Brian Smart, Saturday afternoon host, grew up in Fairbanks and studied for an associate's degree in science at UAF. He was on air at KSUA (student radio) before learning that KUAC was hiring and joined the KUAC staff two years ago. He hosts Folk Sampler, Thistle & Shamrock and Mountain Stage. "I love the diverse programming we have," he said. Fiona Rictchie of Thistle & Shamrock is a favorite of his. Brian plans to finish his education and someday work for a medical non-profit working in planning and logistics for crises.