Christian Cudnik - K0STH
Christian Cudnik is an American broadcaster and producer. He is also the creator and host of a weekly podcast celebrating amateur radio called, 100 Watts and a Wire.
His early radio influences were Orson Welles, Chuck Thompson, Paul Harvey, Casey Kasem and Jon Miller. Christian began his broadcasting career in Baltimore, Maryland. During the early 1990's, he worked for heritage rock station WIYY before moving to Philadelphia. In 1998, he joined WMMR. Pierre Robert, Earle Bailey, Kevin Gunn and Steve Lushbaugh are considered major influences.
Christian attained the number-one-ranked radio program in Philadelphia, and was nominated for two AIR Awards including, “Best Field Reporting” and “Best Evening Program-Host”. In 2003, he moved to St. Louis where he became a host for St. Louis Public Radio.
He has received both Emmy and Telly Awards for his TV work. His documentaries have aired on PBS, and include “Enduring Tradition: Ballet in the Heartland", “Collective Improvisation: The Story of Jazz in Saint Louis", "Seeking Freedom", “Uncovering Ancient Saint Louis", "Wallace Herndon Smith: Artist Without Boundaries", and "Footsteps into the World Beneath".
He served as the Host and Executive Producer and Host of National Blues Museum Radio. The show debuted in St. Louis in February 7, 2014, and became syndicated to stations around the world.