Robartes is a former manager of KUOI-FM. During the past two decades as a radio news reporter, he has produced stories for national programs such as Pacifica Network News, Free Speech Radio News, as well as for regional outlets such as Northwest Public Radio and Montana Public Radio. Locally, Leigh has produced and hosted live, call-in candidate forums and public affairs programs. Currently he hosts the Monday version of Morning Mix on KRFP 7-10 a.m. At Radio Free Moscow, Leigh has been extensively involved in organizing the station from the ground up, and trains volunteer hosts, produces news and helps with programming decisions. You can best reach Leigh by phone at 208-892-9300. Send email:
Our Board of Directors
Al Chidester, Chair
Known to local music aficionados as “Fiddlin’ Big Al,” Mr. Chidester hosts “Fiddlin’ Al’s Old Time Liberal Revival & Barn Dance” on KRFP. Though often mistaken for him, he is no relation to Uncle Sam. Email:
Ashley has been a member of the Palouse community since 2009. She currently co-hosts the “Wild Clearwater Country Show” highlighting environmental issues of Idaho’s Clearwater Basin, and previously spun the old and new sounds of Appalachia on the “Foxfire Show”. Ashley values KRFP because of the quality media outlet it provides to non-profits and the commitment to reporting on issues which main stream media overlooks. Having shunned social media, Ashley relies on KRFP to keep up on events and news in the community. She works as the membership and development director for Friends of the Clearwater and also has experience in the pubic and private sector related to marine derived nutrient studies and water quality monitoring. Ashley looks forward to advocating for progressive, independent community radio across the region.
Cass Davis, Vice Chair
Craig Parks discovered Detroit rock radio in fifth grade (which was a really long time ago) and has been in love with the medium ever since. He brings to the board many years of leadership experience with community youth programs, including two years as director of the Pullman Babe Ruth baseball program, and two years as president of the Whitman County American Legion Baseball program. He is especially interested in projects that bring together the Moscow and Pullman communities. Craig is the host of Subversive Pop for Subversive People, a weekly show that celebrates the corrupting influence of Top 40 radio on America’s youth. By day Craig serves as the assistant vice provost for WSU. He lives in Pullman.
Daniel Granja, Secretary
Dan has a varied background in information technology, education, and community engagement. He has run IT departments for worldwide “dot coms”, has been the Director of Technology for Prescott College in Arizona, and the same for K-12 school districts in Arizona and Washington. Currently he manages systems analysts in the ITS Department at the University of Idaho. Dan was a founding board member of Palouse Prairie School, and has served on the board of Moscow Charter School. He received his FCC license in 1988 so that he could volunteer as a DJ and news producer in Santa Cruz, CA. Although no longer required for radio broadcast, it does also authorize him to “operate most aircraft and aeronautical ground stations and marine radiotelephone stations aboard pleasure craft“. Instead he hosts the Friday version of the Morning Mix, here at KRFP, Radio Free Moscow.
Jill Maxwell, Treasurer
Jill has been involved with community radio since she joined the radio club in her high school in Minnesota. In college, she spliced tape and conducted interviews for Madison, Wisconsin’s community station, WORT. Now she is one of three hosts of KRFP’s Peace Radio, a biweekly show dedicated to talking about issues of peace, social justice and environmentalism. The show is now in its 10th year. She is new to the KRFP Board but is also active in issues surrounding Fair and Affordable Housing in Moscow, ID.Jill works as a web coordinator at Washington State University and lives in Moscow with her husband and a variety of animals.
Kami rejoined the board in April, 2018. She has been a previous board member and chair for Radio Free Moscow, as well as a DJ and active volunteer for the station.
Maree McHugh has been involved in community radio since 2010 as a music DJ, talk show host, citizen journalist, fundraiser, Board of Director, custodian and other fun adventures for Radio Free Moscow – KRFP. She has been a co-host of Yin Radio, since 2013. Radio production is one of several creative venues for Maree’s interest in giving voice to the people, places and issues that inform and enrich community. McHugh divides her time between the rolling hills of the Palouse in North Idaho and the open desert spaces of Northern Arizona; she also works as a Family Nurse Practitioner on the Navajo Nation. Maree joined the BOD of Radio Free Moscow again in 2016.
Board meetings are usually the second Wednesday of the month. Call 892-9300 for the location.
(also DJ Adoption Coordinator)
Our Music Director is Kyle DeHart. Kyle has been on the air at KRFP since January and he’s worked at a number of other stations. He hosts Straight from De Hart on KRFP Tuesdays 11 pm – 1 am. Kyle is interested in keeping the flow of music through KRFP, including the fantastic music of Northwest.
Kyle’s office hours are Wednesdays 9:00 – 12 noon until 9-6-17. Starting 9-11-17, Kyle’s office hours will be Mondays 10:00 am – 12 noon Pacific Time. Contact him at the station 208 892 9300.
Our address is 114 E. 3rd St., Moscow, ID 83843.
KRFP studio line 208-892-9200
KRFP business line 208-892-9300