Telling Our Story
Telling Our Story: Kalonda Kay

By Kalonda Kay
Host of Radio Riot
Friday, Noon-2 p.m.

As a minority woman, radio personality, and proud supporter of unity and community empowerment, my journey at KDHX is not just about spinning records or hosting shows—it's about fostering connection, amplifying voices, and serving the diverse tapestry of the St. Louis region and beyond. Through music, dialogue, and community engagement, I strive to uplift and empower marginalized voices while creating spaces for unity, understanding, and celebration. 

My role at KDHX is deeply intertwined with my commitment to serving the St. Louis region. As a radio personality, I view myself as a bridge between artists, listeners, and the broader community. Through my shows, I’m always striving to create playlists that reflect the rich cultural mosaic of our region, showcasing a diverse array of voices and genres. Whether it's highlighting local artists from underserved communities or shining a spotlight on global sounds, I aim to create a platform where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued.

Beyond the airwaves, I actively engage with the community through various initiatives and partnerships. As a business owner, I leverage my platform to support local artists, entrepreneurs, and grassroots organizations, providing resources, mentorship, and opportunities for growth. Whether it's organizing events, hosting workshops, or collaborating with community leaders, I am dedicated to nurturing a vibrant and inclusive cultural ecosystem that empowers individuals and strengthens neighborhoods.

At KDHX, I see my role as part of a larger mission to connect and unite people through diversity, music and ideas. As a cornerstone of the St. Louis music scene, KDHX plays an irreplaceable role in fostering cultural exchange, promoting diversity, and sparking dialogue. Through our programming, events, and outreach efforts, we cultivate a sense of belonging and shared humanity, transcending boundaries of race, class, and background. KDHX is uniquely positioned as the source of music discovery for everyone in the St. Louis region. With an eclectic mix of programming spanning genres, eras, and cultures, we offer something for everyone—from seasoned music aficionados to curious newcomers. Our diverse lineup of DJs and hosts brings a wealth of perspectives and experiences to the table, ensuring that our airwaves reflect the rich tapestry of St. Louis. 

Moreover, KDHX's commitment to local music and independent artists sets us apart as a beacon of creativity and innovation. By providing a platform for emerging talent and underground scenes, we help cultivate a thriving musical ecosystem that fuels the cultural vitality of our region. From live artist interviews, to community promotions of events we offer unparalleled access to the vibrant music scene that defines St. Louis. 

In conclusion, my role at KDHX is not just about playing music—it's about building bridges, fostering dialogue, and empowering communities. Through my work as a radio personality, business owner, and community advocate, I strive to embody the values of unity, diversity, and inclusion that define KDHX's mission. Together, we can create a more vibrant, equitable, and harmonious St. Louis for all. 

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