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Russell Damien | KZFR 90.1 FM CHICO
Russell Damien
"I came to Chico in ‘83 and have been part of the “media” from the beginning. Two years with KCHO (in the basement of CSU Chico’s library). Six years at KCSC (the student owned and operated radio station - GM for the last four). Eleven years at Chico’s rock station KFM (93 dot 9). Twenty years behind the scenes technically at “all” the local television stations. Seven years (and going) at North State Public Radio. AND, six years now with KZFR.

What you may not know is that I was there 30 years ago at the beginning of KZFR. When Erik Mathisen started the station, a group of local dj’s were asked to help train some of the first volunteers. One of those “dinosaurs” I trained is still spinning here Friday nights. In fact, KZFR was up against KCSC to see who would get the only available frequency and alas, the A.S. at Chico State couldn’t see the future.

Being a programmer at KZFR and being able to create a radio show highlighting the music of an era and of a format that defines my musical education and tastes (80’s college alternative), is the biggest thrill in my long history. I believe in the power and message that local community radio sends and will defend it to the end.

I hope you will tune-in to Radio Daze (Friday(z) 6a-8a) and hear why it was voted (tied for 2nd) best radio program by our local community. Thank you to the staff, listeners and all of you that support KZFR!"