Host, Morning Concert/Host, Hear in Houston
Morning producer/announcer Elaine Kennedy grew up in a musical family in Waterloo, Iowa and began piano lessons at age 5. Later, she studied clarinet, oboe and voice. She graduated from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa with a fine arts degree in music/vocal performance.
Since college, Elaine has held full-time announcing positions at WKYU in Bowling Green Kentucky; WBJC in Baltimore, Maryland and WGUC in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Elaine's most unusual job was that of a singing waitress. After surviving three college summers of countless performances, tired feet and her share of waitressing mishaps, Elaine earned a B.A. in music from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and decided to pursue a career in radio after a month-long college internship with Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul.
Elaine has sung in the alto section of several professional choruses around the country.
She has served on the Boards of Directors for the Association of Music Personnel in Public Radio, Doctor's Orchestra of Houston, Houston's Orchestra X and the Italy in America Association.
Other weird odds and ends: While playing in the sandbox as a kid, Elaine used to hum the "Triumphal March" from Verdi's opera Aida. It was her "sandbox song."