KCRW's July Volunteer of the Month

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Meet Linda Davis! If you've ever called the station in the morning, your call was most likely answered by her with genuine care and attention to detail. She's patient, funny, and exhibits a warm friendliness that permeates the office. She's ready to roll with any project that comes up and is always coming in with the newspaper for the day to be informed of current events. For her dedication and commitment, she's our July Volunteer of the Month!

Here's Linda in her own words...

Where did you grow up and do you have any siblings? Pets?

I’m from a small town north of Boston where I grew up with a sister, brother, mom, dad and Pepper, the cat, who my mom says howled in the hallways when I left for college.

What 5 things would you wish you had if you were stranded on a deserted island?

Book, computer, breakfast tea, running shoes and a bag of almonds.

What is your current occupation / what do you do outside of KCRW?

I wake at 4 am to write, then exercise and take care of 3 kids. Although only one is autistic, one is adopted from Russia and a third goes to film school and wants me to write him a blockbuster since I was story editor for Redford for years.

What is your fantasy occupation?


When did you first discover KCRW?

An ex-boyfriend was in a band that played on Deidre O’Donoghue’s show SNAP.

How did you find your way to our station for volunteering?

Barack Obama’s parting words were to be part of the solution. Get involved.

What’s your current volunteer position and how long have you been at it?

Front desk since last August.

Favorite volunteer moment?

I liked the intimacy of the basement but I also love peeling back the curtain, seeing how it all works behind the scenes. I’m especially impressed by Tyler, who’s not only hardworking, smart and efficient, but so chic and hip!

If you could get on the mic and say one sentence on the air, what would it be?

Why don’t we all join the Peace Corps for a year? Come back just before the election.

What song(s) have you hit repeat on lately?

"Borderline" - Tame Impala, "Missed Connections" - The Head and The Heart.

Favorite book, movie?

A Tale of Two Cities; "Annie Hall" or Hitchcock’s, "The Lady on the Train."

Favorite thing to do outside the station?

Figure out my writing, a simpatico family and exercise routine in far flung places, like New Zealand and Russia (not easy!!).

What does KCRW mean to you?

It used to mean cultural woohoo! Love MBE, Silverblatt, Good Food. Now, it’s the voice of sanity in a country where lately I don’t recognize it.

And to us, you mean the spark that keeps the power going. We can't thank you enough for devoting your time and skills. We're so happy you're on the team and in the KCRW family!