Mary McCann

Saturday Jazz Matinee Host

Mary McCann is a poet and performer and madly in love with music. She?s written three one woman shows and had her poetry published by Arizona State University. Broadcast radio was her life from age 17 on. In 1999 she had a pioneering role in Internet radio during the dot com boom in Silicon Valley. Mary is currently the World Music Director at AOL Internet radio and one of the narrators for BirdNote. She started at KPLU in June of 2008 as the host of the Saturday Jazz Matinee.

Her most memorable KPLU moment was my first fund drive: "It was a thrill to talk to people about shared values through music. It still is, every time I take the mic."