Abbi Allan

i'm working on it


You will often find me wandering about town trying to locate coffee shops that stay open after 9:00 pm. There are hardly any. Sheesh! What kind of town is this? Fortunately, I have managed to find a few restaurants that keep their kitchens open till 2:00 am. Hurray!


Ahmed Wassie


Al B Ware and Herbert Thomas

Thoughts held in mind produce after thier kind:

Al McFarlane

Editorial Mission:
Information, Instruction, Inspiration in a user-friendly, culturally relevant communications vehicle

Business Mission:
Providing preferred access to Black consumers for businesses, agencies, and organizations

Alan Bungue

Ana F. Ousie

Host of Oromo Community Radio.

Becky Warren

Bill Cottman

born and raised in Salisbury, Maryland
graduated from Howard University School of Engineering in 1967
married Beverly Delores Walton in 1967
selected photography as my tool for creative expression in 1970
became a father in 1974



Bob Losinger (Old School Bob)

Originally from Philadelphia, now a Minnesotan and active KFAI listener member and volunteer. Like KFAI, my passion for music has no boundaries.


Bounna Chhun

Brad Wrolstad

Brad has been with KFAI since 2005 and has been a frequent guest host on Global Beat, Temposphere and other shows. He joined the African Rhythms team in 2011.

Surface Noise

Brenda Bell Brown

Brenda is a writer, performance, and visual artist.  She possesses degrees from Brown and Hampton Universities in Theatre and Museum Studies, respectively.  Currently enrolled in the Hamline University MFA in Creative Writing program, she plans to culminate her studies with a PhD in communication and theatre.

Brian Westley

Brian Westley is the co-host of Shockwave.


Brittany Lynch

Brittany Lynch is a 24 artist, activist, and entrepreneur. She has degrees in the Sociology of Law: Criminology, and Deviance with a minor in African and African American Studies. She is the Executive and Administrative Coordinator for Neighborhoods Organizing for Change.

Brother Tad & Miss Sara

Miss Sara is proud to have been a volunteer at KFAI since 1986, and co-host of the Rockhouse since 1987.

Brother Tad has been co-host of the Rockhouse since 1992.


Bunkhean Chhun

Host of Khmers in Minnesota Program

Capt. 2much Freetime

Elmar L. Romain, as Capt. 2much Freetime and Sherwood B. Funn and various other handles, launched the Rocket Ship Ska Trip on KFAI way back in the late '90s when his ska collection was quite a bit slimmer than it has since become.

Carla Hagen

Carla Hagen, who grew up on the Canadian border, moved to Mexico City when she was 20 and spent most of the next five years there. It changed her life, rendering her fluent in Spanish and a lover of Latin food, music and culture. After a stay in Texas, where she collected Mexican border corridos and learned to dance cumbia, she returned to Minnesota.


Caryl Minnetti



Charlie Sugnet


Charlie Thayer

Cher Dial

A series of coincidences and a few flashes of courage got Cher Dial into show business.
Then she had a son, and sat on the sidelines for the last 17 years. Now at age 50, she’s ready to get back in the action. She thanks Live From Studio 5 for helping her get back into show business.

Colin Robinson

COLIN ROBINSON, host of The Transatlantic Mixtape Of Your Mind, is a Senior Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University, England. He has lived and breathed Radio since he was 10 years old!

Cory Washington


Cyn Collins

KFAI Spin With Cyn DJ, (and former Dig Up the Roots co-host), Cyn Collins is the author of West Bank Boogie, and a music, arts and culture journalist for various Twin Cities publications such as Star Tribune, City Pages, Twin Cities Daily Planet, TC METRO, Pulse, her blog "Cyndications" and more.


Dakota Dave Hull

Hailed by everyone from Dave Van Ronk to Doc Watson, from the Washington Post to downbeat, Dakota Dave Hull’s guitar style spans a wide musical geography to create an infectious, uniquely personal blend of jazz, ragtime, folk, blues, Western swing, and vintage pop. Dakota Dave is a restlessly curious, adventurous traveler along the broad highway of America’s music.

Dan Henry

Record dork, pizza parlor enthusiast and aspiring astronaut. I also like popcorn and baseball.

Dan Rein

Dan Rein has been the host of Century Song for over 20 years. He brings a world view of tradition music from all corners of the globe. Live concerts, interviews, and music from forgotten peoples and civilizations.


Dana Bogema

Dana Bogema is a Twin Cities native and bon vivant. She runs DBdesigns, an online marketing business, hosts Bonjour Minnesota, KFAI’s French culture and music program (Tuesdays at 8pm!), and does voice work and acting in a variety of Twin Cities productions.


Daniel Zamzow

Wednesday Morning Blend music host, MinneCulture and 10,000 Fresh Voices producer.


David Cummings

Rockin' in Rhythm
Monday 2:00 to 4:00PM
Hosted by David Cummings
Tired of the every day grind. Want to live a life of romantic adventure, want to get away from it all? Then, we offer you Rockin' in Rhythm.

David O'Sullivan

The essence is to expect the unexpected, be surprised by it, go with it, and thereby remain in a state of continuous awe.

Dee Henry Williams

Grand Deeva! brings to the early Saturday morning listeners a Deeva Style program, A Great Blend of Watercolors. She slams Blues, Southern R&B, Ol Skool, and the Deeva Moment featuring  a "hit" of Gospel.  mo' fun!

Listen up every Saturday from 6:00~9:00 A.M. for the best in music from the Diaspora and beyond.

Dixie Treichel

Fresh Fruit Co-Host with John Townsend on the Third Thursday of the Month

DJ Hooker

DJ Izzy

DJ Izzy didn't grow up with FM radio or a cool older sibling, so what he doesn't know about Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, he knows about The Monkees, The Archies, and The Partridge Family.


DJ Lady Em

DJ SLT, ringleader of the apocalypse

DJ SLT is the host of Across The Board, early friday mornings from 2-6am. DJ SLT has had a love affair with Twin Cities radio since the early 1980's. He also had an amazing stint as a sub DJ on a wide variety of KFAI from fall 2004 to spring 2007.


Don Olson

Peace and social justice activist for over 40 years. KFAI programmer since 1980.


Doug "The Thug" deMille


Doug Cain

Occasional international traveler, DC loves language, history, studying struggles, cultural diversity and finding common ground.  His passion for music began early and expanded quickly.  He has been involved with KFAI since its first year, 1978, hosting international music programs such as Music without Borders and Global Dawn before Global Beat.


Douglas Solomon aka Dewglass




Dr. StrangeDub

Dr. StrangeDub (Michael Rose) has been a DJ at KFAI-FM since 1996. The good doctor is the host of the Echo Chamber -- which pounds and soothes the brain with the heaviest dubs, the most conscious roots, and funkiest club beats on the planet.


e.g. bailey

Multidisciplinary artist, e.g. bailey, is an actor, spoken word artist, filmmaker, playwright and producer. Born in Saclepea, Liberia, he has lived in the United States since 1979.

Edwin Adorno

Edwin was born and raised in New York City to Puerto Rican parents. He has been involved in gospel music most of his life. Edwin has been a worship leader, choir director and vocalist in several states as well as overseas.

Ellen Stanley

Ellen Stanley began her radio journey while a student at Oberlin College, where she hosted a women's music program for four years. She has been hosting the long-running Womenfolk since Fall, 2002. As a banjo player, publicist and music writer, Ellen brings an insider's perspective to the music with exclusive interviews, live guests and tasty bits of fun folk trivia.


Emel Sherzad

Emel Sherzad was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, in a family of visual artists and music lovers. Emel grew up in Afghanistan, France and Italy. As a result of the 1978 communist coup in Afghanistan, Emel and his entire family became political prisoners. After being exiled from his native land, Emel lived as a political refugee in Lausanne, Switzerland for over 5 years.

Eric Fifteen

a.k.a. Eric Cried Softly, Secret Agent Cried Softly, Smoove E Cried Softly Man, and a series of other inaccurate names. Eric likes to tell really annoying jokes that usually involve puns, talk in ridiculous voices and occasional impressions of people, and he loves to play lots of obscure underground rock music that sounds like cardboard.


Eric Frye

Examining experimental compositions past and present.


Eric Mohring

Eric Mohring is a fiddle and mandolin player from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Eric has performed Cajun music for over 20 years. He is a nationally recognized Cajun fiddler whose fluency in French contributes to his authentic Cajun vocals. He has worked as a fiddle instructor at Augusta Cajun Week in Elkins, West Virginia, and at Folklore Village in Dodgeville, Wisconsin.


Essey B. Asbu

Host of the Eritrean Community Radio on KFAI Radio, 90.3 FM Minneapolis and 106.7 FM Saint Paul.

About Me:
* Born in Eritrea
* Grew up in America
* Love Eritrea and its people
* Love Eritrean music

Eve MacLeish

Eve is a lover of Latin music and culture, having spent many years traveling and living in Latin America, all the while collecting music. She still visits her home in Merida, Venezuela. She started collecting Latin music as a teenager on her first trip to Mexico, then later traveled to Brazil in search of more music and adventure.


Gabriela Elizalde



I host a weekly program called Sonic Pleasure on KFAI.  Since its debut on September 4 2000, the format for the show is playing 60s influenced rock from the 70s to the present from 2 AM to 3:30 AM.  During the second half of the show, I play 1960s garage & psychedelic rock.  I occasionally throw in some surf, electronica and indie pop, even some late 50s stuff.  I also do some video work on

Gilberto Vázquez Valle


Glen Leslie

A vinyl enthusiast who plays records on the air.


Harold Tremblay


Ian Graham Leask

Ian Graham Leask has been the producer and co-host of "Write On! Radio" for many years. He grew up with magnificent storytellers and has been in the world of literature all his life. He received a masters with an emphasis on writing from the university of Minnesota, where he also worked towards a PhD, an endeavor which has been on hold for many years.


Jackson Buck

Jackson Buck started in radio at KOPN-FM in Columbia, Mo. in 1995 where he hosted a daily (M-F) 4-hour free-form show entitled "89 In the Afternoon".


Jacquie "LadyJ Griot" Maddix

Inducted into the 2015 Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame

Lady J Griot & Her Root Doctors 

Blues, History & Spiritualilty


Signing off.


Janis Lane-Ewart

Born and raised in a rhythm and blues-oriented household in Chicago, Janis Lane-Ewart came to her passion for jazz as a young college student and went on to work in arts administration with a jazz focus.

Jean Silverberg

Jean has hosted Radio Rumpus Room since May 1992. The show had a somewhat punkier bent (Dropping the needle on everything from hillbilly to hardcore) till 1994, when the format was tweaked to its current configuration.

Jelil Abdella

Host of Voice of Oromiyaa


Jerry Stearns

Jerry has been on the air at KFAI since 1979, and has been the host of Sound Affects since 1994. He has a long background in writing, producing and teaching audio theater. He has been on the staff of the National Audio Theatre Festivals workshop (NATF) several times.

John Allen

Programmer/Host for The Root of All Evil Show


Jon Jon Scott

Sound Verite Radio with Jon Jon Scott & Big George
Vintage, modern & future.
a place where, jazz, soul, reggae, hip-hop, local, world music & beats culture exist together.


I am either going to or playing a show everynight (when not volunteering @ KFAI). I find local music is the most inspiring to me and music in the Twin Cities is vibrant with such a wide range of styles. I aim to expose the listener to all kinds of local music that they can't hear anywhere else.



Jumondeh Tweh


Karl Smelker


Katey DeCelle

Born and raised in good ol' St. Paul, Minnesota, Katey has an eclectic taste in music ranging from R&B to Electronica, Hip-Hop and Jazz. As well as co-hosting Fused Funk, Katey produces news stories for KFAI's news department.


Kathy Mouacheupao

Kathy Mouacheupao is a Program Officer for Creative Placemaking with the Twin Cities Local Initiatives Support Corporation (TC LISC). She was a 2011 Bush Leadership Fellow researching the Hmong diaspora with an emphasis on arts and culture. Kathy was the Executive Director for the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT) from 2005-2011 working at the intersection of arts, culture and community.


Ken Hippler

Ken is a lifelong resident of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. He has loved country music since childhood, and began collecting recordings and learning about country music at age 12. There is always more to learn. He attended Brown Institute (now Brown College) in the early 1980s.


Kenna Sarge

North High School graduate
Masters degree, University of Minnesota School of Education
Freelance dance educator and choreographer

Kevin H. Vollmers

Kevin Haebeom Vollmers is the founder of Land of Gazillion Adoptees, LLC (LGA), a multimedia company based out of Minneapolis, MN.

KFAI Legacy Project

Kinshasha Kambui

Kinshasha Kambui has been sharing important health conversations since 1993.  Kinshasha has been the creator, host, engineer and producer of HealthNotes: From the Hearts of a Natural Woman as her comittment and service to our community health and wellness. 


Koami Darrah

My goal as a volunteer at kfai since 2006 is to bring a different perspective and image of Africa through its music, tradition , culture. Feel free to drop your suggestion at


Krista Wax


Kristina de Sacramento

Kristina de Sacramento, founder and artistic director of Anda Flamenco Company and School, began her flamenco career while living in Paris and sneaking showers at a dance studio (her only access to that American amenity!) She would also sneak a peek at a flamenco class as she left the studios, and one night, instead of just watching, she walked into tha

Larry Englund

I first worked as a deejay for Friday night dances at a local church in the Bronx during the late 50s and early 60s. I began broadcasting at KFAI in 1979, when I’d begin the stations’ broadcast day as a host of Shake Up Southside on Monday Mornings. I then moved to Wednesdays from Midnight to 2AM, with a show called Streetlight Serenade.


Laura Waterman Wittstock


Lê Quan Khiêm

Chương Trình phát thanh Việt ngữ đến với quí vị thính giả vào tối Chủ Nhật hằng tuần từ 8pm cho đến 9pm trên làn sóng của đài KFAI 90.3 FM Minneapolis và 106.7 FM St. Paul, cùng lúc trên mạng internet qua địa chỉ

Leigh Combs


Leila Giannetti

I love KFAI!


Libby Donohue

LIBBY DONOHUE served as the first producer for The Transatlantic Mixtape Of Your Mind, a KFAI Web Exclusive Program hosted by Colin Robinson of Liverpool.

Her ongoing relationship with KFAI began during a road trip in the '90s when Libby tuned her car's radio to 90.3 FM. Soon thereafter she moved to the Twin Cities and started volunteering at the station.


Liberty Finch

Liberty Finch is a music DJ, freelance writer, and long-time KFAI volunteer (news reporter, public affairs host, engineer, producer).


Lolly Obeda

30 years of serving your soul.


Luke Andrews, your Sonic Psychonaut

What is a Sonic Psychonaut?  I'm a Mindwalker.  In your ear and down your dendrites, baby.

Francophile, cinephile, movie music nut, crazed addict of all things Soulful, Jazzy, Funky, Groovy, Latin, Bossa, Afrobeat, Reggae, Raaga, and especially all of their electro-modern permutations and incarnations.


Lydia Howell


Lynette Reini-Grandell

Lynette Reini-Grandell has been a volunteer programmer at KFAI since 1995. She writes poetry, short fiction, and teaches English at Normandale Community College. You can contact her here.


Lynval Jackson

Originally from Jamaica,Lynval moved to the Twin Cities in the mid 1980's.Started on KFAI in the early 1990's with The Dan on Trench Town International on Sundays,the Show later moved to Saturdays and changed the name to Caribbean Jam.In addition to hosting Caribbean Jam,you can catch him on Tuesdays at Bunkers Bar & Grille with The International Reggae Allstars.


Mara theDeath

Merged with endless feminine eons ago and since dedicated to singing the beauty and power of what once was mistakenly called "the weaker sex". And if the power of that half of humanity can be only expressed through loud and hard music - so the better!

Mario Colloly


Mark Koerner

Archduke of Evil


Martin Remus


Marya Morstad

Marya Morstad is the host of Art Matters, broadcast every Wednesday from 7:00-7:30pm. She has produced the NFCB award-winning documentary on art + spirituality, Art and Spirit Matters as well as the art + politics audio documentary, Art is Patriotic.


Mason Butler

- Co-host of the Web Exclusive show BELOWtheWASTE, the ongoing story of two tireless seekers of new, forgotten and sometimes painfully obvious sounds. Posted weekly to

Matt TheBridgetroll

Matt the Bridgetroll - Yes...I am he...long time supporter of The Root of All Evil...and a minion to the late great Earl Root! It's my sworn oath & honor to bring YOU! - the metal masses, the most time honored & current face melting METAL!


Micah Whetstone

Micah serves as Associate Producer & Host of the remarkably interesting Listening Lounge program when Todd Melby is up to no good. Tune in Wednesday nights at 6:30pm to enjoy the show.


Michael J Cyrs

Michael has been DJing through college and KFAI for over seven years.

Miguel Vargas

Born in raised in Saint Paul, MN, has been involved at the University of Minnesota (1999-2012) earning his undergraduate degree in Studies in Cinema and Media Culture ('05), and working as administrative staff for the Departments of Chicano Studies and American Indian Studies.


Mike Stapp


Minna Zhou

Minna is an international radio producer/DJ & writer. You can catch her 12-2PM every last Friday of the month djing as DJ MoZho on Groovin Plenty, as well as subbing and guest appearing on various other KFAI shows.

Miss Mo

Bitten hard by the Cajun and Zydeco Bug in the late 1980's was the start of an enduring love affair with the music, culture, and people of Southwestern Louisiana. Playing this catchy dance music whether in a jam, on stage or at the KFAI studio she hopes will lift your feet and your spirits as high as it does hers.


Mukhtar Thakur


News Volunteer


Nickolai is a dedicated and demanded musician of contemporary, classical and folk music. From an early age he has been studying Cello and music in his native country Bulgaria.


Norton Fortune


Pam Hill Kroyer

I like music, from local artists to groups from all over the world, and working with other people who like music, from local artists to groups from all over the world. It's a mighty big place, and I feel lucky to be part of it and part of KFAI. Thanks for visiting.


Pam K.

Since 1994 Pam K. has been bringing Stone Soup to the air waves from the KFAI studios. Stone Soup airs from 10 a.m. until noon on Wednesday mornings. A great program each week bringing a huge and diverse love of music to you ears! A unique mixture of songs and thoughts from Pam's world entertains you each week on Stone Soup!


Patricia (Pat) Nelson

Currently on the Training Committee and a member of the Wave Project Team, Patricia (Pat) Nelson is a  “Renaissance Woman.”  She started out as a contributor with the Lesbian Power Authority show.  She became co-host and producer of Womanist Power Authority in 2003 and was the show’s Executive Producer until the end of the show

Patti Walsh

Patti has served as president of KFAI’s Board of Directors since January of this year. She has been a volunteer since 1986 and has hosted three rock shows, So What?, Noisefactor 4, and Pop for the Unpopular. She frequently subs on Voice Cried Softly, is an engineer for The Wave Project, and is doing some spinning for KFAI's Vinyl Voices.

Paul Brohaugh

Producer, Thursday Morning Blend


Paul Harding

Paul brings you Foreign Currency Sundays at 10am.

He hosted "Radio K International" on Radio K (KUOM) for 16 years during which he immersed himself in international music.

Pete Lee


Peter Gokey

Fresh Fruit Co-Host Fourth Thursdays
Community Activist
HIV Prevention Educator



Pop Wagner


Quinn "Shimmer" Villagomez

Quinn Villagomez a.k.a. SHIMMER - is a true Minnesotan, born and raised right here in the Twin Cities area.

Rajib Bahar

Rajib volunteers in various community organizations around the Twin Cities. He enjoys photography & music. In his role, he brings the best of his hobby & professional skills to the station.

You'll find him playing music from all over the world, timeline, region... from oldies to 2000... from europe, mideast to Bollywood, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, etc...

Ramon Hough

Raul Escobar & Pablo Miranda


Raymond Jackson

Ricardo "Rico" Morales

Volunteer Reporter Engineer Host
The Morning Blend (News Updates & Original Reporting)

Richard Utke

Robert W Morgan


Ron Boogiemonster Gerber

Ron "Boogiemonster" Gerber hosted his first radio show in the summer of 1979, worked in college radio in the late '80s, and dabbled in top 40 radio in the early '90s, first as a board operator at 98PXY/Rochester, NY and later as an intern and writer for 93.7 KRQ/Tucson. Ron started Crap From The Past in 1992 while in grad school in Rochester, and brought the show to KFAI in 1998.


Ron Thums

I co-hosted Radio Rumpus Room with Jean Silverberg on Friday night 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. I served as Interim Program Director through the summer of 2011.

Rose Robinson, The Blueslady

Rose was born in Greenville, Mississippi, Queen City of the Delta. She comes from a musical family and played her first guitar at age six. She's experienced cotton fields and jukejoints, spent time with Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, and many more.

Rosemary Strobel

Hi I'm NOT the host. YOU ARE!


Roxanne Anderson

Roxanne Anderson is an activist and lover of art.

Roxanne has been engaged at KFAI for a little over 10 years.  First as an occasional guest on Leigh Combs Fresh Fruit shows.  Then as a regular segment within the broadcast.  Soon after that a regular co-host with Leigh after many years of prompting from Leigh, Dixie, Pam and Patricia, Rox finally got the engineering class completed. 


Roy Taylor


Ryan Dawes


Said Ali


Salah Barre


Salah Donyale

Salif Keita




Sean Hansen

Sean Hansen is a Minneapolis native and former engineer for First Person Radio & Radio Pocho.  Since 2012, he has served as executive producer and host of Modern Kicks, which can be heard every Wednesday morning at midnight.  He also writes mysteries under the name of J. D. McGregor.



Shá Cage

Shashi Gupta


Shoua (Suavlwm) Xiong

In 1986, right around August, I was surfing on the radio dial for cool music to listen. I came upon a blip of sound bite from one of my former volunteer, Mr. Yee Vue. It sounds like Hmong language I thought. I have tried to surf back to the dial but could not tune in for a while and then I finally did by tune in the dial and turning the radio antenna to different directions.

Simon Husbands

Simon is a true Brit from Nottingham, England, having lived in the Twin Cities since 1997. He is a musician, producer and songwriter and performer and whilst he loves music of almost any kind, he especially loves music from his native country. His show, True Brit!


Siobhan (Shivon) Kierans

Malarkey - Monday 7:30-8:00pm

Special Dark

Member of The FLEET DJ'S, Host/Producer of the award winning, THE SESSION MIXX SHOW.

Promoter, Booking Agent, Street Promotions, Performance Set Arranger, Provide Radio Edits...

If you wanted one word that describes Special Dark, “RELENTLESS” would be it.

Stacey H. Taylor

Programmer for KFAI Web show Liquid Soul Experience(LSEX)


"Steely" Dan McAllister has hosted Soul Music programs at four different public radio stations over the past 10 years, including KUMD Duluth, MN; WUPX Marquette, MI; WRHC Three Oaks, MI; and KFAI Minneapolis, MN.


Stephen Manuszak

Steve Chollar

Steve Chollar reads the news every Thursday morning at 9, 10, 11 and noon.

He studied Journalism/Mass Communications at the University of Iowa.

Steve McEllistrem

Steve McEllistrem has been a writer and editor for more than 20 years. He is the author of, among other works, Students with Disabilities and Special Education Law, Deskbook Encyclopedia of Employment Law and Higher Education Law in America. He has been a volunteer at KFAI since 2006.



Out of Minneapolis, Minnesota SynthWaves is a weekly web-cast featuring all new and relevant to the 80s revival synth scene.  Your host, Noah Kaufmann aka Bennimushu has been following the scene for over 5 years and now brings you, the listener, on board for the journey.



Tarik Thornton

Todd Melby

Todd Melby is the host of the Listening Lounge. He's also a Minneapolis-based reporter and senior producer at 2 below zero, independent producers of public media.


Toki Wright

Toki Wright is Twin Cities based international recording artist, music producer, community organizer, and educator.  He has released music on Rhymesayers Entertainment and Soul Tools, charted on iTunes Top 100, been featured on MTV (music videos and MADE coach), and toured the globe.

Tomo Lennox

Tomo is the the webmaster for Disabled and Proud.


Tony Paul

Travis Ramin

Travo Ramo FA FA FA brings the back the spirit of wild crazy and stupid late night radio ! BIP BAM BOOM and all that for sure but also a little HA HA HA AND WHAAAA?? .

Twitch Hylland


Uche Iroegbu

Hi, my name is Uche and I am here for the music on Liquid Soul Experience(LSEX).

Willie Dominguez