Dan Kruse has worked at AZPM since 2010, serving as local host for NPR’s All Things Considered from 2010-2016, and as a frequent fill-in announcer since then.
Dan was introduced to radio broadcasting while earning a degree in Radio, TV, and Film at the University of Missouri in the early 1970s and working at the University’s NPR affiliate, KBIA-FM. He also worked in commercial radio for several years, followed by a 20-year career in Corporate and Institutional Communications. Upon moving to Tucson in the late 90s, Dan embarked on a musical career, earning two degrees in ethnomusicology from the University of Arizona’s Fred Fox School of Music and maintaining a connection with the Fred Fox School of Music since then. Today, he pursues music-related research projects and has produced a variety of documentary works on musical topics -- for AZPM, independently, and in collaboration with Fred Fox School of Music and other colleagues. He is a popular lecturer on musical topics in the Tucson area. He also is a founding member of Stone Curves, one of Tucson’s three cohousing communities.
In his (very limited) free time, Dan enjoys traveling, practicing percussion, attending musical events, bicycling, and exploring Tucson’s Chuck Huckelberry Loop.