Jada White has been working in public radio for over 25 (non-consecutive) years. She grew up listening to NPR in her grandfather’s taxi as he drove her to school through Washington, D.C. After 3 years studying Literary and Media Arts at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, with a concentration in radio, she got started professionally in 1994 as a phone screener at WAMU FM in Washington. Jada worked her way up to broadcast technician for live, nationally syndicated shows such as The Diane Rehm Show, and the Kojo Nnamdi Show. After almost 10 years at WAMU, she went west, to Oakland, California, where she worked briefly at a small Sirius XM station in San Francisco, technically producing talk shows, and expanded her own music and writing projects.
Jada moved to Madrid, New Mexico in 2013, and is a DJ at KMRD-LP, Madrid’s community low power radio station. Her show, In The Cab with Dream Queen, is a politically inspired multi-genre music show, in which she lets artists of the past and present speak to the times. She is a self-published poet, musician, and lover of art and communication. Freeform and public radio inspire passion in her because of the free exchange of thoughts and ideas that are shared without consideration of profit to be made through the swaying of hearts and minds. She believes public and community radio is truly “of the People.” Jada is thrilled to be on the KSFR team as a production technician, helping amplify the voices of Santa Fe and beyond.