Host Brett Starr has an unquenchable passion for elevating the livelihood of society with quality music and relevant news. This zeal for engaging listeners is a driving force behind who he is.
Brett began playing instruments at age 12, has been an underground music DJ for 17 years, a journalist for five years and has broadcasted to audiences ranging from local to global since 2003.
Thump Radio first showcased Starr on Alice 97.3 FM in San Francisco and KBIG 104 in Los Angeles. He joined the longest running electronic music streaming website Lowercase Sounds in 2010, and returned to the FM dial when he joined KUVO in 2013.
Recently, Brett has become a Convergent Journalist burgeoning with a previously untapped geyser of storytelling that transcends the material boundaries of traditional media without lacking the fundamentals of the Fourth Estate.
Brett’s fresh energy and tactile approach to journalism contains the same unrelenting creative prowess he’s always applied to music, but is coupled with a deep desire for social justice and responsibility to the highest truth. This makes him a formidable contributor of news narrative deserving of attention, just as proficient as he’s been in music selection for the most discerning of listeners.
“If we don’t stand for something, we will fall for anything.” — Irene Dunne on America’s Town Meeting of the Air, 1945
“There are two kinds of music – good music and the other kind.” — Duke Ellington