in awhile, Monica Fiscalini is in the right place at the right time. She witnessed Elvis Presley’s funeral procession in Memphis. She sat in the audience the night the Everly Brothers broke up at Knott’s Berry Farm. She ate barbecue...

  • KCBX Music Director, Host of Morning Cup 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...

  • Midday Host/Reporter

    Rachel Showalter first joined KCBX as an intern from Cal Poly in 2017. During her time in college, she anchored and reported for Mustang News at Cal Poly's radio station, KCPR. She went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast...

  • Host of Freedom Jazz Dance

    Rick Mathews, host of Freedom Jazz Dance, has been hosting jazz and radio programs on KCBX since 1978, when the founding managers of the station allowed Rick to begin producing ‘Jazz Toward The One’, a late-night eclectic jazz show (running...

  • Host of Pickin Up the Tempo and Classical Showcase

    Rob Kimball began hosting the Americana show "Picking Up The Tempo" back in August 1996. Since then, he's tried to make each show an adventure that tells a story. The goal: Be a true " Eclectrician". You never know where a listener may wind up...

  • Host of The Cutting Edge

    Ron Eminhizer has a longtime love of jazz, and expresses that love on the air at KCBX through his Wednesday night program, The Cutting Edge, which you can hear weekly from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Ron is a longtime member of the production crew...

  • Host of Beyond the Fringe

    Sal’s musical tastes became twisted early by pre-teen exposure to Frank Zappa and Harry Partch. After studying Electronic Music in college, Sal founded the experimental ensemble National Debt and composed music for the Cal Poly dance company...

  • Host of Speak Low

    Tom di Santo AIA, is a music lover, artist and the Principal Architect of M:oME as well as a Professor in the Architecture Department at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, where he teaches thesis design studio, theory, watercolor representation, book...

  • Host of Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer

    Host of the Lowell Thomas Award-winning NPR digital media travel show, Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer, Wilmer has also produced the on-air travel show for KCBX since...

  • Substitute Music Host

    Tracy Morgan loves and plays many genres of music. He is a skilled drummer and drum teacher who finds rhythm wherever he can. Tracy is a drafter by trade, and also a backstage manager for events such as the KCBX Live Oak Music Festival.

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