Mary Olson, MPA

KCLU General Manager

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Phone: (805) 493-3900


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Mary Olson has served as General Manager of KCLU since 1996, after serving for two years as the NPR station's Director of Marketing/Development. Prior to leading the team at KCLU, Olson served as national promotions director for TicketMaster in Los Angeles. KCLU is a community service of CLU. The National Public Radio station broadcasts on 88.3 FM in Ventura County, 102.3 FM and 1340 AM in Santa Barbara County, 89.7 FM on the Central Coast, 92.1 FM in San Luis Obispo, and around the world online at