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Coast Community Radio : : Liane Hansen

Weekend Edition Sunday, Sundays from 5:00-6:00am on KMUN and KTCB.
Sundays from 6:00-10:00am on KCPB 90.9.

Before joining Weekend Edition Sunday in November 1989, Hansen hosted
Performance Today, NPR's award-winning daily two-hour classical music and arts
information program; and was a regular guest-host for NPR's newsmagazines as
well as
Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Hansen's association with Fresh Air goes back
to 1976, when she was a production assistant and substitute host for the
program. In the early 1980s, Hansen was the host of NPR's Weekend All Things
Considered. She came to NPR as a production assistant for
All Things Considered
in 1979 after contributing stories to "Voices in the Wind" and "Options in
Education." Her career in public broadcasting began at WSKG in Binghamton,
New York, where she co-hosted the daily newsmagazine For Your Information.

A native of Worcester, Massachusetts, Hansen received the key to the city in
November of 1980. She attended the University of Hartford in Connecticut, and
acted with the Worcester Childrens Theater, Entr'Actors Guild, Footlights Theater
Company, and the Fenwick Theater Company at Holy Cross College where she
was an assistant to the director of the Theater Division. She made $26 dollars in
the professional theater as April in Company at Caesars Monticello in
Framingham, Massachusetts. Hansen's voice can be heard on the
Emmy-Award-winning TV documentary, "Women In News," as well as the film In
Their Footsteps: Lewis and Clark, and many audio books. Her current passions
are figure skating, baseball, The Food Channel, tap dancing, and (someday soon)
learning how to scuba dive.

--from the Weekend ATC website.