The event included an evening of dinner, drinks, and fellowship to celebrate the 45 community volunteer hosts who dedicate their time, music knowledge and passion each week to KRTU’s loyal and discerning KRTU listeners.
Recognition awards were presented by KRTU Music Director Kory Cook to hosts who’ve reached milestone anniversaries in 2019 for their dedicated service to weekly KRTU programming. Cook says he’s proud to be a part of such a talented and knowledgeable team of hosts who provide a rich and wide variety of jazz and improvised music for listeners in San Antonio, TX and beyond. “Quality, local jazz radio is rare across the country,” said Cook, “..and I’m honored to be at a station that provides programming at such a high level.”
Former KRTU student intern and host of Jazz in the Afternoon Bria Woods received an award for 5 years of service. Ben Lurhrman, host of Rockin’ and Rhythm, and Jacqueline Sotelo, host of Women In Jazz, also received awards for 5 years of service. Anthony Dean-Harris, host of The Line-Up, and J.C Pagan, host of The Blue Note Hour were recognized for 10 years of dedicated service. Ryan Weber, host of The Dig, and Orlando Torres co-host of Music for Listeners on Indie Overnight were presented appreciation awards for 15 years of dedicated service. The final award was presented to long-standing KRTU community volunteer host Dr. Bradley Kayser, for 35 years of dedicated time and commitment to KRTU. Over the years, Dr. Kayser has hosted numerous shows on-air, and currently hosts Riffs with friend and co-host, Chuck Parrish.
KRTU General Manager JJ Lopez concluded the awards ceremony with a toast stating, “We began 2019 by claiming that this would be a Year of Gratitude at KRTU. Here we are at the end of the year and once again, we would like to show our gratitude to each of you, our dedicated community volunteer hosts who truly represent the sound of 91.7. We are grateful for all that you do and for your dedication to jazz and independent music in San Antonio. Cheers to you!”