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Fred Munroe

Host of Central Coast Voices

Fred Munroe is a co-host of the KCBX talk show Central Coast Voices, heard every Thursday afternoon from 1:00-2:00. 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 in the event's early days.

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

  • To celebrate Earth Day 2022, please join host Fred Munroe as he speaks with guests Benjamin Ruttenberg, Associate Professor in the Biological Sciences Department at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), and the Director of the Center for Coastal Marine Sciences, and Yi-Hui Wang, Postdoctoral Researcher in the Biological Sciences Department at Cal Poly. They will discuss the future and possibility of offshore wind energy on the Central Coast.You are invited to listen, learn and participate in the conversation, between 1-2 pm. Call in and be part of the discussion at (805) 549-8855 or email questions to voices@kcbx.org.Broadcast date: 4/21/22Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.
  • Join host Fred Munroe as he speaks with guests on the Steering Committee for Building a Better SLO, Andy Pease, Council Member for the City of San Luis Obispo, and architect and principal at In Balance Green Consulting, and Jim Duffy, President of TEN OVER STUDIO, an architecture, landscape architecture, interior design firm based in San Luis Obispo. Also joining them will be special guest, Moey Newbold, formerly with Central Oregon LandWatch. They will discuss why Building a Better SLO is needed, and their plans to bring outside experts to share their experiences with the public and professionals in our community with a focus on the quality of development and growth in our region.You are invited to listen, learn and participate in the conversation, between 1-2 pm. Call in and be part of the discussion at (805) 549-8855 or email questions to voices@kcbx.org.Broadcast date: 3/17/22Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.
  • Join host Fred Munroe as he speaks with guests Bobby Naimark, Manager of the Jewish Community Center (JCC) Federation of San Luis Obispo, and Rabbi Micah Hyman, Executive Director of San Luis Obispo Hillel. They will discuss the upcoming Second Jewish Learning Festival and the opportunity it offers for the community at large to participate in understanding the long history of antisemitism and how it impacts our entire society.
  • Join host Fred Munroe as he speaks with guests from the newly merged organizations, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, San Luis Obispo (NAMISLO) and the Andrew Holland Foundation. They will discuss how the newly merged organization will continue to advocate for and support the over 11,000 San Luis Obispo County residents with serious mental illness.
  • Join host Fred Munroe as he speaks with guests from the County of San Luis Obispo Department of Social Services, Child Welfare Program Manager, Roxi Selck, and Mark Haas, Division Manager, as well as the Cooper Family. They will discuss the urgent need for community assistance to help these youth, experiences with fostering, and types of opportunities available.
  • Join host Fred Munroe as he speaks with guests with French Hospital Medical Center, Alan Iftiniuk, President & CEO of French Hospital Medical Center, Anita Robinson, Chair of French Hospital Medical Center Community Board, and Tom Lebens, Chair of French Hospital Medical Center Foundation Board. We will celebrate this major milestone with French Hospital Medical Center, talk about its past, and discuss its plans to build a hospital of the future.
  • In recognition of Veterans Day, join host Fred Munroe as he speaks with guests with the Disabled Veterans (DAV) in Santa Maria, Joseph Skoda, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Commander, Chapter 82, Joseph Moseley, Department California, Sr. Vice Commander, and Robert Graves, Department California, Director of Operations. They will discuss how the DAV ensures that veterans have the opportunity to participate in the American Dream their sacrifices have made possible. You are invited to listen and learn, between 1-2 pm.
  • Host Fred Munroe is joined by guests Sue Eisgauirre, Founder and Executive Director of NatureTrack and NatureTrack Film Festival, and two festival filmmakers, Michael Love, and Sarah Koenigsberg. They will discuss the goal of the upcoming NatureTrack Film Festival, the important work of the NatureTrack Foundation, and what is in store for film festival attendees.
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