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Jason Kirk

Behind the Mic

Jason Kirk is the voice Behind the Mic and is frequently the person at the control board for Ellensburg Community Radio. A freelance writer covering a myriad of topics—from poker to sports and music—Jason moved here two years ago when his wife became a professor in Central’s art department. They moved here from Nashville, Tennessee, along with their two West Highland terriers.

You can hear Jason’s Night Society show weekly on Mondays at 9 p.m. This is a one-hour visit with Jason’s favorite music from the 1970s through the 2000s. His playlist varies from David Bowie to The Clash to Nirvana with a whole lot more in between. Jason is also behind the scenes for What’s Up In The Sky, a daily reading from Dr. Bruce Palmquist’s weekly column about the night sky in Ellensburg.

“My favorite thing about radio is the chance to share something with listeners they may not know already,” said Jason. Hear more from the voice Behind the Mic on Mondays at 9 p.m. at

What Is ECR?

Ellensburg Community Radio (ECR) is a local nonprofit radio station operated by a group of local citizens who want the community to come together and have fun. We want to share stories, music, news, and upcoming events and to celebrate the diversity and interesting characters who make up our town. We are all different, and that’s a very good thing.

ECR began its live internet radio stream in late October 2014 and can be heard via any web browser or through our mobile apps. Our goal is to showcase our community’s diverse identity and provide a unique service of education, information, and entertainment.

If you’d like to help us achieve these goals, we invite you to get involved in a number of different ways. We’re currently looking for new members on our board of directors, and we are always seeking volunteers to work on a number of different committees. And if you’ve always dreamed of hosting a radio program, just let us know about your ideas, and we’ll get you started with your own show!

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