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Brad Schmidt

 KAHI Morning News

hosted by Brad Schmidt

Monday to Friday 6 – 9am

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Brad Schmidt is KAHI’s morning news host. Brad is your first source of everything local that matters to you. Tune in bright and early every weekday morning. Whether it is local news, weather, traffic, business or sports, Brad is your trusted source for Placer County. If you are a morning person like Brad, then grab yourself a cup of warm coffee, set the dial to 950 AM and get your day started off right.

Brad spent his first 20 years growing up in Fresno before moving North to attend California State University, Sacramento. Brad graduated from CSUS with a major in journalism and a minor in digital media . He joined KAHI’s team in February of 2016.

 


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KAHI Afternoon News

Noon News 12pm-1pm

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Weeknights 6 – 7pm; 11pm- Midnight
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Mary Jane Popp hosts The KAHI Noon 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.

 


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Casey Freelove

 KAHI Afternoon News

High School Sports Play-By-Play

hosted by Casey Freelove

Monday to Friday 4 – 6pm and  Thursdays 7 – 8pm
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Tune in for the KAHI Afternoon News with Casey Freelove featuring local news, sports, business and weather from 4-6pm.  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 afternoon news coverage.  Outside of broadcasting Casey also enjoys writing, fitness and traveling to various sporting events around the US.


Victoria BeningaVictoria

Public Service Director

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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.

 


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K-Hi Corral

with Connie Watkins

Saturday 8am – 9am

 

 

Connie Watkins hosts The K-Hi Corral.

Connie Watkins works for Echo Valley Ranch in Auburn. She has been working with the agricultural community for many years. She is experienced with livestock care, barns and shelter, fencing, pasture management, planting, gardening, chemicals and fertilizer. Connie is one of four Northern California women to receive the 2015 Common Threads North Award. It was awarded to her for service to agriculture in her community.


big_thumb_E04234EC-EEB4-6C43-7D5EE793A3E38D4ELinda Darvishian

The Good Life for Seniors: Reverse Mortgage Show

with Linda “D”

Saturday 10am-10:30am

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This is an informative, fun and educational show inviting audience participation and interesting guests from our community and beyond.

Linda is a successful talk show host in Northern California with over 40 years in the mortgage & real estate industries. She has specialized in exclusively in reverse mortgages for over a decade, helping Seniors change their lives for the better for the rest of their lives.

Linda is a recent recipient of the Business Woman of the Year award from the National Association of Business Women and is available for private appointments with homeowners to discuss and explore the reverse mortgage program, and is also available free of charge as a guest speaker at offices, clubs and organizations.

 


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A Time for Seniors

with Candace Roeder

Saturday 6am-7am
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Hosted by Candace Roeder. 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 foothills 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 Centers
  • 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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Jerry Henry

General Manager

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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.

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Jerry Henry gets his start in radio in 1975