Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Maggie first became well known as a Modern Jazz DJ on Kansas City's KCUR-FM, NPR 89.3 during the 1980s. Spinning modern sounds primarily of Kansas City Jazz and Bebop across the midwest Plains, she pulled in many famous and well-known listeners of the Jazz Masters fame. With the disarming ability to find and feature many of the original Modern Jazz pioneers on her programs for surprisingly candid and informative live interviews, Maggie's front on the Bebop scene soon expanded to Los Angeles and Hollywood where she became a well-known popular advocate and friend to many of the original creators of this unique American art form.
During the 1990s, while making her presence literally across the Los Angeles commercial AM and FM radio dials as a LA traffic reporter, she received the coveted LA Broadcaster's Award for her succinct and breathless live coverage of the Los Angeles riots of 1992. During this period also, Maggie was a frequent contributor to the famous LA DJ, the Real Don Steele's popular radio program on Los Angeles's KRTH-FM(K-Earth 101). Engaging in quick witted banter, and with an on-your-toes, street-smarts agility in her delivery, she delighted LA listeners on many occasions when she held the Real Don Steele in stitches laughing, literally unable to continue with his program. This memorable association lasted several years until she returned to the podium of her power, American Modern Music.
As Music Director for Los Angeles's KPFK-FM 90.7, Pacifica Radio, Maggie's return has taken on new dimensions and meaning. Besides Jazz, World music has entered her musical vocabulary and she hosted KPFK's popular Global Village show on Mondays from 2003-2009. She remains a strong voice on KPFK Radio hosting special radio programs including tributes to John Lennon on his 70th Birthday (A 12 hour broadcast with special guests Jackson Browne, Jim Ladd (KLOS Radio)and John Densmore (original drummer for The Doors) and most recently Bob Dylan's 70th birthday May 2011.
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