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Grady has taken a circuitous route from his hometown of Kansas City to Wyoming. Sometime after the London Bridge had fallen down, he moved to Arizona and attended Arizona State University and actually graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. (“He’s a Lumberjack and he’s OK……..!”) He began his radio career in Prescott in 1982 and eventually returned to Kansas City where he continued in radio through the summer of 1991. Public Radio and the Commonwealth of Kentucky beckoned him to the bluegrass state where he worked as Operations/Program Manager at WKMS in Murray and WNKU in Highland Heights just across the Ohio from Cincinnati. After 16 great years in Kentucky, Grady & Cheryl packed the family (2 kids, 2 cats and a dog) and headed for Wyoming in the middle of winter to pursue a dream job as Music Director for Wyoming Public Media. He hosts Morning Music from 9am-12pm weekdays. Besides radio, Grady has worked in construction and likes to play outdoors. (camp, fish, bike, hike, ski, golf). He loves music, of course, travelling, stargazing, reading and American history.
The program has a rich tradition providing listeners a contemporary mix with a variety of styles including singer/songwriters, folk, acoustic, rock, r&b, blues, world, and reggae. New music is a big part of the mix as well as artists from Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain region. You'll also hear live music/interview sessions. NPR news updates are provided at the top of the hour along with regional weather and the Events Calendar airs Wednesday through Friday at 11:04am.
Paul Montoya is the co-host for Morning Music. Grady Kirkpatrick continues as host Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Paul covers Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as occasional fill-ins during the week.