School and Staff

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Joe Bryant –  General Manager Joe is the Broadcast Media Instructor at Mercer Island High the General Manager of KMIH- 889 The Bridge. Joe worked at KISW, KZOK and KJR  co-hosting the popular Bob Rivers Show, which aired in Seattle for 25 years.

Jon Kasprick – Chief Engineer Building the Bridge is an ongoing project and the person in charge of planning improvements and keeping us on the air is Jon. He is also the Chief Engineer at KGRG and an Instructor at Green River College.

Warren Van Patten – Resident DJ Warren, aka DJ D’Lemma is the Bridge Mixes Programmer and a Mercer Island High School grad. To be considered for a Mix DJ slot on The Bridge he is the guy to talk to!

Student Staff:

IMG_1747Emily- Program Director Emily is the host of the top rated Everybody Loves Emily Show, Wednesday at 6 PM. Her show is pack full of exciting games and pop culture topics. The Bridge’s music spans generations and Emily is the voice of NOW!




“Little” EmilyOperations Manager Emily is a sophomore and Operations Manager of 88.9 the bridge. She loves to read, listen to music, go running, and hang out with friends! You’ll hear her often on the lunchroom or on air with friends!


Zoe – Director of Digital Content Zoe is the person responsible for bringing The Bridge to life on the web and on your phone! When she is not writing code you will find her playing flute in the Seattle Youth Symphony.

Max –  Max has been a part of the station for three years now and won the national radio award for the best sports interview in 2017. He has interviewed Mariners broadcaster Aaron Goldsmith and other professional players in the past. Currently, Max is the station’s Sport Director and his show is the Mariners Max Show on Fridays from 4 to 6 pm.

Jaeden – Jaeden is the anchor of the Mercer Island High School Hoops Broadcasting Team and the MIHS football team. In his free time, he likes to stay active and exercise, and hangout in the radio station.

Cole–  Cole is the Spirit Facilitator at 88.9 The Bridge. He has been in the radio class at Mercer Island High School, following his brother Sam’s footsteps. He enjoys long walks on the beach and broadcasting the Islander’s basketball games.

Parker – This is Parker’s fourth and final year of radio at the high school. Parker also plays baseball for Mercer Island. You can hear his show, 4 Guys 2 mics, on Mondays from 4 to 6.

Andrew – Andrew is a senior at Mercer Island High School and has been enjoying the experience ever since freshman year. At the station, Andrew runs the 4 guys 2 mics report with Cole, Jaeden, and Parker, and also co-hosts A squared with Adara. In his free time, Andrew enjoys exploring the wilderness, traveling, and hanging out with friends.

Luka– Luka is the News Director at KMIH, his job is to keep you up to date on all of today’s events. In his free time, he plays tennis and hangs out with his friends.

Adara – Adara is a senior at Mercer Island High School and her show is on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 with Andrew. Their show is called A-squared and always includes fun trivia games that the listeners can tune into an play along with them. Outside of radio, Adara is a very competitive volleyball player and is on the Mercer Island High School Varsity volleyball team!

Riley– A junior at Mercer Island High School, Riley is a co host of the award winning Night Shift. He is the evening Program Director here at KMIH, and can be heard Friday nights from 10 to 12. He has a passion playing what he likes, and he likes Trap and R&B.

Ryan– Ryan is a junior at Mercer Island High School, this is his second year in radio. He appears on the Mariner Max show but occasionally on other shows as well. In his free time he plays basketball, watches baseball, and enjoys listening to the radio.

Maya– Maya is a sophomore at Mercer Island High school. She currently works behind the scenes at the station, but if you’re lucky sometimes you can catch her on air. She is the promotions director, and is always helping around where needed. She loves her role at the station, enjoys talking, and getting assignments done. 

Truman – Truman is a senior at Mercer Island High School and a returning broadcaster. He has the show The Hattrick, where he discusses the two local major junior hockey teams- The Seattle Thunderbirds  and Everett Silvertips. He also enjoys hanging out with friends and watching TV.

Dan– Dan is a junior at Mercer Island High School and is the voice behind the Dan in the Morning show. He loves listening to music on the radio and different artists and albums.

Natalie – Natalie is the Associate Head News director at KMIH. You can hear her show On the Road with Alli and Natalie, Fridays from 6 to 8.

Ana – Ana is a junior at Mercer Island High School, and has been in the radio class since sophomore year. She helps with keeping the website updated and organizing things. In her free time, she likes to practice gymnastics and go on hikes.

Refael -Refael just joined the KMIH Staff. He is currently a junior in high school and his hobbies include playing football and playing video games.

Talia – Talia is a sophomore at Mercer Island High School. She loves listening to music ad spending time with her friends! You can catch her on E & T, Wednesdays from 6 to 8.

Harley –  Harley enjoys singing, playing guitar, drawing, and playing video games.

Blake – Blake is a senior at Mercer Island High School and a returning KMIH broadcaster. He is also one of the social media managers. Blake also has a profound interest in cars and likes to take pictures and hang out with friends.

Garrett – Garrett is a senior at Mercer Island High School. He is on the baseball team, and his hobbies include hunting, fishing, and watching football.

Alex – Alex is a senior at Mercer Island High School and has been with KMIH since 2014. He is the new co-host of the award winning late shift wit Riley every Friday night, and the co-host of the Thursday KMIH sports report. You can also catch him on the Mercer Island basketball broadcasts this winter.

Jonathan – Some call him Johnathan James, but most call him JJ. The part he enjoys most about doing radio is being able to reach out to a large audience with friends and talking about the things you love. He plans on doing a show this year based on sports with some of his good friends, including Giovanni and Rafael. You can also catch him on some of The Lunchroom sessions with Joe Bryant!

Giovanni – Giovanni is a senior at Mercer Island High School. He plays varsity boys basketball and varsity boys football at the high school. He is also on Friday nights with Johnathan James.

Alli – Alli is a sophomore at Mercer Island High School and enjoys playing sports in her free time with her friends. You can hear her on Fridays from 6 to 8 on her show “On the Road with Alli and Natalie”.

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