Staff

In the basement of the Alaska Center in Downtown Boise, you’ll find our paid and volunteer staff sustaining and growing the independent spirit and function of the Treasure Valley’s only community radio station – broadcasting on 89.9 / 93.5 FM and online.

Radio Boise is located at 1020 West Main Street, Suite 50 in the lower level, Boise, Idaho.

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Beth Markley

Interim General Manager, Station Director
beth AT radioboise DOT org

With a 25-year career in nonprofit fundraising, Beth was introduced to community radio when founder Jeff Abrams asked for some fundraising advice and then asked her to join the fundraising committee. Six months after the station went on the air, she launched her environmental public policy program Elemental Idaho (now Vital Idaho), which is the longest running public affairs program on the station. In 2012 Beth joined the board of directors, for which she later served as chair. In 2016 she was named Radio Boise’s volunteer of the year. Beth has made her station volunteer work a family affair, often bringing her two boys, exchange students, and husband (who’s also a sub programmer!) along for the ride.

 

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Wayne Birt

Program Director, Production Manager
wayne AT radioboise DOT org

Wayne is a hopeless radiophile, having been a student programmer at student-run KBSU in the 80s, then working commercially at Boise station KIDO, before joining the Radio Boise effort in 2005. Besides his role with Radio Boise, Wayne has an MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University, has published a handful of short stories and is prone to unreasonably long backpacking and rock climbing trips. He calls it his long-range therapy for his longstanding pathology for community radio.

 

Nichole Marie Albertson-Winkle, KRBX Music Director

Nichole Marie Albertson-Winkle

Music Director
music AT radioboise DOT org

After honing her love for Indie Rock music and live performances in small dive bars as a DJ at University of Idaho’s KUOI while earning her BA in English Literature, Nichole Marie knew the then online-only “Boise Community Radio Project” would become a great part of her life with one quick tour. Excited by the idea of helping the grassroots organization grow, she was encouraged to volunteer during Radiothon. From there, she subbed on-air and was eventually given the opportunity to host her own show Tuesday afternoons [The Rapture]. Nichole Marie then also assisted in a newly established music library before being named Music Director in 2018. (She even met her now-husband at KRBX while recording a promo.)

 

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Brian Allred

Operation Manager
ballred AT radioboise DOT org

Brian hails from Southern Arizona where he was a volunteer and avid listener of KXCI Community Radio in Tucson. Brian moved to Idaho in 2002. Frustrated with the lack of community radio in the Treasure Valley, Brian discovered Radio Boise in 2009 and in the fall of that year began volunteering with the station, doing his weekly show, Global Grooves. In 2011, Brian was part of the first night of live broadcasting on KRBX. He became staff in 2013, while attending Boise State University, pursuing a bachelors degree in Media Production. He graduated in December 2014 from Boise State. Brian has assisted with many aspects of Radio Boise including automation, production, programming and is currently the Operations Manager, keeping the station in compliance with the FCC.

 

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Speedy Gray

Sound Engineer
speedy AT radioboise DOT org

Bobby “Speedy” Gray first hit the road at age 12 as a guitarist for The New Day Singers, traveling the South performing at colleges, churches, and a multitude of fairs etc. He later participating in the New South movement with other early Indie acts such as REM, The Dbs, Dexter Romwebber and The B52s. First recording experiments were performed on a 50s tube powered 1/4 tape machine, then an internship at The White Room in Charlotte, NC. He spent terms as FOH engineer at the World Famous Milestone plus many other live venues. Speedy is also the singer/songwriter/leader of the roots rock band Like A Rocket, who are currently recording their 4th album in Speedy’s recording studio, The Workshop, while leading the Live Engineering team for Radio Boise.

 

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Jennifer Jerrett

Community Education and Content Director
jennifer AT radioboise DOT org

Jennifer Jerrett is an award-winning radio producer, editor and natural sound recordist whose work has appeared on “Here and Now”, “Living on Earth”, “PRX Remix” and Wyoming Public Media. She is the creator and executive producer for “Telemetry”, a science and nature podcast for Yellowstone National Park, where she also developed a comprehensive natural sound library that includes more than 100 recordings of the Yellowstone ecosystem. Jennifer studied radio production with the Transom Story Workshop on Cape Cod, and later became a teaching assistant for the organization. Now at Radio Boise, Jennifer develops radio storytelling and podcasting workshops for the community and helps expand our homegrown public affairs programming. She holds a B.A. from Arizona State University.

 

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Jan Lindner

Underwriting / Public Service Announcement Manager
jan AT radioboise DOT org

Life-long radio lover, Jan has been a fan of Radio Boise since the first broadcast. As a Boise native, she is especially excited to help share our precious jewel with the community. Account management has been a career for her for over 15 years, and as Underwriting Manager, those skills of customer service and project management keep Radio Boise’s underwriting current, meaningful and focused on the community.

 

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Dave Manion

Live Performance / In-Studio Guest Liaison
dmanion AT radioboise DOT org

A simultaneous plunge into the parallel worlds of Boise’s potent 90s all-ages punk scene and Borah High School’s music program gave Dave Manion a relatively early hands-on awakening to the huge variety of music found outside of commercial radio’s narrow scope. While continuing his longtime involvement in the music community as a performer and educator, Dave has found himself fully bitten by the community radio “bug”. In his role as In-Studio Liaison, he coordinates on-air interviews and performances by artists, organizations and individuals, with the goal of helping to draw attention to the threads of arts, culture and service that may be overlooked by traditional commercial media.

 

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Chris Tansey

Community Engagement Coordinator
tansey AT radioboise DOT org

Chris Tansey is a New Hampshire native who has always had a serious passion for enjoying, sharing and performing music. He came on board at KRBX as a volunteer programmer in 2018, and currently hosts The Chowdah (Wednesdays from 12 – 3 PM). Chris has worked most of his life in the events marketing field, where he managed staff and logistics, and also served as an emcee. He also possesses solid experience with music production, photography and bad jokes.

Volunteer Staff

– Jeffrey Baehr
– Joe Black
– Jared “The Manimal” Bostrom
– Bridges
– Lila Eidi
– Wendy Fox
– Eric Gilbert
– Daniel Glynn
– Dave Grabarczyk
– EJ Johnson
– Tracy Maret
– Julie Musser
– Casey Scales
– Arlie Sommer
– Daphne Stanford
– Haley Thomason
– Christian Winkle
– Daniel “kid” Yoshida

Interns

– coming soon

Volunteer Programmers

Check out all our DJ and show producers here. Click through to find more about each programmer, links to their playlists and archived shows, and social media.

Station Documents

Volunteer Agreement
Station By-Laws
Public File

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