Dale Connelly/photo by Bruce Bisping
KFAI-FM may pride itself on its eclectic nature, but even a renegade radio station has to have some stability. Station news director Dale Connelly, a former staple of morning broadcasting at MPR, announced this week a new lineup for what's being called "The Morning Blend."
Here's who will be spinning tunes throughout each week:
Mondays: Cory Washington, whose musical sensibilities tend to be more contemporary.
Tuesdays: Ron Thums and Jean Silverberg, a duo that hosted "Radio Rumpus Room" for 19 years.
Wednesdays: David Cummings, a rock-and-rhythm enthusiast.
Thursdays: Mark Koerner, another fresh voice whose tastes are all over the map.
Fridays: A newcomer out of Memphis with a love for R&B and soul.
All hosts are volunteers.
So why didn't Connelly, who promoted acoustic music for decades at MPR, leave a spot for himself?
"I was on the air for every weekday morning for 26 years," he said. "The fun part of this is helping other people have the same kind of fun I had."
KFAI can be found at 90.3 FM and 106.7 FM. "The Morning Blend" runs from 6-8 a.m.