Mike Watermann is a veteran of many years in major market radio who moved to Santa Rosa in 2002 to build a new classic rock radio station. “We play the music I grew up with and listened to all of my life,” said Mike, “and I’ve been fortunate that the jobs I’ve had in the past 20 years have been to program that music on great radio stations.”
Besides scheduling KVRV’s music every day, Mike is also The River’s afternoon drive-time personality. When he is not at the radio station, you’ll find him playing the drums with several Bay Area bands. “I’ve played in bands since I was in high school, and performing the music we play on the radio has been one of the greatest thrills in my life,” he says.
Mike and his wife Jane—a professional home stager—make their home in Windsor. Mike and Jane have three sons: Jason—a soccer coach and high school teacher in Kansas City, Missouri; Brandon—an insurance broker in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Blaine—a graduate of Winsor High School, who recently received degrees in Slavic Languages & Literature and Sociocultural Linguistics from the University of California-Santa Barbara.