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 4-21-24

    7:00 PM John Williams Jurassic Park: Suite Telarc 80342 COND Erich Kunzel ORCH Cincinnati Pops Orchestra 7:07 PM Yann Tiersen La Valse d’Amelie DG/Archiv 4797528 SOLO Lang Lang, piano 7:11 PM Victor Young The Quiet Man Silva 1118 COND Kenneth Alwyn ORCH Dublin Screen Orchestra 7:51 PM Bernard Herrmann North by Northwest: Suite Unicorn 2080 […]

  • Vocalise 4-20-24

    8:00 PM George Frederich Handel Rodelinda: Mio Caro bene DG/Archiv 4853569 COND Patrick Summers ORCH Metropolitan Opera Orchestra SOLO Renee Fleming, soprano 8:06 PM Vincenzo Bellini Il Pirata: “…Col sorriso d’innocenza” DG/Archiv 4853569 COND Bruno Campanella ORCH Metropolitan Opera Orchestra SOLO Renee Fleming, soprano 8:12 PM Dmitri Shostakovich From Jewish Folk Poetry Op 79 London […]

  • Music From Movies 4-14-24

    7:00 PM     Vangelis The Year of Living Dangerously: L’Enfant Silva 1464 ORCH City of Prague Philharmonic SOLO Mark Ayres, synthesizer           7:07 PM Nino Rota Felini Suite Da Vinci 98 ORCH Italian Saxophone Quartet       7:36 PM Stephen Warbeck Shakespeare in Love (Score) CBS/Sony 63387 COND Nick […]