Wally Bowen has had a lifelong passion for music and the ownership and operation of a small music store in Yerington, Nevada, which expanded his musical interests beyond his early influences of 60’s folk, rock and country rock. In 2008, Wally was asked to host a music show for the local radio station, KSVL. He named it “What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been”. He also hosted another show called “The KSVL Music Hour”, which features a different artist or group. Wally and his wife, Lisa moved to Oregon in 2014. Wally joined KOCF in the summer of 2015, bringing his shows to local audiences. He is proud to host his 2 shows on KOCF, “What a Long Strange Trip it’s Been” and “The KOCF Music Hour”.
Andy Goldfinger has a long musical history on and off the air. AG has been fortunate to interview the likes of Graham Nash, Ian Anderson, Vince Herman, Joe Bonamassa, Paul Barrere (Little Feat) and David Lindley just to name a few. AG spent most of the 1980s at KCSN FM in Los Angeles hosting the critically acclaimed Valley Rock Shift. He has been involved with several charities through the years, producing shows for the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association, Richie Hayward Benefit II, as well as hosting the Merry Minstrel Circus and Holiday Gathering at the Troubadour in Hollywood to benefit L.A. high school students and the Tazzy dog rescue fund. In 2017 AG became Program Director at KOCF in addition to hosting Music Gumbo Monday & Friday at 6pm. It’s all the colors of the rainbow. Each show is a veritable potpourri of musical comestibles. AG also hosts the Jazz Café Wednesday at 4pm LIVE from Whirled Pies in Downtown Eugene.
Randy Painter has been the control room operator for Lane Community College’s cable TV channel since the late-1980s. He has a background in audio production in both the field and studio. His radio experience comes mostly from a hobby, “DXing,” the art of receiving long distance stations. He has been building mix tapes and CDs for decades. Randy also “gets his kicks” on old highways and quirky roadside attractions. His show, “Radio Archive,” is derived from mostly unedited vintage recordings of music radio, the kind most of us grew up with. It’s “old time radio” for boomers.
Marshall Peter, a 4-year horse in the KOCF stable, has loved playing music for friends ever since high school and was always expected to provide the soundtrack for events ranging from the typical to the truly dissociative. His musical tastes and collection are all over the place with a strong representation of blues, garage bands, psychedelia, oddities, soul, and jazz. His show, “Jumpin’ In and Out of the Blues”, dials in precision strikes from this eclectic mishmash to deliver consistent aural pleasure. Marshall, the founder and Ooh Papa Dida of Falafelism in the early days of the Oregon Country Fair, enjoys disc golf and community activism when he’s not planted in front of a microphone or soaking up great live music.
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Jim Petty (Jay Dee) has a love of radio broadcasting and what it can do that has eclipsed his life. He was the first student to sign up and obtained a 1st Phone License at the Portland “Ron Bailey School of Broadcast. During school he worked at KUPL in Portland and then a three year gig at an AM station in the upper Willamette Valley. Unable to get a radio job in Boise Jim took a job at a bank that was supposed to last about three months and ended up spending 30 years in the finance industry and retired.
Then he met this crazy man (Wally Bowen, The KOCF Music Hour) who was helping start a community radio station ( KOCF-FM) . Jim asked if he could do a show on the music of his life and Wally said sure, send me a sample. Jim did and that’s how “Play It Again” came about.
RC “Chris” Stilwell did his first radio show at a student station when he was 14. Several years later he attended the Ron Bailey School of Broadcasting in San Francisco, and began as a volunteer at KPOO. He then worked at KERR Salinas for a few months, then secured a regular job at KTIM in San Rafael from 1972- 1974. After moving home to the Eugene area in 1976, he did short stints at country KEED, and sales at KZEL. In the early 90s he teamed up with Gerry Kemp to do The Vetshow on KAVE. A resident of the Fern Ridge area since 1979, he volunteered for KOCF to play the kind of “Free Form” radio that made FM popular in the ’60s. He considers it an honor to be working with the talented, dedicated air & support staff of the station, and to serve the various segments of this area he loves.
Stu Burgess grew up in West Eugene and went to Churchill, then went to Southern Oregon University. He is graduate of KRVM and Jefferson Public Radio and has a degree in communications. Stu has taught at Elmira High School on and off since the early 2000s. He is a strong believer that student produced broadcasting is one of the most creative and unfolding processes a teacher can be involved in. So, as a teacher, he created a low power radio station and student run cable channel at Glendale High School, in southern Oregon were he worked for 10 years. After returning to Elmira HS he created a radio class and is working with students daily to teach them broadcasting. Falcon Radio is on the air five days a week. Besides his involvement with teaching high school students radio Stu produces two radio shows each week. The Golden Days of Radio, a look back at the early days of radio and Country Comfort, contemporary country music at its best!
Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. Our reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world’s most pressing issues. On Democracy Now!, you’ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events.
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Highway 62, hosted by Markis:
Great music comes from many directions and that’s why I hope to add in the bringing of “Genre-free radio” to the attention of many folks. The Highway 62 musical trip will consist of a combination of Newer & Older, Mellow & Loud, Joyful & Sad. Kinda like Life itself.
“Feeling the music” is a big part of me and to be able to share that is what I’m aimin to do!
Blue Suede Connection is hosted by lifelong Elvis fans, Daniel Hawthorne and Patricia Garber. The show offers a weekly two-hour Graceland adventure celebrating Elvis’ music and his lasting impact on popular music. Co-hosts Daniel and Patricia bring their charismatic fun to the program and mix up the music with weekly themed shows such as Elvis Gospel, Beach Party Elvis, 50’s Sock Hop and more.
Climate Connections is hosted by Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, with original reporting from a national network of environmental reporters and researchers, and with audio production and distribution by ChavoBart Digital Media.
The program informs a national radio audience how climate change is already impacting our lives and values as well as “solution stories” about what diverse people and organizations are doing to reduce carbon pollution and increase resilience to climate impacts. The series “connects the dots” between climate change and energy, extreme weather, public health, food and water, jobs and the economy, national security, the creative arts, and religious and moral values, among other themes.
Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minutes, which include health, science and wellness information, are delivered five days a week. Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon Tom Shives, M.D. has hosted the program for more than 25 years. He and co-host Tracy McCray, a 26-year radio veteran, educate and enlighten audiences every week.
JIM HIGHTOWER, America’s most popular populist, writes the Lowdown newsletter and commentaries. He is a best-selling author, public speaker, and political sparkplug who learned from his daddy, W. F. Hightower, that “Everybody does better when everybody does better.” Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner (which put him square in the crosshairs of corporate agribusiness), he has long chronicled the ongoing democratic struggles by America’s ordinary people against rule by its plutocratic elites.
Community Calendar, Presented by Lisa Bowen began in radio at KSVL in Yerington, Nevada in 2010 by writing and hosting the KSVL Community Calendar. She joined KOCF as the host of the KOCF Community Calendar in 2015. She edits the script provided by Fern Ridge’s community liaison, Bob “Mouseman” McCartney. Lisa is the voice of many of KOCF’s station ID’s, Promos and Underwriting spots.
The KOCF Community Calendar airs Mon-Fri at 7am, noon and 4pm announcing events of interest in the Fern Ridge and greater Eugene-Springfield-Junction City communities. Just submit your event two weeks in advance to our website KOCF.org/community-calendar. Check our website for guidelines and include a contact phone number when submitting your event.