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David Baker

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KALA Operations Manager


Main Campus
Galvin Fine Arts Center, GFA221A
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803


Baker takes pride in helping students tackle new and existing media, which prepares them for the competitive and ever-changing Communication career field. When not at KALA, he enjoys time with his family.

Tunes follow Baker at work and home because he is an avid listener of all kinds of music, especially from vinyl records. He's also been an amateur radio operator since 1980 and enjoys talking with people all over the world using this global technology.


Education and Training

BA, St. Ambrose University

Job Experience

The Leader (Dispatch-Argus) newspaper


KALA-FM – started as a student

1988 – Galvin Fine Arts Center, Marketing Director; Assistant Operations Manager, SAUtv

1993 – Operations Manager, KALA-FM


Freelance Work

Citadel Broadcasting
WBAP (Dallas, Ft. Worth)
The USA Network
WLRZ Radio (now WBZG, LaSalle-Peru, Illinois)



The Semper Fidelis/Iowa Association of Colored Women's Clubs (IACWC) Excellence in Media & Communication Award, 2011
Hola America Award, 2005 
The Doris Pierre Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award, from the Mississippi Valley Blues Society, 2005

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