I co-hosted the Friday night show Radio Rumpus Room with Jean Silverberg for around 17 years, until we retired the show on May 30, 2010. That year I was named the NFCB (National Federation of Community Broadcasters) Volunteer of the Year, one of two KFAI volunteers ever to have received the award. I served as KFAI’s Interim Program Director through the summer of 2011. After a couple years break from regular weekly hosting — staying active as a volunteer in the meantime — I returned to the airwaves in February 2013 to co-host the Tuesday Morning Blend (6-8 am).
I finished up a decade — five full terms — of serving on KFAI’s Program Committee in 2014. In mid-November of that year I retired as a Morning Blend producer when I was asked to serve as KFAI’s Interim General Manager. The promised 2-3 month gig ended up lasting just over nine months. (I guess that’s the gestation period for a new general manager nowadays.) The stint provided me an in-the-driver’s-seat opportunity to appreciate the work and responsibilities — day-to-day and long-term — that go into running a successful community radio station.
I handed off the reins to the new GM at the end of July 2015. Since then I have sub-hosted a couple of shows, particpated in membership drives, and generally kept my hand in the place. In November 2017 I felt I needed to do more, so ran for (and was elected to) a two-year term on the KFAI Board of Directors.
Board of Directors Agenda and Meeting Notice, Oct. 28, 2019
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