KKSD JAZZ was founded by radio veteran Tayari Howard who has worked in the broadcast industry for the past forty-three years and his family represents four generations of broadcasters spanning more than sixty-five years.
Tayari has accumulated over twenty-five thousand hours on air, written, produced and voiced more than six thousand radio, television and public service announcements, commercials and served as master of ceremonies at seven thousand twenty-five San Diego events since 1981.