Staff

Tom Clendening, General Manager

Tom joined KSER in 2012 with more than 30 years of professional broadcast experience in management, programming, sales and marketing. Tom's work includes developing and implementing a new news and talk format on WTAE radio in Pittsburgh; developing an FM talk format on the ‘Buzz’ in Seattle and an all news format on KNWX in Seattle.  His management experience includes News and Program Director positions at WBAL, Baltimore; WTAE, Pittsburgh; KTRH, Houston and KIRO, Seattle.  He also worked at Affiliate Sales and as Director of Talk Programming at Jones Radio Networks where he developed a syndicated national talk show which was broadcast on 80 stations nationwide.


Steve Ward, Program Director

Steve's radio career began with stints at 92.5 KZAM in Bellevue, and FM99 KEZX in Seattle.  For over 20 years he worked for two major media companies in the in-store music industry creating branded programs for large and small businesses.  More recently he owned his own media production company focused on music consulting and web-based training.  He continues to host the popular Saturday morning Big Bandstand program on KSER.  Steve lives in Edmonds with his wife Helene.
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Sondra Santos, Host, Morning Program

Sondra SantosSondra's broadcasting career began back in her college days at Utica College of Syracuse University.  She caught the broadcasting bug after taking a radio and television course.  Through that course, she landed an internship with ABC affiliate WUTR-TV in Utica, New York.  She also hosted a show on college radio station 90.7 WPNR.  Since then, Sondra has worked in radio and TV as a field reporter, host, and associate producer, most recently at NW Cable News soon after relocating to the Puget Sound.  Sondra lives in Everett with her partner and their twin daughters.
 


Tracy Myers, Music Director

Tracy got her start in broadcasting at KSER in 1994. She is a host and producer of the weekday music program The Sunlit Room and is currently heard every other Wednesday. Between 2006 and 2011, Tracy was Chair of the KSER Music Committee and became Music Director in 2012. She enjoys working with artists, record labels and radio promoters to bring listeners a wide variety of music. Prior to her involvment at KSER, Tracy worked as an accountant. She is a longtime Mukilteo resident.
 


Chris Wartes, Chief Engineer

Chris WartesChris became KSER's chief engineer in 2007, having previously served the station in a variety of capacities. Chris' professional radio engineering training began with the Navy, but his experience dates back to a childhood fascination with everything electronic. Chris is an active ham-radio enthustiast and a licensed pilot, and he continues to host the long-running Classical Edge program heard Tuesday evenings at 9pm and rebroadcast Sunday mornings at 4am. When he's not keeping KSER's equipment in tip-top shape, Chris works as a professional photographer.