Bob Studebaker

Jazz host

With an avid interest in history, Bob Studebaker has taught the "History of Jazz" at Carnegie Mellon University’s Academy for Lifelong Learning, tracing the roots of jazz from 17th century West Africa to the many influences and experiences that have contributed to the evolution of "America's classical music."

In addition to his independent work in audio production, he has worked since 1980 with various radio stations in the Pittsburgh market.

He thinks “public radio is a forum for ideas and entertainment unavailable on commercial radio and that makes it indispensable.”