Green Air is a nationally syndicated news radio feature and multi-platform interactive hub for Green and environmentally significant news, stories and entertainment. It is comprised of a broad network of media professionals including producers, journalists, broadcasters, writers, photographers and filmmakers. Green Air creates, publishes, and distributes traditional and new media content with a contemporary and humanistic voice.

The Green Air Minute can currently be heard on the following stations:

CBS Web Digital Media (CBS web wing)
WKVA Lewistown, PA
WBZ Boston
KCBS San Francisco
KIRO Seattle
KLOE Goodland, KS
KMOX St. Louis
KRLD Dallas
WBBM Chicago
WHBY Appleton WI
WJBC Bloomington IL
WOOD Grand Rapids
WTIC Hartford
WKOK Sunbury, PA
WKVA Lewiston, PA


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The Team

Rich AwnRich Awn, Host

A troubadour of the broadcast industry, Rich Awn brings his wit, curiosity, skepticism and passion to the airwaves as the voice of Green Air. Driven to create programming that would bring about positive change while simultaneously inspiring and entertaining listeners, Rich has morphed his radio industry skills with his talent as a presenter. An accomplished writer and performer, Rich brings out the best in people connecting with his subjects, interviewees and listeners in a fully realized cohesion. Having began his career in radio as an Account Executive for CBS Radio Group, in 2005 he joined Buckley Broadcasting’s flagship New York Metro station, WOR Radio 710 HD. There he was provided a base of operations to explore preliminary ideas for Green Air. In December 2007, he received the distinguished honor of being published in the Radio Business Record for his article entitled ”Smoke and Mirrors: The Magic of Success.“


Scott NewsomeScott Newman, Producer

As a 15 year broadcast industry veteran, Scott Newman has launched 5 successful network talk/news programs including The Dennis Miller Show, Jim Cramer’s Real Money and Jay Severin Has Issues. In addition, he has created and produced a number of short and long form features including Last Night on Larry King Live, The Daily Show Feature with Jon Stewart, David Letterman’s Top Ten, Dan Rather Reports, Katie Couric’s Notebook and Harry Smith Reporting. Further, he has been instrumental in the production of special event broadcasts including “Bill Clinton Talks With America” and “CBS Cares with Charles Osgood, Mike Wallace and John McCain”. A critical player in conceptualization and execution, Scott Newman is a key element in Green Airs ability to excel.


ma-ma-mandana!Mandana Mofidi, Producer

Mandana Mofidi has been a reporter, producer, and broadcast associate for CBS’s 60 Minutes, CBS News Radio Network, Pacifica Radio Network and Free Speech Radio. Her extensive background includes producing for Charles Grodin, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Katie Couric’s Notebook, Harry Smith Reporting, Wired Magazine and other national programs. Mandana is personally and professionally invested in Green Air’s mission to utilize information as tool of empowerment towards creating change and promoting awareness in environmental issues relevant to our society and world as a whole.


Christine Zhuang, Writer

Christine Zhuang, a student at Wellesley College and the classic case of aspiring young writer.  She has the bright-eyed eagerness that drives her to take on any challenge.  Her caustic wit and cynicism has inspired her to start her own satirical forum The Wellesley WASP, publishing social skepticisms honored by the likes of Random House.  Christine is a contributing writer for Green Air because like her own unique voice, she believes that Green Air has an important point of view that needs to be heard.  Her commentary can be found exclusively in the Green Air News section.