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At 22 years of age, Joni Deutsch is the youngest addition to the West Virginia Public Radio family as the host of “A Change of Tune,” a new music program that is being touted as “Pandora with personality, Spotify with soul, and Phil Collins with The Black Keys.” Joni was born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia, and graduated from George Washington High School in 2010.
Her radio career began as a student DJ (and subsequent assistant general manager) for WLUR 91.5 FM and transformed into an internship with Mountain Stage and an on-air broadcasting position with West Virginia Public Radio.
When she’s not on the air or working on “A Change of Tune,” Joni balances a slew of activities, including campaigning for her 3-year-old Polish lowland sheepdog to become the next Wishbone, making personalized mixtapes for out-of-state friends, helping her parents with their local counseling practice, and beating her boyfriend at video games (although her boyfriend begs to differ).
Each week, host Joni Deutsch links the past to the present with the best music ranging from up-and-coming artists to classic hits, indie pop to blues rock, The Black Keys to Phil Collins, and everything in-between for your listening pleasure. She’ll give you enough music headlines, backstories, and connections to get you through your weekend. It’s time for A Change of Tune.