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.

Amy Bishop started her career in radio at the age of 19 as a student DJ for KNTU at the University of North Texas, eventually working her way up to the Program Director position by her senior year. Amy graduated with a German degree, but had her sights set on continuing her radio career after college and worked in various capacities at a mixed bag of radio stations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Amy is also an award-winning journalist. Her stories have been featured on NPR’s Here & Now.

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.

Joe 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.

On November 2, 2016, Jane Hilton lost her battle with cancer. That day K-Bach, along with the Arizona arts community, lost a champion. Jane was a dear friend and inspiration not only as a K-Bach announcer and producer but as a talented musician and performer. Jane had a way of bringing ideas and people together, inspiring those around her to reach a little farther than they thought they could. We are all better for her presence and very proud to have called her “friend”. She will always be a part of our K-BACH family. – “The Wayward Fiddler” - Jane Merial Hilton.

Randy believes that we all need art in our lives! He's as passionate about the Music he shares with you on KBACH, as he is about the Art he creates outside KBAQ. He keeps you company on-air Saturdays 6-midnight and Sundays 10-2.

Duart Martin

Duart has announced classical music for public radio listeners in Arizona since 1987. She is a contributing writer for Central Sound at Eight, a part of Arizona PBS, and host of ASU in Concert. She also operates the control room at Sun Sounds of Arizona, the radio reading service for the blind and visually impaired. In 2012 she received the Gold Microphone award as Volunteer of the Year at Sun Sounds of Arizona.

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.

Matt Rogers
Matt Rogers got his start in radio at 16, working for a tiny AM station in Gastonia, North Carolina. He graduated from Campbell University with a degree in Broadcast Management and has served in various roles at public radio stations around the country. Most recently, he was Program Director of All Classical Portland in Oregon, and Associate Content Director at WDAV in the Charlotte, North Carolina, metro area. 

Brian comes to KBACH having worked at public and commercial radio stations in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, dating back to 1988. He also worked as a voice actor, voice-over talent, and media producer for a dozen years.