Kristi George

Director of Radio

Born in the Kanawha Valley, Kristi George is one of those natives who, after spending many years away, is happy to have come home to the Mountain State. She is a graduate of Nitro High School’s Class of 1978. Kristi holds a B.A. from West Virginia Wesleyan College, with a major in Social Welfare and a minor in Christian Education. She also earned a Masters in Counseling from the former West Virginia Graduate College (now Marshall University Graduate College).

It was in college that Kristi got her start spinning vinyl records, never dreaming that a hobby would evolve into a career. Having worked initially in commercial radio, she was on the air in a variety of capacities, not only in Charleston, but also in Montgomery, AL, Charlotte, NC, and Jackson, WY. Kristi made the leap to public radio in the mid-90s, initially as a part-time announcer on Saturday mornings at West Virginia Public Radio, and helping out with operations. She went on to become full-time as the local host during All Things Considered in addition to working in membership.

In early 2002, Kristi relocated to the Twin Cities of MinneSNOWta, having been hired as a Client Relations Manager by Public Radio International. After 5 ½ years, she made her way back east. Moving from another state agency, Kristi is delighted to have returned to West Virginia Public Broadcasting, this time as the Director of Radio. With a top notch team in place, she envisions great things in the future, not only for the organization, but for the people of West Virginia as well.

Her interests include travel, photography, music, and camping. Family and friends play a large part in Kristi’s life, as do the roles of aunt to her niece and nephews, and “mom” to a gray tabby. She is married to former radio and television announcer, Mike Jones.

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West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB) is pleased to announce changes in its radio program line-up, featuring new voices and returning favorites.

Composer and announcer Matt Jackfert will host a new classical music show Monday through Thursday from 2 – 3 p.m. on WVPB.


He joins our other classical hosts: West Virginia Broadcasting Hall of Famer Frank Stowers, and Peter Van de Graaff, a professional singer who has performed with opera companies and orchestras throughout the world.


West Virginia Public Broadcasting host Jim Lange is stepping down from his full-time job as host of “Classical Music with Jim Lange” at the end of this month.

Lange will remain at WVPB part-time and will continue to produce his popular music show “Eclectopia.” He says he is cutting back on his work schedule for personal reasons.

Lange has been at the station for nearly two decades, starting out as a part-time weekend announcer.

“I felt like I brought a down-to-earth and fun approach to serious music,” Lange said.

There’s a structure to what you hear on West Virginia Public Radio that’s about to change.

Each show on the station is governed by a “clock.” These graphical representations of each hour lay out what happens in a program and when.  

Whether it’s a newscast, a promotion for what is coming up later in the show, or a regular segment such as West Virginia Morning or the Marketplace Morning Report, it all happens at a precise time according to the clock. This clock is how we coordinate between hosts that are in NPR’s studios in Washington, D.C. and beyond, and West Virginia Public Radio’s hosts who are in our studios in Charleston, so we don’t end up talking over each other.

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The folks at America’s Test Kitchen have kindly shared a few of their favorite recipes with us. We thought they looked so good that we asked & obtained permission to post them for you. You’ll learn more valuable cooking secrets when you tune in for America’s Test Kitchen, Sundays at 3 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio. 

West Virginia Public Radio is making enhancements to the weekend schedule, offering several new programs—including two brand new local music programs -- and changing the times of others.

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