Kathy Agosta | Corporate Sponsorship Director

Kathy Agosta has been a development/marketing professional in public broadcasting for over 30 years.

Prior to joining Michigan Radio as Corporate Sponsorship Director, Agosta was Senior Director of Corporate and Foundations Affairs at Chicago Public Radio where she directed local and national corporate sponsorship and foundation activities. Continue reading “Kathy Agosta | Corporate Sponsorship Director”

John Auchter | Contributor, Auchter’s Art

Since 1995 John has created Michigan-based editorial cartoons for the Grand Rapids Business Journal, the Grand Rapids Press, and MLive Newspapers. His cartoons are currently featured at MichiganRadio.org and are syndicated to newspapers through the Michigan Press Association. John is an active member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. You can view an archive of his editorial work and other cartoons at Auchtoon.com. Continue reading “John Auchter | Contributor, Auchter’s Art”

John U. Bacon | Essay / Analysis, Sports Commentator

John U. Bacon has worked nearly three decades as a writer, a public speaker, and a college instructor, winning awards for all three.

Bacon earned an honors degree in history (“pre-unemployment”) from the University of Michigan in 1986, and a Master’s in Education in 1994. In 2005-06, the Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship named him the first recipient of the Benny Friedman Fellowship for Sports Journalism.

He has authored ten books on sports, business, health, and history, the last six of which are national bestsellers, including Bo’s Lasting Lessons, Endzone, and The Great Halifax ExplosionContinue reading “John U. Bacon | Essay / Analysis, Sports Commentator”

Hannah Baiardi | Account Executive Corporate Support

Hannah is a 2018 graduate of the University of Michigan where she studied Communications & Jazz Piano. Michigan Radio was “the soundtrack to her childhood” and became her main source of news and conversation-starters with her family from a young age.

Hannah is joining the Corporate Support team, where she plans to garner support for her favorite radio station. When she’s not at work, Hannah is performing with her jazz group, “Hannah Baiardi & Friends” in the Detroit/Ann Arbor area. She enjoys composing, writing and practicing mindfulness meditation every night upon her purple zafu.

Natalie Brennan – Stateside Production Assistant

Natalie Brennan is a recent graduate from the University of Michigan where she studied American History and Women Studies. There, she was the Editor in Chief of a women’s magazine, produced her own podcast, and helped Professor Matthew Lassiter research the 1967 Detroit riots. She is excited to be launching her public media career this fall as an intern at Michigan Radio. Continue reading “Natalie Brennan – Stateside Production Assistant”