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...

  • Morning Edition host / broadcast director

    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 Coordinator/Host

     Gretchen Carr is the Operations Coordinator and host of Music by Request. With her background in the performing arts, education, history, arts administration, and communications, along with her training as a vocalist, pianist and...

  • 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 covers science, the environment, tribal affairs, and stories that involve crunching a lot of numbers. She lives in Traverse City with her three cats. She enjoys anything outdoors but is partial to swimming in the Great Lakes.

  • 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. 

  • Government and education reporter

    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....

  • Contributing editor

    Morgan Springer is a contributing producer at Interlochen Public Radio. She also works as a producer at Connecticut Public Rado. 

    Springer formally worked as a news director, reporter and intern at IPR. Her series

  • 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

    Noelle Riley is the news director of Interlochen Public Radio, leading the stations journalism and managing reporters. 

    Riley previously was the editor of Craig Daily Press in Colorado, which won numerous awards for overall editorial...

  • 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...

  • Heath care and tourism reporter

    Taylor Wizner is the health care and tourism reporter for IPR News. She joined IPR in 2019 after reporting at WDET in Detroit and graduating from Columbia Journalism School. When not sharing the news of the day, she enjoys being...

  • 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...