Desert Island Jazz
Castaways by date
Melissa Aldana
11 Mar
Ron E. Beck
29 Apr
Shanna Carlson
18 Mar
Sara Caswell
25 Mar
Carlos D'l Puerto
22 Jul
Kellye Gray
15 Jul
Ellen Johnson
17 Jun
Paul McCandless
08 Jul
Allison Miller
15 Apr
Melissa Morgan
29 Jul
Linda Oh
05 Aug
Dafnis Prieto
24 Jun
Fred Randolph
05 Feb
Harvie S
03 Jun
Jake Shapiro
10 Jun
Marcus Shelby
15 Jan
Bria Skonberg
04 Mar
Mark Soskin
20 May
Leslie Stoval
19 Aug
John Stowell
08 Apr
Roseanna Vitro
26 Feb
Don Was
12 Aug
Danielle Wertz
27 May


Most Recent Castaway - 19th August, 2016
Leslie Stoval (2016)
Born in Worthington, a northern suburb of Columbus, Ohio, Leslie Stoval used to escape her self-admittedly "square" early life by listening to the radio. She tuned in to WLS in Chicago, WABC in New York, and CKLW in Windsor, Ontario (across the river from Detroit). Early on, she knew that she wanted to be part of radio.

While studying at Stanford at Stanford University in the 1970s (where she also played basketball), Leslie announced news at KZSU. After graduating with a degree in communications, she soon had her first professional radio gig, back home in Columbus at WVKO, hosting a popular jazz fusion show overnight.

Six months later, Leslie was back in the Bay Area with KRE. KRE became KBLX, and Leslie had the perfect voice for that Quiet Storm. She also helped introduce cross-over radio at KMEL.

Away from KCSM and her other radio gigs, Leslie is currently active in the app world, working with artists to develop dedicated streaming channels, ultimately with videos and other items unavailable elsewhere, and to enable those artists to get paid directly and reliably.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Martha and the Vandellas Heatwave: The Best of Martha and the Vandellas Heatwave Fourmatt
# 2 Bootsy Collins Back in the Day:The Best of Bootsy I'd Rather Be with You Warner
# 3 Aretha Franklin Queen of Soul I Say a Little Prayer Atlantic
# 4 Sarah Vaughan I Love Brazil The Face I Love Pablo
# 5 Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim Francis Albert Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim Baubles, Bangles and Beads Reprise
# 6 João Gilberto Amaroso/Brazil Estaté Warner
# 7 Miles Davis Porgy and Bess Here Come de Honey Man Columbia
# 8 Eddie Daniels Memos from Paradise Love of My Life GRP
# 9 Sonny Rollins Alfie He's Younger Than You Are Impulse
# 10 Bob Marley Legend Jamming Island
         
Book Fyodor Dostoevsky, "Crime and Punishment", or
William Faulkner, "Light in August"
         
Luxury Item A private jet