Jerry Wareham President and CEO
Kit Jensen Chief Operating Officer
Mary Grace Herrington Chief Development Officer
John Phillips Chief Financial Officer
Tom Furnas Senior Director, Technology
Linda J. Williams Senior Director, Education
John Allenbach Operations Engineer - OGT
Sofia Andrades Accounts Receivable Specialist
David C. Barnett Senior Reporter/Producer
Annie Bartlett Benefits and Payroll Specialist
Dick Barnick Senior Engineer
Jeremy Bastyr Technician
Janice Belon Systems Administrator
Tom Blasczak Production Crew
Liesl Bonneau Program Manager - OGT
Karen Bradford Traffic Assistant -OGT
Hali Breiner Traffic & Sponsorship Coordinator
Nat’le Brown Traffic Assistant
Brian Bull Reporter/Producer
Charles Calhoun Technician
Jeff Carlton Radio Operations & Traffic Manager
Robin Carreon Membership Manager
Nick Castele Reporter/Producer
Lawrence Caswell Technical Producer
Andy Chow Reporter/Producer - Statehouse
Shelley Cochran Administrative Support Coordinator
Kay Colby Producer
Melanie Collier Administrative Assistant, Development
T. Ward Collins Technician
Sara Corrigan Customer Service Specialist
Ron Corby Producer/Videographer - OGT
Paul Cox Producer
Barbara Crouse Underwriting Account Manager
Amy Cummings Producer
Al Dahlhausen Radio Broadcast Engineer
Randy Davis Radio Broadcast Engineer
John DeBarr Manager, Information Technology
Jessie Deeds On-air, Online Fundraising Producer
Dave DeOreo Producer
Stephen Dole Announcer/Operator
Thom Dombroski Assistant Chief Engineer
David Duke Budgets & Reporting Manager
Michael Edelman SMART Professional Learning Manager
Abe Edison Facility Operations Specialist
Mary Fecteau Producer
Anne Fife Assistant Producer - OGT
Marianne Flippen Member Service Specialist
Ella Fong Special Events and Projects Manager
Marissa Forcina Production Crew
Richard Fox Customer Service Specialist
Karin Gail Announcer/Operator
Tony Ganzer Host/Producer
Kent Geist Specialist, Fundraising Projects
Jacqueline Gerber Host/Producer, WCLV
Anne Glausser Coordinating Producer
Sophie Goldenberg Production Crew
Jim Goldurs Promotions Producer
Lisa Goss Communication Specialist
Robin Grier Announcer/Operator, Syndication Specialist WCLV
Gail Grizzell Grants Director
Amy Hansen Education Reporter/Producer
Jeff Haynes Designer/Editor/Producer
Grace Heese Underwriting Account Manager
Jack Helbig Technical Producer
Sharon Herene Major Gifts Director
Jo Ingles Reporter/Producer - Statehouse
Maxie Jackson Manager, 90.3 WCPN ideastream
Rick Jackson Morning Edition Host/Producer
Stephanie Jarvis Assistant Producer
Jason Jogan Production Crew
Milan Jovanovic Videographer/Producer
Jennifer Juan Graphic Artist
Karen Kasler Statehouse News Bureau Chief
Linda Kenney Production Crew
Jerry Kest Donor Records Coordinator
Dennis Knowles Producer
Steve Kurrent Production Crew
Dale Kwait Senior Engineer
Sally Lewis Senior Engineer
Lloyd LiBengood Systems Administrator, WCLV
Ida Lieszkovszky-Hargitai Producer
Timothy Lowe Traffic Assistant - OGT
Tim Lowery Technician
Kim MacDonald Human Resource Director
Siomara Marquetti Volunteer Coordinator
Alina Martinet Communications Specialist
Drew Maziasz Announcer/Operator
Mike McIntyre Host/Producer
Jim Mehrling Technical Producer, WCLV
Ron Miller Technician
Angela Mitchell Assistant Producer, WCLV
David Molpus Executive Editor
Wayne Myers Underwriting Account Manager
Kimberlee Namen Programming and Traffic Director
Peg Neeson Community Relations Director
Rich Nemec Announcer/Operator
Marnie Niver Production Crew
Jenny Northern Station Manager, WCLV
Bill O’Connell Program Director, WCLV
Mike Paliobeis Production Crew
Dee Perry Senior Host/Producer
Jeff Pillivant Production Engineer - OGT
Dan Polletta Producer
John Ramicone Distance Learning Director
Gaye Ramstrom Underwriting Account Manager
Jeff Reidel PT Editor/Producer
Bill Rice Senior Reporter/Producer
Joanna Richards Reporter/Producer
Dave Rodriguez Chief Engineer
Bob Rogers Technician
Shannon Rowe Technician
Mark Rosenberger Director of Production and Special Projects
Mary Rought Accounts Payable Specialist
Andrew Samtoy Host/Producer, Civic Commons
Mark Satola Host/Producer, WCLV
Joyce Schneider Content Support Coordinator
Natalie Schrimpf Customer Service Specialist
Caitlin Schultz Assistant Producer - OGT
Mike Shafarenko Director of Civic Commons
Traci Shaw Traffic Manager
Dan Shellenbarger Executive Director - OGT
Joseph Sheppa Digital Media Manager
Eric Siler Workshop Coordinator
Jan Silla Accounting Manager
John Simna Music Director, WCLV
Nancy Sinning Host/Producer, WCLV
Edward Sivillo Underwriting Account Manager
Mark Smukler Producer, Specials
Vivien Souders Assistant Producer-OGT
Dave Staruch Studio Supervisor/Producer
Dave Stewart Production Crew
Phyllis Stokes Member Service Specialist
Laurie Switzer K-16 Outreach & Special Projects Coordinator
Nancy Tatulinski Senior Engineer
Stacie Taylor Radio Traffic Coordinator
Amy Thomas Underwriting Account Manager
Nick Tozzi Announcer/Operator
Duane Trabert Technician
Sarah Jane Tribble Reporter/Producer
Bill Ulvila Production Crew
Karen Valenti Underwriting Account Manager
Mike Vendeland Production Manager
George Viebranz Math & Science Program Manager
Gregory Wasil Executive Administrative Assistant, Educational Services
Steve Webster Announcer/Operator
Gary Wenner Announcer/Operator
Barbara Whitlow Technical Producer
Kyrie Whitsett Associate Producer, Civic Commons
Ashley Williams Accounting Assistant
Nicole Williams Production Crew
Lauren Wilson Associate Producer
Jason Wood Graphic Designer - OGT
Megan Wycuff Assistant Producer- OGT
Jean Zeller Individual Giving Director
John Zernick Senior Web Systems Administrator
Lori Zoss Kraska Corporate Support Director
David C. Barnett came to 90.3 WCPN in 1990 with an armful of taped interviews and an idea about producing a story about the 1970 Kent State shootings - the compelling program “Emily’s Diary” was the result. David has subsequently produced many award-winning programs and is a semi-regular contributor to National Public Radio news magazines. His documentary productions about American musical pioneers Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams and Sam Cooke have been nationally syndicated by Public Radio International.
Brian Bull was News Director for South Dakota Public Radio, then Assistant News Director for Wisconsin Public Radio before coming to ideastream where he covers business, economics, politics, and other important stories across Northeast Ohio. Bull has won numerous awards for his work, including the Ohio Associated Press’ “Best Reporter” honor for stories filed his first full year with ideastream. An ardent Doctor Who fan, Bull and his family won BBC America’s “Where’s the TARDIS?” contest in 2011, for building an ice-shanty version of the Doctor’s time and space-traveling machine.
Nick Castele covers the handiwork and hijinks of Northeast Ohio’s elected officials. He grew up in Lakewood and made his broadcast debut as a baby in the lap of his grandfather, NewsChannel 5’s medical editor Dr. Ted. He studied journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School, where he ran North by Northwestern, the web and print magazine there. For a few months in college, he reported the news from Honolulu as an intern at online newspaper Civil Beat.
Paul Cox is a charter member of the team that produces The Sound of Ideas on 90.3 and Ideas on WVIZ/PBS. Paul’s career in the journalism has encompassed both commercial and public radio and television. He’s been covering news and sports on the radio since 1973 and has been telling stories on television since 1985. A native Detroiter, he’s the son of a steel hauler and a schoolmarm (his mother taught in a one-room Kentucky schoolhouse during the Depression) who impressed on him the values of hard work and education. Paul is an avid reader and bicyclist.
Tony Ganzer has reported from Cairo to Oslo, but now calls Cleveland home, as he hosts The World and All Things Considered. He was previously a correspondent in Zurich for World Radio Switzerland, then part of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, where he covered Swiss banks, politics, and everything in between. His award-winning work has aired on national and international outlets, and he has been invited to speak at events hosted by the Robert Bosch Foundation and the UN refugee agency, UNHCR. Ganzer holds an M.A. in International Relations and World Order from the University of Leicester. He speaks fluent German, and a bit of French on a good day.
Anne Glausser is the Ohio Coordinating Producer for QUEST, a multimedia science journalism initiative between NPR/PBS member stations across the country. Before taking on this role, she was ideastream’s health reporter and produced award-winning radio pieces. She’s spent time on both coasts (her college mascot was the banana slug!), but grew up in the Midwest and is happy to be back home. She got started in radio at PRI’s Living on Earth, and has also spent time as a researcher at the Harvard School of Public Health. Anne got her SM from MIT’s Graduate Program in Science Writing.
Jim Goldurs is a true 90.3 WCPN veteran, and he was one of the station’s first members, to boot! Born and raised in Cleveland, Jim graduated from Shaker Heights High School. He went on to receive degrees in Communications from Youngstown State University and the University of Pittsburgh. Jim has worked in radio throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania for close to thirty years. When he’s not being creative here at 90.3 WCPN, Jim can be found practicing the art of the rub - massotherapy - in which he’s held a license for since 1990. Married, with three children, a dog and cat, Jim lives in Cleveland Heights.
Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment. Her work has been featured on national networks such as National Public Radio, Marketplace, the Great Lakes Radio Consortium and the BBC. She is often a guest on radio talk shows heard on Ohio’s public radio stations. In addition, she’s a regular guest on WOSU-TV’s “Columbus On the Record” and ONN’s “Capitol Square”. Jo also writes for respected publications such as Columbus Monthly and the Reuters News Service. She has won many awards for her work across all of those platforms.
Rick Jackson calls being the Morning Edition and NewsDepth hosts for ideastream a combination of everything from his 30+ years in journalism. His news reporting and being the first local voice on 90.3 WCPN each day, combined with hosting several programs on WVIZ/PBS brings together elements of his service in local and network television; both public and commercial radio; and in hosting the nationally syndicated public affairs series Village America, previously seen on PBS. Jackson was honored as a 2001 inductee into Ohio’s Broadcasting Hall of Fame. He is also an of Emmy Award recipient, and has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, a Communicators Award, Women in Communications Awards and from the Associated Press.
Kristina Kuprevicius has been producing the weekly Lithuanian program on WCPN since 1986. Since 1996, Kristina has been with Judson Retirement Community as Vice President of Marketing. Prior to Judson, she was involved with Special Events for the City of Cleveland, May Department Stores and as a consultant, working on such projects as the opening of the Gund Arena and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Kristina graduated with a Master of Arts degree in piano and harpsichord from Cleveland State University. She taught at The Cleveland Music School Settlement, Regina High School and had numerous private students throughout the east side.
Ida Lieszkovszky has been a producer and substitute host for The Sound of Ideas on WCPN 90.3 and Ideas on WVIZ/PBS since 2013, as well as a host of NewsDepth. Ida’s love for public broadcasting was established in the back seat of her mom’s car while growing up, but it really solidified in college while she worked as a reporter for the local public radio station, WMUB. She has spent time reporting in Kosovo, as a state government reporter in California, and covering education around the Buckeye State as a member of the StateImpact Ohio team. She was born in Budapest, Hungary but grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland and has become a staunch proponent of her adopted hometown (despite an intense dislike of the cold). An avid traveler, Ida is happiest discovering new places, meeting new people, and playing with cats.
Mike McIntyre grew up in Cleveland throwing copies of The Plain Dealer to customers on his father’s circulation route. He joined the newspaper ten years later in a different capacity, as a metro reporter. Since 1990, McIntyre - a 1987 graduate of Bowling Green State University with a B.S. in Journalism - has covered government, transportation, crime and the environment for the newspaper. He was a staff writer for The Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine until it was shuttered in 2005. Since 2002, he has has written “Tipoff,” a twice-weekly metro column of assorted off-beat news items. The column won the 2010 Herb Caen Memorial Award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. McIntyre is the host of The Sound of Ideas, while continuing to write the Tipoff column.
“You get a different perspective when you know how this stuff works!” Slovak Hour host Vladimir Mlynek not only understands what goes on in front of the microphone, but he even knows what’s happening inside the microphone. Both Vladimir and his co-host (and son) Gerald are certified electrical engineers who mix their technical expertise with a love of their heritage to bring listeners a weekly sampling of the Slovak culture. Vladimir has been involved in nationality broadcasting since the late 1940s, and is one of the original nationality broadcasters to sign-on with 90.3 when the station was born in 1984. One year later, Gerald was recruited to add an English-speaking voice to the program. It was an important move for 2nd and 3rd generation Slovak-American listeners whose primary language is English. The longevity and popularity of the Slovak Radio Hour can be traced to the devotion of the hosts and the great strength of the Slovak-American community throughout Northeast Ohio.
David Molpus joined ideastream as Executive Editor in March of 2006 after a long career at NPR. He picked up many honors along the way, including an Overseas Press Club award for spot news coverage, the “Outstanding Journalist” award from the Conference Board of New York for coverage of the American workplace and a Neiman Fellowship at Harvard. “This is a vibrant and ambitious organization,” Molpus says of his workplace, “working across platforms in a multimedia environment keeps us all on our toes.” He says ideastream is also creatively raising the bar for public broadcasting’s role in service to the community. Molpus, his wife Molly and their dog Willie, enjoy their cozy neighborhood in Shaker Heights and plan on making Ohio home for a long time.
After broadcasting a similar show in the 1960s, Joe Nicholls from Merseyside, England was itching to get back in front of the microphone when he heard about WCPN-FM going on the air in September 1984. Joined by other nationality broadcasters, The Sounds of Britain and Ireland began broadcasting one week after the station debuted. The uniqueness of this program is that unlike the most other shows that are about only one nation, Sounds of Britain and Ireland covers five countries - England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man. In 1990, Joe felt something was missing. After recounting how he enjoyed having guests on the show, he decided to add another host. After careful consideration of past visitors, Kevin McGinty of County Mayo, Ireland was added to the roster. It didn’t hurt that Kevin had been a director and actor of the Cleveland Irish Players for some time and has a vast knowledge of the entertainment world. An added feature is a sports report E-mailed just prior to show from Tom Rizzo of Akron. Tom, who has never met either Joe or Kevin, is not only the regular sports reporter but also a big fan of the show. It’s a hectic two hours, but they love it. As Kevin often remarks “where did the time go?” Away from the station, Joe is a retired newspaper-marketing representative with many interests and Kevin manages a painting contracting company. Although good friends, their socializing with each other is very limited. Due in large part to distance and family life and as Kevin says “It keeps a fresh approach when we do the program”. This does not stop them talking on the phone frequently about new ideas for the show because as Joe says “The show must keep renewing itself”.
Dee Perry has been a part of the Cleveland broadcasting scene since 1976. Dee’s hobbies and interests include photography , motivational speaking, singing, and acting. She has appeared in several productions at PlayhouseSquare theaters, as well as Tri-C, CSU, Karamu, and Ensemble Theater. 90.3 WCPN has been Dee Perry’s radio home since 1989, and she has performed in several different capacities for this public radio station. She is currently the host and producer of 90.3’s hour-long daily magazine talk show, The Sound of Applause, which focuses on visual and performing arts, cultural trends, and current events. Dee also serves as host and producer for Applause, WVIZ/PBS’ half-hour weekly television series which is also devoted to arts and culture.
After twenty two years hosting evening jazz on 90.3 WCPN, Dan Polletta saw the light - literally! Dan moved into daytime hours, in 2009 joining the ideastream’s culture team, as a producer, host and reporter, giving him a chance to chat with everyone from Pierre Boulez to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. You’ll hear Dan filing reports for Around Noon, contributing to Applause and sitting in for Dee Perry when she takes a well-deserved day off. When Dan isn’t making radio, he’s in the kitchen trying to whip some epicurean delight, with jazz for inspiration… or he’s busy trying to find the next Kentucky Derby winner.
Bill Rice served as News Director at two smaller radio stations in Indiana before succumbing to the lure of Cleveland in June, 2000, joining 90.3 on the education beat. Sources say he may stay awhile - he was appointed Assistant News Director at ideastream in 2004, loves Cleveland, and is quite happy living in his adopted home-town of Lakewood. Bill has won numerous awards during his career, including for his reporting on the demise of LTV Steel, Cleveland public school governance, and the growing gender gap in higher education. On the side he is a guitar enthusiast, with a background in folk, jazz and blues playing.
Sarah Jane Tribble fell in love with telling stories about the convergence of people, money and health long before such topics were fodder for national headlines. Before joining ideastream as a health reporter and producer in May 2013, she spent five years covering the business of health for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. In 2013, her explanatory reporting project on medical billing won numerous state and national awards. For the better part of two decades, Tribble worked on the business desk in newsrooms across the country, breaking news and pushing deadlines at places like the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and San Jose Mercury News. She has reported stories on health since the mid-1990s, including spending a year as a Kaiser Health Fellow with reporting out of Cuba and Mexico. She now lives in suburban Cleveland with her two children, husband and rescue cat named Landon.
Petro Tvardovsky graduated from Chernihiv State University in Ukraine in 1958, majoring in History. He was an educator in his home country for forty years before moving to the United States with his wife Vira in 1994. After settling in Parma, he worked as a teacher for three years and then as principal for four years at the School of Ukrainian Studies. Since 1997, he has hosted the Ukraina program on 90.3/WCPN and he’s also an editor of the Ukrainian newspaper Visty UZO - both under the auspices of the Ukrainian United Organizations of Ohio, UZO. Oksana Rabosyuk is the daughter of Petro Tvardovsky. She graduated from the Kiev Institute of Foreign Languages in 1996. She worked as a teacher of English for five years before moving to the U.S. with her husband and son. She graduated from nursing school in Cleveland and works as an operating room nurse at MetroHealth Medical Center. Since 1997, she’s worked with her father on the Ukraina radio program.
Dr. Joe Wendel began his broadcasting career in 1961 on former ethnic radio station, WXEN as a sportscaster! He was the voice of the Cleveland Stokers, a professional soccer team that was brought over from England by some local investors. But, the Stokers only lasted a couple of years and Joe – an Austrian native – turned his radio focus to spreading the word about Greater Cleveland’s German-speaking citizens. Sports and radio aside, Joe has also boosted the German culture through his expertise on the “stomach Steinway” --- the accordion he sports as the leader of the Joe Wendel Orchestra. This ensemble regularly tours around the country, playing numerous local festivals, as well as such entertainment hot spots as Las Vegas and the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. Music, whether it is on the radio or on the stage is a labor of love for Joe Wendel. In addition to being an entertainer, Joe has a long history as an educator, holding a doctorate in Educational Administration and School Law.
As an Associate Producer at ideastream, Lauren Wilson has had the fortunate opportunity to have her hands in many different areas including news, arts & culture, health, education, and much more on both TV and radio platforms. She graduated Cum Laude from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Journalism (BSJ). Recently, Lauren created a new segment on the arts & culture TV show Applause called ”Beyond the Dish,” to which she also produces and hosts. In these segments, she travels around Northeast Ohio not only talking about the food with local chefs but the aesthetics that make up the entire dining experience from the decor to the history to the art and more.
Robert co-founded WCLV in 1962 and served as program director until 2001. He is the dean of orchestra commentators, having been host of The Cleveland Orchestra broadcasts since 1965. Prior to launching WCLV, Robert was at WDTM in Detroit, WFMT in Chicago, KAIM and KULA in Hawaii, WEAW in Evanston and, starting at age 14, WKAN in Kankakee, where he took on the name “Sagebrush Bob” to host the weekly live country and western Hayloft Jamboree. Bob is Adjunct Professor of Broadcasting at the Cleveland Institute of Music and has honorary doctorates from CIM, Baldwin-Wallace and Oberlin College.
Bill hosts WCLV’s 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Drive Time and Dinner Classics. He also shares hosting The Cleveland Orchestra broadcasts with long-time presenter Robert Conrad. He is a graduate of Temple University, and prior to coming to WCLV spent eight years as program director of KDFC, the heritage classical music station in San Francisco. While there, the station earned the 1992 Marconi Award for Classical Station of the Year. Earlier, he spent seventeen years at Philadelphia’s WFLN as on-air host, production manager and music director.
A native of Peoria, Illinois, where she began her radio career, Jacqueline has been hosting WCLV’s 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. First Program since 2001. Soon after her arrival, she put her own stamp on the program with features like “Pet News” and “Naughty Etymology.” She brings a background in theater and law to her job, as well as an enthusiasm for public speaking. She also has written reviews, features and humor articles for newspapers in Cleveland and Illinois.
Angela is the newest member of the WCLV team, having recently joined the station as Assistant Producer. She got her start in radio as an intern for Performance Today®, and when grad school took her to Houston (she’s also a professional opera singer), she joined Houston Public Radio’s Classical 91.7. Angela is thrilled to now call Cleveland home, and can be heard interviewing some of the many guests that stop by WCLV.
Mark has been with WCLV since 1977 and currently hosts weekday middays, in addition to Innovations, which was previously known as Not the Dead White Male Composer’s Hour. He has written and produced nationally syndicated programs including The Cincinnati Pops on the Air and the Vienna Philharmonic. In addition, from time to time his by-line appears in The Plain Dealer on reviews of area concerts.
2013 marked forty years that John has been with WCLV. He is a graduate of Notre Dame and an accomplished bass trombone and euphonium player, having performed with the German Concert Orchestra, the Broadale Brass Ensemble and the Cleveland Philharmonic, among others. On WCLV he hosts Symphony at Seven, The Cleveland Orchestra Showcase and the Late Program. He also hosts Jazz All Night on WCPN.
Having joined the station in 1992, Robin is in charge of the distribution of programs like The Cleveland Orchestra, Weekend Radio and other musical specials to radio stations and networks around the world. He is also the voice of the station’s overnight program, WCLV All Night. Previously, he was an announcer for WRDZ 1260, Radio Disney.
Jim has been with a full-time employee of WCLV since 1993, having previously worked part-time for the station while attending Baldwin-Wallace College. He prepares and tracks the station’s underwriting spots and hosts a Classical Weekend hour on Saturdays. He also produces a high school academic quiz program heard on WEOL (AM) in Lorain/Elyria and serves as MC for the summer Lakewood Home Town Band Concerts.
Nancy hosts Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and produces Offbeat in conjunction with the Cleveland Institute of Music. Her interest in classical music began when her parents took her to concerts in her hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts. She has been recognized for her arts and cultural features by the Press Club of Cleveland, the Associated Press, the Ohio Society of Journalists and the Gabriel Awards.
Host of The Black Arts since 1976, Grace is stalwart member of the arts and cultural scene in Cleveland. She has served as performer, voice teacher, and arts and education advocate. She holds an honorary doctorate from Cleveland State University and was the winner of the 2011 Martha Joseph Award from Cleveland Arts Prize. She is also extremely proud of her nephew, filmmaker Spike Lee.
On the air since 2004, Musical Passions is the culmination of Eric’s dream to share his collection of recordings with a wider audience. A retired market researcher and consultant, he has written articles and reviews for FM Guide and Record World as well as program notes for the Saginaw Symphony and Musica Sacra. He gives talks about music, musicians, and the insanity of collecting recordings.
The Dennis Lewin Radio Program breaks the mold of traditional WCLV programming. Hallmarks of the show are Dennis’ regular interaction with his “sidekick,” Nancy Sinning and his practice of engaging listeners with trivia questions. A lifelong Clevelander, he has had a colorful career as a contemporary and classical musician and teacher, but foremost among his passions is his successful radio program.