Board and Programmers

Position: Board of Directors
Alecia Harper
Board of Directors

Alecia Harper worked in college radio as a deejay at WXYC  (UNC-Chapel Hill) for many years in the 80s and 90s, and developed a great love for music and community radio. A Tar Heel by birth, she's lived throughout the South, working at Duke Press, the Center for the Study of the American South, Harpeth Gallery of Nashville, and Vanderbilt University Creative Services. In the past few years, she has volunteered with the Columbia Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art, and Sarasota's Ringling Museum.

Capt. Wayne Genthner - Board Treasurer
Board of Directors

Captain Wayne earns his living as a charter fishing and Eco-touring boat proprietor. His business interests include promoting environmentally sustainable practices with an emphasis on regional water quality enhancements. Wayne has been intimately involved with radio from the age of two, when he first heard his dad on the air.

Jason Boehk
Board of Directors

Jason Boehk has a B.A. in History from Brown University (1991). His professional experience includes energy conservation auditing, environmental media production, and political campaign management.  A volunteer environmental health advocate, Boehk founded the Florida Alliance for Safe Foods, a grassroots advocacy organization that educates consumers on the hazards of genetically engineered foods.

Julie Morris
Board of Directors

Julie Morris is the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs at New College of Florida. She divides her time between general academic administration and work at the New College’s Environmental Studies Program, where she has coordinated and directed programs since 1981. Julie lives within walking distance of WSLR, and has been active in local community councils and advisory boards since the late 1970’s. She is married to Jono Miller, and they have a college-aged son, Corley.

Michele Demperio
Board of Directors

Michele Demperio is originally from Savannah, Georgia where she earned a Communications degree from Atlantic University. Michele’s focus has been on event production and coordination.  Michele and her husband (Lumpy Tunes programmer Rob Demperio) came to Sarasota in 1996 and since then she has used her event production skills on behalf of many local non-profit organizations, including the Ringling Museum of Art Children’s festival, E-fest, and the Alta Vista Neighborhood Association.

Tom Walker - Chairman of the Board
Board of Directors

Tom Walker grew up in Durham, NC, graduated from Duke University, and since 1965 has been a computer professional. In 1986 he and his wife Cheryl formed their present company to teach classes, publish a newsletter and offer software, all concerning the measurement and performance of IBM mainframe operating systems. Tom is currently VP and acting President of the Florida Consumer Action Network and is Secretary of the Humanists of Florida Association. He leads a weekly Great Books discussion group and is a co-leader of the Manatee/Sarasota Nation Magazine Discussion Group.

Position: Programmer
Alex Keel Programmer

Alex Keel is a Biology major and lover of animals, a part time Zookeeper, and a Wilderness Guide who also dabbles in Healthcare and Nutrition.  Alex Co-Hosts the Alternative Reality Show.

Andrea Blanch
Programmer
Andy Blanch is the director of the Center for Religious Tolerance, a nonprofit organization that supports grassroots peace building and women's empowerment in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.  She believes passionately that public radio can play a key role in social change.
 
Hosts "Let's Talk About the Middle East" with Juliana Musheyev. Saturday mornings from 10 to 10:30 am
Andrea Graddis
Programmer

Andrea Graddis, Host of Stratosphere, every other Wednesday  9 to 9:30 am

Annie Murphy
Programmer

Happy to be included in Tracy Hostetler's From The Mountains & Beyond Show, Annie usually fills in once a month.  Enjoying Music Festivals and Live Performances whenever she can, Annie enjoys discovering music and sharing it.  She's a musician, a Massage Therapist, a Yoga Instructor, and dabbles with organic gardening.

Bill Ewell
Programmer

Bill Ewell is the Host of Bebop & Beyond on Saturdays from 5 to 7 pm

and Afro-Cuban Jazz Edition every other Tuesday 10 1o 12 pm.

Bill Stoner
Programmer

Bill Stoner, Host of The Breakfast Bar  Fridays 7 - 9 AM on WSLR. In the world of broadcasting I've  been called "one of those" and yes, I suppose it's true.   But how it came to be is quite understandable.  I grew up in the near cultural wilderness (back then) of South Dakota.  I stretched the limits of my radio usually late at night to pick up far-away stations (Chicago, Oklahoma City, Little Rock, Arkansas) to bring some rock and roll in to my life.   Some nights it didn't work, nothing came in.

Bob Connors Programmer
Carlos Pagan Programmer
Carol Rosenbaum Programmer

Alternate Host of Wings of the Heart

Carolina Shin
Programmer
At WSLR, I'm in charge of producing the Jumping Mullet Report, a weekly local new show aired on Fridays at 6 pm and Saturdays 11:30 am., along with a couple of other student interns.
I'm currently studying International Studies at New College of Florida. When I'm not writing my undergraduate thesis, I can easily be found listening to the radio, always either WSLR or NPR, or a variety of podcasts. I believe in the unique charm and power of radio to make positive changes in our community and personal lives. :-)
Dadee-O
Programmer

Dadee-O's Jazz Collector's Corner, Sundays from 1 to 3 pm.

Jazz from the 20's, 30's, 40's and beyond.

Dadee-O has been a programmer on WSLR for over 8 years.  He likes to educate listeners about the music that he plays.

Orginally from Chicago, Dadee-O has lived in Sarasota for over 20 years.

Dave Pedersen Programmer
Dave Wertman
Programmer

Dave Wertman is the Host of Celtic Dew, Saturday mornings from 7 to 9 am - a show bringing you music, poetry and events of the Celtic Nations.

David Beaton - Station Manager
Programmer

Dave Beaton, One fo the Founding Members of WSLR and Foagrtyville, Hosts Dave's Dave Off, alternating Wednesdays from 4 to 6 pm.

David Smash Programmer
DJ Cellus
Programmer

Marcel Bauduin, also known as DJ Cellus is the host of Beats, Rhymes & Life Radio 11pm-1am EST

DJ Moshi Moshi
Programmer

HELLO, LISTENERS!  THIS IS DJ MOSHI MOSHI, THE CO-HOST FROM MUSIC OF THE WORLD!  I AM ORIGINALLY FROM JAPAN AND HOPE I CAN ADD EASTERN CULTURES AND MUSIC AS DIFFERENT FLAVORS TO OUR PROGRAM.  MARCO RECRUITED ME AT THE END OF LAST YEAR (DECEMBER 2013) AND HERE I AM!  HOPE I CAN ENTERTAIN LISTENERS WITH LIVELY CONVERSATIONS WITH MARCO.

 

Don Thompson Programmer

Co-Host of Peace & Justice Report

Dr. Nik Programmer

Host of the Grand Ole Opry Show

Dr. Paul Firestone Programmer

Dr. Firestone is a Theatre Critic for the Jumping Mullet Report

El Svengali Programmer
Eve Plews
Programmer

EVE PRANG PLEWS has been teaching No Nonsense Nutrition for 10 years on WSLR Mondays at 9am,

Frankie Pineiro
Programmer

Frankie Pineiro is the host of The Afro Cuban Jazz Edition, Tuesdays 10am to 12 noon. The Afro Cuban Jazz Edition, interpretours of
the grate music featuring the latest music from Cuba , including Timba  , Salsa Cubuna
and Cuban Jazz.
Frankie Pineiro, musician , band leader , eternal student.on music
Radio host for over 25 years , Music is my passion specially go nuts
for clave oriented music, Afro Cuban Music and Jazz.
Afro cuban jazz is where its at.

Fred Nowicki Programmer
Gary Inganamort
Programmer

Gary Inganamort is host of the New & Blue Session on the air every  Wednesday evening 7:00 t0 9:00 PM.

 

Gary O.
Programmer

Gary O. is the host of  All Things Rock on Mondays at 7 AM. on Community Radio station WSLR 96.5 FM.
Gary Olson was born in Chicago and spent his entire life in Illinois and Wisconsin until 1997 when he began retirement and achieved his dream of escaping the cold and living in Florida. Radio first got in his blood as he served as a staff announcer at WPGU radio at the University of Illinois.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and a Master of Science degree in Radio and Television from that institution.

Gonzo Thompson
Programmer

Gonzo is a Co-Host of Renaissance SRQ.

Renaissance SRQ features issues on Sustainability, Resilience, and Quality of Life with guests ranging from local artists, entrepreneurs and activists to international authors and experts. Hosted by Steve McAllister and Gonzo Thompson, Renaissance SRQ is broadcast every Thursday morning from 9-10am.

Haile Burke Programmer
Hawaii Bob Programmer

Host of Hawaii Bob and Company Theme Show

Ian Stajduhar Programmer

Ian is the Host of Organic Grooves

James Hawkins
Programmer

HOWDY, Thanks for stopping by, my name is James Hawkins and I am the programmer for the Sunday Morning Folk Show. Every other Sunday from 11am to 1 pm.

James play some great folk music.  If you want to contact us "on air", e-mail dj@wslr.org or call 941-954-8636 during our show.  We'd love to hear from you! 

Jill Hoffman-Kowal
Programmer

Jill Hoffman-Kowal Hosts Spirit of Punk, Every other Thursday 9 - 11 pm

Joel Jaffe Programmer
Johannes Werner Programmer
John Dickman Programmer
John Haupt
Programmer

John Haupt is the Host of Postive Friction, Fridays, Noon to 2pm, and A Love Supreme, Sundays, 7-8am.

John Osgood
Programmer
Louisiana Gumbo Show every Sunday 7 to 9 p.m hosted by John Osgood.
 
A musical Journey to Louisiana featuring Zydeco, Cajun, Blues , Jazz and Roots music.
Kid Red Programmer

Host of Louisiana Gumbo Show

Laura Gilkey
Programmer

Laura Gilkey has birthed two healthy ten pound babies at home in Sarasota, Florida, with the support of her family and her husband Michael and guided by the expert gentle care of Licensed Midwives. She serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County and is the marketing director for Ina May Gaskin’s Safe Motherhood Quilt Project, intended to raise awareness about American maternal mortality.

Luke Rosebaro Programmer
Marco Ciceron Programmer
Mark Binder
Programmer

Mark is one of the original programmers here at WSLR.

Mark Binder is the Hosts of "Yesterday's Dead Today", Mondays, 7-9pm, broadcasting a Grateful Dead concert “from today in history”.

"There is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead Concert!"

Mark Zampella
Programmer
Mark Zampella is the host of Complex Waveforms, Fridays 10am to noon, and rebroadcast Thursday nights from
Matt Dakan Programmer
Mike Finly Programmer
Mr. Bill
Programmer

Mr. Bill is the host of FM in the AM, 3 am to 7 am overnight Saturdays - or early Sunday mornings. My formative years were spent in the hills of Kentucky listening to music from all genres. From country to pop, soul to rock and everything in between. My love of music and radio can be heard every time I am on the air. So tune in and have some fun on the radio.

Mush Doctor Programmer

Host of De Mush Doctor's Caribbean Rhythms

Pam Marwede
Programmer

Pam Marwede is the Host of Global Grooves, Wednesdays from 10 am to 12 noon.

She is a freelance designer and painter.

 

Pat Monahan Programmer

Pat is a Local Musician and long time Supporter of Community Radio.  Pat's the host of Music With A Purpose.

Perette Cannady
Programmer

Perette Cannaday is the host of Vibrational Journeys on WSLR Wednesdays from 10 am to 12 noon.

Phil Gee Programmer
Radio Dave Programmer
Rich LaPenna
Programmer

Rich LaPenna host of "Aerial Boundries" the all inclusive guitar music show, Alternating Tuesdays from 8 to 9 pm.

Rob Demperio aka The Head Lump Programmer

Host of LumptyTunes - Definitely Difficult Listening!! Rob is also a talented Graphic Artist!

Russ Yodice
Programmer

"Ripper's Rarities" every Friday night 7-9 PM Hosted by Russ Yodice (The Ripper)

Ryan Larranaga
Programmer

Rayo Radio, on every other Wednesday night from 11 pm to 1 am,  is an urban contemporary program that features public figures, activists, musicians and many other members of the local community. Featuring music by Dj Galati and Ryanito's personal selection.

Rayo Radio also features local artists, activists, businesses and public figures in interviews with deep and relevant conversation as well as showcasing their involvement in the community.

Ryan Stanley
Programmer

Ryan Stanley is one of the hosts of Maternally Yours: The Conversation About Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Early Motherhood, Tuesdays, 6-7pm Ryan Stanley, a 25-year resident of Sarasota, New College of Florida alumna

Salima Rael
Programmer

L. Salima Rael is the host of Wings of the Heart is on WSLR Sunday Morning from 8 to 9 am with Co-Host Carol Rosenbaum.

Wings of the Heart is a musical feast  that is spiritually uplifting, inspiring, and hopeful in a world that might not always offer that.

Lover of sacred dance and music from all the world's religions and traditions.  Music is my religion.  It's the language of the soul.

Sean Green Programmer

Host of Second Wind

Steph Programmer

Steph Co-Hosts Alternative Reality.

Steve Arvey
Programmer
Back Alley Blues Every Other Tuesday 12-2 pm
 
Steve Arvey born in Chicago in 1957 where he still resides.
Steve McAllister
Programmer

Hosted by Steve McAllister and Gonzo Thompson, Renaissance SRQ is broadcast every Thursday morning from 9-10am.

Renaissance SRQ features issues on Sustainability, Resilience, and Quality of Life with guests ranging from local artists, entrepreneurs and activists to international authors.

 

Steve McAllister fulfills his ambition as a Renaissance Man through a variety of roles, both in activism and in arts. 

Steve Norris
Programmer
Steven Norris is the host of Surreal News - News and Public Affairs
Every Friday morning from 9 to 10 am.
Steven Norris is a Neurologist by profession.  His wife is Nancy Norris also a programmer for WSLR and WBPV and they have two children Ali and Ian.
Susan Runyan Programmer
Ted Programmer
Thee RoadDogRuss
Programmer

Every Tuesday from 4-6pm EST/EDT Thee RoadDogRuss brings you HotRodRock, the fastest two hours on the radio. Rockabilly,Rhythm & Blues,Garage Rock,Punk...

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Tom Darby Programmer

Host of Friday Happy Hour Show

Tracy Hostetler
Programmer

Originally from Detroit, Tracy Hostetler grew up in a Music Loving family - from Motown to Rock to Singer/Songwriters.  In adult life, she fell in love with the Bluegrass and Folk Scene in Florida.  

Creator and Host of From The Mountains and Beyond, Mondays 4 - 6 pm

Troy Nichols Programmer

Host of Soul School with Troy Nichols

Von Cloedt Programmer

Von is a MidWest Boy from St. Louis, Missouri who's been in Florida since 2011.  He tapped in to our local Americana scene before he ever stepped foot in Florida. 

Von hosts Americana Rock Soundoff! on Mondays from 9-11 pm, playing the newest and best Americana Rock'n Roll from around the world.

Position: Staff
Annie Murphy
Staff

Annie helps at the station on a part-time basis with office work and other "off air" tasks that keep this amazing Volunteer Powered, Community Radio Station going.

David Beaton
Staff

WSLR Station Manager. Dave fell in love with radio when he was a board op in college.  He booked a punk club in Michigan, worked as a shipping clerk for Alligator Records in Chicago, deejayed at Phyllis's Musical Inn, owned and ran Leo's Lunch Room and started a video production company before moving to Florida to take care of his grandmother.  He taught film at Manatee Community College, co-founded Fogartyville Cafe in Bradenton and was a co-founder of WSLR.