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Meet Michael

Deejay Michael Burnett, wearing headphones, standing at the microphone and radio sound board in KNOM's main broadcasting studio.

This spring, KNOM listeners keep company with a new voice on weekday mornings: a local volunteer who’s providing much-needed help during a time of transition. Meet Michael Burnett.

Michael began deejaying KNOM’s Late Morning Show a few months ago, allowing General Manager Ric Schmidt to move to the early afternoons to fill in for Program Director Laura Collins, who’s on maternity leave.

As Laura attends to her newborn son and KNOM prepares for Ric’s retirement in mid-summer, Michael fills the staffing gap. He keeps listeners company during a popular listening time.