On-Air Personalities

Brent Stevens

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Brent in the Afternoons       M-F 3-7 pm
KHFM Executive Directo
r and Program Director

Brent Stevens was born and raised in Albuquerque and has been in show business since he was 11 years old. In addition to his job at KHFM, Brent is a theatrical Sound Designer and recording engineer; the American Record Guide called his recording of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony “the kind of sound big-name recording companies aim for and often miss.” Brent also produces live broadcasts for Opera Southwest, heard nationwide in WFMT’s American Opera Radio Series from May through December. His recording of the OSW production of Faccio’s Amleto (Hamlet) has been featured in the Metropolitan Opera’s gift shop and was named one of the top 10 opera cds of the year by Opera Today.

Brent is KHFM’s Executive Director and Program Director. You can hear him Monday-Friday, 3-7 pm on Brent in the Afternoons.

 

Kathlene Ritch

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My Mid-Day Show                            M-F 10am-2pm
Sunday Mornings                              Sunday 7am-1pm

Kathlene brings a knowledge of Classical Music and love for Broadway Musicals to the mid-days, and her Sunday Morning show includes The Sacred Hours from 7-10am. She started in Musical Theatre and earned a Bachelor’s of Music Studies degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Kathlene has sung with the New York Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta, and the Vienna Philharmonic, and has been seen and heard on PBS on several occasions. A Santa Fe resident since 2011, Kathlene sings with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale and the Grammy-nominated group Conspirare. Kathlene’s first role onstage was as Marta in “The Sound of Music.”

 

David Sinkus

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Weeknights with David                    Mon-Thu 7pm-Midnight
Saturday Mornings                           Saturday 7am-11am

David has a welcoming voice, and offers a kinder, gentler alternative for your weeknights and Saturday mornings. Another transplant from the Theatre World, David served as Master Teaching Artist for two nationally recognized theatres: Roundabout Theatre Company and Lincoln Center Theatre in New York City. As a professional actor, David performed in La Scala Opera’s production of West Side Story in Milan and Beirut, as well as 4 cities in Japan, including Tokyo. He has performed in television and film, and on stages across the US, Off-Broadway, and internationally. He currently lives on an apple orchard in Corrales with his wife and two children.

John Michael Luther

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Classic American Icons  Fri, 7-midnight
Weekend Afternoons on KHFM     Sat-Sun, 1pm-7pm

John is an experienced musician and composer, and you can tell it by the excitement he brings to his shows… he just loves the Music, man… and he can tell you anything you want to know about almost every recording out there. John has composed, published and recorded numerous works for choral groups, chamber and wind ensembles, electronic media, voice, and symphony orchestra. His music has been performed by members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; Philadelphia Orchestra; San Diego Symphony Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera, Polyphony Voices of New Mexico and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. He holds a Bachelor of Theology Degree from Life Pacific College in Azusa, California, a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master of Music Degree in Composition from California State University, Long Beach. For many years he was a studio musician in Los Angeles. John’s a member of ASCAP and NARAS (the Grammys) and has been included in the International Who’s Who of Music and Billboard Magazine.

 

 

Jane St. John

Weekday Mornings with Jane

Monday-Friday 6-9 am

Jane St. John developed a love of classical music when a magical piano fairy left an ancient Schilling & Sons upright grand and a handful of albums from the Walt Disney Great Composers series in her living room. Despite being crushed by not receiving the newest Partridge Family album, Jane became smitten with Haydn and his “Surprise Symphony” when she realized she and Pops shared a wicked sense of humor.

With a father in the aviation industry, Jane spent her youth on the move, spending time in Oklahoma, Georgia, Michigan and California before her family finally settled down on the Texas gulf coast. It was after hearing Jane Dornacker give a traffic report on KFRC in San Francisco that OUR Jane got bitten by the radio bug. While working on a degree in radio and television communications, Jane landed her first on-air position in 1984 at the local classical public radio station in Corpus Christi, Texas.  That led to other on air positions in a variety of formats for several years.

The Land of Enchantment first called to Jane in 1997 when she moved to Santa Fe and began a new career in the world of television advertising sales. After returning to Texas for a while to be closer to family, Jane and her wife, Peg, finally pulled up stakes in the Lone Star State in 2015, and moved to New Mexico, making their home in Sandia Park. “We wanted to live in the East Mountains from the get go,” Jane explains. “I can see Santa Fe from our front porch. After living the Dallas-Ft. Worth area for over ten years, both my wife and I just wanted to see mountains and sweeping vistas. My wife is a pianist and composer, and she finds great inspiration from our little slice of heaven over on ‘the green side.’ We’re both in a period of transition and personal growth, and at this point, we’ve both realized that we need to pursue that which makes us happy. For me, that call has always been radio, and since my very first on air position was at a classical non-commercial radio station, being hired by KHFM feels like coming home.”