News Producer, KPFA, Berkeley, California from 1960 to 1962.
Covered HUAC hearings held outside of Washington in May or 1960. After the 1960 student demonstrations, HUAC never left Washington DC again.
Station Manager and program director of WBAI in New York City, 1962 to 1965. Selected broadcasts include:
The Case of Special Agent Levine. This was the first broadcast ever of a former FBI agent reporting on the inner working of J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI.
The program led to an investigation of Pacifica by the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee chaired by Senator Dodd.
This Little Light a 12 part series on Freedom Summer in Mississippi in 1964. Koch was the first radio journalist in Philadelphia, Mississippi, after the disappearance of three civil rights workers who were later found murdered. He followed Freedom Summer through the creation of the Mississippi Freedom Party and its assault on the 1964 Democratic Convention.
Interview with Che Guevara, 1963.
A View from the North. A seven part series reporting from North Vietnam in 1965. Koch was the first American journalist to travel to North Vietnam after WW II. He published articles and pictures in Life magazine, Newsweek, and an entire issue of IF Stone’s Weekly.
Program director of KPFK, Los Angeles, where Koch produced a 2 hour daily live show, Free Lunch, which covered the youth and cultural movements of the late 1960’s
All Things Considered
The daily, two-hour evening news program distributed by National Public Radio. Awards include an Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia University, a George Polk, and National Headliners. Producer and Executive Producer from July 1979 to October 1981