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Host Elaine Holtz & Engineer Ken Norton
This show is dedicated to and conducts interviews with ordinary women doing extraordinary things. Elaine first produced the show in 1978 on KBBF FM in Santa Rosa, the nation's first bilingual radio station, and it lasted until 1981. In 2007 Elaine and her partner Kenneth Norton resurrected the show for TV with her first TV broadcast on Santa Rosa Community station through Comcast Cable Access. In December 2011 she produced her 200th TV show. In September 2012 Elaine again began producing the Women's Spaces Radio Show on Radio KBBF-89.1 FM out of their Santa Rosa, CA studio.
Elaine B Holtz is a 44+ year resident of Sonoma County. She has a strong background in marketing and sales and provides training in sales and public speaking. She is the author of 3 books; G-ma Speaks, a selection of poetry, Increasing Sales Through Positive Customer Relations, and Maximizing Your Profits Using Coupon Promotions. She has a B.A. in sociology from Sonoma State University and a masters degree in education from San Francisco State University.
Along with being a published poet/writer, she is producer/host of Womens Spaces on radio station KBBF 89.1 FM. Elaine writes a monthly column for the Sonoma County Gazette, "Santa Rosa Snipppets", and is a freelance writer for Northbay Business Magazine. She has served on the Community Advisory Board (CAB) Measure O Oversight Committee and the Sonoma County Commission On Human Rights and currently serves as the President of the Sonoma County chapter of the National Organization of Women (NOW). Elaine resides with her life partner Kenneth Norton and has one daughter Susan and two grandchildren Ryan and Katelyn.
Kenneth Norton is the technical engineer for Womens Spaces, assuring the message goes to the audience through the sound board and website womensspaces.com. Ken earned his MS in materials science and engineering from Stanford University; assisted his mentor Dr. William Hermanns with his manuscripts, poetry, the publication of some of his books, and the archiving of his life and works at www.williamhermanns.com, and helped to open trade and good relations with Vietnam as the trade embargo lifted in the 1990s as General Manager of a California company employing boat people refugees from the Vietnam war in trades of goods. During this time Ken and Elaine met and started their loving relationship which over 22 years has evolved into including the partnership of producing Womens Spaces.