Rosalie Howarth was born and raised in Northern California, growing up in Monterey, and running away to the Haight-Ashbury as a teenybopper in the Summer of Love.
She started in radio in the free-form "progressive" days of the 1970's, and joined KFOG in 1983, living in the Bay Area for the last 26 years. She hosts Acoustic Sunrise and Sunset, one of the heritage World Class Rock station's most popular features, and a beloved Bay Area tradition on Sundays.. She also serves as Director of Special Programming and curates the extensive KFOG Archives.
For the past 10 years she has alsowritten and hosted the syndicated radio show "The Putumayo World Music Hour", which airs on 150 stations internationally, including KFOG on Sunday mornings. It's a weekly musical journey through some of the most appealing and accessible music of Africa, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. Rosalie and her husband Barry live in Walnut Creek, and their two grown daughters live in San Luis Obispo, one a recent grad of CalPoly and the other a freshman there.
In their leisure time Rosalie and Barry can be found walking their two dogs, Jammer the too-smart Border Collie, and Timmy the sweet little Shnorkie (Yorkie & Schnauzer!) along the canal trails by Heather Farm, spotting herons, otters, turtles muskrats and kingfishers.
It has been her dream of a lifetime to travel to Africa, to the origins of so much of the music she plays on the radio, and to witness the astounding wildlife and birds.