People

  • Host

    Aaron Stander is the volunteer host/producer of IPR's longstanding monthly program, Michigan Writers on the Air. He has worked in the literary vineyards for almost five decades. He has been a college...

  • Music Director

    Amanda Sewell is a musicologist who holds a Ph.D. in musicology from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Her research about music has appeared in textbooks, academic journals, and music encyclopedias.  Her first book, a biography of...

  • Morning Edition host

    Ever since he was young, Dan has been fascinated with radio. From hearing the dulcet tones of John Gordon broadcast Minnesota Twins games, to staying up late listening to radio theater, he was captivated by the imaginative medium. <...

  • Host, Repose

    A lifelong resident of Michigan, Frank has spent many enjoyable hours sailing on the Great Lakes and flying over them as a private pilot. He is the author of the novel Echoes of Distant Thunder and belongs to the Civil War reenactor...

  • Operations Manager/Host

    Gretchen Carr enjoys a varied career as an artist, arts administrator, educator and historian. Her performance art has been presented on stages and in galleries throughout northwest lower Michigan. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from...

  • Music Host and Producer

    Kate comes to Northern Michigan via New York City, where she was a freelance actor, singer and playwright, appearing Off-Broadway as Judy Garland in the underground hit, Christmas with the Crawfords. She wrote and starred in several...

  • Host and Producer

    Keith enjoys a highly varied career as an on-air host, professional voiceover artist, audiobook narrator, opera singer, and teacher.  His onstage engagements have taken him from Carnegie Hall to Italy to Newfoundland in repertoire from Puccini...

  • All Things Considered host

    Kendra Carr joined IPR as the All Things Considered host in 2019. She previously worked at WMOM in Ludington as the News Director. In 2017, WMOM received the Michigan Association of Broadcasters "Station of the Year" award. 

  • Executive Producer & Editor, Points North

    Morgan Springer joined IPR in 2015. Her series "Irredeemable," about Michigan juvenile lifers and the state's resentencing process, received a 2017 first place...

  • Classical Music Host

    Nancy Deneen has a background in classical music as a performer and teacher. She is passionate about sharing a variety of music with radio listeners of all ages. When not on the air at IPR, she enjoys the natural beauty and fabulous arts scene...

  • News Director

    IPR welcomed News Director Noelle Riley this summer. Noelle was the editor of Craig Daily Press in Colorado, which won numerous awards for overall editorial excellence during her tenure. She has also been a business reporter and has worked on...

  • Executive Director

    Peter Payette is the Executive Director of Interlochen Public Radio. He was previously the station's News Director. For many years, he hosted the weekly program Points North and has reported on a wide range of issues critical to the...

  • Classical Music Host

    Tony Bero is a musician and teacher who has lived and worked in northern Michigan since 2000.  He is an avid performer of a variety of musical styles.  In addition to performing fill-in duties for the regular IPR on-air talent, Tony is the...