Our Board consist of all volunteers who apply their skills as organizers, community developers, and not-for-profit board experience to the radio station.
Franki became the Director of the Board in September, 2015.
Franki Trujillo-Dalbey earned a Bachelor’s degree in Intercultural Communication from Marylhurst University, Oregon.
She went on to complete a Master’s in Intercultural Communication and then a doctorate in Urban Studies & Community Development from Portland State University, while a faculty member in the Communication Studies department.
Senior Civil Rights Investigator
Prior to teaching intercultural communication, interpersonal and conflict management (among other courses), Franki was a Senior Civil Rights investigator for the State of Oregon for seven years, and
was a Co-Principal of Communication Works where she did intercultural training, consulting, and cross-cultural workplace mediation.
She also worked in various employment-related programs focused on disability and other work-related issues.
Return to the Oregon Coast
After more than 20 years, Franki returned to the Oregon coast, necessitating her resignation from the Intercultural Communication Institute as the Associate Director of Education and Training, and Coordinator of the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication.
KYAQ’s Board President
As KYAQ’s new Board President, Franki applies her skills as an organizer, community developer, and not-for-profit board experience to the radio station.
In her leisure time, Franki can be found playing electric bass with her dance band, The Dalbey Gang, hanging out with her husband and two dogs, and enjoying her children and grandchildren.
Singer & Songwriter
Barbara Lee Turrill is a singer/songwriter and guitarist from the central Oregon Coast, performing at local cafes and restaurants.
Her musical travels have taken her from one side of the country to another, from a solo career, through several band experiences and most recently as part of a trio, performing original and new folk.
The Dalby Gang
She also plays a resonator mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar in the band The Dalbey Gang in the Newport area. Barbara Lee just released her first CD, called “Southbound Door,” which she is happy to say was “50 years in the making.”
Before moving to Oregon, Barbara Lee lived and worked on the East Coast, including 5 years at WGBH FM, public radio in Boston, and one year at WGTE FM, public radio in Toledo, OH.
Steve Crandall began his political activism in 1992 working on Bill Clinton’s campaign.
In 2004, he joined the Democratic Club of Camarillo in California and served in many different capacities including Member-at-Large, Fund Raising, Veterans Issues and then co-Chair in 2012 and 2013.
Steve, a Vietnam veteran, founded and chaired the California Central Coast Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War during which time he wrote articles for Veterans Today and The Veteran.
The CA Chapter tabled at fairs where they educated the public about veteran’s issues.
Steve also wrote articles for LA Progressive and has been published in many newspapers, on line blogs and magazines.
Steve retired in 2015 and moved to Newport, Oregon, where he remains engaged in political activism, including the 2016 – 2018 Vice Chair of the Lincoln County Democratic Central Committee.
He and his wife Carolyn, host “Stronger Together” on KYAQ 91.7FM.
Written by: TrevorKYAQRadio