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Carol Handley

Director of Music Programming

Carol Handley joined KNKX in 2018 as Director of Music Programming for KNKX and Jazz24. Previously, she has held positions including General Manager, Program Director, Music Director and On-Air host at several stations in the Northwest presenting traditional, progressive and contemporary styles of Jazz and roots music. In the early part of her broadcasting career she was a host at the station formerly known as KPLU.

Carol is a Northwest native who has led teams of on-air hosts in creating unique radio programming and live events since the 80’s. For 13 years, she produced a two-day festival for 10,000 music fans annually.

Carol’s favorite part of being a broadcaster is working with staff to create unique listener experiences on-air and in live settings to support the music and the artists who make it.