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Jay Huber Jay Huber
Regional Anchor, Morning Edition

Minneapolis, Minnesota is my hometown, but in the 7th grade, my family moved to Portland, Oregon, and that's where I "grew up". After high school, I attended Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education. After graduation I taught instrumental and vocal music in public schools for 6 years. I launched into the wonderful world of radio at a local Hutchinson AM station. My involvement with Radio Kansas began as a volunteer in the Reading Radio Service, where readings of the newspaper are provided to sight-handicapped individuals.

Soon, there were two openings, one for a local Morning Edition host, and the other for the host of a brand new show, called Nightcrossings, featuring New Age music. I auditioned for the music show, and was hired for the news show. At that point I worked at both stations 5 to 9 o'clock. The mornings at one station and the evenings at another. Thank goodness Radio Kansas hired me full-time after about six months of working both stations.

My current assignment is still local host of NPR's Morning Edition and Arts coordinator. My task as Arts coordinator is to make a list of all music events in our listening area and create an "Arts Calendar". I also contact participants in those events, interview them and include that in the Morning Edition show.

I will admit to being able to play trumpet, guitar, piano, drums, and bass guitar publicly. I've done many weddings, funerals, etc. with guitar and trumpet. My wife Lois accompanies my trumpet playing as she is an excellent pianist.

My main goal hosting Morning Edition is to seamlessly sound like network and offer concise 30 second weather forecasts the listeners can understand.

My main hobby is to improve my musicianship, a never ending battle.