April was born just slightly after this station was. She grew up in Austintown with her parents, James and Carol Antell, her younger brother Daniel, and the family dachshund, Krissy. April graduated from Austintown Fitch High School with honors, and attended Youngstown State University, studying voice with Mrs. Rosemary Raridon, and piano and organ with Mr. Larry Harris. She graduated summa cum laude, with a bachelors degree in music education.Music has always been important in her life, along with her church, her family, and her husband Perry Tarantine, whom she married in April 1998. In the third grade, April placed 3rd in the state of Ohio for an original piano composition. In high school, she performed in the National Junior High Honors Chorus, made up of 100 students from all over the country. She now teaches music at Akivia Academy Elementary School, and performs at various churches as a vocal soloist and a piano and organ soloist. In 1991, April came to WYSU as a student and worked first as a librarian, then as a board operator/announcer and programmer of Nocturne. After graduation (and a year away), she returned to WYSU as host of the weekend classical music program, then the evening music program. She now hosts Fresh Air and All Things Considered. She also serves as the station traffic coordinator.In her spare time (which she claims to have), April teaches Sunday school, gives private voice and piano lessons, and sings in the church choir. She likes animals, reading, singing, playing piano, and traveling.