Employee Spotlight – Tom Evans Krause

We’d like to take a moment and recognize the following employee for their years of service and dedication to Green River. Please take a moment to learn more about them, in their own words.

Tom KIOAWhat do you love about working at Green River?
I enjoy directly working with students at KGRG-FM and KGRG-1.

What does working in higher education mean to you?
During my professional broadcasting career, I enjoyed molding young talent and helping them reach their goals. Working in Higher Ed for the past 20+ years has allowed me, in partnership with our adjunct instructors, to instruct, train, and coach students from Day One. Our students have the freedom to try new things and sample a variety of radio experiences – much more so than they would in a professional environment. We preach that learning is a lifetime proposition, and the community will benefit from well-rounded, innovative, new talent, who will develop compelling content as the next generation of broadcasters.

Where is one spot on campus you find relaxing?
My office.

Of all employee benefits, which one do you appreciate most?
The retirement plan.


In your role, what accomplishment are you most proud of?
Student successes. Several hundred of our students have collected or are collecting a paycheck in radio broadcasting or a related field. This includes students working at virtually every major radio station in the Seattle-Tacoma market as well as in some of the largest markets in the U.S. such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix, and more.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
I was inducted into the Men’s Senior Baseball League National Hall of Fame in 2012.

If you could swap places with any other position on campus just for one day, what position would that be?

What on campus makes you smile the most?
My students – sometimes they even make me laugh out loud. Radio broadcasting is show business, and we have many talented students who can entertain.

What classes on campus have you taken or would you like to take in the future?

What advice would you give to a brand new employee?
Show up – not just physically, but in every way – 90% of success is “showing up.”

Who is one person at Green River you’d like to thank for contributing to your success?
There are a number of people to thank, but I would especially recognize former Director of Public Information John Ramsey for his support and collaboration in building the Broadcasting Program over the 18 years we worked together.


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