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Castaways by date
Kenny Barron

David Benoit

Melanie Berzon

Michael Brecker

Greg Bridges

Clifford Brown

Willie L. Brown

Dave Brubeck

Sonny Buxton

Charlie Byrd

Conte Candoli

Regina Carter

Alisa Clancy

Avishai Cohen

Dick Conte

Chick Corea

Chris Cortez

Bill Cosby

Jim Cullum

John Dankworth

Pete Douglas

Jim Dunbar

Stan Dunn

Mimi Fox

Mike Greenshill

John Griffin

Richard Hadlock

Jim Hall

Roy Hargrove

Pat Henry

Antoine Hervé

Keith Hines

Dave Holland

George Hughes

Bobby Hutcherson

Tim Jackson

Ahmad Jamal

Jon Jang

Orrin Keepnews

Cleo Laine

Kathleen Lawton

Kitty Margolis

Wynton Marsalis

Eddie Marshall

Christian McBride

Marian McPartland

Bob Parlocha

Bob Parlocha

Rufus Reid

Annie Ross

Jayne Sanchez

Arturo Sandoval

Diane Schuur

George Shearing

Bud Spangler

Toots Thielemans

Jesse "Chuy" Varela

Larry Vuckovich

Kenny Werner

Wesla Whitfield

Herb 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