Greetings from Radio Boise’s New GM!

Hello, Alyssa!

 

My name is Alyssa Pearson, and I couldn’t be more excited to join the wacky family of Radio Boise as the new General Manager. I wanted to grab the mic and take over the broadcast to say hello and tell you a bit about myself:

I was born and raised an Idaho spud in the suburbs of Boise, where I spent my early years listening to whatever my parents had on the stereo: ABBA, Rush, and, at my insistence, the theme song to the NeverEnding Story on repeat. My first concert was at the Big Easy (now the Knitting Factory) at the tender age of twelve, where I stared in awe as Weird Al Yankovic spastically pranced about the stage. This moment set me off on a trajectory of loving music of all genres, and searching for new and unusual sounds to play as the soundtrack to my days.

After receiving my BFA in Film Production from Chapman University, I spent the following years traveling abroad and exploring the arts and culture scene of Los Angeles and San Francisco before returning to my roots here in Boise. I desperately missed the mountains and the sense of community that is prevalent in our city. After being away for so long, I wanted to reacquaint myself with all things local. I joined the team of a budding music festival called Treefort, found a job slinging beers at a local dive bar, and got to work rediscovering Boise. I quickly found that the best way to reconnect with my hometown was through the airwaves of Radio Boise, and have been an avid listener ever since.

It is an honor and a privilege to be welcomed to the Radio Boise crew. How lucky are we to have this eclectic, freeform, people-powered station at our fingertips. Music has the profound power to lift us all up and connect us when we need it the most, and I want to share my sincerest gratitude for your support of the station—past, present, and future. I am so excited to carry on the tradition of Radio Boise, and to continue finding daily inspiration in our amazing programmers, staff members, volunteers, and supporters.

Speaking of, have you met our incredible staff? I want to encourage you to make some virtual introductions here and give each of these folks a bear-sized air hug next time you see them. They have kept this station chugging along through challenging times and deserve a standing ovation for all of their hard work and dedication.

Remember: be excellent to each other, and rock on.

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