Scott Blankenship started his radio career in college when he began working as a volunteer at a local cable radio station, announcing alternative and new rock music. His love and appreciation of classical music began at public radio station KVNO in Omaha, where he spent 13 years in various on-air and management roles, five of those years as the morning drive-time host. Indications that radio was in his blood go back to age five, when he used a corkboard and a battered phonograph as a makeshift radio studio; his father's Air Force issue flashlight served as his "on air" light. In his spare time, Blankenship is an avid cyclist and amateur playwright with several produced scripts to his credit.
You first heard Garrett McQueen when he filled in as the guest host of Performance Today. Now you can hear him all the time as our overnight host/producer. As a professional bassoonist, most recently with Tennessee's Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Garrett brings a performer's perspective to his new assignment. He has performed with ensembles such as the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He first entered the world of public radio in 2016 on Knoxville's WUOT-FM, where he produced interviews with some of the country's leading artists and created nationally recognized features on the intersection of race and classical music. Promoting diverse artistic voices — music by women and people of color — remains a priority for him. He also is keen to share his love for concert band music, where his favorite composers include David Maslanka, Frank Tichelli and Eric Ewazen.