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Ken Baker
Network Manager

I'm a lifelong Kansan and a lifelong fan of public broadcasting. I found Radio Kansas not long after the first station went on the air in 1979. I remember fondly many of the station's early efforts, and get misty if I hear a piece of music that was used as a theme song for one of those shows.

It's been my pleasure to see Radio Kansas grow into a regional public service. If you listen much at all, you're probably like me and couldn't imagine life around here without public radio. In addition to the great mix on our primary station, we now offer two additional stations using the latest digital technology. When you buy a new radio, look for the official HD Radio logo. That means the hardware incorporates new circuitry that allows you to hear our full-time jazz station and our contemporary instrumental station, The Breeze.

One of my greatest pleasures is producing local concerts for broadcast. Like a lot of folks, I played an instrument in school but didn't keep it up. I'm glad to make my musical contribution to the community by producing these recordings for broadcast. Our relationship with the Wichita Symphony has been particularly rewarding, and it's fun to help bring those concerts to the air.

As Manager I try to help announcers and program producers make decisions from your perspective as a listener. We hope that helps you choose this station more frequently, and rewards you for sticking around once you're here. If there are particular shows we now air that you just couldn't live without, I hope you'll drop me a line to let me know how important they are. Likewise, if there's something you'd like to hear that we don't presently offer, please let me know. E-mail me -