People

  • Underwriting for Monterey County

    Alex joined KAZU in 2017, and has been involved in non-commercial radio in the Monterey Bay region for over a decade. Starting out at UC Santa Cruz's student-run station KZSC, she later worked at Santa Cruz's KUSP, where she served as Morning...

  • Senior Adviser, Reporter and Host

    Doug joined KAZU in 2004 as Development Director overseeing fundraising and grants. He was promoted to General Manager in 2009 and is currently retired and working part time in membership fundraising and news reporting at KAZU.

    Prior to...

  • Morning Edition Host / Operations & Production

    Dylan joined KAZU in 2015 as Morning Edition host and Operations Assistant.  He started volunteering at KZSC while attending UC Santa Cruz. After finishing his Master’s thesis “

  • Interim News Director

    Erika Mahoney joined KAZU Public Radio in 2016. Her story, "Reality of Possible Separation Sets in for American Children of Undocumented Parents" won a National Edward R. Murrow Award in 2018 for 'Excellence in Writing.'

    Erika studied...

  • Underwriting for Santa Cruz County

    Jocelyn joined KAZU in 2014.  She has spent most of her career in marketing/advertising and public relations - primarily in broadcast and print advertising sales.  Born and raised in the SF Bay Area, she earned her AA degree in Broadcasting and...

  • Krista Almanzan joined KAZU in 2007.  She is on leave from her role as News Director.  She is spending the 2019-2020 academic year as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University.  <...

  • Host / Voice of Underwriting

    Lisa Ledin joined KAZU in 2009, bringing with her a treasure trove of knowledge and expertise in local arts and culture.  She is  a voice of KAZU's underwriting announcements and also hosts Morning Edition every Friday, and ...

  • Technical Operations Chief / Host

    MaryJane joined KAZU in 2011.  She has loved radio for as long as she can remember.  MaryJane started her radio career as a news intern at WGN in Chicago.  After graduating from DePaul University with a degree in Communications, she moved to...

  • Host and Reporter

    Michelle Loxton joined KAZU in 2019. Her radio career started in her home country of South Africa where she worked in both community and commercial radio. Before moving to the Monterey Bay Area, she worked in the United Arab Emirates for almost...

  • General Manager

    A veteran Monterey Bay Area Broadcaster, Mik joined KAZU in 2005 as Director of Underwriting. He became General Manager in 2011.  Prior to joining KAZU, Mik owned and operated local radio stations KMBY in the late 1990s and KHIP in the late...

  • Membership Director

    Noel Freitas joined KAZU as Membership Coordinator in 2016 and was promoted to Membership Director in 2017. Born and raised in Napa, California, she moved to the Monterey area in 2002 and attended CSU Monterey Bay where she earned a Bachelor's...

  • Host

    Paul Fingerote is living a life-long dream of “being on the radio” in his role as Fill-In Host on KAZU, a position he sought when he first volunteered to answer phones during a membership drive at the station. A copywriter, creative director...

  • Business Manager

    Warda joined KAZU in 2002. You don’t hear her on the air, because she is busy in her office maintaining KAZU’s budget. Born and raised in Indonesia, Warda graduated from University of Indonesia Faculty of Economics with a focus in accounting....