Staff

Grant C. Parks - General Manager

I found KZFR my senior year at CSU, Chico and fell in love with the diversity of musical programming. Being an advocate of Reggae music I was immediately attracted to the sound of 'Devastation Sounds' and did my first live broadcast the weekend I graduated college. I am proud to say that I have worked at KZFR for since 2010 years and a Programmer at KZFR for 11 years. 

Contact: grant[at]kzfr[dot]org

Leah McKean - Volunteer Coordinator

I am a Chico State Alumni who didn't move away after graduation. I fell in love with this little town after finally finding like-minded, progressive folks through listening to KZFR. During the 30+ years I've lived here, I've worked & volunteered with a number of local nonprofits always with the goal of improving our community. I strive to leave things better than I find them and to cause as little harm as possible to the planet and all living things."

Contact: leah[at]kzfr[dot]org

Ray Laager - Underwriting Director

I have been involved in radio since my college days, and for over 20 years at KZFR. It is an honor to be on the air and able to share my love for music. And to help grow KZFR by bringing in Underwriters, raise our visibility and continue to reach out to our community.
Contact: underwrite[at]kzfr[dot]org


Shirley McCoy - Office Manager

I graduated from Chico State in May 2021 with my degree in business, but my passion has always been in the music industry. I love all 60s and 70s classic rock and blues and having grown up in the Bay Area, I was attending concerts multiple times a week at times and volunteering to promote a local blues festival which is where my passion and love for live music grew. I love our local community radio and how unique it is and the whole variety of programs we have. 

Contact: shirley[at]kzfr[dot]org

Kevin Cook - Outreach Coordinator
My name is Kevin Cook and I've been with the station going on 5 years now as a programmer. I love volunteering with our station and feel so grateful to have been given the opportunity to be part of the staff here at the studio. Our station is one of the best parts of Chico, and I am excited to be part of KZFR's growth. Thank you to our programmers, listeners and supporters for giving me the opportunity to help bolster the strength of our community radio station. More power to the people powered radio - KZFR 90.1 for life!! 

Contact: kevin[at]kzfr[dot]org


Trevor Parks - Outreach Coordinator
Trevor is an audio professional, music producer, DJ, and visual artist. He has been interested in the music and audio realm for about 10 years and has been his passion. Having grown up in Chico, he has been listening to KZFR for years and is excited to be working for the station!

Contact: trevor[at]kzfr[dot]org

Diane Culpepper - Business Manager

My name is Diane Culpepper and I've lived in Chico for about 24 years now.  I'm originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan and came to California to escape the frigid weather.  I began my own bookkeeping business about a year after I came to Chico, and have been very fortunate to have met and helped many people along the way.  I am now looking toward the future and realizing I would like to work in one place, for one entity, so when I applied and got the job as Business Manager at KZFR, I was very happy.  I enjoy reading, shopping for antiques, and Mid Century Modern d├ęcor.  I love my kids and grandkids and I'm looking forward to a new chapter in my life!

Contact: diane[at]kzfr[dot]org