People

  • News Reporter

    Adam Cotterell returned to his home town of Boise, Idaho in 2007 after three years teaching university English in China. His plan was to teach high school drama and history, but in a move that almost makes him believe in destiny he took a part...

  • Special Events Coordinator

    Adrienne joined Boise State Public Radio in December 2006 as marketing and special events coordinator.

    Prior to joining BSPR, she spent seven years with Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Woodinville, Washington. While there, Adrienne was a...

  • Host/Producer

    Arthur moved to Boise in 1972 and joined BSPR in 1977 as a music show host/producer. He currently hosts a variety of music shows: Blues Deluxe, Edges, Fluid Drive, Shakedown Street, Dawn Flight, Jazz with Arthur Balinger, and Sunday Concert...

  • Underwriting Assistant

    Ben Duran is a devilishly handsome and daring Political Science major at Boise State University with a minor in History. So interesting!

    Ben is primarily a member of the underwriting staff but performs whatever odd-jobs may be needed...

  • Student Membership Assistant

    Bryndon Roth is a psychology major at Boise State University, with plans to minor in American Sign Language and business.

    In the membership department at Boise State Public Radio, Roth is frequently invoicing, packaging gifts, and...

  • Special Events Assistant

    Cailey Ostrowski is studying at Boise State University with plans to receive a degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship Management.

    In the special events department at Boise State Public Radio, Cailey will help coordinate events for the...

  • Host/Producer

    Carl Scheider is host of Private Idaho on KBSU 90.3 fm.  The original host of the freeform program, Victor Pacainia, once described the show as “four hours of whatever seems to fit.”

    Carl also hosts Idaho Music, its name accurately...

  • Corporate Support Representative

    As a longtime listener and supporter, Christian is thrilled to be part of Boise State Public Radio. Christian joined the team in Aug. 2013.

    He earned a marketing degree from BSU and has more than 10 years of local media marketing and...

  • Digital Content Coordinator

    Emilie is Boise State Public Radio's digital content coordinator. She helps shape what you see on this website, from original reporting and building data visuals to story planning and social media outreach.

    From Sept. 2011-Aug 2013,...

  • Membership Manager

    Eric Jones started working at Boise State University in 1989 as an accountant. In 1991 he joined then Boise State Radio as business manager, a position which included everything from keeping the books to grant writing to listener fund-raising....

  • Assistant Program Director

    Erik has been with Boise State Public Radio for over 10 years and has the pleasure to bring great radio broadcasting to listeners.  When not engineering the Reader's Corner program, he can be found editing audio and scheduling on air messaging,...

  • News Reporter

    Frankie Barnhill is a general assignment reporter for Boise State Public Radio. She joined the newsroom fulltime in January, 2015.

    She earned her production chops at American Public Media, where she interned for Marketplace Tech Report...

  • General Manager

    John Hess is Boise State Public Radio’s General Manager/Executive Director. He has held this position since 2005. Boise State Public Radio is a 21-station network serving southwest Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada. Originating from...

  • Assoc. General Manager | Director of Development

    Kelly Palmer joined Boise State Public Radio as director of development in October 2010. She has more than a decade of experience in major gift fundraising, having participated in two comprehensive campaigns at institutions of higher education....

  • Senior Broadcast Engineer

    Kira joined Boise State Public Radio in 2014 as a senior broadcast engineer. Her job involves maintaining equipment and services for Boise and the surrounding area, solving technical problems, and providing answers to questions that need...

  • Business Manager

    Krista Doble joined Boise State Public Radio in March 2012 as Director of Business and Administration.

    Krista has more than eight years of radio and television experience, and recently earned her Master’s degree in Business...

  • Business Support Manager

    Larry Newton joins Boise State Public Radio with more than 20 years of local radio and television experience.  Most recently he was Director of the Traffic Now Network. Previous positions include General Manager of KNIN Television and General...

  • Student Membership Assistant
  • Business Support Representative

    Patty Trent, Business Support Representative, works with existing sponsors, developing new clients, and working to increase the giving capacity of all Boise State Public Radio sponsors.

    Patty joined Boise State Public Radio after working...

  • Assoc. Gen. Mgr./Director of Programming

    Paul is Boise State Public Radio’s Associate General Manager/Director of Programming. He oversees all of the on-air and online content for KBSX, KBSU and associated stations. He  helps ensure that all of the stations sound their very best. KBSX...

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