Created by Christian Cudnik, K0STH in May of 2015, 100 Watts and a Wire ® is a program celebrating amateur radio through the eyes of a new ham. The show features topical conversation and interviews, news and an entertaining look at the adventures of a ham trying to figure it all out. 100 Watts and a Wire ® is perfect for those who are new to ham radio, their Elmer’s, the seasoned radio operator and the technically curious crowd. Whether you run 5 watts or 1500 watts, there's something for everyone.
On the Air Gatherings
• HF Gatherings: Anytime. Any frequency.
• DSTAR Net: Tuesdays at 7p Central on DSTAR Reflector REF026B
• HF: Calling frequencies are 14.287 and 7.180
Christian Cudnik is an American broadcaster and producer. In 2015, he launched a podcast devoted to amateur radio called, 100 Watts and a Wire ®.
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 received both Emmy and Telly Awards for his TV 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".
In 2010, Christian co- founded the non profit art organization, 'Ballet Initiative'. Ballet Initiative works to train dancers to dance and to raise the profile ballet. In August of 2013, he created the first audio podcast devoted to the art of ballet.
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.
His interviews include David Robertson, Semyon Bychkov, Joshua Bell, REM, Hamiet Bluiett, Roger Waters, Graham Nash, Aaron Neville, Peter Boal, Ashley Bouder, Jacques d'Amboise, Tiler Peck, Jock Soto, Nancy Buirski, Jennie Somogyi, and Heather Watts.