Tom joined KSER in 2012 with more than 30 years of professional broadcast experience in management, programming, sales and marketing. Tom's work includes developing and implementing a new news and talk format on WTAE radio in Pittsburgh; developing an FM talk format on the ‘Buzz’ in Seattle and an all news format on KNWX in Seattle. His management experience includes News and Program Director positions at WBAL, Baltimore; WTAE, Pittsburgh; KTRH, Houston and KIRO, Seattle. He also worked at Affiliate Sales and as Director of Talk Programming at Jones Radio Networks where he developed a syndicated national talk show which was broadcast on 80 stations nationwide.
Ed Bremer, News and Public Affairs Director
Sondra Santos, Host, Morning Program
Shayne Kraemer, MSW, Development Director
Shayne has nearly 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector as both a manager and volunteer. After working as a professional photographer for nearly 12 years Shayne decided to apply his passion for social change by switching careers to the non-profit sector full time. Shayne’s experience includes fundraising, grant writing, public policy, community organizing, public relations, and marketing. Prior coming to KSER Shayne served as the Director of the Meals Partnership Coalition, and has produced several studies related to poverty and social inequalities.
Katie Kurtz, Underwriting Director
Katie has over 15 years of non-profit experience that includes fundraising, grant writing, programming, media relations, and public outreach. Katie served as program & communications coordinator at Grantmakers in the Arts and as director at both Center on Contemporary Art and Sand Point Arts & Cultural Exchange in Seattle. She began her fundraising career as a program assistant for Donor Relations at the University of Washington. Katie was a production assistant for NPR’s “All Things Considered” in Washington, D.C., and helped launch the community-based low power FM station Free Seattle Radio.
Chris Wartes, Chief Engineer
Chris became KSER's chief engineer in 2008, having previously served the station in a variety of capacities. Chris' profiessional radio engineering training began with the Navy, but his experience dates back to a childhood fascination with everything electronic. Chris is an active ham-radio enthustiast and a licensed pilot, and he continues to host the long-running Classical Edge program heard Tuesday evenings at 9pm and rebroadcast Sunday mornings at 4am. When he's not keeping KSER's equipment in tip-top shape, Chris works as a professional photographer.
Steve Ward, Volunteer & Programming Coordinator
Steve's radio career began in the 1980s with stints at 92.5 KZAM in Bellevue, and FM99 KEZX in Seattle. For over 20 years he worked for two major media companies in the in-store music industry creating branded programs for large and small businesses. More recently he owned his own media production company focused on music consulting and web-based training. He continues to host the popular Saturday morning Big Bandstand program on KSER. Steve lives in Edmonds with his wife Helene.