Kyra Dean is the host of Folk Weekend every Sunday evening. She is also the coordinator for Tri-States Audio Information Services.
Kyra was born and raised here in Western Illinois, where she first fell in love with music and developed an interest in radio. After serving in the Navy for a few years, Kyra attended Western Illinois University, earning a degree in Broadcasting. This eventually led her to spending several years at local commercial radio stations and, finally, to Tri-States Public Radio.
Kyra enjoys playing guitar, art, fashion, spending time with family, and trying to make the world a better place.