Kati Harrison

Kati Harrison

Weekend Host and Operations Director, Kati Harrison is a Perfume Jedi Master and lover of horses

“It was the ultimate in alternative life-styles.”

This is how Kati Harrison describes her childhood and early teenage years. Kati was born in Mexico and grew up on her father’s two ranches. She was home-schooled until the age of fifteen when her family moved permanently to the United States. Kati is grateful for having been raised in two countries where she was exposed to different cultures and afforded the ability to speak two languages fluently.

Kati says that if she had a place to call home, besides Mexico, it would probably be Corpus Christi, Texas. She attended Texas A&M University where she studied Psychology, Philosophy, and Drama, ultimately receiving her BA in Theater and Communications. Theater led Kati into acting , singing and finally radio. Her radio career began at KEDT-FM in Corpus Christi where she became Music Director and hosted classical music in the afternoon. She also produced and hosted a Latin music program, Musica Suave, which she developed out of her love for Mexican folk music and Cuban dance music.

Kati’s passion for music began early with her parents sitting her down in front of a stereo instead of the TV. There, she was exposed to the music of J.S. Bach, Beethoven and the Blue grass sounds of Bill Monroe. Kati describes herself as a “Music Pusher.” As an infant her first three words were: “Listen to this!” So, radio was a natural choice.

Before coming to Baltimore, Kati was the afternoon drive-time host in Phoenix, Arizona at KBAQ Classical Public Radio. Eight months later, Kati was offered the position of Operations Director and Announcer at WBJC.  The opportunity to explore the operations side of radio while still doing what she loves best, playing classical music for people on the radio, were hard to pass up. By nature Kati likes having a finger in every pie, so the dual jobs suit her well. Kati also introduced two new programs on WBJC, Vocalise, where she showcases art songs, choral music, opera, and just about anything related to the human voice. And, in 2015 Kati introduced Music from Movies highlighting film scores and classical music employed in film. “Music and radio have played a huge role in my life. The notion that I could give back some of what I have been given is very powerful.

Kati can be reached at kharrison@bccc.edu

Kati’s articles:

A Study in Contrasts – Carlos Kleiber

Music from Movies

My Baltimore Roots

My Baltimore Roots – Part 2

recent posts:

  • Music From Movies 5-19-24

    7:00 PM Dmitri Tiomkin The Alamo: The Green Leaves of Summer Denon 75470 COND John Scott ORCH Royal Philharmonic Pops Orch.       7:06 PM Michael Nyman The Diary of Anne Frank London 20135 SOLO Valentina Lisitsa, piano     7:24 PM Bernard Herrmann The Three Worlds of Gulliver London 443899 COND Bernard Herrmann […]

  • Vocalise 5-18-24

    8:00 PM Giuseppe Verdi Nabucco: “Va, pensiero, sull’ali dorate” Telarc 80397 COND Robert Shaw ORCH Atlanta Symphony Orchestra SOLO and Chorus 8:06 PM Robert Schumann Dichterliebe Op 48 CBS/Sony 46743 SOLO Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, SOLO Vladimir Horowitz, piano ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:35 PM Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Romancero Gitano RCM 19802 COND Peter Rutenberg ORCH Los Angeles Chamber Singers SOLO […]

  • The Washington Chorus Celebrates Timeless Choral Music

    On Saturday, May 11, at 7:30 PM The Washington Chorus will present sacred choral works by Lili Boulanger, Igor Stravinsky, and Beethoven with National Philharmonic all under the leadership of TWC’s Artistic Director, Dr. Eugene Rogers who joined me to talk about the concert.