Three new board members — JC Alonzo, Reenie Carmack and Art McDonnell — joined the KKFI 90.1 FM Board of Directors to fill seats recently vacated. The Active Members committee elected the three new members on Monday, January 7, 2013 as part of the committee’s responsibility.
Maureen “Reenie” Carmack
Reenie has been involved with KKFI since 2007, having served on the Programming and Finance committees. She has been on-air since 2008, serving as a programmer for the weekly Eco Radio KC show (airs Mondays, 6 PM CT). Reenie wants to help KKFI reach “the next level and help to move KKFI forward with its mission of education for the local and world communities.” She added how “the need for independent and non-commercial forms of broadcasting are becoming an ever more critical and important aspect of free speech in our country.”
Reenie has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Missouri–Kansas City and a Master of Arts in Organizational Behavior from the same university.
James “JC” Alonzo
KKFI welcomes JC for the energy, creativity, entrepreneurship, strategy development and implementation skills he brings to organizations that he was worked with. His experience co-authoring the Climate Protection Program and seeing it adopted with agreements between Kansas City, Missouri, the KC Chamber of Commerce, and political opposition will help KKFI maintain its strong community connections.
JC mentioned he “co-created an educational program, Sustainable Business Leaders Series, which teaches businesspeople to create sustainable environmental strategies for their companies.”
JC is self-employed, works with Shockey Consulting Services, and teaches courses at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas. He attended the University of Kansas.
Art is host of the Morning Buzz show on Thursday mornings from 6:00 to 8:00 am. Art chose “to volunteer at KKFI because it’s the last REAL radio station left in our CITY! We still allow our programmers to program their own shows! No corporate playlists to adhere to, no commercials to clutter our airwaves!”
He graduated from Shawnee Mission South High School in Overland Park, Kansas and attended Johnson County Community College and the University of Kansas.