All KUNR Staff


KUNR On-Air Staff

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    Danna O'Connor

    Morning Host
    Danna is a native Nevadan, born in Elko and raised in Winnemucca. She has 27 years in the broadcasting business, starting in commercial radio right after high school, but preferring the public radio atmosphere.

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    Tom Strekal

    Weekend Host
    Tom is the Saturday morning local host. He has performed onstage for area theater companies over the past two decades. A dedicated listener and supporter of KUNR since moving to Nevada in the early 1980s.

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    Jordan Mitchell

    Weekend Host
    Jordan began as a volunteer at Reno Public Radio when he moved to the area in May 2009. He became a weekend host in 2010. He graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism with an emphasis in electronic media from Utah State University.

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    Will Stone

    Will is thrilled to be reporting and delivering the news for KUNR. An East Coast transplant, he's worked at NPR stations in Philadelphia, New York and most recently Connecticut.

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    Esther Ciammachilli

    Esther began her career with KUNR this March having started her radio career in 2011. She has studied broadcast journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno Reynolds School of Journalism and is a self-proclaimed news junkie.

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    Michelle Bliss

    Michelle moved to the silver state from North Carolina where she led the award-winning public radio newsroom in Wilmington.

Show Hosts

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    Bob Carroll

    Bob Carroll has continued as a Nevada broadcasting treasure for more than 50 years. He hosts "Music of America" (Wed. 7-9 pm) and "Club 88" (Sun. 6-8 pm). Bob was inducted into the first Nevada Broadcasters Association in 1997.

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    Jim Burke

    Host of Jimbo's Juke Joint & Acoustic Roadhouse Cafe
    Jim Burke has volunteered as a program host at KUNR from his humble beginnings with "Folk, Bluegrass and Beyond" in 1990, to the latest reincarnation, "Jimbo's Juke Joint," beginning in 2002. The program airs Saturdays from 1-3 pm.

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    Don "Dondo" Darue

    Host of The Risky Biscuit Hayseed Hoot
    After 19 years on commercial radio, the Risky Biscuit Hayseed Hoot joined KUNR in May 2010. It's a mix of fun and insurgent Americana: country, folk, bluegrass, singer-songwriter, twang, spoken word, humor, and young old-timers, on Saturday, 11 am - 1 pm.

Contributing Voices

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    Cheryl Erwin

    Parenting Commentator, Tuesday mornings
    Cheryl Erwin is a licensed marriage and family therapist and author who has had a private practice working with children, teens, couples, and individuals in the Reno/Sparks area for 20 years. Her parenting commentaries air Tuesdays at 5:35 and 7:35 am.

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    Robin Holabird

    Friday morning film reviewer/commentator
    Robin Holabird reviews movies for KUNR. A former radio news reporter, Robin appreciates the KUNR format explores stories in depth. Robin's reviews have aired on KUNR for more than 30 years. You can hear them each Friday morning at 5:35 and 7:35.

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    Dr. Rebecca Jankovich

    Thursday morning Relationship Commentator
    Dr. Jankovich has worked as a psychologist since 1974. She works with a range of problems including relationships, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, grief, trauma, and struggles with life transitions. Her commentaries air Thursdays at 5:35 and 7:35 am

Management & Business Staff

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    David Stipech

    General Manager
    David joined KUNR in 2005 and has served as GM since 2006. He encourages others to pursue their passions and make a difference with their lives. His radio commentaries on the heart-and-soul issues of life can be heard Mondays at 5:35 and 7:35 am.

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    Theresa Reilly

    Business Sponsorships
    Theresa works with businesses and non-profits to provide support for the station. She previously worked in marketing and sales in the California wine industry. She is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara, with degrees in history and business economics.

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    Albert "AJ" Kenneson

    Office Manager / Program Officer
    Albert, or AJ, began with KUNR in November 2010. He received an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 2007. He's a welcome new addition to the KUNR team.

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    Stefanie Givens

    Director of Development
    Stefanie joined KUNR in August 2012 as Director of Development. Before joining us Stefanie was a long time listener and supporter of Reno Public Radio and is now an integral member of the team.