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Scott Mitchell

Monday - Friday: 6:00 AM - 12 Noon
IF ITS ONE THING SCOTT MITCHELL loves, its Sonoma County! Since 1978 he’s been a broadcast fixture at many of the Santa Rosa radio stations, either as a voice-over talent, disc-jocky and radio station programmer.

WHEN SCOTT GRADUATED from the SF Campus of the Ron Bailie School of Broadcast in 1978, he made up his mind that he wanted to live and work in Sonoma County and bugged many of the local broadcasters for a job, eventually getting his first job at KSRO Radio in Santa Rosa, back in the days when it played music on AM RADIO!

LIKE ANY YOUNG DISC JOCKEY, Scott wanted to work in San Francisco with his idols, but still lived in Sonoma County. Over the years he fulfilled his dream working at many of the large stations is San Francisco, but decided after 20 years he wanted to settle in Sonoma County full-time. Ultimately wound up working for Redwood Empire Stereocasters in Santa Rosa, home of KZST and Smooth Jazz 99.1

SCOTT ENJOYS the wide open spaces of Sonoma County and appreciates the Bay Area in general, but its Sonoma County’s people and opportunities it affords to always see something different wherever he travels in the Wine Country. Like MC’ing great Concerts as Rodney Strong with music greats to enjoying a picnic at Howarth Park to riding the SMART train from one end to another.

WHILE WORKING PART-TIME at RES for a few years to pursue private projects in Sonoma County, Scott was offered a position to replace Rob Singleton, who was retiring from Smooth Jazz and it was a match made in heaven. Soon, Scott was offered the morning slot at a brand new RES radio station, “The New 93.7 SMOOTH FM"

THAT WAS JUNE 30th of 2015 and who knew the years would fly by so quickly? As Scott says, “the fun and tightly knit family of employees has made a broadcast dream come true. Everyday, I wake up and come to play---and its like that the whole day---EVERY DAY. Who knows what I’d do if I actually had to WORK for a living??

Karen Lehman

Monday - Saturday: 12 Noon - 6:00 PM

Married to Jim since 1981, they have a daughter, Kim, and 2 cats. Karen’s Mom,
Marilyn, lives with them in Forestville, where they have hosted house concerts,
bringing music close up and personal to neighbors, friends and other music lovers.

Raised on all kinds of jazz, which tends to be her go-to favorite, she also listens to a variety of other styles of music. Karen enjoys traveling, live music, reading, movies, her church family, and relaxing with friends.

Originally from Seattle, Karen’s radio career began in the mid-80’s, after graduating from
Los Angeles Broadcasters (The LAB) in Hollywood, California. Immediately upon completion
of broadcasting school, she left Southern California to join her husband, Jim, who had found
employment in Petaluma 10 months earlier. Karen was hired by local station KVRE and has
since been on the air at numerous stations in San Francisco and north of the Golden Gate.

She came on board here at Redwood Empire Stereocasters in May of 1998 and became one
of the weekend hosts at KZST, before moving to our Smooth Jazz station, KJZY.
Since Smooth FM (93.7) was born in September of 2017, Karen has been the afternoon host.
You will also hear her voice on Jazzy (99.1) in the mornings.

Along with her on-air duties, she is also Creative Director for our 5-station group, managing
in-house production of commercial spots.

Karen would like you to know and be reassured that radio people look exactly as they sound to you,
so you shouldn’t believe any photos you see!

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