Raven's 30th Anniversary

Jake Schumacher: Still (music) crazy after all these years

Jake Schumacher. (Photo by John Dixon/News-Gazette)

Whenever anyone with the slightest music sensibility enters Raven Radio for the first time, the first thing he or she comments on is invariably our huge music library. Our huge, organized music library, that is. The color-coding scheme was the brainchild (or lovechild?) of Jake Schumacher, Raven Radio’s Music and Operations Director from before sign-on in 1981 to 1985, and Program Director until 1994. He and then-partner Leandra Baker (known to us as “Mary”) left Sitka for Illinois to be closer to family. Jake worked for the University Broadcasting Service, until 2010, when he took his current post with UPTV.

The News-Gazette recently profiled Schumacher. Those who knew Jake will be pleased to learn that — except for a missing pony-tail — not much has changed: His passion for finding and sharing great music remains the same.

Link to the profile of Jake by Melissa Merli in the News-Gazette.

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