Gregg Porter

Saturdays, 9am – 4pm

Sundays, Midnight – 5 am

Thursdays, Midnight – 5am

Gregg thought he had retired from a life-long radio career… until the opportunity to announce at Classical KING came along!

Gregg started in radio right out of high school in his home state of Iowa, presenting and producing all kinds of public radio programming: classical, folk, jazz and other music shows, news programs, and live performances (including recording and producing statewide broadcasts of the Cedar Rapids Symphony).

He came to Seattle in 1984 to work at KUOW public radio and was there in different positions for 21 years over a 37-year period: Music Director (where he hired Dave Beck for his first full-time radio work), Manager of Production and Operations, Digital Archivist, and Announcer.  He also produced and engineered hundreds of segments and programs for the national public radio system, including live broadcasts from the Northwest Folklife Festival and the eleven-year run of “Potluck.”

Outside of his time at KUOW, Gregg has been an album producer as well as a music programmer for business, restaurant and retail settings, a voice actor, a musician specializing in Hawaiian music, and an inveterate punster.  He recently spent a few years (as a panelist, then as host) on the nationally syndicated radio quiz show, “Says You!”

He’s a voracious reader (averaging more than 75 books a year) and enjoys listening to almost any kind of music.  Among his favorite classical works are Maurice Ravel’s Pavane, Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Lark Ascending, Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring, and almost anything by contemporary American composers John Adams, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, and Harry Partch.

After Dave Beck convinced Gregg to join him once again working at the same station, it seems full retirement will just have to wait for another day.