KZMU Staff

Marty Durlin | Manager

Known as a pioneer in community radio, Marty moved to Moab in April 2015 to manage KZMU. During her 20-year stint at the helm of KGNU Boulder/Denver, she also served as Chair of the Pacifica National Board of Directors and the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. With Cathy Melio of WERU in Maine, she cofounded the Grassroots Radio Coalition, which has held yearly conferences since 1996. Marty also worked as an editor at High Country News in Paonia and writes and produces her own musical plays. Oh, and she plays the accordion.

Christy Williams | Program Director

Christy Williams first expressed an interest in working in radio at the age of three when she said she wanted to make “funnybusiness on the raidy-doe” and began collecting recordings at the age of 6.  She, her record collection, her artistic aspirations and her ski bum inclinations drew her to Utah State University, where the study of Mass Communications prepared her for what was next: the wilds of Moab, Utah at the dawn of the 80’s.
Since then, Christy’s worked in radio, tv, print, politics, environmental education and advocacy.  She is a founding member of KZMU, currently producing interviews, music shows,public affairs and conducting creative flow for the organization as host and Program Director.  A longtime proponent of building community, Christy has served as an elected official for the City of Moab, and is currently a trustee and oral historian for the Museum of Moab and the University of Utah special collections.  She a mentor and media trainer for projects like KZMU’s Moab Youth Rock Camp and upcoming podcast, ‘Spill’. She’s active in environmental science and advocacy through orgs like CFImoab, The Science and Environmental Health Network and Future First. A lifelong intuitive, she maintains a private practice as a spiritual counselor and teacher of integrative health and consciousness therapies.

Bob Owen | Chief Engineer

Bob landed in Moab in 1992, and heard the first broadcast day for KZMU. No better radio than community radio! Besides filling the engineer position at KZMU, Bob has also served on the KZMU Board of Trustees and does a music show, Horizon Line, every Wednesday from noon to 2.

David “Spark” Livermore | Information Tech

David ‘Spark’ Livermore was never the president of his high school radio club but he did take an electronics course in college in which he built a radio as a diversion from his studies as an illustrator. Spark’s current expertise with computers comes from many hours of misspent adulthood and the emergence of the graphical user interface, which for a spacialy oriented person was, as he has pointed out, “my technological six shooter”, the great equalizer in a linear world.

In one of his many adult mid life crises, Spark was a DJ, spinning CDs for local parties in Hood River, OR, and when moving to Utah in 1999, he became attracted to KZMU ‘like a moth to a flame’. His first radio show was “Rhythm Quest” and for a while he hosted “The Atomic Lounge”.

He came to work for KZMU originally to catalog its extensive CD library as a volunteer, but was quickly pressed into service programming a late night alternative to the KRCL feed, which has become known colloquially as the JukeBox. Over the years his duties have expanded to include managing the station’s digital music catalog and keeping its computers whipped into shape.

Serah Mead | Music Director

Serah Mead  became KZMU’s Music Director in late September 2015.  Serah has lived in Moab for five years and came here to intern for Community Rebuilds, where she later worked as associate director. She is co-founder of Third Space Moab, a collaborative studio that supports low-cost and DIY arts.

Serah has a BFA in graphic design from California College of the Arts and an associates degree from College of Mateo, where she interned at KCSM, a Bay Area jazz station. She is a self-proclaimed “obsessive listener” of music, ranging from heavy metal to classical to jazz to indie folk.

Kik Grant | Accountant/Administrative Assistant

Kik became KZMU’s accountant/administrative assistant the beginning of June, 2016.  He is a Utah native that comes from all over the state (Logan, Parowan, Vernal, St George, and now Moab).  Kik has a bachelor’s accounting degree from Dixie State College, as well as, an associates degree in business administration. Before becoming an accountant, Kik spent many years working in retail management for various retailers, such as, Sears, WalMart, and Best Buy.  Kik is a self-proclaimed “geek” that enjoys everything from canning homemade crab apple jelly to hiking and camping in nature’s beauty.