I wholeheartedly agree with your assessment of KPCC's excellent program hosts, excpet with regard to Alex Cohen. She is annoying and her personal anecdotes and comments are irritating. She should shut up and relate her stories in some other format, perhaps Twitter or a blog. Her on-air comments are really more suitable for FM pop stations and not NPR
Best Radio Station Orange County 2010 - KPCC-FM 89.3
How could a public radio station be better than KPCC? Okay, we know what you're going to say: by not playing public-radio programming. But that's wrong; KPPC's lineup is consistently fascinating and varied enough that it's worth tuning into at most times of the day. The personalities are who make it, from the nebbishy-but-bold Larry Mantle to the affably anti-jargon Kai Ryssdahl (whose nationally syndicated Marketplace is recorded in the same building as KPCC). But forget everyone else: The rock of the station is afternoon-news anchor Alex Cohen, who manages to be adorable yet authoritative while occasionally poking fun at the national programming or dropping references to her own passion for roller derby. Even KPCC's pledge drives are sometimes entertaining—not that we'd miss those if they were gone.