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A Conversation With Live Wire Radio's Elena Passarello


Live Wire Radio started in 2003 and each week provides an hour of variety with writers, musicians, comedians, and artists of all types.


Luke Burbank hosts the show, which in non-pandemic times, is recorded live at the Alberta Rose Theater in Portland. It’s carried on over 200 stations nationwide, and was added to KLCC’s program lineup one year ago.

To commemorate the 1-year anniversary of Live Wire Radio on KLCC, KLCC's Love Cross sat down with Live Wire announcer and sidekick, Elena Passarello, who joined us from her home in Corvallis.


You can hear Live Wire Saturdays at 11 a.m. on KLCC.


Love Cross joined KLCC in 2017. She began her public radio career as a graduate student, serving as Morning Edition Host for Boise State Public Radio in the late 1990s. She earned her undergraduate degree in Rhetoric and Communication from University of California at Davis, and her Master’s Degree from Boise State University. In addition to her work in public radio, Love teaches college-level courses in Communication and Public Speaking.
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