People

  • Morning Edition Host/Reporter

    Austin grew up in Cortez and hosted a show on KSJD when he was 10 years old. Since graduating from Montezuma-Cortez High School in 2010, he has lived in Belgium, Ohio, Spain, and northern Wyoming before returning to the Cortez area. He enjoys...

  • Barbara always loved books and reading and especially enjoys reading to young children. She's been helping Laura McHenry, the children's librarian for the Cortez Public Library, for four or five years with Thursday story time. Now they do the...

  • Brett Pejsa, “Guitarist at Large”, is a barefoot finger-picking musical community of one. He has surrendered himself to“Brett-ify” every song he touches: Uncle Jerry and the Grateful Dead mixed with Rocky Mountain Jeep Cowboy and a splash of...

  • A recent returnee to Mancos and Montezuma County and on to my third stints as a DJ.  I enjoy putting together what I hope are interesting blends of music from a wide range of genres and periods with a few twists and turns.  Something the...

  • Caitlin loves Celtic music of all shapes and sizes, visits Ireland every chance she gets, reads Irish + Scottish Folklore, history, poetry, and comes from a long line of Wild Irish and Highland men and women.

  • After several hard years in the circus, Cannonball dedicated his life to the pursuit of musical variety and discovery of the best in new music. His path has led him through jazz, soul, funk, R&B, rock, folk, reggae, and electronica, and his...

  • Chandrika had been a great fan of public radio since 1985, when she began cohosting a show on healthcare on KXCI in Tucson Arizona. In addition to Journey to the East she also cohosts a morning news show on the Zine, called "Pandora's Box ", a...

  • Cheyenne McCoy graduated from Colorado State University in 2015, where she was a DJ for 4 years and a Music Director for 2 years at the campus radio station. She has a soft spot for bad indie singers, fuzzy electric guitars, and exchanging...

  • Dave Hart is the host of "Conversations With Dave" on KSJD and works as the Health Program Director at the Piñon Project Family Resource Center in Cortez, Colorado.

  • Debie was born and raised in Cortez.  She later left to discover the world and then returned to the best kept secret in Colorado in 2006.  She is retired from gainful employment and spends time with her honey bees and photography and lives up...

  • To DJ GT, KSJD is about connecting to the community in a rare way that is meaningful and fun. It's about being part of a great radio station that cares about the people and places all over our region. It's about sharing her music once a week...

  • Host of Radio Free Entropy, on KSJD from 8-10pm on Thursday nights.

  • DJ Theo started as a volunteer disk jockey in Carbondale Colorado. Being more of a desert rat than a skier he sought a more perfect place to live. He found the mountain biking in Cortez to be outstanding and while returning from a ride he heard...

  • Michael McAllister (aka DJ Z Ride) has been deeply involved in music for over 30 years.  He earned his BA in Music from The University of North Texas (Cum Laude '94), and upon graduation, embarked on a career in teaching and performance. ...

  • Doc's first involvement with radio was as a teenager (a long time ago)on local radio in Ithaca, New York. As a musician, playing and listening to music has always been a big part of Doc's life. As a long time public radio supporter, Doc is ...

  • The EngiNerd loves science, and he wants to answer questions that you haven't even asked yet.

  • After being assigned to the body of a local of Montezuma County - lovingly referred to as the “Partha district,” in the Golgigi block of the Nebza sector - the alien DJ/ethnomusicologist, Evening Riser, began his(her?) job documenting the World...

  • Gail Binkly is a career journalist who has worked for the Colorado Springs Gazette and Cortez Journal. She is currently a freelance writer as well as the the editor of the Four Corners Free Press, based in Cortez.

  • There's great music out there in the world, and I aim to listen to all of it.

  • Gracie, otherwise known as Sara, is a Mother, poet, and Orthodox Jew. She gratefully joins Chandrika and DJ Theo in the world music genre of Global Journey and Beyond, formerly Journey to the East. With an education in anthropology, and having...

  • Gunnar Björnssøn was likely a Viking settler in a past life, but in this current existence settles in the upbeat tempos and melodic rock beats of punk, ska, and more eccentric flavors of metal. He began his punk and ska journey at the young age...

  • Growing up listening to Bob Wills, Hank Williams, and Patsy Cline and going to her first Honky Tonk, The Trio Club in Mingus, Texas at eleven, Jamie Hoover comes by her love for American Roots Music naturally. As a volunteer programmer since...

  • Executive Director
  • Joanie Trussel is a counselor and psychotherapist at The Heart Path House in Cortez.   She is very interested in the connection between mental health and what is occurring in our physical environment and is always looking for new stories for...

  • Kellie Pettyjohn is owner/operator of The Wily Carrot, a small, organic vegetable farm and co-owner of the new Mancos Valley CSA.  Prior to farming, she dabbled in homeland security, international conservation and Antarctic janitorial services....

  • Kevin has been a DJ at KSJD for at least 10 years, but only he knows for sure. He is the station's premiere substitute DJ, and now covers regularly on The Ruby Wheeler Show, Thursday afternoons from 1-3pm.

  • Laura McHenry is the children's librarian for the Cortez Public Library, and co-hosts the "Library on the Go!" show on KSJD on Sunday afternoons.

  • Prone to adventure, Laurie can be found exploring foreign lands, hiking around the Southwest, creating fiber art, teaching, and “belting out” an occasional show tune or 70’s schlock.

  • Lung Moon is an alien farmer.
    On his home planet Tib Neeg, the only way to make plants grow is to DJ for them.
    He specializes in crop rotating Albashar, Gizakiak and Ihmisen.

  • Lyn Patrick ND graduated from Bastyr University with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and entered private practice in Arizona, one of the 17 states that licenses qualified naturopathic physicians as primary care providers. For 27 years, she...

  • Mike hosts Canyon Chronicles on KSJD the first Thursday of each month from 8:30-9:00am. He is interested in the archaeology, anthropology and the cultural history of Montezuma county and the cultures and peoples who called this home over the...

  • Moe hails from Austin Texas, but is thankful to be outta there. As a professional musician, he is more than qualified to spin the tunes for the morning show at KSJD. Plus, he listened to quite a bit of radio growing up. References on request. ...

  • Director of the Telluride Jazz Festival and radio veteran with 6 years at KSJD and from 1981-2004 at KOTO in Telluride, celebrates the giants of yesterday, today and tomorrow’s emerging stars with a unique mix of classic and contemporary Jazz,...

  • My parents never liked each other, but I was conceived on a rainy night when they were both sloppy drunk. Back then, people who got pregnant had to get married. So they did. But, fortunately, they got divorced twelve years later and are very...

  • Bringing you irie grooves and dubs to ease you into your weekend.

  • Sam Carter grew up as a proud St Louis Cardinal’s baseball fan listening to games on KMOX radio.  With this came an understanding of AM radio and baseball and how this combination helped his parents and other folks survive the Great Depression....

  • Big Fat Farm Show Host

    Sarah Syverson first joined the crew of KSJD as a volunteer host of the Big Fat Farm Show in 2012. She has studied Improvisation and Sketch Writing at Second City in Chicago and has written and performed several original works throughout the...

  • Programming & Media Director

    Tom worked as an archaeologist in the Four Corners area for many years before his passion for radio and storytelling brought him to KSJD. He volunteered as a DJ at station and served on the Community Radio Project's board of directors before...

  • I am a lover of the west ..the People the lifestyle and the Cowboy way of life. I welcome you to listen to some of the old favorites and new folks who are keeping the Cowboy/Western music alive. Family entertainment is the goal of my show, to...