Announcer and Staff Biographies

Born in Phoenix Sterling is a published poet and songwriter who has written music scores for film as well as stage productions. He began playing the violin at age three and was the winner of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra's Young Persons Musical Talent Auditions in 1968, was a member of the Phoenix Symphonette, The Phoenix Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Phoenix Boys Choir.
Linda Cassidy is a veteran broadcaster with 25 years in the industry. You may recognize her voice, which is featured in radio and television commercials nationwide. “I am excited and delighted to be working alongside the exceptional talent at K-BACH,” said Cassidy, who will be serving as an on-air host weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Critic Chris Curcio has been writing about the theater and performing arts since 1968. His reviews and articles have appeared in "Arizona Foothills" magazine, "The Arizona Republic," "In Theater" magazine, "Variety" and the "San Jose Mercury-News."
The newest addition to K-BACH’s on air team began his career in radio while a junior music major at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO at KCME 88.7 FM. After graduating in 2007, Joe began work as a classical music host and producer for Vermont Public Radio. In addition to his announcing duties at K-BACH, he currently he serves as the Music Director for WFIU 103.7 FM in Bloomington, Indiana.
Jane Hilton's twin passions for music and travel are a perfect complement to her work as an announcer on KBAQ. Each time she's on the air, she serves as a virtual tour guide on a worldwide journey through six centuries of classics. The Arizona native's dedication to the violin won her a full Regent's Orchestra Scholarship to Arizona State University.
Randy Kinkel believes that everyone needs a little art in their lives! That's why he's so passionate about the Music he shares with you on KBACH. He's proud to be a Longtime Phoenician and KBAQ Veteran--one of the KBACH "originals" who first signed on the station. He keeps you company Saturdays 12-6 and Sundays 10-4.
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.
Jon has been a long-time supporter of the arts community in Phoenix, with years of membership at the Phoenix Art Museum and regularly attendance at performances by Arizona Theatre Company and Phoenix Theater. He has also served on the board of the Phoenix Center, a non-profit arts organization in central Phoenix.