100 Watts and a Wire

The intersection of life and amateur radio

Launched on June 22, 2015, the show features topical conversation and interviews, news and an entertaining look at one mans journey of discovery through this important pubic service and hobby. 100 Watts and a Wire is perfect for those who are new to ham radio, those looking to serve as Elmers [mentors], and the technically curious crowd. 

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"100 Watts and a Wire is not a literal representation of the show or our community. Everyone is welcome. It's about getting back to our roots and celebrating the things that brought us to radio in the first place. The show reflects my journey. Listeners tag along as we discover what happens at the intersection of life and amateur radio. The community represents the diversity of our collective interests. Although we come from different places, radio provides us an opportunity to connect, communicate, share ideas and help others. To me, that is the spirit of 100 Watts and a Wire."

- Christian Cudnik, K0STH



Christian Cudnik is an American broadcaster and producer.  His early radio influences were Orson Welles, Chuck Thompson, Paul Harvey, Casey Kasem and Jon Miller. Christian began his broadcasting career in Baltimore, Maryland. During the early 1990's, he worked for heritage rock station WIYY before moving to Philadelphia. In 1998, he joined WMMR. Pierre Robert, Earle Bailey, Kevin Gunn and Steve Lushbaugh are considered major influences.

Christian attained the number-one-ranked radio program in Philadelphia, and was nominated for two AIR Awards including, “Best Field Reporting” and “Best Evening Program-Host”. In 2003, he moved to St. Louis where he became a host for St. Louis Public Radio.

He has "Producer" or "Director" credits on eight documentaries and has received both Emmy and Telly Awards for his work. His documentaries have aired on PBS, and include “Enduring Tradition: Ballet in the Heartland", “Collective Improvisation: The Story of Jazz in Saint Louis", "Seeking Freedom", “Uncovering Ancient Saint Louis", "Wallace Herndon Smith: Artist Without Boundaries", and "Footsteps into the World Beneath".

He served as the Host and Executive Producer and Host of National Blues Museum Radio. The show debuted in St. Louis in February 7, 2014, and became syndicated to stations around the world.

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