Sonja got her start in public radio in 1993 as a volunteer music host at KFSK in Petersburg, Alaska and then became KFSK's Program Director. She was also Program Director at KPCW in Park City, Utah. Sonja returned to Alaska from the Lower 48 to be the Program Director at KBBI in Homer.
Sonja started as an on-air fundraising consultant with John Sutton & Associates in 2007 and was President and Partner of Sutton & Lee, LLC before forming SL Media Consulting in 2020. In addition to helping dozens of public radio stations improve their on-air fundraising, Sonja helped WQXR in New York, KING in Seattle, and KDFC in San Francisco make successful transitions from commercial to public radio stations. She also helped Rhode Island Public Radio successfully transition from ownership under WBUR to a self-sufficient NPR News station.
You can reach Sonja at 240-565-3664 or firstname.lastname@example.org.