Staff

Tom Clendening, General Manager

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

Ed BremerEd has 30 years experience as a professional radio producer and has earned numerous awards for his work including two Golden Mike awards, six San Diego Press Club Awards and several awards from United Press International.  He has produced for UPI, the BBC and National Public Radio.  Ed served as News and Public Affairs Director at Spokane Public Radio before becoming News Director for KSER in 1991.  In 1994 Ed was named Station Manager of KSER and returned to News and Public Affairs at KSER in 2006. He is a longtime Everett resident.
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Sondra Santos, Host, Morning Program

Sondra SantosSondra's broadcasting career began back in her college days at Utica College of Syracuse University.  She caught the broadcasting bug after taking a radio and television course.  Through that course, she landed an internship with ABC affiliate WUTR-TV in Utica, New York.  She also hosted a show on college radio station 90.7 WPNR.  Since then, Sondra has worked in radio and TV as a field reporter, host, and associate producer, most recently at NW Cable News soon after relocating to the Puget Sound.  Sondra lives in Everett with her partner and their twin daughters.
 


Steve Ward, Program Director

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.
 


Chris Wartes, Chief Engineer

Chris WartesChris became KSER's chief engineer in 2007, having previously served the station in a variety of capacities. Chris' professional 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.


Development

Support for KSER comes from businesses, organizations and non-profits in the north Puget Sound who support community owned independent public radio. If your business believes in the value of independent voices and viewpoints and local arts and artists, consider underwriting on KSER.

If your business is looking for a cost-effective way to create community awareness and support, contact Tom Clendening at 425-303-9070, or email tom@KSER.org
 
Your businesses tax-deductible underwriting support will allow your business to reach loyal listeners to KSER who will appreciate like-minded Independent Public Radio supporters.