People

  • Reporter | Board Operator

    A graduate of California State University, Chico, Andre Byik is an award-winning journalist who has reported in Northern California since 2012. He joined North State Public Radio in 2020, following roles at the Chico Enterprise-Record and Chico...

  • Chief Engineer
  • News Reporter (Stringer - Redding Bureau)

    Kelly is a graduate of Chabot Junior College in Hayward, California. After nearly 25 years in commercial radio, Kelly arrived in Redding and joined North State Public Radio first as a volunteer. He began covering Redding City Council meetings...

  • Reporter | Morning Edition Host

    Ken Devol came to NSPR as a volunteer. Over time the coincident forces of gravity, alchemy, interest, and mutual need drew him into a staff position. Ken has never had a career path, only an interest path and radio is as natural a place for...

  • Producer

    Matt Fidler is an audio producer working in podcasting and public radio. A lifelong musician and music lover, he received his BA in Music/Recording Arts from Chico State in 1997. Dabbling in the music, film, and TV industries for a...

  • Host, Afternoon Classics (Board Operator)

    Born and raised in the Bay Area in Oakland, Mike Fishkin has had a lifelong interest in classical music. A graduate of CSU, Chico, he was a music major and played trumpet in the Symphonic Band, the Jazz Band and the Chico Symphony Orchestra ...

  • General Manager

    Phil Wilke was named General Manager of North State Public Radio in August 2018. A lifelong NPR listener, Wilke has been a newspaper copy editor, reporter and columnist, and his first post-college job was a firefighter.  

     

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  • Operations | Programming | Afternoon Host

    A graduate in media communications from California State University, Chico, Russell’s experience in broadcasting is a long and lasting one. After transferring from Fullerton Community College (and campus radio station’s KBPK and KFCR) in...