Announcer and Staff Biographies

Good bye Jane

Born in Phoenix Sterling is a published poet and songwriter who has written music scores for film as well as stage productions. He began playing the violin at age three and was the winner of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra's Young Persons Musical Talent Auditions in 1968, was a member of the Phoenix Symphonette, The Phoenix Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Phoenix Boys Choir.

Linda Cassidy is a veteran broadcaster with 25 years in the industry. You may recognize her voice, which is featured in radio and television commercials nationwide.

“I am excited and delighted to be working alongside the exceptional talent at K-BACH,” said Cassidy, who will be serving as an on-air host weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Critic Chris Curcio has been writing about the theater and performing arts since 1968. His reviews and articles have appeared in "Arizona Foothills" magazine, "The Arizona Republic," "In Theater" magazine, "Variety" and the "San Jose Mercury-News."

The newest addition to K-BACH’s on air team began his career in radio while a junior music major at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO at KCME 88.7 FM. After graduating in 2007, Joe began work as a classical music host and producer for Vermont Public Radio. In addition to his announcing duties at K-BACH, he currently he serves as the Music Director for WFIU 103.7 FM in Bloomington, Indiana.

Randy Kinkel believes that we all need a little art in our lives! That's why he's so passionate about the Music he shares with you on KBACH. He's proud to be a Longtime Phoenician and KBAQ Veteran--one of the KBACH "Pioneers" who first signed on the station in 1993. He keeps you company Saturdays 2-8 and Sundays 10-4.

Duart Martin

Duart has announced classical music for public radio listeners in Arizona since 1987. She is a contributing writer for Central Sound at Eight, a part of Arizona PBS, and host of ASU in Concert. She also operates the control room at Sun Sounds of Arizona, the radio reading service for the blind and visually impaired. In 2012 she received the Gold Microphone award as Volunteer of the Year at Sun Sounds of Arizona.

Janine began studying the oboe at age 10 and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia on a full music scholarship. However, she caught the radio bug by volunteering at the classical station, KBIA and received her degree in Radio-TV-Film with a minor in music.

Brian became a fan of public radio at about the same time he picked up a trumpet at age ten in his home town of Atlanta, Georgia. In high school, he added music theory study in attending the Georgia Academy of Music. Brian enlisted in the U. S. Air Force following graduation, playing trumpet in basic training. His military time cut short following a back injury, he was soon playing in college ensembles at Georgia State University as well as a community concert band.

Jon has been a long-time supporter of the arts community in Phoenix, with years of membership at the Phoenix Art Museum and regularly attendance at performances by Arizona Theatre Company and Phoenix Theater. He has also served on the board of the Phoenix Center, a non-profit arts organization in central Phoenix.