Staff

David Grouws

General Manager of KWLC

Bruce Larson

KWLC Radio Engineer

Carl Bates

Station Manager/Editor of The AM

Show genre: New Music

Show Description: The best in new music, ranging from rock to electronic to R&B. Listen to stay up to date with the best new releases. I carefully select my favorite new releases that will be sure to get your toes tapping and perhaps even your hips swaying on your Wednesday evenings.

On-Air Schedule: Wednesday 10 to 11pm

Peter Jarzyna

Program Director

On-Air Show: This is radio, peej

Show genre: Rock

Representative Artists: Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, The National, Tame Impala, Grizzly Bear

Show description: From the psychotic to the iconic, from FlyLo to the War On Drugs to Nick Drake to, of course, Drizzy Drake. I grew up on the music my parents are into, and it turns out they were always pretty hip on the indie rock scene. For an hour each week, I continue their legacy by beckoning new ears to the in-betweening, genre-bleeding best of today's indie landscape.

On-air schedule: Thursday 10-11pm

Emma Cassabaum

News Director/Producer of Luther Spotlight

On-Air Show:  Pie for Breakfast

Show Genre:  singer/songwriter

Show Description: I play a whole variety of singer/songwriter music, typically in a folk vein. I dabble in some rock, blues, and funk as well, just whatever I'm feeling for the day, so long as it fits the singer/songwriter bill! Some artists you may hear on my show include Ray LaMontagne, Brandi Carlile, Amos Lee, Bob Dylan, and Jenny Lewis. You never know! Pie For Breakfast is the sweetest way to start your day. (Yes, it rhymes). It's a slice of singer/songwriter tunes that will hopefully give you the inspiration to start your Saturday morning off right. I try to find tracks that combine great musicianship with great songwriting, as well as transcend genres. The flavor varies week to week, so be sure to tune in!

On-Air Schedule:  Pie for Breakfast Saturday 9-10am/Luther Spotlight Sunday 4:30pm

Ashley Kappers

Promotions/Publicity Director

Show genre: Folk/Rock

Representative Artists: The Head and the Heart, Mumford and Sons, The Black Keys, The Avett Brothers, Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Jeremy Messersmith, Spoon

Show description: My show consists of rock with folk/rock vibes. I like to play artists that use interesting harmonies and intruments to create a solid piece of work.

On-air schedule: Tuesdays 10-11pm

Nick Shaw

Music Librarian/Hip-Hop Music Director/Sport Board Operator

On-air show: Snack Break!

Show genre:  Ska, Reggae, and Dub

Representative Artists: The Skints, Yes Sir Boss, Suburban Legends, Reel Big Fish, Streetlight Manifesto

Show description: I play music to get you pumped for your Saturday night! Anything from feel-good reggae to jazzy dub to upbeat ska, it's all meant to make you feel like the world is your oyster.

On-air schedule: Mondays 12-1am

Marlene Jones

Rock Music Director

Show Genre: Rock/Indie Rock.

Representative Artists: Coldplay, Lana Del Rey, Making Movies, and as much Bastille as I can find.

Show Description: "Rocklene" delivers mild sass and semi-accurate weather reports in the midst of great songs. For only the best selection in alternative rock power tunes, tune in.

On-Air Schedule: Wednesdays 9-10pm

Alex Catena

Recording Studio Technician

Show Genre: Rock

Representative Artists:  O.A.R. -Coldplay -Muse -Daft Punk -General B and the Wiz

Show Description:  My show is meant to share both a variety of new music and a collection of my favorite tunes with whoever is listening at that time. I find it difficult to pre-plan my shows because I find inspiration in what I am listening to, so the playlist for the evening evolves rapidly. My goal is to send a vibe that I would enjoy over the airwaves and to create a show that I would be proud of.

On-Air Schedule:  Tuesday 11:00pm-12:00am

Jack Ross

Rock Music Director

Show Genre: Rock

Representative Artists: Tame Impala, Pond, Beach House, Fleet Foxes, The Beach Boys

Show Description:  My focus on my show is to showcase brand new, quality rock music (mostly from the indie scene), while also going back in time occasionally and playing the rock music of yesterday that helped form the sound of today's rock music.

On-Air Schedule: Monday 10-11pm

Luke Stennes

Social Media Director

On-Air Show: It's Album Time

Show Genre:  Rock

Representative Artists: LCD Soundsystem, Bruce Springsteen, Flying Lotus, Tame Impala, Ty Segall

Show Description: In middle school I started to dig deep into the hip-hop world, beyond just what was played on the radio. I also had a deep interest in classic rock, since that was all my dad listened to. Once I got to high school, I started exploring indie music and alternative stuff both new and old. My show reflects my diverse musical interests.

On-Air Schedule: Wednesday 11pm-12am

Rob Manges

Folk/Blues Music Director

On-Air Show: Music From The Heartland Folk

Show Genre: Bluegrass, Folk and Country

Representative Artists: Lucinda Williams, Trampled by Turtles, Ryan Adams, Punch Brothers, Abigail Washburn

Show Description:  I believe in 100% organic homegrown Americana folk. When I can I try to showcase both new and old folk and singer-songwriter classics, with a ton of new music across the field of folk, country, bluegrass, and americana. Most of my shows will examine a theme, like storytelling, bluegrass, or the evolution of a specific genre through time.

On-Air Schedule:  Saturday 4:00-5:00pm

Leif Larson

Jazz/Classical Music Director

Show Genre: Jazz

Representative Artists: Brad Mehldau -The Bad Plus -Christian McBride -Gregory Porter -Keith Jarrett

Show Description: My show is all about contemporary jazz. Jazz is an art form that is constantly progressing. I simply want to share this new music with everyone.

On-Air Schedule: Sundays 5-6pm

Maddie Tyler

Indigenous/World Music Director/Sunday Morning Host

Show Genre: Traditional World Music (Irish, Nordic, West African among many others).

Show Description:  Traditional music found in America- Cajun, French-Canadian, Old-time stringband, bluegrass. Traditional world music with a focus on indigenous music from Europe with African, Asian and Latin American also thrown into the mix. Also including are North American traditional music from the bayous of Louisiana to fiddle tunes from the United States East to West, especially Midwest and up to the Canadian areas in Quebec, Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island. Folk music greats such as Pete Seeger, Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe among others are also played.

On-Air Schedule:  Saturdays 10am-11am

Tyler Anderson

Loud Rock Music Director/Production Manager/Producer of This Week at KWLC

On-Air Show: Metal After Midnight

Show Genre: Heavy metal and hard rock.

Representative Artists: Protest the Hero, Circa Survive, In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Deftones

Show Description: Kick off your Wednesday morning with adrenaline-filled music that will give you the extra kick of energy you need to get through the night. Featuring everything from extreme metal to the harder side of alternative rock, Metal After Midnight might give you the urge to bang your head, pump your fists, or even attempt to start up a circle pit with your friends.

On-Air Schedule: Metal After Midnight: Tuesday midnight to 1/This Week at KWLC: Sunday 4-4:30pm

Emilie Lenz

Sunday Morning Manager

On-Air Show: Alternative World

Show Genre:  Alternative

Show Description: I enjoy playing the alternative sounds that come into our studio! Everything from Sia, to Coldplay and Keane and everything in between. Other artists that are inspiring are Bastille and Jacks Mannequin I love pumping up people for the Saturday night by playing some Electronic music, but making sure that I keep the roots of the cool and calm by playing artists that are similar to Keane and Coldplay. I love the music I play and want people to love it as well.

On-Air Schedule:  Saturday 7-8pm