Kari Bushman was born and raised in Utah County, Utah. The second of seven children, Bushman comes from a large, musical family. Her geekdom began as early as age 5, when she bought her first record album.
Bushman graduated in 1993 from Payson High School in Payson, Utah. She received her Associates Degree at BYU-Idaho, where she also served as the Director of the campus Dance Office. Bushman continued her broadcasting degree at BYU-Provo, and Weber State University. At the former she served as the resident DJ for the EFY program, and at the latter worked as both Music Director and Program Director for KWCR in Ogden, UT. From 1995 to 1997 Bushman served as a full-time missionary for the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada .
Bushman began her radio career at KXRK (X96) in Salt Lake City, and has also worked for KAEP (The Peak) in Spokane, Washington as well as KZON (The Zone) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and KENZ (The End) in Salt Lake City. She also worked as the Bushman half of The Smith and Bushman Morning Show on KSNN (Sunny) in St. George, UT, and is currently at KSFI FM 100. 3 in Salt Lake City.
Bushman is an avid fan of the work of Tori Amos. She has seen Tori Amos in concert over 35 times in 15 different cities, and collects Tori Amos music, books, paraphernalia, and art. She also enjoys live music, karaoke, theater, reading, advocating for persons with disabilities, and spoiling her nieces and nephews.
Mornings, Middays–KSNN, St. George, UT; January 2008-2009
Middays, Afternoons—KENZ, Salt Lake City, UT; December 2000 to March 2007
Traffic Reporter/Producer—Westwood One, April 2005 to 2007
Middays—KAEP, Spokane, WA; October 1999 to 2003
Middays—KZON, Albuquerque, NM; February 2002 to 2003 (voice-tracking)
Overnights/Weekends—KXRK, Salt Lake City, UT; July 1998 to October 1999
Board Operator—KQMB/KSFI/KRSP, Salt Lake City, UT; April 1998 to October 1999
Mornings—KWCR, Ogden, UT; August 1997 to July 1998
APD/Music Director—KENZ/Salt Lake City, UT, 2000-2007
APD/Music Director—KAEP/Spokane, WA; October 1999 to 2003
Program Director—KWCR/Ogden, UT; August 1998 to August 1999
Music Director—KWCR/Ogden, UT; January 1998 to August 1998
Social Media/Real Time Recovery Team–JetBlue Airways, October 2010 to present.
Traffic Reporter/Producer—Traffic.com, KUTV-TV (CBS), February 2005 to September 2007
Proficient in Scott Systems, Audio Vault, Adobe Audition, 360 Short-Cut Systems, Selector, Music Master, Cool Edit, Promo Suite, ENCO Systems
Computer Savvy–maintain personal website/blog, have maintained content for station websites, social media savvy.
Organized, Creative, and Detail-Oriented
Promotions Experience—Event Planning, NTR, Proposals, Public Relations,
Passionate about Music and Radio
Extensive Musical Knowledge
Dewey Decimal System
Volunteer—Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Canada; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; January 1996 to July 1997
Volunteer—Christmas Box House (Children’s Shelter); December 2001
Volunteer—National Diabetes Association; May 2001
Volunteer—Huntsman Cancer Institute; January 2002, 2003, 2004
Young Adult Instructor—The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints; Dec 2000 to 2008.
Participant—Komen (Breast Cancer) Foundation Race For The Cure—May 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006.