Weekend host Gregg Porter began his radio career in 1976 at KCCK in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He moved to Seattle in 1984 to join KUOW as music director. After a year he became operations and production manager, overseeing the station’s studios and satellite facilities and producing programs such as Sandy Bradley’s Potluck and live broadcasts from the Northwest Folklife Festival.
Since leaving the station in 1995, Gregg worked as a programmer of music for use in businesses around the world; a producer of jazz, gospel and Hawaiian-music CDs; a broadcaster at the state’s radio-reading service for the blind; a musician; and a voice actor. He came back to KUOW briefly to turn hundreds of the station’s archival tapes into digital audio files and, in 2012, returned to be a substitute host of The Swing Years as well as a fill-in announcer as needed.
He currently lives with his sweetie, sharing a great view of a famous tall pointy Seattle landmark, and is happy that all his family has ended up in the region, most recently his daughter and granddaughter.