John is a proud 2006 Alum of Southeast Missouri State University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication – Radio option, with a minor in Management. He has been a life-long listener of KRCU Public Radio, but began his radio career as a student DJ on Rage 103.7 KDMC-LP in 2003.
In the fall of 2006, he was the production assistant intern at KRCU Public Radio, helping edit and produce the first few episodes of “Almost Yesterday.” Since his graduation, he has held various roles in radio throughout Southeast Missouri. He has played piano, organ, and accordion throughout his life and began his time at Southeast playing in the Golden Eagles Marching Band and Southeast Lab Jazz Band. He continues to play piano when he has the chance, and his favorite music is in the Alternative Folk and Rock genres, as well as Jazz.
His favorite programs on KRCU include “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me”, “This American Life”, “Fresh Air”, “Snap Judgment”, “American Routes”, “Live from Here”, “Your Folk Connection”, “Hidden Brain” and the new show, “It’s Been a Minute.” John is married to Christy, an artist and high school art teacher, and they live in Cape with their cat, Adrian. Any given weekend, you can find him and his wife hiking, biking, gardening, traveling or playing music.