Mike Dronkers

Digital Communications Specialist

Mike Dronkers works part-time as KHSU's Digital Communications Specialist, handling web, multimedia, and social media.

Additionally, he produces My Favorite Lecture, volunteers as a host of In The Trees, and is an avowed dog person. 

He is a recipient of the national Edward R. Murrow radio documentary award, two Radio Advertising Production awards, two North Coast Journal "Best DJ" awards and several Lotto scratchers.


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The heat wave has broken records across the region, but lower temperatures will provide some relief for north coast residents today and smoky conditions continue. 


Temperatures around the Humboldt Bay area will remain in the high 80s through mid 90s Sunday, with triple digit heat inland.

Update on the Helena fire via the Record Searchlight.


An earthquake struck about 50 miles west of Ferndale. Early estimates rate the temblor at a 5.1 magnitude, subject to further revision. 

The US Tsunami Warning System is saying that no No Tsunami Warning, Advisory, Watch, or Threat is currently in place. 

Humboldt State's Shaky Ground guide has more tips on safety, survival, and preparedness for north coast residents. 

PRI's The World is hitting the road. As the team travels to all 50 states, they'll ask what's going on locally in an ever-globalizing world. 

For objective context, they compare our local incomes, growth, and industrial data against California's and the nation's.

[The default county is Humboldt, but you can change it to any US county.]

The Del Norte Triplicate reports shots fired and that suspects are in custody.

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Jun 10, 2017

From the Crabs to Kate Wolf, summer on the north coast is all about enjoying our lovely area. And KHSU wants to say 'thanks' for supporting diverse public radio!

By donating during our Summer Fun Raiser, you could find yourself at a concert, a Crabs game, on a dinner date, or enjoying artwork, goods, or services from people right here in your community. 


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Family and friends of Josiah Lawson announced a reward for information leading to Lawson's killer at a press conference today. 

Charmaine Lawson, Josiah's mother, said "There is a reward of $10,000. If anyone knows anything that would lead to an arrest ... and conviction for my son's murder, I am pleading that you come forward."


Overpopulation. Epidemics. Economic recession. Deforestation. Anger toward elites. 

Though the causes of Maya warfare may look straightfoward, piecing together its weaponry, tactics and broader effects is anything but.

Wendy Kornberg

According to CalTrans, Highway 101 is closed again. Click through to watch witness Wendy Kornberg's video of the slide to her Facebok page. 

Via Caltrans:


You may have heard Melody Walker and Front Country featured on All Things Considered last week. The former Arcatan arrived in Humboldt to study political science but was quickly swept into music. "I just got drawn into that scene because it was just so very vibrant." 

Now based in Nashville, she talks to KHSU about her political views, what local musicians should know, and what's on her vestigial Myspace page

Front  Country performs at Humbrews tonight and just released a new LP, Other Love Songs.

Join the studio audience for a recording of My Favorite Lecture April 13th at Plaza Grill in Arcata.  

Marisol Cortes-Rincon will cover the current problems with the archaeology of warfare; the continuity of conflict in Mesoamerica from the Late Preclassic through the Terminal Classic period; the influence of Teotihuacan during the Early Classic period throughout Mesoamerica; and more.

Not too long ago, Melody Walker could be seen on almost every Arcata stage, performing everything from twangy folk to calypso.

  NPR's Weekend Edition wants to hear from listeners living in rural America on "The Call-In" segment.  What issues are you facing? What resources do you need and what do you love about living in town? Call NPR at 202-216-9217, and leave a voice-mail with your full name, where you're calling from, and your question could be on Weekend Edition this Sunday starting at 7:00am on KHSU 90.5.

"Not a fun place. Jail sucks," says James Faulk. "The orange jumpsuits are really uncomfortable and everything smells like cleaner, like bleach."

The former Times-Standard reporter (and current Lost Coast Outpost contributor) talks with fellow T-S veteran Neil Tarpey and Linda Stansberry about local journalism, addiction, and recovery.