Not the “new kid” anymore, Karen is lovin’ life in the Valley and spending afternoons with you every weekday! Born and raised in Detroit, she was weaned on rock ‘n roll spending countless nights at Cobo Arena and Pine Knob Music Theater with Bob Seger, KISS, Aerosmith, and more.

After years on the air in Detroit, Chicago, and Milwaukee, she was ecstatic to be offered the opportunity to host afternoons on KSLX in the city she calls her “happy place”.  It was her favorite vacation spot for years so it’s still surreal to be living here.


Features each weekday with Karen include:

3P  Rock-Tales – Guess the mystery classic rock voice to win bragging rights AND lots of cool prizes

5P Live at Five – It’s a concert in your car for the ride home!

6:30P Get the Led – Long set of deep Zeppelin cuts and great stories


Outside of music and YOU, Karen’s favorite things include her dog Bodie and her husband Doug (note the order!). She’s a fitness fanatic, loves convertibles, travel, and plans lots of trips around concerts. If there is ever ANY free time, she wants to learn Spanish and create a photo album of all her concert ticket stubs!

Stay in touch at or 480-470-KSLX.  Follow karendalessandroonair on Facebook or radiogirlkaren on Insta/Twitter/Threads

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