Annika Knoppel hosts ‘Fika with Annika’ on KOYT-FM radio

Annika Knoppel, host of KOYT-FM’s “Fika with Annika” radio show, volunteers at the Anza Electric Cooperative’s mobile food pantry in 2019. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
Annika Knoppel’s theme is, “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” As a community activist, business adviser, volunteer and local Realtor, she said she takes this advice to heart. Knoppel hosts the “Fika with Annika” talk show on Anza’s local, nonprofit public radio station, KOYT-FM 97.1. In her weekly episodes, she interviews people in the community in her signature laid-back style, asking questions to prompt her guests in conversation. Some of her guests have included Ben Cruz and Nicole Renee Arana, Tim Lauridsen, Kaz Murphy, Barry Shankman, Robyn Garrison and Susan Eyer-Anderson. To take the idea of a show and make it a reality, Knoppel said she invested a lot of time and effort into the project. She attended a one-hour training presentatio
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