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John Kosian

Operations Director

John is the behind the scenes person who supports all the technical needs of WICN's diverse musical genres and news programming, and the signal distribution. Unlike most other stations with narrow playlists,hosts at WICN need to play just about any kind of media, whether it is available on vintage vinyl discs or the latest in flash memory. Listeners, as well, want to enjoy WICN programs on all available devices which can range from analog FM radios, to HD receivers to streaming media players on computers, phones and internet appliances. John has always had an appetite to know how things work and has never stopped learning as each new tecnology has arrived. WICN's studios, transmitter and IT networks are all designed to keep pace with the times as is the emerging technology for receiving the signal traditionally and via mobile devices.

John hasn't always worked behind the scenes. His decades of experience as an on-air host means he has also used all these various technologies himself in program production. That knowledge helps to keep the technology from getting in the way and makes real world ease of use a priority. John's job experience includes WBUR and WMJX in Boston along with many, many others. John has also been affiliated with non-commercial WMBR FM, Cambridge at MIT since the late 1960's. He continues to be involved there as a member of its board of directors.


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Know Your Host:
Al Dean

Al grew up listening to the music of the 40’s on his father’s EH Scott radio and 78 records. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman were family favorites. This is first experience in the broadcasting field and allows him to dig into his closet of old vinyls and share them with his audience on the Sunday afternoon edition of the Jazz Matinee.

Tune in to Jazz Matinee
Sundays, 12 to 4 pm


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