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Casey Freelove

The KAHI Morning News
hosted by Casey Freelove
Monday to Friday 6am – 9am
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Tune in for the new KAHI morning news broadcast with Casey Freelove featuring local news, sports, business and weather from 6-9am.  Originally from Folsom, Casey has spent the past 14 years in broadcasting including stops at KXNT/KSFN Las Vegas, KNUU Las Vegas and KGMZ San Francisco.  Casey has worked as a news reporter, anchor, producer and on air host.  He was the co-host of the popular sports talk shows “Freelove and Olson” and “The Jerry Tarkanian Show” in Las Vegas before relocating to Northern California.  Casey is thrilled to return to the Foothills as a member of the KAHI team brings a fresh perspective to our morning news coverage.  Outside of broadcasting Casey also enjoys writing, fitness and traveling to various sporting events around the US.

mary_jane_popp 2Mary Jane Popp

KAHI Afternoon News
Weekdays 4 – 6pm
Poppoff with Mary Jane Popp
Weeknights 6 – 7pm Midnight
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Mary Jane Popp hosts The KAHI Afternoon News and Poppoff with Mary Jane Popp. Poppoff is a fast-paced Magazine Radio Show dedicated to keeping you on the cutting edge of today’s hot button issues. Poppoff says what it does and does what it says. It’s energetic, upbeat, entertaining, and motivational. From the inner to the outer self, Poppoff takes you to a new dimension in Radio.

Victoria BeningaVictoria

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Victoria is KAHI’s Public Service Director. She has lived in the foothills since 1979 and was a KAHI listener for many years prior to joining our team. She is proud to be helping provide the same information to foothill listeners which she has found so valuable over the years. Victoria keeps the foothills informed with on air public service announcements and social media updates, as well as the Community Happenings page on KAHI’s website.


Corral GangPenny Coey and Connie Watson

K-Hi Corral
with Penny & Connie
Saturday 8am – 9am
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Penny Coey and Connie Watkins share co-hosting duties on The K-Hi Corral.

Penny Coey works for Echo Valley Ranch. Though relatively new to radio, she has been working with the agricultural community for many years. Penny is experienced with livestock care, barns and shelter, fencing, pasture management, planting, gardening, chemicals and fertilizer. Penny has a gift for trouble shooting, problem solving and finding solutions. When not at work, Penny enjoys being at home with her family. She has 2 horses, 2 cats, and a dog named Tink. Penny spends most of her free time outdoors working on “the ranch”, exploring the Bear River, or Hiking and riding trails in the woods. Penny especially enjoys being involved with the agricultural community on a professional and personal level.

Pete Dufour

Pete Dufour

Local Sports Play-By-Play
Live, High School Sports Broadcasts

Tune in for Pete’s local High School play-by-play on KAHI. Also listen to Pete’s Tuesday even High School Sports Show, during High School Football season, on KAHI.


candaceCandace Roeder

A Time for Seniors
with Candace Roeder
Saturday 6am
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Hosted live by Candace Roeder, Director of Seniors First/Senior Link. Each week Candace has guests discussing subjects of concern to seniors living in the Foothills. Her goal is to maintain a radio show that draws a closer connection between the Placer County and the senior community.

Some of the subjects that Candace has covered:

  • Senior abuse by non-caregivers
  • Dangers in shopping center parking lots
  • Telemarketing fraud scams
  • Finding work after 50
  • Adult Daycare & Wellness Center
  • Health Insurance Counseling
  • Transportation where public transit is not available or appropriate
  • Nutrition & your health
  • Every week, a new subject of interest to seniors!


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The 45 Guy
with Mike Mackenzie
Saturday 11am and 9pm

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Mike is the host of the45guy show, a retro AM radio music program. Every Saturday morning at 11am, using only 7″ vinyl records from his own personal collection, Mike plays great music from the 60′s, 70′s & 80′s, featuring many popular artists of pop, rock, R & B and more. Mike also gives listeners insight into the history behind the music he plays, and each week he’ll provide a different themed show.

Mike says he couldn’t be more thrilled to be back behind the microphone, after having been both a disc jockey and on air reporter in the Los Angeles market many moons ago.


Jerry 1Jerry Henry

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Jerry Henry is a US Air Force Veteran and graduate of California State University. He wears many different hats at KAHI including President and General Manager. He does production and fill in work wherever needed. Jerry started working for KAHI in August 1995.






Jerry Henry gets his start in radio in 1975