host of Vernacular Media
Penny Duff is a community organizer, educator, quilter, and amateur homesteader living in Galien, Michigan.
host of With Respect
John Smietanka has lived in Berrien County on and off for all of his 60 +years. He has practiced law first in Chicago, then 12 years in the Berrien County Prosecutors Office (8 as Prosecuting Attorney), 12 years as United States Attorney for the Western District of Michigan, and, after two runs for Michigan Attorney General, he has been 10 years in private practice with Anne Buckleitner. They have offices in St. Joseph and the Grand Rapids area. Long hours of driving around Michigan and the rest of the country made him a captive of talk radio shows. He now aims to cull the best formats for his one-hour discussion show on WRHC: With Respect. The name comes from his shows mantra: Respect for the guests, the subject matter and the audience. Join him on Sunday at 11:00am and Thursday at 10:00am.
host of Robin's Roost
When in college, worked summers for both the Newport and New York Jazz Festivals. Also, wrote music column for the Norwich Bulletin newspaper in Connecticut. Produced my first album, big band music of The 16, a band formed by two Chicagoans, Fred Karlin and Jim Atlas. Produced 3 jazz concerts on and off campus. Started full time in New York for Columbia Records. In the A&R Department, assisted in the recording of two Carnegie Hall Concert albums. Tranferred to Columbia's sister label, Epic, where I produced my first Rock Group, The Remains, and 3 other artists.
Went to work at Scholastic Magazines where I headed their Folkways Record label activity and produced albums of folk music and poetry. During this time I independently produced Paul Bley for ESP Records, and a rock group for RCA Victor.
Mercury Records brought me to Chicago to re-activate their Limelight label into a series of releases of expeimental rock and electronic music. After a year or so, I produced my first "chart" record, "Them Changes" with Buddy Miles. When the Limelight activity slowed down, I came to produce over 26 recording artists including: The Ohio Players, Chuck Mangione, Houston Person, Charles Earland, The Second City and Heartsfield. Upon Leaving Mercury, I started an independent label, UV Records and worked with the Chicago band, Bohemia as manager and record producer for several years. I also independently produced albums by Gamble Rogers for the Mountain Railroad and Flying Fish labels. After several years in the securities business, I have returned to developing recording projects, and producing albums with a focus on jazz. Hopefully, I have completed an album with the jazz trio led by young pianist, Miro Sprague, and will place it with an independent label.
host of Enid LIVE
Enid Goldstein began her talk radio career at San Francisco's legendary KGO Radio. She has hosted talk shows at top stations in top markets including: KFI, Los Angeles; WGN, Chicago; WRKO, Boston; WABC, New York; KFBK, KSTE & KCTC, Sacramento; KNRC, Denver; KIRO & KOMO, Seattle; WMAL, Washington DC; Air America Radio, New York.
Her highly-rated programs and incisive, witty commentary have been featured nationally on CBS(TV) News, CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, NPR, PBS, and in San Francisco, on KTVU-TV and KQED-TV. In addition to her success in radio and television, Enid is a widely published essayist, critic and journalist whose work appears nationally in newspapers and magazines, including The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle and 200 newspapers via the former Knight-Ridder News Service.
Her international reporting includes the funeral of Princess Di in London, the Cannes Film Festival and from Los Angeles, the Academy Awards. Over her career, Enid has interviewed everyone from heads of state, celebrities and royalty to legal prostitutes. Her interview with President Clinton made breaking news and was carried by the Associated Press. Enid now resides full time in Harbor Country. Enid LIVE airs on Fridays from 4:00pm to 5:00 Eastern