Abbi Allan

Abbi Allan has been with KFAI since 2000.  She’s been the volunteer music director 2000 - 2013, 2017 - present.   She’s currently Co-hosting “Abbi and Ollie’s Radio Vortex”, a punk and eclectic collection of music and random conversations that lead to a musical selection.  She’s hosted alone Dart Gun Radio, along with Co-Hosting Radio Riot, and Local Sound Department.

Abdirizak Bihi

Abeni Hill



Hi there. ghost trees is my program at KFAI.


Afsheen Foroozan

Co-host of the Filipino American National News. Sundays from 9:00-9:30 p.m.


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


Akhmiri Sekhr-Ra

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.

Aurora Sandelands

Haunting your airwaves since August of 2017, DJ Mercury brings the history of goth back to life. All the way from 500bc through the time of The Batcave and CBGB, She's in Control will play your favorite music, and maybe you'll even learn something as well.


Barb Abney

I grew up in rural Ohio listening to everything from classic rock and hair metal to Prince.  In 1994 I began my radio career at 97X, one of the first alternative format radio stations in the country. I quickly became a friend of music snobs everywhere. As 97X/ station was going out of business for the second time, I was lured to Minnesota Public Radio's 89.3 The Current.


Becky Warren


Benjamin Raye

Benjamin Raye has been a radio personality in Minnesota for 2 decades, beginning in the rural town of Aitkin, MN in the late 1990's.   After stops in Brainerd and St. Cloud, he ended up working in the Twin Cities market for several years at various country & rock stations.

Beverly Bushyhead

Beverly Bushyhead is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. She grew up with her tribe in the mountains of North Carolina. Bev thrives on opportunities to work toward positive social change. Beverly lives in St. Paul. She kills at karaoke and enjoys spinning some vinyl!

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




Bounna Chhun

Brad Wrolstad

Brad has been with KFAI since 2005 and was co-host and producer of African Rhythms for seven years. Surface Noise debuted in August 2017.

Surface Noise on Facebook



Brenda Azueta, born and raised in Mexico City, with training in journalism, radio, photography. She loves Latin Alternative music and shares it as a DJ and co-host on KFAI’s Radio Pocho. You can find her taking pictures at concerts and festival or doing photo shoots all over the Twin Cities, once she gets a camera on her hands she is in another galaxy.


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.  Recently conferred a MFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University, she plans to culminate her studies with a PhD in media and practice.

Brittany Lynch ( DJ Miss Brit)

Brittany Lynch is DJ, poet, and entrepreneur who fiercely advocates for artists in communities of color. Her work exists at the intersections of media, art, social justice, and community healing. She was named a “Rising Star” by WCCO’s Urban Perspectives and one of 5 “Influential Young Black Leaders” by The Star Tribune.

Bunkhean Chhun

Host of Khmers in Minnesota Program

Cap'n Cozy Little

Elmar L. Romain, as Capt. 2much Freetime, d.j. cozy little (the newly promoted Cap'n!) 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

Corazón Latino beats for you every Friday from 2:00-4:00 pm with your hosts, Eve and Carla.



Cat Polivoda

Cat Polivoda [cat pah-lah-VOE-duh] (she/her/hers) co-host of the body positive podcast Matter of Fat, is a fat (intersectional) feminist here for everything from your plus-size outfits to small business tips… but is never interested in hearing about your diet.


Charlie Sugnet


Charlie Thayer

Chris Edwards

Music today has gotten way too serious. There are too many sanctimonious yahoos out there who think they are going to change the world with their boring music.

The Fun Time Music Festival has no statements to make, no axe to grind and no agenda to promote, except one--it is time to start having fun again!

Christopher Robin Zimmerman

CRZ has been a lot of things over the years, but he never stopped buying records.  His first effort for Vinyl Voices was in 2016, and he is usually pretty hard to miss when he's spinning.  Chris has also filled in as host of Across the Board, The Pop Shop and True Brit! and can currently be heard as sidekick on Cruise Control and as host of the web exclusive Dollar Bin.


Cody Nelson

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!

Conor Dougherty

Producer, Social Media, Father.


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.


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 has hosted Across The Board since July 13th, 2007. It broadcasts live every late Thursday / early Friday mornings from 2 am to 6 am. 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 host on a wide variety of KFAI shows from fall 2004 to spring 2007.



A self described 'professional weirdo' Doc is a musician, writer, and teaching artist based in the Twin Cities. A former contributer with City Pages, Doc currently sits on the Board of Directors at KFAI and is a personality/stage manager for the Minnesota Rollergirls.


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.


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 the surviving members of his 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 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

Ethan "Mr. Music" Horace

Ethan Horace is the main Reporter/Journalist at KFAI FM in the music festivals and film festival categories. Ethan has covered events like The Tribeca Film Festival , SXSW Festival, Sundance Film Festival , Soundset and many more. Ethan is also an On Air Personality here with his power hour series which is syndicated in multiple markets.

Eve MacLeish

Corazón Latino beats for you every Friday from 2:00-4:00 pm with your hosts, Eve and Carla.

Salsa, charanga, y NO reggaeton

Vallenato, Palenque, joropo, y son

Flamenco, fado, bolero,  chamamé;

Samba, chorinho, e afoxé

Golpe, aguinaldo, bomba, y plena

Conjunto, tango, y hasta ranchera


Frederic Le Titi des Halles

Bonjour Minnesota
KFAI, 1808 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454 Tel: 612-341-3144
Paris native, I moved to MN in 2000 to follow LOVE.
I love a lot of different kind of music.


Genet Ghebre

Genet is a DJ for the Snit Eritreans in MN radio program at KFAI. She is also, a Nurse Practitioner and contributes weekly healh eduation every Sunday.


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.

Jacquie "LadyJ Griot" Maddix


J.M. Maddix

Executive Producer

Diamond Blue Entertainment


Jahlon Crenshaw

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

I hosted the Friday night program Radio Rumpus Room from May 1992 to May 2010, when I retired the show. RRR featured a diverse but weirdly thematic collection of musical genres: Surf, hot rod, Sixties garage, primal pop, psychedelic, and traditional and alternative country.

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.

Jessie Marie Hausman

Jessie Hausman has been a producer and co-host of "Write On! Radio" since February 2016. She has a master's degree in English Education from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor's degree with a writing concentration from the University of St. Catherine. She's an aspiring poet with a special love for speculative fiction and fairy tales.


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.

Joshua Weber



!Soy un líder no apasionada por el dinero sino apasionada por la justicia. No enamorada de la publicidad, si no enamorada de la humanidad!

Soy Nativa Indigena Mazahua del estado de Mexico


Jude Vales

Accent offers a platform for

Jumondeh Tweh

Jumondeh has been volunteering at KFAI since 2013. He considers the station his second home. Here he expresses his creative side in hosting a music program and voicing stories on KFAI’s MinneCulture podcast. He  can be described as a cultural enthusiast who is always willing to expand his his mind and experiences.


Karl Smelker

Kathy Mouacheupao

HmongFM giving you a glimpse into the Hmong Amercian experience and broadening audiences for Hmong artists.

Starting in June 2017, HmongFM will be launching two new programs! 

Kelvin Kuria

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.

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

Hello! You can find me Sunday nights 10:30-midnight for MSP Sound - your local music show!

I love keeping up to date with the local music scene, 80's music, Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis -




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

Kyle J Kimbllin

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

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.


Lourdes de la Luz


Luke Andrews, your Sonic Psychonaut

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

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!

Marc Anderson




Marcos Davila


Mark Slim Stevens


Martin Remus


Mason Butler

- Host of Cruise Control, a rough guide to smooth music. Airing Mondays at midnight.

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 7pm to enjoy the show.


Michael Fischbein


Michael J Cyrs

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


Miguel Vargas

Born and raised in St.


Mike Stapp


Minkara Tezet

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.

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.


Mukhtar Thakur


News Volunteer

Nicholas David


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


Ollie Stench

Former co-host of the punk rock show Rdio Riot, I now return along with former Dart Gun Radio host Abbi Allen. Together we are Vortex Radio, and early on Tuesday mornings (2:00am - 4:00am) we bring you the Radio Vortex; freeform radio with no pre-conceived idea of what we're going to do. Mostly we play records and talk.  What else is there to do that early in the morning?

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

Board Certification Trainer Emerita, Patricia (Pat) Nelson started out as a contributor with the Lesbian Power Authority show.  She became co-host and producer of the Womanist Power Authority show in 2003 and was the show’s Executive Producer until the end of the show’s run in 2007.

Patti Walsh

Patti served her time as president of KFAI’s Board of Directors from January of 2015 through December of 2016. She has been a volunteer since 1986 and has hosted three rock shows, So What?, Noisefactor 4, and Pop for the Unpopular.

Paul Brohaugh

Host, Poetry, Science & Wrestling

Paul Harding

Paul brings you Foreign Currency, Fridays at 8am.

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


Paul Vandyke

Host of Write On Radio


Pete Lee


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 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, & Eric SB


Raymond Jackson

Ricardo "Rico" Morales

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

Richard Utke

Rob Callahan


Robert W Morgan

Ron Boogiemonster Gerber

Ron “Boogiemonster” Gerber hosted his first radio show in the summer of 1979, as a ten-year-old camper at Deer Mountain Day Camp in Pomona, NY. He worked in college radio in the late 1980s and dabbled in top 40 radio in the early 1990s, first as a board operator at 98PXY/Rochester, NY and later as an intern and morning-show character for 93.7 KRQ/Tucson.


Ron Thums

I co-hosted the popular Friday night show Radio Rumpus Room with Jean Silverberg for over 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, one of two KFAI volunteers ever to have received the award. I served as KFAI's Interim Program Director during 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.

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


Said Ali


Salah Barre


Salah Donyale

Salif Keita



Saraya Boghani

Saraya Boghani [suh-RAY-uh boe-GAHN-ee] (she/her/hers), co-host and sound engineer-in-training of the body positive podcast Matter of Fat, is a multiracial millennial living and working in Minneapolis.  Saraya was born in the Western suburbs, attended her undergraduate degree at Hamline University, is pursuing a Master of Science in Ind


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!


Steve McEllistrem

Steve McEllistrem has been a writer and editor for more than 20 years and has been a volunteer at KFAI since 2006.



ANNOUNCEMENT: Synth Waves host Noah Kaufmann has officially changed the name of SynthWaves to 'The Electric Touch'. All future content can be found at the following web address: For music submissions and DJ bookings please inquire here, , Thank you.




Tarik Thornton


TASTE: Psalm 34:8

Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!

American radio personality TASTE is the creator; host and engineer of the public radio show ‘Kingdom Praise.

The Metal Evangelist

With over 15 years of on-air experience Bill “The Metal Evangelist” has the distinct style, skill and professionalism that it takes to serve the underground community. Since his 4 years as Loud Rock Program Director of WMUR at Marquette University, Bill has hosted an Internet metal radio show over the last 10 years.

The Original Spider J Hamilton 00

North America's Premier New Jack Radio show hosted by The Original Spider J Hamilton 00, the 'Original Ol'Skooler' takes you to New Jack City with the uptown sound of The Most Infectious Beat in Music - New Jack Swing! Passion you can hear/Music you can feel!

Thomas OConnell

Professor, Political Studies Metropolitan State University (retired)

Chair, East  Side Freedom Library

Chair, Farmer-Labor Education Committee

Grew up in St. Paul and currently a resident of the Armitage neighborhood in MinneapolisMinneapolis


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?? .

Trevor Charon

I'm a member of the collective of hosts for "Fresh Fruit" and can be heard on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. I started at KFAI to grow as a broadcaster and to pursue a dream of performing comedy on the radio. Our show revolves around discussions of humor, identity, and the occasional current event. Use the hashtag "FreshFruitKFAI" to participate in our discussions on Twitter!


Willie Dominguez


Y. Elaine Rasmussen



Yonci Jameson