Chris Oshiro

Blue Dog Jam Host

Chris Oshiro comes to KXJZ with a wealth of radio experience. He was a valued member of the on-air staff that helped KSFM become #1 in the Sacramento ratings back in 1986. Oshiro then went by the radio name of Kevin Kei. Chris eventually served as that station's Music Director and Promotions Director.

Chris was also a member of Sacramento's original smooth jazz outlet, KQPT in 1991, before accepting the Program Director position at KDIA in Oakland.

Throughout his tenure in the commercial radio arena, Chris has maintained a strong interest in jazz and world music. "Chris brings to his craft as a jazz broadcaster the professional demeanor he's cultivated in commercial radio," said KXJZ Music Director Gary Vercelli. "We're honored to have Chris as a member of our team."

Chris' wide ranged interest in rock, folk, country, and jazz makes him the ideal candidate to host and produce Blue Dog Jam. He creates a program of diverse tastes and keeps his finger on the pulse of the local music scene.

Concurrent with his broadcast activities, Chris coaches the Arden Hills Swimming Team and plays as much golf as his busy schedule allows. "Being able to program Blue Dog Jam and contribute to the jazz staff is a hole in one for me!"

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