Morning on the Salish airs every Tuesday from 10 to noon. An actor and performer for many years, Chris Bricker graduated from California State University, San Jose, with a B.A. in Theater Arts. After travels around Europe for a year, he did a stint at KTAO FM radio in Los Gatos CA as a show host.
He is a graduate of the Ringling College of Clowns, Class of 1971, and worked with Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus for three years. Later, he traveled throughout Japan, Hawaii, the Virgin Islands and the continental U.S. performing in other circuses, as well. Along the way, his musical saw playing came in handy. Chris and both his young sons, Christopher & Noah, teamed with their Dad for domestic engagements with various circus producers. As shipboard performers, he and his son Noah also traveled to Finland, Estonia and Sweden. Chris is a member of Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Radio & Television Artists (SAG-AFTRA), and has worked in film, television and commercials. He is also a saw-playing member of the American Federation of Musicians Local 1000 (acoustic travelling musicians union).
His work experience over the years has included union representation and organizing. He began his Labor Movement career representing hotel and restaurant workers, and later he was a field organizer for California state workers. He has been the opening act for the Western Workers Festival Concerts in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as for the Great Labor Arts Exchange Concerts in Silver Spring, Maryland. As serendipity would have it, Chris moved to Port Townsend, along with his 2014 bride, Keri French (aka Mermaid Keri, who contributes the Tuesday Tide Report on Morning on the Salish).
You can contact Chris at Salish@kptz.org.