FM 91 Hosts
- Haley Taylor
Radio Content Producer and On-Air Host Haley Taylor is the host of both Morning Classics and Evening Classics on FM 91.
A graduate of Spring Arbor University in Michigan, Haley majored in Communication Studies and minored in Music (piano/voice). While there, she created and administered a popular podcasting series; produced a radio news feature that won first place in the Michigan Association of Broadcasters College Awards, and was editor-in-chief of the college newspaper. For two years she was an on-air personality for 106.9 Home.fm, a community-supported radio station which plays a mix of mainstream and Christian music. Having grown up just across the border in Temperance, MI, Haley has been a big fan of WGTE (and public media in general) since her childhood.Read more
- Views: 1611 Brad Cresswell
Radio Program Manager and Music Director Brad Cresswell is the host of three programs on WGTE-FM: Afternoon Classics, WGTE in Concert, and Live from FM 91. Internationally, he can be heard hosting the Metropolitan Opera Quiz during their Saturday matinee broadcasts, and as the host of New Music from Bowling Green, distributed by the WFMT Radio Network and heard on over 160 stations worldwide.
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).
Some of Brad's other professional activities include writing for Carnegie Hall's Playbill magazine, and performing voice-over work for HBO, Cinemax, and several nationally-syndicated Public Radio programs, including Radiolab and Studio 360.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 has been with WGTE since March 2003. 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