As a Colorado Native, Joe was able to be a roadie for bands from Boulder and the mountains in the late 60s and early 70s. He enjoyed being around stations like KMYR, KFML in Denver and KBCO when it was in Boulder. He always enjoyed the Denver Folklore Center and DJ Bill Asford. Joe moved here from Clear Creek County.
Sandi plays punk rock and related music (the connection may not always be obvious, but it’s there). You can expect to hear some Sex Pistols, Ramones, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Stray Cats on any given Wednesday listening to her show. Her love of music runs deeper and is far more diverse than what you may hear. Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Doc Watson and Chopin are essential players. She moved to Westcliffe in 2003 to get back to the mountains after a brief stint in the flats. In addition to sharing music, she enjoys photography, helps friends and neighbors with TNR and other animal rescue efforts, and makes her living as a freelance writer.
Having grown up around the New York City music scene Bob spent his early years listening to Folk and Rock music at such venues as Central Park, the Filmore East, Greenwich Viliage and Woodstock. Moving to Colorado some forty years ago when not climbing and skiing the Colorado Fourteeners Bob enjoyed careers in Health Care and the Criminal Justice System. Listen for Bob on Fridays, he is a rotating host, taking his turn with Rockin’ The Range, Fridays at The Coffeehouse and Friday Weekend Kickoff.
Joanie grew up in New Jersey, just a stones throw from NYC where she attended an abundance of symphony, R&B, jazz, blues and folk concerts from a very young age. Her exposure to numerous Broadway and off Broadway musical shows added to her mix of musical experiences. To add to the mix, she would lie awake late at night and listen to bluegrass on her radio. As an adult, her tastes for music moved towards R&B and Jazz. Like most DJs at KLZR, Joanie started with Music Your Way. She now hosts Soul Jam, a program that showcases a lot of Motown, R&B and Soul music. Joanie is a founding board member of Wet Mountain Broadcasting Corp. She started and is responsible for the annual High Peaks Music Festival. As the KLZR Development Director she oversees all Outreach, PR and Fundraising efforts and encourages others to become involved, either on the air or behind the scenes. While not volunteering for one thing or another she spends time with her family and friends and loves tending her flower garden, weaving, knitting and exploring her family’s genealogy.
Steve and his wife, Lissa, moved to the valley in 2005 to serve Community United Methodist Church. He retired in 2011 and found some time to host Celtic and Beyond the 2nd Monday of the month. Steve has been a fan of all music since his birth; but in the last 40 years he has developed a real hunger for all things traditional and new in the Celtic world. He still loves most kinds of music, but specializes in traditional folk from Western Europe and Appalachia. He plays the mountain dulcimer and hammer dulcimer and many other instruments, although he admits he is master of none.
Roger has been an active advocate for music in the valley for many years His love for, and knowledge of, folk music is well known to listeners of KLZR in the valley.
Jack performs locally with his acoustic guitar tuned in a manner designed to confuse accompanists.
David plays classical music putting it into the context of its times, its history and its geography. The compositions encompass everything from the deadly serious to the totally ridiculous, as he likes to say. Each two hour program features music from multiple time periods and compositional types. He is also a fan of Broadway music and ethnic folk music. He was born in Los Angeles and lived in Southern California until moving to Westcliffe. A music major in college, he works as a database and web programmer for a major bank. David is an active board member of In Concert, which brings classical music to the Valley. He says “I like eating so it follows that I also enjoy cooking”. He also enjoys hiking in the wilderness, which makes his choice of the Wet Mountain Valley a great location. David hosts Sunday Classics Sundays 8PM – 4PM.
Candi grew up loving all kinds of music, favoring guitar greats such as Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck. She has met and seen perform live many Christian artists as a result of being coordinator of artist check in for LifeLight, the largest free Christian music festival in the U.S. Candi is in her 11th year as volunteer for the festival, held annually in Sioux Falls, SD.
Gary likes many genres including old country, bluegrass, rock, show tunes but normally zeros in on folk and singer/songwriter. You can hear him playing Dylan, Lightfoot, Tom Paxton, James Taylor, Slaid Cleaves and massive amounts of obscurica. Gary is on the board of Wet Mountain Broadcasting, High Mountain Hay Fever (Bluegrass), coordinates the Summer in the Park concert series, and is an organizer of the High Peaks Music Festival. He has lived in such music hot spots as Cleveland, Chicago, New Orleans, Texas and Europe. He performs in the US and in Europe with the folk duo Smythe & Taylor. In his past life he was a paleontologist and geologist. Gary hosts Fridays at The Coffeehouse Fridays 10AM – 12PM and Mountain Express, Wednesdays 7AM – 8AM.
Elaine Hall passed away on February 4, 2018. She spent many hours as a DJ for KWMV and KLZR. Her laugh would fill a room, or while she was on the air, would fill the entire Wet Mountain Valley. We miss her terribly.
DJ McKay, AKA Russ Davis, was our Tuesday/Thursday morning DJ for several years.
Russ was formerly a commercial DJ in several markets, most recently Lamar.
He enjoyed sharing his love of “Red Dirt” Music (e.g. Pat Green, Corey Morrow)