Casey Nichols joined our team in June of 2015, bringing with him commercial broadcasting experience as a producer, on-air talent, and marketing strategist. A Santa Cruz local and UCSC alumni, he has stayed very busy the past decade working both on-air, and behind the scenes in radio, television, live events and online media. Before coming to KAZU, Casey worked as Production and Creative Services Director for Mapleton Communications (KPIG,KHIP,KCDU, KKHK, KBOQ), where he was a top rated DJ on Top 40/Pop station, KCDU - 101.7 The Beach. If his voice sounds familiar, it may be because it can also be heard in commercials on radio and television stations throughout the country, as well as in video games and animation. Casey is also an award winning producer, with credits including radio and television commercials, syndicated radio programming, reality/documentary television, recorded music, live concerts, events, and live television news at local NBC/ABC TV station KSBW. Before his career in broadcast media, Casey was in sales management and training for retailers Guitar Center, Tilly's, Lids, Circuit City, and AT&T. In addition to his underwriting, marketing, and occasionally hosting duties here at KAZU, Casey is also the owner of an online advertising production firm. But despite his mostly commercial resume, Casey is a decades long fan, listener, and supporter of Public Radio. He is thrilled to be part of our family, and to bring his experience, network, and local market expertise to the KAZU team.