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KUYI Staff

Renae Mahkewa, Development & Marketing Coordinator 

 "Nu Hooinmana yan maastiwaa."(My Hopi name is Hooinmana), meaning girl carrying arrows in a basket. Renae is a Hopi/Tewa woman of the corn clan from the village of Tewa.. Along with singing and staying active, Renae loves to be a mother to her one and only son, Honkuyva. She is now a permanent resident again here on the Hopi reservation where she plans to stay.
    She is very excited to be working with her community again and hopes to make a splash with her own singing endeavors. "My heart always leads me home, now I realize my purpose is to give back to the place that has made me the person I am today, HOPILAND!"

Thomas Humeyestewa, Production Assistant

Thomas, Hopi, is a member of the Water Clan from the Village of Songoopavi. Thomas likes to lives life to the fullest and enjoys to plant, run, play basketball, sing and most of all, be a father. Known to all as “Lana”, he graduated from Flagstaff High School and attended Cocconino Community College for General Studies in various trades from Electronics to Carpentry to Drafting.

Having the passion for music and singing since he was young, Thomas has grown in the production work he does for KUYI. He appreciates the radio station for allowing him to apply his skills and to gain more knowledge in what he loves to do while helping the local community in preserving the culture and language.

Anthoney Dukepoo, Operations Assistant       

   Anthoney is from First Mesa. His background consists of a wide variety of skills that range from being a father to farming/gardening to building maintenance to electronics. He has a passion for production and technical skills and has experienced making skateboarding videos to editing those videos.

He would like to learn more about audio production to for those videos. He uses his interest and problem-solving skills to assist the KUYI radio station in helping to update and maintain the equipment at the station and the radio tower. He enjoys the challenge in learning about new technology and feels what connects him most to the station is that it is a true community station that benefits everyone on Hopi as well as the surrounding Dine community and villages.                                                                           

Richard Alun Davis, General Manager... but not for long! We are hiring for someone better looking & more Hopi ; )

Richard was born in the United Kingdom, where his father Richard performed with the London Symphony Orchestra as well as the London Philharmonic Orchestra and passed along the love of song to his son. 

The Davis family, mother Inge and sister Gillian, moved to the northern suburbs of Chicago where Richard got his first taste of radio in New Trier High School's Radio Workshop before heading out to Maine and then Ohio where he attended the College of Wooster, focusing on contemporary American Indian literature and DJ'ing at WCWS. 

Richard made a bee-line to Flagstaff where the next decade and a half saw him working against family violence (primarily at NFHC's Domestic Violence shelter H.A.L.O. House) while juggling music recording and concert production with Greenhouse Productions as well as co-founding the northern Arizona chapter of No More Deaths / No Mas Muertes.  Richard operates community radio as a blend of social justice and entertainment. 

As a kid he used to stay up way too late, pull the covers over his head and tune in Wolfman Jack and Doctor Demento.  Shhh, don't tell his mom