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Dore Stein

Host/Producer, Tangents

One of the most creative and versatile programmers in radio, Dore Stein is an advocate for cross-pollinating music.  He is producer/host of Tangents, a program that explores the bridges connecting various styles of music, including world and roots music, and creative jazz hybrids.

Stein's unusual background bridges commercial and non-commercial radio, dating back to commercial free-form rock radio at legendary WQBK in Albany, New York.  After several years, Dore transitioned into a short-lived career as a documentary producer.  His television documentary "Nicaragua: Another Bay of Pigs?" was aired on PBS.  Stein moved from New York to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1984 working as a video producer but was anxious to get back on radio.  The opportunity presented itself at Bay Area jazz outlet KCSM in 1985 and Tangents was born.  While producing Tangents, Dore was Music Director at KKSF, where he was a five time Gavin Award nominee.  Stein brought Tangents to KALW in 1995 and later to Paris based Mondomix and Berlin's multicult.fm.

Beginning in 2005 a new chapter emerged as Dore began his Tangents Turkey Music Tours.  In a climate of ignorance and misperceptions regarding Islamic culture, Dore Stein believes the best way to learn about other cultures is through travel.  What could be better than to combine travel with live music?  Dore arranges a full concert itinerary with the most Tangential Turkish/Anatolian artists. The next Turkey music tour is tentatively scheduled for October 2016.

In addition to music and travel, Dore's other major passion is softball. He has played in the San Francisco Softball league for more than 20 years. A resident of San Francisco's Portola neighborhood, Dore lives with his long-time girlfriend, poet Clara Hsu, and feline companion Klimey.