Janine Miller

Announcer, Host

Janine MillerThe seeds were sown early for Janine (Kallgren) Miller's career in radio. She was born in Palo Alto, California but began her schooling here in Phoenix. Her report cards were mostly A's but often included the comment, "talks too much to her neighbors"! Janine would spend hours each day listening to LP's and quizzing herself on the composers and classical works that she heard. Janine's parents and her sisters and brothers all took piano lessons and sang. Other instruments in the Kallgren household included the bass, flute, viola, violin, drums, ukulele, and banjo! Janine began studying the oboe at age 10 and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia on a full music scholarship. However, she caught the "radio bug" by volunteering at the classical station, KBIA and received her degree in Radio-TV-Film with a minor in music. At UMC, she met an electrical-engineering major named Bernard Miller. When he was named a Marshall Scholar by the British government, those crazy kids got married and moved to England. At Manchester International Airport, Janine's voice could be heard announcing flight information and paging passengers in 9 different languages. Upon the Millers' return to the States, Janine went back to classical announcing: first, at WITF-FM, Harrisburg, PA, then WSCL-FM, in Salisbury, MD, where she was its first Program Director. She worked several years as Production Manager and announcer at WWFM, a station in Trenton, NJ, where Matthew and Benjamin were born. The Millers moved to the Phoenix area in 1993, and KBAQ was on the radio constantly. In 1999, the children were both in school. Janine contacted KBAQ, and, fortunately, they needed announcers. She serves as both mid-morning announcer and music librarian. The Miller's enjoy the many arts-related activities in the Phoenix area, are active church members, and fans of the Diamondbacks.