Pledge Drive September 8th-14th




Station Manager
   Graham Nystrom
As a guitarist and pianist, making music is one of Graham’s primary passions, but the technological side of the music industry has been his trade since 2003.  Starting out as a live sound and recording engineer for bands and venues, he eventually turned to broadcast radio as Technical Director for Live Wire Radio and Oregon Public Broadcasting.  Now, he couldn’t be happier offering his skills and experience to Coast Community Radio.

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   Elizabeth Menetrey
Elizabeth started her radio career as the “Astrology Lady” on her high school radio station in 1973.   She helped to build WJFF in Jeffersonville, NY- the first completely hydro-powered radio station in the U.S. in the early 90’s. She has been with Coast Community Radio since 1995.  Her daughter Alia was KMUN’s first radio baby!


Development Director
    Susan Peterson
Mass communications and marketing have been in Susan’s blood since college days when she hosted a radio show in Nevada, MO. Being at Coast Community Radio uses all of Susan’s skills and contacts in a way that she feels gives back to the community. Welcome home, Susan.



Operations Manager
  Brian Bovenizer

Whether on stage, at the soundboard, in the studio, on the air (TMF!, Dead Friday) or at the juke box, Brian is out to make the ambiance as good as it can be with the resources available. After studying radio/audio engineering at Western Michigan University and music business at Columbia College Chicago, a chance visit to Astoria forced the best education possible: the coastal pacific northwest community. A proud Astorian since 2009, he resides with his partner and their children, Bobby Prine and Emmylou Jane.

Membership Specialist | Volunteer Coordinator 

 Janet Fryberger

Janet is relatively new to Astoria but not to non-profit work. She has a background in development, event production, database management, bookstore ownership, customer service and tech support. Through it all, she’s maintained a passion for books, music, animals and community. She started with us as a volunteer librarian and is thrilled to now be in the role of showering Coast Community Radio members and volunteers with gratitude and support.



News Director
   Joanne Rideout
Joanne’s long relationship with the station includes News Anchor and Reporter, Program producer and host of the popular Columbia River Ship Report. Joining Coast Community Radio from her position as Reporter with the Coast River Business Journal, Joanne is dedicated to covering the issues and sharing the stories of our region.

   Terry Wilson
Terry grew up in Long Beach and Ilwaco, Washington, then spent seven years in the US Coast Guard as an electronics technician, followed by four years in Navy Aviation as RADAR operator. He has much radio and some television broadcasting experience: with KLSN and KXA in Seattle as a classical DJ; with KGHO in Hoquiam as program director and DJ; and many other stations in the Northwest, adorned with titles like Transmitter Engineer, Audio Engineer, and Assistant News and Sports Director. Terry returned to his native coastal stomping grounds in 2000 with his wife of 29 years, Barbara, and joined Coast Community Radio in 2002.


Community Events


Wellness Cafe Health Chats

Basic First Aid/CPR/AED

Public Nuisance Fundraiser

Create Forests Talk

The Burning Hell

Earth & Ocean Arts Festival

Global Climate Strike Rally