Green River Community College hosts two radio stations on campus, which gives students a unique opportunity to gain both on-the-air and behind the scenes experience in news broadcasting, radio production and disc jockey work.
KGRG alumni have established radio careers in markets across the country. Seattle radio personalities, who got their start at KGRG-FM, include Tony Miner (KIRO), Marty Reimer (KMTT), Charlie Harger (KOMO), DJ No Name (formerly of KNDD), Steve Rauch & Kevin Jacober (KISW’s Metal Shop), and Ryan “Big Daddy” Michaels (KMPS). Around the U.S., KGRG alums include, Julie Pilat and David Styles (KIIS-FM/Los Angeles), Candy Hagen (WLNK/Charlotte, NC), Derek Hoffman (KITS/San Francisco), Grant Ruby (KENZ/Salt Lake City), and Trent Edwards (KEDJ/Phoenix). Scores of other former KGRG students work behind the scenes in radio sales, programming, news, promotion, production, and engineering in Seattle and around the country.
KGRG Celebrates 25 Years
The 25th Anniversary Celebration of the "Today's Rock" format continues at 89.9 KGRG-FM. Radio professionals who got their start at Green River's student-run radio station return for Alumni Week beginning today, May 19th. Here's the on-air schedule which not only includes time/day and the DJ, but also where each former student is currently working in the broadcasting industry. Listen Live
|Monday, May 19||3-7pm||Charlie Harger||KOMO/Seattle|
|Monday, May 19||7-10pm||Mono Nick (Martel)||KISW/Seattle|
|Tuesday, May 20||3-7pm||Ryan Nelson||KKRV/Wenatchee|
|Tuesday, May 20||7-10pm||Matt McKay||KFRX/Lincoln, NE|
|Wednesday, May 21||3-7pm||Dave Styles (Robinson)||Myfm/Los Angeles|
|Wednesday, May 21||7-10pm||Erik "Buckner" Holmquist||KONY/St. George,UT|
|Thursday, May 22||3-7pm||Matt Mikolas||KJR-AM/Seattle|
|Thursday, May 22||7-10pm||Pedro & Luciana Bartes||KJR-FM/Seattle|
|Thursday, May 22||10p-Mid||Kevin Diers||KISW/Seattle|
|Friday, May 23||3-7pm||Nick Wescott||KMPS/Seattle|
|Friday, May 23||7-10pm||Kimi Kline (Churchman)||KIRO-FM/Seattle|
Besides launching literally hundreds of professional broadcasting careers, KGRG-FM helped launch many famous bands and artists. Those artists are giving back with interviews and tributes this week. Chris Cornell (Soundgarden), Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains), Barrett Martin (Skin Yard, Screaming Trees, Mad Season), and Mark Arm (Mudhoney) are among the artists checking in during Alumni Week. We also hope to hear from Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) and possibly Krist Novaselic (Nirvana). Next Monday, May 26th, marks the 25th anniversary of the night Nirvana played a fundraising concert for KGRG-FM on stage in the Lindbloom Student Center.
Listen in at 89.9FM, stream live at KGRG.com, or dial us up on either the iHeartRadio or Tunein Radio app. Don't forget we have lots of special edition 25th Anniversary bumper stickers, shirts, sweatshirts and travel mugs available for a small donation to the program. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
KGRG 89.9 A New Rock music station operated by the student of GRCC. The high-profile station operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. KGRG broadcasts at 89.9 FM in South King County and 89.3 in Pierce County. Check out www.kgrg.com for the latest.
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