Father, daughter team up for 'Freeze Dried Rock' on KHJK-FM, 90.7

Contact: Katie Barrett 913-221-8051


On Tuesday, January 8th, 2013, from 12 to 4PM, KHJK-FM 90.7, the student-run radio station in Lawrence will present a special (and unusual) father-daughter radio program. KU Junior Katie Barrett will co-host her regular DJ shift on the station with her father, Pete Barrett. They will be playing her father’s long-lost playlist from HIS days as a college radio DJ, at Northern Illinois University’s WKDI-FM in 1976. “My Dad was packing to move, and found this old playlist on the backside of a picture frame,” said Ms. Barrett. “It was like freeze-dried 70’s music, a lot of it I’d heard of, and some I had not. Who is Fog Hat, anyway?” Katie Barrett is Liberal Arts major at the school, and is a long-time stage performer and musician. While at Shawnee Mission West High School she won the Lenexa Arts Council Scholarship, was elected “Sweetheart Queen,” was voted “Best Personality / Most Influential Student” by her peers, and starred as Eponine in the school’s 2009 production of “Les Miserables.” Her father, Pete Barrett, is a long time local broadcaster, having spent the period between 1992 and 2001 as Marketing and Program Director for KCTV5 here in Kansas City during the Wendall Anshutz / Anne Peterson / Katie Horner era. He now runs a video production business and collaborates regularly with his former Channel 5 co-workers on various projects. The show will be available live over the Internet at www.KJHK.org, and video of the show will be streamed live from the control room on www.Justin.TV/PBarrett29. They will be accepting call-in requests at 785-864-4747 and via email at pb@peterbarrett.com.

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