People

  • 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...

  • Capital Reporter

  • 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. <...

  • Chief Engineer

    Gary Langley is a Michigan native who grew up on a horse ranch North of Detroit. He graduated from Caseville Public school in 1992 and served honorably in the USMC as a ground radio repairman from 1992-1996.  He began working in broadcast...

  • 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...

  • Science and Conservation Reporter

    Kaye is shared between Michigan Radio and Interlochen Public Radio.  A graduate of Michigan Tech's environmental engineering program, she covers science, the environment, northern Michigan and stories that involve crunching a lot of numbers.

  • 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. 

  • Reporter/producer

    Max came to IPR in 2017 as an environmental intern. In 2018, he returned to the station as a general assignment reporter. Before joining IPR, Max worked as a news director and reporter at Michigan State University's student radio station WDBM....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • MPRN Capitol Bureau Chief

    Rick Pluta has been covering Michigan’s Capitol, government, and politics since 1987. His journalism background includes stints with UPI, The Elizabeth (NJ) Daily Journal, The (Pontiac, MI) Oakland Press, and WJR. He is also a lifelong public...

  • Reporter/Producer

    Taylor Wizner is passionate about empowering communities through solid reporting. She joined IPR in 2019 after working as an associate producer at WDET in Detroit. She graduated from Columbia Journalism School and the University of...

  • 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...