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– Host of Cruise Control, a rough guide to smooth music. Airing Mondays at midnight.

– Also co-host of A.M. Drive with Barb Abney, an audio obstacle course Monday thru Friday from 6-8am.

Live DJ for Hire. All genres, all formats, all good times.

– Underwriting Manager. Interim Program Director. Essential cog in the KFAI machine.

BLOGS AUTHORED

Notes from the Music Director – 2/11/19
02/11/2019 - DIGITAL LIBRARY Please see Mason and Crystal for more information and for the final word on how these will be organized. mason@kfai.org cmeisinger@kfai.org 1.  You can check out these and copy these new releases on your own time.  DO NOT SHARE WITH OTHERS!!!!  if you do so, we will lose the ability to get new …

KFAI Celebrates the Life of Willie Murphy With Special Programming and Archives
01/15/2019 - Many KFAI programmers have set aside time during their shows to salute our recently departed friend (and former KFAI DJ) Willie Murphy. Willie was a frequent guest on our airwaves over the years, and we’ve gone digging through the archives to repost some of our favorite moments. Watch this space throughout the week for new/old …

10K Fresh Voices: Prairie Fire Lady Choir
06/26/2015 - More than 50 volunteer singers comprise the Minneapolis-based Prairie Fire Lady Choir.  They sing everything from Metallica to Prince and perform at record stores, zombie pub crawls, and protests.  Rather than employing an artistic director, the choir uses consensus decision-making to guide their collective musical vision.  KFAI’s Ryan Dawes spoke with members of the choir at …

Andrea Jenkins Will Lead Pride Parade
06/25/2015 - The Twin Cities Annual Pride Fesitval begins Friday, June 26th and ends Sunday, the 28th with a parade. Leading the parade will be transgender artist Andrea Jenkins, who stopped by KFAI’s studios for a conversation with Janis Lane-Ewart.

Honky-Tonk Icon Dale Watson Stops by Good’n’Country This Saturday, June 27
06/24/2015 - You are invited to tune in Good ‘N Country this Saturday, June 27 at 3 pm as host Ken Hippler’s special guest will be honky-tonkin’ icon Dale Watson. He will be performing at Lee’s Liquor Lounge that night for the first time in two years. Dale will stop by the station to talk to Ken about his …

June 22nd he Women’s Health Big Book of Yoga: The Essential Guide to Complete Mind/Body Fitness on Health Notes
06/22/2015 - From Women’s Health contributor and yoga expert Kathryn Budig—the essential, authoritative guide to yoga, for beginners and beyond. Approximately 16 millions Americans now practice yoga on a regular basis. Devotees can’t rave enough about this ancient art of meditation, breathing, and physical postures that calms the mind and slims the body. Unlike fitness fads, yoga …

Making Waves on the River Again
06/18/2015 - How would the Mississippi River look if it was allowed to flow naturally down the hundred-foot drop between downtown Minneapolis and Fort Snelling? Ron Way is a former staffer for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the U.S. Department of the Interior, and has done environmental reporting for several Midwest newspapers. Way says the Mississippi in …

Schedule 10K Fresh Voices: Slimy Brain Matter or Norwegian Delicacy?
06/17/2015 - Ask nearly any Minnesotan about lutefisk and you’re likely to get a funny answer, especially from Minnesotans with Scandinavian roots. In this episode of “MinneHistory” we explore a controversial subject: Lutefisk. The fragrant and gelatinous Scandinavian-American codfish delicacy has long been associated with Minnesota. People love to celebrate – and poke fun at – this …

10K Fresh Voices: Making the Gorillas Purr
06/16/2015 - Golden Retrievers swimming with dolphins. French bulldogs do-see-doeing with deer. A black bear and a Bengal tiger. That kind of thing. But you don’t have to go to Youtube to catch an unusual mashup. At Como Zoo in St. Paul, a harpist and some 400-pound gorillas have enjoyed exchanging music for nearly a decade. KFAI’s …

June 15th Bone Health – Dr. Diane Schneider On Health Notes
06/15/2015 - Get the facts on: bone health basics; risk factors for bone loss and fractures; bone density “DXA” scans; exercise and nutrition; vitamin D; prescription medicines; controversial “hot topics”; complementary and alternative approaches; and common health problems and medicines affecting your bones. Designed to be practical and user-friendly, each chapter ends with a bottom-line summary, “The …

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