Larry Groce is one of the founders of West Virginia Public Radio's Mountain Stage and has been host and artistic director since its beginning in 1983. The show is heard on 120 radio stations nationwide as well as on Voice of America overseas. Before Mountain Stage, he worked as a singer and songwriter and has recorded twenty-three albums including a top ten hit song (Junk Food Junkie) and many Walt Disney records for children, one of which was nominated for a Grammy Award. Larry moved to West Virginia in 1972 as part of a National Endowment for the Arts program. He still makes his home in the Mountain State with his wife and two daughters.