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Joe Garcia

Development Director

Joe is a native of Fresno, and graduated from California State University, Fresno, with a B.A. in Radio and Television. Prior to his new position, he spent over 30 years in commercial broadcasting locally, with KFIG, KARM, KYNO and KJWL radio, and KSEE TV.  Joe is passionate about radio, and has enjoyed meeting the FM89 supporters and listeners. “They have such a great passion for the station,” he said. “I want to help the station grow, and continue to find new ways to reach out to the great people we have here in the Central Valley.” Joe is married, with two young children who keep him busy. He looks forward to a continued,exciting role with the station, meeting people who, like him, want to make a difference for publicradio throughout the Valley.

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Jazz mandolin virtuoso Eva Scow and her band Le Petit Strings visited Valley Public Radio for a special performance Thursday as part of the station's Summer Fund Drive. FM89 Development Director Joe Garcia hosted the performance in the Barrman Chaney Performance Studio, which comes a day before their Friday August 11th concert at Bitwise in downtown Fresno. 

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This week on Valley Edition Reporter Ezra David Romero takes a look into whether cannabis cultivation will  become big agriculture if marijuana is legalized on all fronts in California. Also on the program we talk about local Muslim response to Islamophobia, Donald Trump, terrorism and more. Joining the conversation are Islamic Cultural Center Fresno Imam Seyed Ali Ghazvini and UC Irvine professor of Middle Eastern History Mark Andrew Le Vine.

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  Valley Public Radio has received a lead gift in their campaign to raise money to build a new facility. Bakersfield residents Bernard and Bee Barmann have committed a six figure lead gift towards the project. The Barmanns are longtime supporters of local cultural arts in the valley. Bee Barmann volunteers to help bring in talented musicians from around the valley to perform on “Young Artists Spotlight” every year.