David Ginder, WETA-FM's early-morning host, grew up in a household where a pipe organ occupied most of the living room.
His instruments were piano and cello and, although his Ithaca College degree is in broadcasting, he divided his school time about equally between the music building and Ithaca radio stations.
Ginder's commitment to public radio started in upstate New York with a commute to and from a young station that took almost as long as his show there. It was the early Saturday morning program at WSKG in Binghamton.
He went on to WITF in Harrisburg (although the station was located, during his early years there, in Hershey on the corner of Chocolate and Cocoa Avenues) where he was music director. Ginder hosted the afternoon show, scheduled music, and produced and hosted a busy schedule of local concerts for broadcast.
In Gainesville, Florida, Ginder taught public radio skills to University of Florida journalism students at WUFT.
Ginder came to WETA in 1989. He lives in Virginia with his wife and their three cats. In his spare time, he enjoys birding and bicycling.