UKR IS BORN

The group that started Urban Knights Radio. Lorena King, Elizabeth Sweeney, UKR General Manager & COM instructor Matty Staudt, Kevin Rosenbaum, Casey Franco and Torina Giannetto. (Photo courtesy of Matty Staudt.)

The group that started Urban Knights Radio. Lorena King, Elizabeth Sweeney, UKR General Manager & COM instructor Matty Staudt, Kevin Rosenbaum, Casey Franco and Torina Giannetto. (Photo courtesy of Matty Staudt.)

 
 

Once upon a time…

The Academy of Art University had one sound booth and not much else. It was 2012, and Matty Staudt, AAU’s newest COM professor wanted to change that by creating a tiered program that introduced students to radio.

By their third class, they were producing their own shows and soon after, began managing the day-to-day operations of the station.

Today, Urban Knights Radio is heard around the world and is one of iHeartRadio’s top college radio stations.

 
 

Urban knights radio STAFF

operations manager & (Interim) Program director

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“BACON” Jackson Alpert

Hello, my name is Jackson Alpert but please call me Bacon. I am a student at the Academy of Arts University studying to do what I'm doing now. Radio. I've been so interested in the business ever since my first course, and now with my show Bacon by the Bay (8-9 am Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays) I'm ready to take this road as far out as possible. Be sure to Keep it Krispy, Make it Sizzle, and keep listening to Urban Knights Radio the sound of artists.

communications Director & Host of ‘90s or nuthin’

Joe Stone

Hey all, I’m Joe, an Army veteran now chasing a degree in multimedia communications. Currently, I manage UKR’s website and social media accounts and also produce/host “90s or Nuthin” - a music show all about the 90s - you know, the greatest era of music of all time. #FACT

I love being on the Urban Knights Radio team and am super excited about the direction that the station is heading.

Twitter @ThisIsJoeStone

Portfolio - www.RealJoeStone.com

HOST - In the round

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Stormy Montana

My name is Stormy Montana - I am an online Music Production and Sound Design major here at the Academy of Art University. I am the creator and host of the UKR featured show "In The Round." I based my show around the concept of a Writer's Round style live show, which is a common treat around Nashville, TN. Over my years as an artist and writer myself, I have been blessed to meet, work with, learn about, and on happy occasions - befriend so many extraordinarily talented and sometimes unrecognized writers and artists. Having the opportunity to highlight THEM and introduce listeners to their work, and to be able to tell their stories about their careers and their songs is a treat. I hope to be able to continue this show, possibly morph it into a consistent Podcast one day. I completed my BFA in Dec. 2018 and have returned to start my MFA, and I have loved everything that AAU has given me the opportunity to be a part of through the course of acquiring my education. I cannot wait to see what the future holds!

Twitter - @InTheRoundUKRSM

CO-HOST - WARM TUNA

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Galen

By day a mild-mannered Admissions Representative at The Academy of Art University…also by day, but on lunch, one half of Warm Tuna, a slightly less well-mannered but exceptionally irreverent comedy broadcast poised to sweep the nation.

Born and raised in San Francisco, now living in sunny Oakland, California. Graduated from UC Berkeley by way of Laney and San Francisco City College. Illustrator/Artist and all around creative guy.

Let’s end with a quote,

“Wherever you go, there you are.”

-Bucakroo Banzai.

CO-HOST - WARM TUNA

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Ian (NASA)

Meet Ian aka NASA, one half of the dynamic duo that represents Warm Tuna. Born, raised and currently residing in the Bayview/Hunters Point district of San Francisco, NASA has been an Admissions representative at Academy of Art University for the last 5 years. Lived in Portland Oregon from 2005 up until 2014 when he moved back to his native land of SF. Artist, Producer/Photographer...all around creative. Warm Tuna aka sorry in advance lol...
Follow Warm Tuna on Instagram @warm.tuna

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