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From the Studio: Fall Folk Festival Studio Broadcast, Part 4

Music Director Verne Windham and Kevin Brown of Front Porch Bluegrass host a two-hour program with music and interviews from folk performers.  This segment features Ena Wang, a Gonzaga University senior who has been playing the guzheng, also known as the Chinese Zither, since she was 6 years old, and Ken Glastre, who formed a surf band in Los Angeles in 1962 and began frequenting music clubs in Hollywood.  Since then he’s been performing as a solo act and in collaboration with musicians in California and Spokane.

Ken Glastre formed a surf band in Los Angeles in 1972 and today he performs solo and collaborates with musicians in California and Spokane.

Verne Windham got his start at Spokane Public Radio 20 years ago. “I came in to complain and they hired me.” He’s now the Program Director, as well as the host of Morning Classical and Concert of the Week. When choosing music for Morning Classical, Verne likes to keep the agenda as broadly defined as possible. For Concert of the Week, he focuses on the best of recent local performances, mostly classical in nature. For many years, Verne was also the conductor of the Spokane Youth Orchestra. He enjoys gardening, his vintage car and playing French horn.