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Harry Allen

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Ron Crotty

Amina Figarova

Bill Henderson

Mike Lipskin

Susan Muscarella

Christopher Bonnier Pitts

Jessica Williams

Scott Amendola

Cyrus Chestnut

Larry Dunlap

Bill Frisell

Vijay Iyer

Bob Mielke

Leon Oakley

Chris Potter

Peter Williams

Lynne Arriale

Jeremy Cohen

Kurt Elling

Jim Harrington

Hank Jones

Hafez Mordirzadeh

Anthony Ortega

Maria Schneider

Michael Wolff

Bob Barnard

George Coleman

Jon Faddis

Stefon Harris

Vince Lateano

Shirley Muramoto

Nicholas Payton

Akira Tana

Francis Wong

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