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

Currently on a break. Without Jennifer, KORC would not be on air. She did more work than anyone in the first year to get it launched and supported by the community. From raising the antenna to pitching sponsors, Jennifer has done so much for this community radio station.

Dan Crall

 Asst. Program Director  / DJ Coordinator  / UHM Board Member 

Corvallis resident Dan Crall is a broadcast veteran, with almost 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.  He is the creator of “The Sound Experiment,” heard Fridays and Mondays at 8 PM on KORC LPFM.  Dan is a fixture around the Corvallis community, and is excited to be a part of KORC LPFM.  Dan also produces KORC Mixtape which airs Wednesday and Saturday at 3pm.

Ashley Terry

UHM Board President / 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. 

Dj Nails

DJ Host  “Sugar-Free Radio” 

Dj Nails is a Corvallis-based DJ in search of interesting and strange music, both terrestrial and cosmic. Tune into their KORC show Sugar-free Radio and relax as they step through discs of drums ‘n dub, house, boogie, jazz, ambience, and everything in between. All moods, all styles, and free in soul & spirit. New episodes air Friday at 9pm with encore airings Monday at 9pm and Tuesday at Midnight.

Jim Birtch

DJ Host – “The Canadian Shield” 

Jim “JB” was one of the first volunteers to help KORC and he’s not even an American citizen. JB is a 40 year veteran DJ from Ontario, Canada with lots of stories about songs you know and love covered by Canadian artists. Music and Canadian history for a civilization that rocks!  Email JB with requests and questions:  therenegade@hotmail.com

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.

 

Nathan Taylor (aka. NATA)

DJ – Host “Riding with NATA”

My background is in the visual arts, but I have always had a deep love of music. The youngest of four, I gained an appreciation for music at an early age, from my siblings as well as my parents. In grade school I would stay up late at night surfing the dial on my clock radio until I found a program I liked. I soon learned the schedule for the local community radio station and developed ‘must listen’ times. In my adult life music has been a constant companion. I have been compiling a collection of CDs MP3s and Vinyl and I’m happy to have an outlet to share it with you.

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.

John Ellis

General Manager / Program Director

John produces the civics media for KORC and tries to keep the station functional when not busy with chickens, bees, or work for capitalism.