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 is hosts the Monday version of Morning Mix on KRFP 7-10 a.m. and hosts a volunteer weekly music show on KUOI. 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.
Michelle joined us in January 2012. She has been particularly helpful in organizing the KRFP annual spring dinner.
Al Chidester, President
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.
Sue Engels, Treasurer
Rick is a nearly life-long resident of Idaho who grew up poor in Coeur d’Alene where he learned to respect peoples’ differences and root for the underdog. He graduated from the University of Idaho in 1975 with a Bachelor of Architecture and practiced architecture in the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene area for twenty-odd years.
He returned to Moscow in 1997 to earn a B.S. in Computer Science in May 2002 at the bottom of the Dot Com Bust/Post 9-11 Recession. While searching for work in his new profession, he crossed paths with Mad Monk Mort, who suggested he try out for a volunteer DJ slot at KRFP. He became a DJ in January of 2007 and has had a show under the nom-de-air “Retro Rick” ever since.
He was elected to the Board as Treasurer in March of 2009 and used his architectural skills in making the move to our present studios as smooth and quick as possible. He loves cats, dark chocolate, good bourbon, bad puns, and long walks on the beach.
Craig Joyner, Secretary
Craig grew up in Florida and has spent the majority of his life living in Moscow after two summers of working in the Nez Perce National Forest with the Cove/Mallard Coalition, which was set up to stop the logging of an integral wildlife corridor. He has a love/hate relationship with many of the news programs KRFP airs, except for Michio Kaku’s, which is 100% win. You can find him on Facebook.
Kami LaMoreaux, believes that helping KRFP is the best way she can resist a culture that is becoming more and more hostile to the ideals of community, free speech and cultural sustainability. This newest member of the Board wants to use her abilities to plan, network and promote the station, with a view towards fundraising. Her interests are numerous and varied: biking, knitting, reading, motorcycling, political ranting, playing music, literary scholarship, and wine (red or white). When not engaged in one of those fine activities, she is teaching at a public school in Kendrick.
When Maree McHugh first walked into the KRFP studio the only thing she knew about radio was how to turn one on. Once she learned how to run the board and speak into the microphone in 2010 she has been involved in community radio. Maree holds a Master Degree in Nursing from Idaho State University and is a Nurse Practitioner in Family Medicine, with 25 years providing health care. In last 3 years she has been a KRFP Dee-jay, talk-show host, and donating time to ensure community radio remains alive and well, participating in fund-raising and development. She joined the KRFP Board of Directors in 2013.
Jim Roach is a Morning Mix host, and also the host of some KRFP shows, such as the Roach Approach, where he plays blues and rock.
Board meetings are usually the second Wednesday of the month. Call 892-9300 for the location.
KRFP studio line 892-9200
KRFP business line 892-9300
Our Music Director is Kentaro Murai.
Kentaro can be contacted by phone at 208-892-9300 of at email@example.com .
As of February 2, 2015, Kentaro’s office hours will be Mondays 8 am – 10 am Pacific Time.
Our address is 114 E. 3rd St., Moscow, ID 83843.
Bob Hoffmann, Manager of the Underwriting and Adopt-a-DJ programs