Meet the faces of non-profit,
educational public broadcasting.


james kendall

Station Manager | 907-786-6800

James has heard your music and has a thing or two to say about it, if you're lucky. As a former Music Director at KRUA, he maintained KRUA’s rotation for the airwaves. Without his efforts, 88.1 FM would’ve returned to its sustained broadcast of the studio fish tank, which has honestly been pretty boring since our beta was relocated. James possesses a taste so refined, he knows if a CD contains any bangers within 15-20 seconds of licking it (45 seconds for cassette tapes). Music promoters from across the nation wait patiently each week for James to proclaim if their offerings please him or not. Feeble bribery won’t win him over. Try a sacrificial goat or two.



Programming Director

You know when June is in the office because her hybrid aircraft takes up 40 parking spots at PSB and that is the reason why there is no parking at UAA. Don’t blame her though! She can train 20 volunteers while speaking Japanese at once, and our volunteers become the face of Jukebox radios. In the hot June summers, June likes to take a solo kayaking trip from Alaska to the Galapagos Islands and ride ostriches throughout the Amazon. June is a huge help around the office. She will always e-mail volunteers reminders about upcoming events and hangs up a bunch of flyers around campus making students aware of Betsy, the missing cow. Don’t make June angry or she’ll make you listen to “It’s a Small World” for 8 hours straight. For now, she is slowing covering the office in Post-it notes. By the end of June’s era, the KRUA office will turn into a Post-It note museum. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at KRUA, June is your girl! Her only line of communication is Post-It notes.


Radames mercado

Production Coordinator

Radames is a cheerful spirit with a lot to talk about. But be warned! If you hurt his dog or scratch his (very ugly) car, he'll turn into a knock-off John Wick except less fit and with more editing skills! Usually decked with a full suit, feel free to approach him and ask him if you can change his pocket square design. A loyal supporter of KRUA since his freshman year, Radames has finally earned the special privilege of being sent to the KRUA Dungeon of Editing to work on PSA's, ID's, and other cursed objects most people will roll their eyes at. Keep his contact in your pocket, because when you need a PSA, Radames will do his best to make one for you. Just make sure to fill out the PSA Request Form first, lest he turn into the Boogeyman...