Dan Plaster has been a volunteer at KLCC since 1990. He started with a shift as an All Things Considered board operator and then paid his dues with 10 years of fill in hosting for a variety of music programs. It was on The Back Porch, with mentoring from Pete LaVelle, that Dan developed his music programming chops. It was also there that the first concepts for what would become a new program took shape. The Front Porch debuted on KLCC in 2001.