KDFC Radio names Maggie Clennon Reberg as Morning Radio Host

August 13, 2021

Contact: USC Media Relations, uscnews@usc.edu or (213) 740-2215

Classical KDFC in San Francisco is excited to welcome radio host and singer Maggie Clennon Reberg as the new morning drive host. Clennon Reberg, a Detroit native, comes to California from Chicago where she was a staff announcer at classical station WFMT.

Before settling into her radio job, she spent much of her career singing, acting and dancing professionally. She has performed with many Chicago-based groups including Lyric Opera of Chicago and toured internationally with the Broadway musical Sister Act.

She has a passionate belief that classical music is for everyone. Says KDFC President Bill Lueth, “Maggie’s background as an entertainer on stage and her insider’s knowledge about classical music makes her a perfect match for KDFC’s brand of classical radio. I expect that her fun spirit on and off air will connect with many fans who love classical music in the morning combined with a friendly voice on the radio.”

Of her new role as KDFC host, Clennon Reberg says, “I have been a listener and fan of this station for a very long time and feel like I am coming into a family of music lovers that I already know and love. I can’t wait to share music with my new best friends in the Bay Area and beyond.”

A national talent search for a permanent replacement morning host has been underway since Bay Area Radio Hall of Famer Hoyt Smith retired and the late Ray White departed. Since then, Jennifer Miller of KDFC sister station KUSC in L.A. has been hosting mornings. Her Bay Area fans will still be able to hear Jennifer’s voice on KDFC Saturday evenings from 5-10 p.m. Jennifer, a performing soprano, welcomes her new colleague Maggie with enthusiasm. “Perhaps there are some soprano/mezzo opera duets in store from us!”

Maggie Clennon Reberg will be heard on KDFC weekday mornings from 6-10 a.m. beginning in October.

For more information about Maggie, please visit kdfc.com or contact USC Radio Group’s VP of Content Mark Steinmetz at msteinmetz@kusc.org or (323) 749-2067.

About Classical KDFC

KDFC is the Bay Area’s only classical music radio service. It is part of the University of Southern California Radio Group, a network of 10 stations in Northern and Southern California, including sister station KUSC based in Los Angeles. Classical KDFC radio nurtures a love of classical music, inspiring people to make it an enduring part of their lives. The station curates beautiful music, creates compelling experiences and welcomes all on the journey. Listeners can tune in on 90.3 FM in San Francisco and Oakland, 89.9 FM in Napa and the wine country, 104.9 FM in San Jose and Silicon Valley, 103.9 FM in Monterey/Carmel and 102.5 FM in Ukiah. The website, kdfc.com, mobile app and social media offerings attract local listeners and others from around the globe.

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