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Ken Zahnle

Music Director

Ken is the Music Director here at Tri States Public Radio. Ken oversees all music programming on the station, hosts the morning classical music program “Ovation” and often records performances for TSPR. Ken is from Highland Park, IL and has a degree in music and broadcasting from Western Illinois University. Ken says in his teenage years he listened to fine arts radio, old school classical stations from Chicago, coupled with a few months on a glorified tin-can telephone of a radio station in an on campus residence hall lead to his wonderful career in radio. Ken is no stranger to radio. He has worked as a student staff announcer at WIUM, news director at WKAI/WLRB/WLMD in Macomb, and Program Director at Tri States Audio Information Services. When Ken is not busy with radio and music programming he enjoys helping Macomb High’s Marching Band, playing jazz, and watching his three children grow up.

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