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Margaret Wolf Freivogel

Editor

Margaret Wolf Freivogel mfreivogel@stlpublicradio.org

Margaret Wolf Freivogel is the Editor of St. Louis Public Radio. She was the founding editor of the St. Louis Beacon, a nonprofit news organization that merged with St. Louis Public Radio in 2013. A St. Louis native, Margie previously worked for 34 years at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as a reporter, Washington correspondent and assistant managing editor. She has received numerous awards for reporting as well as a lifetime achievement award from the St. Louis Press Club and the Missouri Medal of Honor from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Margie graduated from Kirkwood High School and Stanford University. She is married to William H. Freivogel. They have four grown children and seven grandchildren. Margie enjoys rowing and is a fan of chamber music.

Susan Hegger

Politics & Education Editor

Susan Hegger shegger@stlpublicradio.org

Susan Hegger comes to St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon as the politics and issues editor, a position she has held at the Beacon since it started in 2008. Previously, she was at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for 20 years. During that time, she was an editorial writer; the arts and entertainment editor; and finally the assistant managing editor for features overseeing the paper's entertainment, lifestyle and features sections. She also did stints as restaurant food critic and Washington reporter. Susan started her journalism career at The Riverfront Times, where she eventually became the editor. Susan graduated from Ursuline Academy and Washington University (in anthropology). Her passion is travel, and she is always planning her next adventure. Closer to home, she is also a dedicated runner, who can be found most days on the path in Forest Park.

Donna Korando

Arts & Culture, Voices Editor

Donna Korando dkorando@stlpublicradio.org

Donna Korando started work in journalism at SIU’s Daily Egyptian in 1968. She taught high school in Manitowoc, WI, and worked at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She was the copy editor and letters editor for the editorial page from 1973-77. As an editorial writer from 1977-87, she covered Illinois and city politics, education, agriculture, family issues and sub-Saharan Africa. When she was editor of the Commentary Page from 1987-2003, which won several awards from the Association of Opinion Page Editors. From 2003-07, she headed the features desk. She was a staff member of the St. Louis Beacon where she worked with features and commentary articles. In addition to a journalism degree from SIUC, Donna earned a master of studies in law from Yale Law School. Her son and daughter took to heart her advice to go away to college and live far from St. Louis. Two cats rule the house.

Shula Neuman

Science & Health, Innovation Editor

Shula Neuman sneuman@stlpublicradio.org

Shula Neuman has more than a decade of journalism experience as both a print and radio reporter. Shula comes to St. Louis Public Radio after working as an editor for NPR in Washington, D.C. She also reported on economic development for Cleveland’s public radio station and, before that, worked as a reporter and evening newscaster at St. Louis Public Radio. Yes, this is Shula’s second stint with St. Louis Public Radio. She says she just can’t stay away from her hometown because she’s tired of rooting for the Cardinals in absentia. Shula has a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University; an Executive M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis; and a bachelor’s from Reed College in Portland, OR. She claims she has no intention of going back to school again. Shula is an avid cyclist, canine enthusiast and compulsive baker (although she has yet to bake anything for dogs).

Kelsey Proud

Engagement Editor

Kelsey Proud kproud@stlpublicradio.org

Kelsey Proud is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where she earned a Convergence (Multimedia) Journalism degree. She has worked at PBS Interactive in Washington, D.C., MSN UK News in London and is a social media enthusiast. Kelsey feels journalism is truly a public service and hopes her work enhances community and reaches those who need information most. Though she's "from" Chicago, Kelsey has also lived in several different regions of the United States, including periods of time in North Carolina, Ohio, New Mexico and Illinois. Her extended family has roots in Boone and Audrain counties in Missouri, too. She is a wannabe chef and globe trekker, former competitive golfer and band-ie (trumpet), and honorary Missourian.

Bill Raack

Audio Editor

Bill Raack braack@stlpublicradio.org

Bill Raack has been in radio for over 30 years. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Kansas in 1983, he worked at commercial radio stations in Kansas and then Illinois. He moved to public radio in 1990, joining the staff of WILL-AM/FM in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, as a host/reporter and then as news director in 1993. He returned to his hometown of St. Louis in 1995 as the local host of St. Louis Public Radio's Morning Edition program and also served as a reporter/producer until 1998, when he was named news director. Bill and his wife Kim are proud parents of two public-radio-listening children.

Maria Altman

Innovation Reporter

Maria Altman maltman@stlpublicradio.org

Altman came to St. Louis Public Radio from Dallas where she hosted All Things Considered and reported north Texas news at KERA. Altman also spent several years in Illinois: first in Chicago where she interned at WBEZ; then as the Morning Edition host at WSIU in Carbondale; and finally in Springfield, where she earned her graduate degree and covered the legislature for Illinois Public Radio. A native Iowan, Altman earned her bachelors degree in journalism at the University of Iowa. She remains a devoted Hawkeye. In her free time, Altman likes hiking, swing dancing, and searching for the perfect diner.

Willis Ryder Arnold

Arts & Culture Reporter

Willis Ryder Arnold warnold@stlpublicradio.org

Willis Ryder Arnold is an Arts and Culture Reporter for St. Louis Public Radio. He has contributed to NPR affiliates, community stations, and nationally distributed radio programs as well as Aljazeera America, The New York Times blogs, La Journal de la Photographie, and LIT Magazine. He is a graduate of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and a recipient of the Society of Professional Journalist’s award for Radio In-Depth Reporting.

Emanuele Berry

Fellowship Reporter

Emanuele Berry eberry@stlpublicradio.org

Emanuele Berry is a 2012 graduate of Michigan State University and has been working as a talk show producer at WKAR Public Radio in Lansing since January 2013. Emanuele interned at National Public Radio, where she worked at the Arts and Information Desk. Her work has been recognized by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Radio Television Digital News Association and the Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

Durrie Bouscaren

Health and Science Reporter

Durrie Bouscaren dbouscaren@stlpublicradio.org

Durrie Bouscaren covers healthcare and medical research throughout the St. Louis metro area. She comes most recently from Iowa Public Radio’s newsroom in Des Moines, where she reported on floods, a propane shortage, and small-town defense contractors. Since catching the radio bug in college, Bouscaren has freelanced and interned at NPR member stations WRVO, WAER and KQED. Her work has aired on All Things Considered, KQED’s The California Report, and Harvest Public Media, a regional reporting collaborative..

Mary Delach Leonard

Health and Science Reporter

Mary Delach Leonard mdelachleonard@stlpublicradio.org

Mary Delach Leonard is a veteran journalist who joined the St. Louis Beacon staff in April 2008 after a 17-year career at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where she was a reporter and an editor in the features section. Her work has been cited for awards by the Missouri Associated Press Managing Editors, the Missouri Press Association and the Illinois Press Association. In 2010, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis honored her with a Spirit of Justice Award in recognition of her work on the housing crisis. Leonard began her newspaper career at the Belleville News-Democrat after earning a degree in mass communications from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, where she now serves as an adjunct faculty member. She is partial to pomeranians and Cardinals.

Nancy Fowler

Arts & Culture Reporter

Nancy Fowler nfowler@stlpublicradio.org

Nancy Fowler is a veteran journalist with 28 years of experience in print, online and broadcast media. Her passions include the arts, social justice and the intersection of the two. She has been known to employ unconventional methods to get the story -- or the job. During college, she pursued her first professional position by hollowing out a hardback book and filling it with a resume audiotape that opened with the "Mission Impossible" theme. It instructed the news director to track down and hire this diamond in the rough, and ended with a warning that it would self-destruct. He accepted the mission. Throughout her career and today, the polishing continues as the field of journalism reinvents itself.

Marshall Griffin

Statehouse Reporter

Marshall Griffin mgriffin@stlpublicradio.org

Marshall Griffin is a native of Mississippi and proud alumnus of Ole Miss. He's been in radio for over 20 years, and his big break in news came from the invasion of Panama in 1989. Marshall was working the graveyard shift at a rock station, and began ripping news bulletins off an AP teletype and reading updates between songs. From there his radio career turned toward news reporting and anchoring. In 1999, he became the capital bureau chief for Florida's Radio Networks, and in 2003 he became News Director at WFSU-FM/Florida Public Radio. During his time in Tallahassee he covered four hurricanes, the Terri Schiavo saga, and the 2000 presidential recount. Before coming to Missouri, he enjoyed a brief stint reporting and anchoring for WWNC-AM in Asheville, NC. Marshall lives in Jefferson City with his wife, Julie, their dogs, Max and Liberty Belle, and their cat, Honey.

Jim Howard

Washington Correspondent

Jim Howard jhoward@stlpublicradio.org

Howard covers news from Washington, D.C., of importance to the St. Louis region. His beat includes following the legislative activities of area lawmakers on Capitol Hill as well as developments from The White House, Supreme Court and numerous federal agencies and departments. Prior to joining St. Louis Public Radio, he was a longtime newscaster and producer at NPR in Washington. Howard also has deep roots in the Midwest. Earlier in his career, he was statehouse bureau chief for Illinois Public Radio, where he directed news coverage of state government and politics for a 13-station network.

Véronique LaCapra

Science Reporter

Véronique LaCapra vlacapra@stlpublicradio.org

Véronique LaCapra first caught the radio bug while writing commentaries for NPR affiliate WAMU in Washington, D.C. After producing her first audio pieces at the Duke Center for Documentary Studies in N.C., she was hooked! She has done ecological research in the Brazilian Pantanal; regulated pesticides for the Environmental Protection Agency in Arlington, Va.; been a freelance writer and volunteer in South Africa; and contributed radio features to the Voice of America in Washington, D.C. She earned a Ph.D. in ecosystem ecology from the University of California in Santa Barbara, and a B.A. in environmental policy and biology from Cornell. LaCapra grew up in Cambridge, Mass., and in her mother’s home town of Auxerre, France.

Rachel Lippmann

Justice Reporter

Rachel Lippmann rlippmann@stlpublicradio.org

Lippmann returns to her native St. Louis after spending two years covering state government in Lansing, Michigan. She earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and followed (though not directly) in Maria Altman's footsteps in Springfield, also earning her graduate degree in public affairs reporting. She's also done reporting stints in Detroit, Michigan and Austin, Texas. Rachel likes to fill her free time with good books, good friends, good food, and good baseball.

Tim Lloyd

Education Reporter

Tim Lloyd tlloyd@stlpublicradio.org

Tim Lloyd grew up north of Kansas City and holds a masters degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia. Prior to joining St. Louis Public Radio, he launched digital reporting efforts for Harvest Public Media, a Corporation for Public Broadcasting funded collaboration between Midwestern NPR member stations that focuses on agriculture and food issues. His stories have aired on a variety of stations and shows including Morning Edition, Marketplace, KCUR, KPR, IPR, NET, WFIU. In 2010 he received the national Debakey Journalism Award and in 2009 he won a Missouri Press Association award for Best News Feature.

Jo Mannies

Political Reporter

Jo Mannies jmannies@stlpublicradio.org

Jo Mannies has been covering Missouri politics and government for almost 40 years, much of that time as a reporter and columnist at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She was the first woman to cover St. Louis City Hall, was the paper’s second woman sportswriter in its history, and spent 4 years in the D.C. bureau. She joined the Beacon in 2009. She has won several local, regional and national awards, and has covered every president since Carter. She scared fellow first-graders in the late 50s when she showed them how close Alaska was to Russia and met Richard M. Nixon when she was in high school. She graduated from Valparaiso University in northwest IN, and was the daughter of a basketball coach. She is married and has two children, both lawyers. She’s a history/ movie buff, cultivates a massive flower garden, and bakes banana bread regularly for her colleagues.

Innovation Reporter

Jason Rosenbaum jrosenbaum@stlpublicradio.org

Since entering the world of professional journalism in the mid-2000s, Jason Rosenbaum dove head first into the world of politics, policy and even rock and roll music. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Rosenbaum spent more than 4 years in the Missouri State Capitol writing for the Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri Lawyers Media and the St. Louis Beacon. Since moving to St. Louis in 2010, his work has appeared in Missouri Lawyers Media, the St. Louis Business Journal and in the Riverfront Times' music section. Rosenbaum lives in St. Louis City with with his wife Lauren Todd, an engineering librarian at Washington University.

Dale Singer

Education Reporter

Dale Singer dsinger@stlpublicradio.org

Dale Singer began his career in professional journalism in 1969 by talking his way into a summer vacation replacement job at the now-defunct United Press International bureau in St. Louis; he later joined UPI full-time in 1972. Eight years later, he moved to the Post-Dispatch, where for the next 28-plus years he was a business reporter and editor, a Metro reporter specializing in education, assistant editor of the Editorial Page and finally news editor of the newspaper's website. In September of 2008, he joined the staff of the Beacon, where he reported primarily on education. In addition practicing journalism, Dale has been an adjunct professor at University College at Washington U. He and his wife live in west St. Louis County with their spoiled Bichon, Teddy.

Joseph Leahy

Afternoon Newscaster

Joseph Leahy jleahy@stlpublicradio.org

Leahy anchors St. Louis Public Radio's weekday afternoon newscasts and produces news on local and regional issues. He previously produced and reported news for WERS 88.9 FM in Boston and is a former correspondent for the Boston Globe’s online news section, "Your Town." He holds a master's degree in print and multimedia journalism from Emerson College in Boston. Born in Kansas City, Mo., Joseph grew up migrating almost annually with his family between two disparate homes: rural Missouri and sprawling Los Angeles. He attended the University of California before transferring to the University of Missouri to complete a bachelor's degree in English.

Stephanie Lecci

Newscast Producer

Stephanie Lecci slecci@stlpublicradio.org

Stephanie Lecci comes to St. Louis Public Radio from WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio, where she was coordinating and web producer of the news magazine show, "Lake Effect." Her previous radio experience includes freelance producing and reporting for WBEZ Chicago Public Radio and serving as associate producer for the nationally syndicated political radio show, "Beyond the Beltway with Bruce DuMont." Stephanie hails from Long Island, N.Y., and graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Camille Phillips

Weekend Newscaster

Camille Phillips cphillips@stlpublicradio.org

Camille Phillips began working for St. Louis Public Radio in July 2013 as the online producer for the talk shows. She grew up in southwest Missouri and has a Master’s degree from the Missouri School of Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia. Camille has also worked at public radio stations in Columbia, Mo. and Kansas City, Mo. As an intern for Harvest Public Media her work aired on KCUR, KBIA, NET Nebraska, Kansas Public Radio and Iowa Public Radio. In her free time, Camille enjoys reading, dance, hiking and canoeing. She was drawn to journalism as a profession by a passion for hearing different perspectives and a desire to provide a platform for conversation.

Wayne Pratt

Morning Newscaster

Wayne Pratt wpratt@stlpublicradio.org

Wayne Pratt is a veteran journalist who has made stops at radio stations, wire services and websites throughout North America. He comes to St. Louis Public Radio from Indianapolis, where he was Assistant Managing Editor at www.insideindianabusiness.com. Wayne also launched a local news operation at NPR member station WBAA in West Lafayette, Indiana and spent time as a correspondent for a network of more than 800 stations. His career has included positions in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Toronto, Ontario and Phoenix, Arizona. Wayne grew up near Ottawa, Ontario and moved to the United States in the mid-90s on a dare. Soon after, he met his wife and has been in the U.S. ever since.

Mary Edwards

Senior Talk Show Producer & St. Louis Symphony Producer

Mary Edwards medwards@stlpublicradio.org

Mary Edwards came to St. Louis Public Radio in 1974, just after finishing her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She has served the station in a number of capacities over the years, and is currently Senior Producer of St. Louis Public Radio’s two local talk/call-in shows, “St. Louis on the Air” and “Cityscape,” and producer of the live Saturday night broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony. Mary also teaches an undergraduate class in radio production at Webster University. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the flute, participating in various music activities at her church, and water skiing.

Alex Heuer

Talk Show Producer

Alex Heuer aheuer@stlpublicradio.org

Alex Heuer joined St. Louis Public Radio in 2012 and is a producer of St. Louis on the Air and Cityscape. Alex grew up in the St. Louis area. He began his public radio career as a student reporter in Macomb, Ill. and then spent about four years as a reporter and producer at Iowa Public Radio. Alex graduated summa cum laude from Western Illinois University and is currently a graduate student at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He has won local and national awards and his stories have been featured nationally on NPR. Alex enjoys running, sailing, craft beer, locally-owned restaurants and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Don Marsh

St. Louis on the Air Host

Don Marsh

Don Marsh has extensive and broad media experience, with a career beginning in 1959. Starting as a managing editor for a small magazine in New Jersey, he went on to become a radio news writer in Germany; an Eastern European correspondent and bureau chief for the American Forces Network; news director at WJZ-TV in Baltimore; anchorman/political specialist reporter/producer at KTVI-TV in St. Louis; a talk show host for KMOX radio; an anchorman for KDNL-TV; and a producer of training videos for law enforcement. He began as host of St. Louis Public Radio’s St. Louis on the Air in September 2005. His many professional awards include 12 Regional Emmy Awards, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Steve Potter

Afternoon Host & Cityscape Host

Steve Potter

Steve Potter began his radio career at the NPR affiliate at Missouri State University, where he was the local news anchor for Morning Edition. After that he worked either as a news anchor or talk show host on several commercial stations before "coming home" to public radio at St. Louis Public Radio in 2001. Steve can be heard weekday afternoons on St. Louis Public Radio and hosts St. Louis Public Radio’s local arts program Cityscape on Fridays. He is also a program host on STL-TV.

Brent Jones

Data Visual Specialist

Brent Jones bjones@stlpublicradio.org

Brent Jones is a journalist who works with data and design. He joined the St. Louis Beacon after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2007. In the past five years, he has shot photos of the Pevely Dairy fire and flooding in Cairo, Ill.; compiled data on St. Louis' hottest days and whitest Christmases; edited a 30-minute video on music in Iraq; designed a 150+ page ebook; and produced audio from an improv show and more than 100 Beacon Roundtables. Jones lives in St. Louis, where he has completed a half- and full marathon and sings in a 16-member a capella madrigal ensemble.

Linda Lockhart

Outreach Specialist

Linda Lockhart llockhart@stlpublicradio.org

Outreach specialist Linda Lockhart has been telling stories for most of her life. A graduate of the University of Missouri's School of Journalism, she has worked at several newspapers around the Midwest, including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, as a reporter, copy editor, make-up editor, night city editor, wire editor, Metro Section editor, and editorial writer. She served the St. Louis Beacon as analyst for the Public Insight Network, which is a product of Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media that helps connect journalists with news sources. She is a St. Louis native and lives in Kirkwood.

Sally Altman

Manager, Community Partnerships

Sally Altman saltman@stlpublicradio.org

Sally was the health, science and innovation editor at the St. Louis Beacon. Prior to her work at the Beacon, Sally worked in the health care field for more 30 years. She has consulted with Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, physicians, insurance companies and nonprofit educational organizations. Her work has included strategic analysis and planning, legislative analysis, health network design and contract negotiations for health care services and fees. Sally has a Master in Public Health degree from The University of Michigan. She is married to Richard Weiss and has three grown daughters who have moved to the mountains or to warmer climes. Sally and Dick visit them as often as possible.

Wendy Todd

Social Media Coordinator

Wendy Todd wtodd@stlpublicradio.org

Wendy Todd joined St. Louis Public Radio in 2014. She provides the social media coverage for The Listening Project, an initiative funded by a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health that explores health, education and socioeconomic disparities in St. Louis and St. Louis County. She began her media career in New York as a blogger, freelance writer and social media professional. A graduate of University of California in Santa Barbara, her work has appeared in national and local outlets, including Ebony.com, The Huffington Post, St. Louis American, St. Louis Magazine, and Sundance Channel among others, covering culture, media and entertainment.

Jim Althoff

Alternate Host

Jim Althoff

Jim Althoff fills in for Geri Mitchell and Steve Potter when the need arises. Jim is a life-long radio guy. He's done jazz in San Francisco, classical music here in St. Louis and many years of talk radio in between--in San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Milwaukee and St. Louis. Married to Andee for almost 25 years, he is the proud father of two sons, Harry, a senior at Truman State University, and Daniel, a Parkway high school student. In between his gigs with St. Louis Public Radio and the classical station, Jim works as a substitute teacher in the Parkway district and does a little writing. He's long been a fan of public radio and is delighted to be associated with NPR, PRI and the other providers through St. Louis Public Radio.

Jeff Franklin

Weekend Announcer

Jeff Franklin

Jeff Franklin has 14 years in public radio at WUSF in Tampa, where he worked as an announcer, board operator and host of All Night Jazz and Jazz Focus. He studied History and English at Ball State in Muncie, is a U.S. Army veteran, and moved to St. Louis in 2013 to be closer to his two children who live and work in the area. He enjoys bicycling, Renaissance fairs, reading Science Fiction and relishing the bliss of all music, especially jazz.

Charlie McDonald

Weekend Announcer

Charlie McDonald

Charlie McDonald made his radio debut in Southeast New Mexico as an announcer. Over the years he worked for stations in Nebraska, Kansas, Cape Girardeau, MO, and Columbia, IL before settling in St. Louis. Charlie has been an announcer, producer, audio engineer and news-person for a variety of stations, and stays active with the occasional voice-over or audio recording project. He also teaches students with special needs ranging from Kindergarten to High School age. He earned a Master’s Degree in Special Education from UMSL in 2012. He is currently employed by Special School District of St. Louis and taught for a private school for Autism. Prior to joining our station as a weekend announcer, he worked for 11 years as a show host, audio engineer and producer for KFUO (Classic 99) FM and AM. Charlie’s lovely wife June tolerates his free-time activities (to a point!), which include playing guitar and keyboards, and dabbling with home recording.

Geri Mitchell

Morning Host

Geri Mitchell

Geri Mitchell is a 20+ year radio veteran, beginning her career at the age of 18 at 88.7 FM WSIE radio in Edwardsville, IL. With three years of radio experience, she graduated with a BS in mass communications. After employment at KETC as a producer, Geri longed to return to radio and in1992 she landed a job with KUSA radio where she worked as an announcer and board operator. She was later hired by KSD-AM as a board operator for CNN simulcast news programming. Geri later produced weekend programs at KMOX 1120 AM. She was promoted to sr. producer for former Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr.’s radio show, What’s Goin’ On, which aired on KSD-AM. In 2004, she produced and hosted Insight on St. Louis, a weekly talk program, which focused on the issues surrounding the metropolitan STL area. Geri’s love for public radio has brought her to KWMU 90.7 as a morning host where she can be heard during such programs as Morning Edition and The Diane Rehm Show. She is an MBA graduate from the University of Phoenix and freelance writer and published editor.

Greg Munteanu

Mid-Day Host

Greg Munteanu

Greg Munteanu is the mid-day host at Saint Louis Public Radio. Greg obtained his degree in audio production from Webster University in Saint Louis, where he hosted a Grateful Dead themed show on The Galaxy, a student-run radio station. A loyal listener for many years, he has been involved with Saint Louis Public Radio as an intern and volunteer since 2010; you may have heard his name mentioned on Saint Louis on the Air, where he has helped with production and served as board operator. Greg cooks, teaches guitar, gardens, and records lots of music when he is not at the station's helm.

Dennis Owsley

Jazz Unlimited Host

Dennis Owsley

Dennis Owsley has broadcast a weekly jazz show for St. Louis Public Radio since April 1983. He holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and is a retired Monsanto Senior Science Fellow and college teacher. His show, Jazz Unlimited, airs every Sunday from 9:00 p.m. to midnight. The show has the largest jazz audience in St. Louis and was named "Best Jazz Radio Show" in St. Louis for the years 2005-2007 and 2009 by the Riverfront Times. In celebration of his 25 years on the air, January 24, 2008 was proclaimed "Dennis Owsley Day" in the City of St. Louis. He is the 2010 winner of the St. Louis Public Radio Millard S. Cohen Lifetime Achievement Award. Dennis is also a noted photographer, and his exhibit, In the Moment: Photographs of Jazz Musicians, ran from September 23, 2005 to January 21, 2006 at the Sheldon Art Gallery. He is a lifetime student of jazz history and teaches short courses on the subject. Dennis is the author of the award-winning book "City of Gabriels: The History of Jazz in St. Louis 1985-1973", published in 2006

Steve Potter

Afternoon Host & Cityscape Host

Steve Potter

Steve Potter began his radio career at the NPR affiliate at Missouri State University, where he was the local news anchor for Morning Edition. After that he worked either as a news anchor or talk show host on several commercial stations before "coming home" to public radio at St. Louis Public Radio in 2001. Steve can be heard weekday afternoons on St. Louis Public Radio and hosts St. Louis Public Radio’s local arts program Cityscape on Fridays. He is also a program host on STL-TV.

Gerry Rohde

Evening Host

Gerry Rohde

Gerry Rohde became radioactive in his hometown of Bremen, Germany, during the Reagan administration’s first year. After his move to St. Louis in 1983, Gerry resumed his radioactivity with St. Louis Public Radio in 1985 as a weekend jazz host. Since then, and following a news internship in 1987, he has hosted a variety of programs, including classical music. He began his current role as St. Louis Public Radio’s weeknight evening host in 1996. Gerry has spent so much time with the station that he is in the beginning stages of emitting public radio waves himself.