John Perreault was born and raised in Fairbanks, around UAF and radio. He was volunteering for KUAC and KSUA even before he was a journalism and broadcasting student at UAF in the late 1990s. After moving to Seattle in 1999 to earn an associate of applied arts degree from the Art Institute of Seattle, he volunteered at KEXP-FM for several years.
John also has a B.S. in Earth and Space Science from the University of Washington. After moving back to Fairbanks to get a graduate degree in geology from UAF, he returned to volunteering at KUAC as occasional evening and “Round Midnight” host in 2011. He began as regular “Morning Edition” host and KUAC FM operations manager and traffic coordinator in January 2016.