Iris Berkeley

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  • Username: irisberkeley
  • Producer & Host, Modern Jetset
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Independent


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Modern Jetset #124 (58:00)
From: Iris Berkeley

This week we've got new tracks from Santigold and Lisa LeBlanc, plus a little detour to the eighties - and we’ll bring some of that sound back as a souvenir.
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Modern Jetset #123 (58:00)
From: Iris Berkeley

This week we've got the latest from Wax Machine, Son Little, and The Du-Rites, plus some vintage Latin vibes and a couple of pure pop treats.
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Modern Jetset #122 (58:00)
From: Iris Berkeley

This week we sail through new releases from Marcus Paquin, Drugdealer, and Arima Ederra, plus a few throwbacks that deserve repeating.
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Modern Jetset #100 (58:00)
From: Iris Berkeley

Featuring new releases from Sofie Royer and Chk Chk Chk, plus some classic pop favorites and a couple of unexpected covers!
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Modern Jetset #092 (58:00)
From: Iris Berkeley

Featuring new music from Kishi Bashi, M Ross Perkins, and L'Entourloop, plus Anatolian psych faves and a few jets to Brazil.

About Me

I've been making music shows in some form or another (broadcast, podcast, mixtapes) since 1997 — from the launch of the legendary KVCU Radio 1190 (Boulder, Colo.) in 1998 to a regular slot on the Afternoon Sound Alternative on KGNU (Boulder/Denver, Colo.) since 2019. On the other side of the Atlantic, I curate music from new and emerging artists as automation programmer for Denmark Street Radio's collaboration with Amazing Radio. I've also been lucky enough to travel the world since 2011 as a DJ at Argentine tango dance festivals, and the USA playing everything from house to funk to lounge to jazz to freeform pop at a variety of events big and small.

Since 2020, I've been the host/producer of Modern Jetset, a free hour-long weekly music discovery show with a focus on eclectic new releases and the vintage influences that feed them. It's a lively, eclectic, and diverse flight with a growing network of affiliates worldwide. Come fly the fancy skies!

Instagram: @irisberkeley
Twitter: @irisberkeley

My Groups:
Favorite Shows: KEXP Friday Night, Ripley Johnson's Head Zone, Gilles Peterson on 6Music, TerraSonic, WEFUNK, pretty much anything on Le Mellotron, Morning Becomes Eclectic in the Nic Harcourt era
Influences: Big sunglasses, cocktail shakers, secret agents, silk scarves, reckless nostalgia, reckless juxtaposition, midnight city wandering, your favorite used bookstore, long-forgotten stories, international women and men of mystery


Iris is currently available for new projects, has a car, and is available to travel Internationally.


  • Writing
  • Advanced Web Knowledge
  • Social Networking Knowledge
  • Station-Based Fundraising Production
  • Music Consulting
  • Producing: Music and Performance Programs
  • Hosting Music Programs
  • HTML: Moderate to High
  • Voice Talent
  • Podcast Production: Moderate to High

Available For

  • Voiceover
  • Long Walks on the Beach
  • Music Programming
  • Interviewing


  • Recording Studio
  • Specialized Mics
  • DAT Recorder
  • Adobe Audition
  • Cassette Recorder
  • Hard Disc/Flash Recorder
  • Minidisk Recorder
  • Live broadcast using audio over IP (Telos Z/IP)

Languages I Speak

  • English
  • German

Work Experience

Turnstyles host at Radio Rethink,  July 2023 - Present

Operations Specialist at KVCU (Boulder, Colo.),  January 2023 - Present

Automation programmer at Denmark Street Radio (London),  October 2022 - Present

Music host/producer at Radio Rethink,  May 2020 - Present

Music host/producer at KGNU (Boulder/Denver, Colo),  January 2019 - Present

Music host/producer at KVCU (Boulder, Colo),  January 2019 - Present

Live event DJ at Independent,  January 2011 - Present

Voiceover and narration services at Independent,  January 2004 - Present

Music host/producer at KUCB/KVCU (Boulder, Colo),  January 1997 - January 2001

Previously Aired On

KCIW (Brookings, OR), KFZR (Frazier Park, CA), KGNU (Boulder, CO), KHEN (Salida, CO), KNVC (Carson CIty, NV), KPSQ (Fayetteville, AR), KSUT (Ignacio, CO), KURU (Silver City, NM), KVCU (Boulder, CO), KVSC (Saint Cloud, MN), WGXC (Acra, NY), WHPW (Harpswell


University of Colorado, BS, Journalism

University of Colorado, BA, Music


  • Westword Best of Denver: Readers' Choice, Best Radio DJ, 2023
  • Westword Best of Denver: Readers' Choice, Best Radio DJ, 2022

Additional Information

Affiliations:  Society of Broadcast Engineers
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