Meet the Classic 107.3 Team!

Kathy Lawton Brown, Mid-Day Host

Classic 107.3’s midday host, Kathy has been a professional singer since she was 17 and was one of the first female members of The United States Air Force Band’s “Singing Sergeants”. Since the service, she has been a featured soloist with choruses, orchestras, concert bands and chamber ensembles in the United States, Canada and China.
Kathy has served on the boards of many local arts organizations, including the E. Desmond Lee Music Collaborative, Artist Presentation Society and St. Louis Children’s Choirs. Proving that you can take the girl out of the Air Force but not the other way around, Kathy is fascinated by vintage aircraft.

Gavriel Savit, Morning Host

Gavriel comes from a family of musicians. He studied the violin privately for fifteen years, playing in orchestras and singing in choirs before earning a BFA in musical theatre from the world’s premier program at the University of Michigan. After college, he moved to New York City where he performed both on and off-Broadway as well as on stages across the US and around the world.
In addition to his work in broadcast and performance, Gavriel is also an award-winning novelist whose work has appeared on the New York Times Bestseller list and has been translated into nineteen languages.

Julie Schuster, CEO & General Manager/Host

Julie joined the staff of Classic 107.3 about six months after the station went on the air as a volunteer weekend host. In her new role she’s dealing with more budgets than Brahms, but she can still be heard on the airwaves with Aisle Seat, a themed blend of classical, Broadway, and other genres that she produces and airs on Sunday afternoons at 5pm. (Find all the episodes here on SoundCloud.)
Julie has served on the board of the Artist Presentation Society, the Ladue Education Foundation, and the Missouri Chamber Music Festival. She sings show tunes in her car and is currently learning Portuguese.

Tom Sudholt, Program Manager/Afternoon Host

Classic 107.3 afternoon’s host, Tom knows classical music inside and out. He was one of the principal voices and music architects at KFUO for 24 years, serving as the weekday morning drive announcer and host for Friday Morning with the Arts as well as Saturday Afternoon at the Opera. Tom’s encyclopedic knowledge of music history encompasses all the major periods, repertoire, recordings, individual performing artists and groups.
Tom is also an audio producer and technician, and in his spare time, labors over iconic classical recordings to improve their sound quality for broadcast at Classic 107.3.


Heather Allen, Office Manager and Bookkeeper

Prior to joining Classic 107.3, Heather actively participated in fundraising and marketing for Ladue School District parent associations. Adding to her experience with marketing, she has supported Ceridian Employer Services payroll, and working as a bookkeeper for Pluton Biosciences. Heather has a BS in Economics from the University of Utah.

Heather and her family enjoy classical music, and the youngest studies music performance at New England Conservatory. They enjoy a wide variety of music and appreciate the knowledge that radio hosts can bring to the experience.

Lindsey Grojean, Sales and Marketing Manager

An active performer in the St. Louis theatre scene with a BA in Vocal Music from Southeast Missouri State University, Lindsey brings a love of the arts together with experience in on-air reporting and production at KRCU Public Radio to connect with Classic 107.3 arts partners and underwriters, giving “The Voice for the Arts in St. Louis” current and relevant content. Contact Lindsey here.

Lindsey is an avid classical music listener, with Benjamin Britten’s “Friday Afternoons” at the top of her playlist. Her top five favorite musicals (in no particular order) are Waitress, Hadestown, Sunday in the Park with George, Funny Girl, and The Secret Garden.

Nancy Kowalczyk, Education Director

Vocalist, musician, actress, and music educator, Nancy has taught music to students of all ages over the course of her teaching career. She is currently the high school vocal music teacher at Rosati-Kain Academy, and her advanced chorus has toured Italy and performed for the pope!
As Education Director for Classic 107.3, Nancy uses her various master’s degrees in ethnomusicology, folklore, and music education to oversee programs like Musical Ancestries™ and create new educational offerings for our youngest listeners.

Brandon LaMew, Production Director

As Production Director for Classic 107.3, Brandon is able to utilize his creativity, skills and deep recordings knowledge to the utmost. He learned many “tricks of the trade” working at KFUO and on albums for his own signed band.
Brandon was a musician at a young age, studying music theory and composing for guitar. He gained professional experience by producing an album that he wrote and engineered, which landed his band a recording contract and national tour. Brandon is also a free-lance film critic and has written essays and reviews for Netflix and Ladue News. A perfectionist by nature, he strives to imbue Classic 107.3 with an elegant sound that is unique to the St. Louis airwaves.

Sandra Richason, Development Director

Prior to joining the team at Classic 107.3, Sandra volunteered and worked for various St. Louis nonprofits like Big Brothers Big Sisters, Junior Achievement, and Joe’s Place for more than 30 years. Sandra earned her BA in Psychology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP St. Louis Regional Chapter) and the Grant Professionals Association of St. Louis.
Sandra, her husband Craig, and their two children enjoy living near Forest Park and exploring the arts offerings in St. Louis.