Volunteer Crew

It takes a dedicated crew to run this “communications ship”. We’re proud of what we do and hope you’ll join us!

Station Engineers

Station engineers are the “Scotties” in the engine room of our music mothership. We owe them big hugs for maintaining the physical gear that makes our station live.

Erik Arnesen

Station Engineer

Gary Prince

Hardware Engineer

Jack Kemp

Hardware Engineer

Administrative Staff

Jennifer Cassidy

The “OG” Volunteer

Jennifer has been involved in music throughout her life; playing instruments, attending concerts, and listening to the radio! She is currently the VP of the Community Airwaves Board of Directors and hosts two shows on KORC.

Dan Crall

Station Manager / Program Director / DJ Coordinator / President of the Board

Corvallis resident Dan Crall is a broadcast veteran, with nearly 10 years experience in public radio, and over 20 years in the voice over industry.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications – Audio Production from Ball State University.  He has a passion for audio production, creating radio programs and podcasts, exploring many genres of music, progressive and green politics, and community building.

 

Since early 2022, Dan has been the Program Director at KORC, and is very passionate about building a viable, relevant Community Radio station in Corvallis.  With the help of dedicated volunteers and a giant source of independent music both locally and beyond, Dan enjoys his daily work at KORC, and invites you to get in touch and help us build this amazing LPFM (low power FM) station into something epic.

Ashley Terry

Volunteer Training / Live Event Production

Ashley is President of Uphill Media INC and has been volunteering time and resources to numerous groups and causes over the years. Ash is a professional videographer and lends his many skills to UHM and KORC for live event production and editing.

Charles Maughan

Live Event Production 

Charles has a long history of community organizing and activism. He’s currently a Corvallis City Council member as well as administrative staff for KORC. Charles helps coordinate and produce live events for KORC. Hopefully down the road he have a show of his own on the schedule.

Holly M.L. Shutta

Local Volunteer & Events Coordinator / Local Merch

Holly also has a long history of community organizing and activism. She coordinates local volunteers, events and Merch for KORC. 

Augie West

DJ / EDU Media Production

Augie is a retired teacher and in his youth worked for a record distributor and a guitar and drum company. He is a long time music fan and has attended hundreds of concerts. Augie hopes to use that experience to share music with you. Radio has always been his friend- from the top 40 AM stations  of the late 50s and early 60s to the beginnings of freeform FM radio.  This was the place to learn the new songs, groups, and singers of the day and to groove to the favorites he already knew. Augie’s mission is  to turn you on to great music like the freeform FM DJs of the early 70s turned him onto great music.

Jessica Norick

DJ Host – “Jess The Collector” 

Corvallis local DJ Jessica “Jess” Norick shares music from her vast collection. Vintage Country & Western, Polkas & Waltzes, Bluegrass, Folk, and more. Music that is no longer represented by mainstream media. An Oregon native, Jess Norick has been passionate about vintage North Americana music since early childhood. She began collecting records at only three years of age.

 

James “Old Man” Winther

DJ Host – “Return From Chaos” 

Corvallis local DJ James Winther brings Death Metal and “weird other music” to KORC with, “Return From Chaos.”

Old Man Winther had been a dumb metalhead since trading a bag of Triscuits for a copy of Kill ’em All back in the mid 90s. He is delighted to host “Return from Chaos” on K-Orc 105.9 so as to make you listen to his favorite death and black metal songs with a smattering of jazz, industrial , goth rock, odd classical, nordic folk, along with a side dish of shameless self-spotlighting of his own past/current bands and the sporadic Nintendo song, Beatles remix, or paranormal call-in guest.

Trevor Heald

Station fleet bike mechanic and light bulb changer

I manage a few of our syndicated shows (Live on KEXP, Under the Needle, The Retro Cocktail Hour) and you might hear my voice on some promos and underwriters’ spots. I’m excited to discover a lot of cool new music through the station, and have been sneaking some of my favorite cuts in to the mix also.

My critical stats:
First CD purchased as a dorky 12-year-old: “Toccata and Fugue in d-Minor”
Karaoke songs: “Jolene”, “Pickup Man”, “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing”
Old standbys: Aphex Twin, Pink Floyd, Judas Priest, Weird Al
Favorite new bands: Altın Gün, Melvins, The Stone, Falkenbach
Guilty pleasures: Evanescence, Scorpions, Ozzy.

Some least favorite bands: Counting Crows, Matchbox 20, Elton Joh

Outside of KORC, I run a semi-nonprofit 420(c)(3) metal fabrication business and sling veggies at the Saturday market.

Lava Lamp Larry

DJ Host – “Retro Lounge”

Lava Lamp Larry is the host of the Retro Lounge, heard every Saturday at noon and Monday at 6 pm.

As a young man he was badly bitten by the rock’n roll bug and has never recovered.

Therapy includes rocking the 105.9 spot and playing guitar in Corvallis bands The Easy Targets and Summer of Love.

Ginny Katz, MPH

Hazard Resilience Public Service Announcement Creator

There are hazards all around us- do you know what to do if you encounter one? Ginny’s jam is diseases, disasters, and tech we use to help us survive. She is a local hazard resilience subject matter expert and CEO of HazAdpapt, the community hazard guide and emergency assistant. A long-time enthusiast of digital media, Ginny is brings community resilience to the radio with tips for individuals, families, and pet guardians. 

All hazard and safety tips can be found online at HazAdapt: 
https://app.hazadapt.com/

Or download HazAdapt for free wherever you get your apps. 

J Nortz

DJ Host – “Hit Hard To Leftfield” 

I’m a Corvallis musician, greenhouse enthusiast, and record collector. The music played on HHTL is lifted almost exclusively from this collection of records, which includes jazz, free and spiritual jazz, experimental, world, Kosmiche, psychedelic, Italian soundtrack, and otherwise leftfield music. I have a huge passion for recorded sound, and hope to endlessly pursue and expand my knowledge and understanding of it. Sharing and connecting with interested folks like you makes it all the better!! Get in touch with me if you want to chat records, music, a song you heard on the show, anything!

IG: @Hit_Hard_To_Leftfield

Come with open minds and ears, and see ya out there!

Explorin’ Loren

DJ Host – “Prog Wild”

Loren, along with his friend and bandmate, the local sonic shaman GalexC, hosts the weekly music show Prog Wild, featuring progressive music from all times and places.

Along with his KORC duties, Loren plays with Corvallis bands Strange Rotation (with GalexC) and Distinguished Gentlemen. If he isn’t doing those things he is probably either explorin’ the territory, making yogurt & cheese, or writing his thesis in archaeology.

John “Wesley” Myers

DJ Host – “KORC Classical Hour”

Wesley has a profound love of nearly all genres of music,  but classical tops the list. He was a classical pgm DJ at his college radio station nearly 50 years ago. That fueled the interest in all types of classical from Baroque to modern. A 25 year career in commercial radio and tv, then 21 years in media services at OSU has led Wesley to KORC radio, with fun times ahead. Other passions are model  railroading, tennis and 9 grandchildren. 

Brandon Richardson

DJ Host – “Blinx”

Blinx is a forward-minded hourly show and eponymous independent record label focusing on tasty picks from the history of dance music with host, Brandon Richardson aka dj MOS FET (metal-oxide-semiconductor-field-effects-transistor), a lifelong obsessed-listener and avid collector. Inspired by the ethos of british pirate radio, each show offers a fervent, globetrotting mixture of different regional club styles in a fun variety of tempos and flavour.