FM 91 Hosts
- Views: 1611 Brad Cresswell
Radio Program Manager and Music Director Brad Cresswell is the host of Afternoon Classics (weekdays between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.), and Live from FM 91, heard at 10:00 a.m. on the first Friday of each month. Brad produces and hosts our local performing arts showcase WGTE in Concert, which airs at 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays. He's also the creator, producer and host of New Music from Bowling Green, a one hour series distributed nationwide by the WFMT Radio Network.
An award-winning producer, programmer, and music host, Brad came to WGTE in 2009 from NPR's flagship radio station, WNYC in New York. In addition to programming and hosting music shows on WNYC, Brad oversaw the creation of that station's 24/7 classical music service on the Internet and HD Radio, "WNYC2" (precursor to WQXR's popular "Q2" channel).Read more
- Views: 449 Qarie Marshall
Qarie Marshall is the local host of Morning Edition on FM 91, which airs weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Qarie also hosts WGTE TV's series Timeline.
A native Toledoan, Qarie lived in England for the past 15 years after winning a place at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He has been working as an actor, voice over artist and fight choreographer in London and Europe, having appeared in the West End and on many programs for the BBC & ITV.Read more
- Views: 881 Chris Peiffer
Chris Peiffer is WGTE-FM's Operations and On-Air Fundraising Manager and Senior Producer...or as the staff calls him, "The Voice of WGTE."
Chris arrived at WGTE FM 91 in March 2003, from the Toledo Museum of Art, where he worked in media relations and marketing. At WGTE, he’s responsible for daily operations, non-profit announcements, on-air fundraising and production of programs. He is also the voice on many of WGTE-FM 91 and WGTE-TV underwriting announcements. Chris also created the music for the WGTE Documentary, Toledo Ballet: Reverence.Read more
- Views: 905 Fritz Byers
Fritz Byers is the host of Jazz Spectrum 91 (Saturdays from 9:00 p.m. - midnight) on WGTE-FM.
A note from Fritz: I have been hosting Jazz Spectrum 91 continuously since my first show aired on April 1, 1989. The show has been on every Saturday evening at 9:00 p.m. since then. Jazz Spectrum 91 is designed as an anthology, a loose and flowing tour through the history of the music, showcasing the wondrous diversity of jazz and the virtuosity of the musicians who play it. The notion of jazz history, in any formal sense, is problematic, since the best recordings are timeless, tied not so much to time and place as to personal and collective inspiration, which, like all thunderclaps of genius, defy tidy explanation. Jazz is marked, at once, both by limitless innovation and enormous discipline, and it is this tension -- between the individual and the group, between form and invention -- that makes jazz such a source of boundless fascination. And joy.Read more