People

  • Host of Global Spin

    Andy Zink has been a fan of KCBX since the 80's when he was a student at UCSB and would tune in to hear the jazz and blues shows.  Andy says, "I feel incredibly fortunate to be an on-air host, and have the chance to share music with KCBX...

  • Host of KCBX In Concert

    Bettina Swigger has been a public radio superfan since she was a small child. She spent the first 16 years of her life in Albuquerque, New Mexico, listening to KUNM, where she developed a love of reading, writing, music and the arts (and Hatch...

  • Host of Evening Blues

    John "Big Daddy" Cain has loved the blues for most of his life, and has been doing blues on the radio since his college days at Cal Poly's student station, KCPR. He collects rare recordings, and seems to have an encyclopedic knowledge of the...

  • Host of Across the Tracks

    Blair Gillespie's love of country music goes back to visiting his grandparents in downtown San Luis Obispo and throwing some Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and Oak Ridge Boys on the record player.

    He got his first AM radio after selling...

  • Host of Issues and Ideas

    Brian was born in Visalia, CA, and spent many years in the Central Valley before leaving for college at UC Berkeley. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from UCB, and two Master’s degrees (UCLA and CSU Chico…Library Science and Public Administration)....

  • Host of Rhythm Retrospective

    Carl Sonny Leyland was born & raised in the South of England. As a child he developed a love for various styles of vintage music that he heard on his father's LP records. At age 15 he discovered blues & boogie woogie  & began to...

  • Host of KCBX In Concert

    Professor Craig Russell feels blessed to work with his many brilliant and wonderful students at Cal Poly—where he has taught since 1982.  Here on the Central Coast, Craig collaborates regularly with the San Luis Obispo Symphony and SLO Youth...

  • Host of Ears on Art

    I grew up in Studio City, CA, the youngest of three in a family of doers. The 50s for us was not a time of watching TV, but of playing games and inventing ways to entertain ourselves. Days were filled with problem solving as we built villages...

  • Host of Trotamundos

    I was extremely anxious and nervous getting onboard the school bus my first day of middle school, not looking forward to being in the midst of older kids I hardly knew. These feelings were heightened by the loud, AM radio blasting "Smoking in...

  • Host of Evening Blues

    “How can the angels get to sleep When the Devil leaves his porch light on?” — Unknown

    Dee-troit Deb has pondered that question ever since hearing it on an obscure radio program many years ago. Suspecting that the answer just might lie in...

  • Host of The Reluctant Therapist

    Elizabeth Barrett is a wife, mother, licensed marriage-family therapist, educator, eaves dropper, emotion worker, and mental health consultant. She uses all of these skills to address the subjects that we all struggle with in this conversation...

  • Host of Citizen Sound

    Emily McBride got her start in radio at age 16 when she applied to be a community-member DJ at KCPR, Cal Poly's student radio station. She was lucky to be in the last class of DJs that KCBX's Neal Losey trained, and loved learning about...

  • Host of "Playing with Food" on Issues & Ideas

    Fr. Ian Delinger currently serves as Rector at St Stephen's Episcopal Church in San Luis Obispo. He was born on the Central Coast, and was raised in both rural western Nebraska and on the Central Coast. He studied Chemistry at Truman State...

  • Host of Jazz Liner Notes

    Fred Friedman has been a resident of the Central Coast since 1973.  He taught at Cal Poly in the College of Engineering for 25 years, retiring in 2001 as Professor Emeritus.  He now has an ideal retirement job, working part time at Boo Boo...

  • 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...

  • Host of Sunday Serenade

    A loyal, longtime supporter of KCBX, Ilona has been a classical music program producer/host for many years. She was born and raised in South Africa, where she worked extensively as a performer in Radio Theatre. She loves music, travel, learning...

  • Host of The Broken Spoke Folk Show

    Janelle's favorite thing as a kid was listening to late-night Chicago radio on her little transistor. She first got into radio at age 16, when she hosted a program on her high school radio station, WHSD, in Hinsdale, Illinois. WXRT-FM, still an...

  • Reporter/Podcast Host

    As a kid I loved nature. In high school I had a biology field research career all planned out. But in my senior year, just looking for something to do, I joined the high school Radio and TV Club. By my last semester I got on the air doing a...

  • Host of The Universal Language
  • Host of Global Spin
  • Substitute Host

    A SLO native, John has traveled as a musician and actor but kept coming back to the Central Coast, so decided to stay here in 1998. When not playing music, listening to music, reading about music or talking about music, he spends time with his...

  • Host of Pacific Standard Time

    John Walsh hosts Pacific Standard Time, the KCBX show that features music from the Great American Songbook. John is a guy with a lot of interests -- from computers...

  • Host of Pacific Standard Time

    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...

  • Substitute 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

Pages