Willa WILLA is KZE’s four-legged staff member whose responsibilities include welcoming guests to the studio, mostly by jumping on their laps, and bringing daily smiles and joy to the rest of the KZE staff. Named after Hurricane Willa in which she was lost and found, she was adopted by the Stanley family in October 2018. […]

Professor Louie Grammy Nominated Professor Louie has been a resident of The Hudson Valley for the past thirty years. An award winning musician, recording producer and engineer, he has captured the talents of some of the world’s most highly acclaimed musicians, most notably, The Band. For 15 years Professor Louie served as co-producer, engineer and […]

Oilda Barreto OILDA is KZE’s Marketing Manager and has been a devoted fan since she moved up here at the turn of the century. She is also an eclectic music enthusiast and says music speaks all languages. Oilda is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, is an American Sign Language interpreter and an internationally published writer. […]

Faith Barr FAITH BARR is the host of our weekday Evening Programming, as well as Saturday Afternoons. Faith has long been an avid KZE fan and is delighted to be near the music. She’s a lifelong student of the breath and how it weaves through the anatomy of singing, poetry and yoga. She’s always researching […]

The WKZE Staff is proud to announce our picks for Favorite Albums of 2017! We all had such a hard time choosing just one. Here’s our list, in no particular order… Will S. – Michael Doucet and Tom Ridney “Cajun Fandango” Faith – Johnny Flynn “Sillion” Phil – OLD 97’s “Graveyard Whistling” Oilda – Sharon […]

WKZE Holiday Party 2017 Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 6-9pm at the Rhinecliff Hotel 4 Grinnell Street, Rhinecliff, NY 12574 Thanks to listeners like you, we are proud to report that our 2016 Holiday Party raised over $1,000 and 188 toys for the Center for Prevention of Child Abuse and over $1000 for Operation Warm!!!! It’s […]

Dick Hermans DICK HERMANS, who hosts New Harmony on Saturday mornings, is a native of northern Dutchess County who did his first folk music show on WKZE in 1987. He is the founder and co-owner, with his daughter Suzanna, of Oblong Books & Music in Millerton and Rhinebeck. He lives in Pine Plains with his […]

Lydia Pidlusky LYDIA PIDLUSKY is our Office and Traffic Manager, and host of the Midday Show. Actress, musician, sometimes computer geek and resident of the Hudson Valley for over 30 years, Lydia sees the eclectic mix of music on KZE as a true reflection of the unique and diverse makeup of our listening area. It’s […]

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