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Michael Krasny
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Show Forum
Station(s) KQED-FM, Sirius
Time slot 09:00 - 11:00 PT Monday-Friday
Style Presenter
Country  United States
Previous show(s) KGO (AM) - Nightfocus
KRON-TV - Take Issue
NPR - Talk of the Nation

Michael Krasny is host and senior editor of KQED-FM radio's award-winning Forum, a news and public affairs program covering politics, culture, the arts, health, business and technology. Krasny has served as the host of Forum since 1993.[1]

In the late 1970s, Krasny hosted a weekly Marin County talk show called "Beyond the Hot Tub" on low-power rock radio station KTIM-FM.[2][3] He went on to host a popular radio program on KGO (AM) from 1984 to December 1992.[4] He became the host of Forum in 1993, expanding the focus of the program to more national themes.[5]

Krasny is an English professor at San Francisco State University where he has taught primarily American literature since 1970.[1] He received his B.A. cum laude in 1966 and M.A. in 1967 from Ohio University, where he is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He holds a Ph.D. in twentieth century American literature from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.[1]

Krasny is a widely published scholar and critic and fiction writer. He has also worked widely as a facilitator and host in the corporate sector and as a moderator for nonprofit events.[1]

Krasny is a long-time resident of Greenbrae, California.[2] Despite his intellectual reputation today, Krasny admits to having had a "bad boy" reputation while growing up in Cleveland Heights, OH [6] Michael is among the outstanding graduates of Cleveland Heights High featured in the book Every Tiger Has a Tale.


  • Krasny, Michael (2007). Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life. Stanford General Books. ISBN 0804756716.  


  1. ^ a b c d "KQED Radio Staff: Michael Krasny". KQED. Retrieved 2007-11-25.  
  2. ^ a b Liberatore, Paul (2007-10-22). "Krasny: The thinking person's talk host". Marin Independent Journal. Retrieved 2007-11-25.  
  3. ^ Selvin, Joel (2003-02-11). "A Voice of Calm Amid the Chatter: Ever erudite, Michael Krasny marks his 10 years as a KQED talk-show host". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2007-11-25.  
  4. ^ Woodward, Keith (25 September 2006). "KGO History - Some Events of the Past Decade". Retrieved 2007-11-25.  
  5. ^ Michael Krasny. Interview with Cynthia Gorney. Forum . KQED-FM. 21 November 2007. (Interview [Audio]). Retrieved on 2008-01-21.
  6. ^ Fresh Dialogues interview with Alison van Diggelen, April 2009/

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