John Wells

Host, KPCW Cool Science Radio

John's curiosity with science and technology began at the age of 7 with the country's space program. With a subscription his parents gave him to Popular Science and Popular Mechanics along with other periodicals and Walter Conkite's evening broadcast he studied everything space. He followed the lives of America's test pilots and astronauts who piloted Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft. His curiosity in how things were built led him to dismantling the family's window fan, toaster and lawnmower. Taking apart things was easy. Putting them back together, well, not so much. John grew up in New York state and Massachusetts with 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He received a BA in Economics and Sociology from the University of Maryland.

John's fascination with technology continued with a 25 year career in the computer industry. He held area, senior and executive management positions with; Chipcom Corporation (networking), MIPS Computer Systems (high performance computing) and Netapp (storage). He moved from Boston in November 2010 to live in Park City. He began DJing at KPCW in January 2011, has substitute co-hosted regularly on Mountain Money, Community Voices and This Mountain Life. In February 2013 John and Lynn Ware Peek became the permanent co-hosts of Community Voices.

In September 2013 John and Lynn launched Cool Science Radio: Delivering understandable science and technology in a complicated world.

Ways To Connect

In the first edition of The Morning Mix for 2015 John and Peg welcome musical guest Dana Williams also  Jared Youngman, VP of The Utah Grizzlies. Weekend events, sports, weekend weather and more.

It's the Best Of The Morning Mix Holiday Show featuring Ginger Bess, Sherri Call, Emily Bea, Kenz Hall and Peter Breinholt.

In this edition of The Morning Mix, hosts John Wells and Peg Ijams welcome singer Sherry Call who performs live in Studio. Then it's KPCW General Manager Larry Warren. The  Hack Attack is on also on plus a ton of ideas for the weekend.

In this edition Of Cool Science Radio, hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells speak with Eric Eide, University of Utah research assistant professor of computer science. Then it's  Cory Doctorow, author of: Information Doesn’t Want to be Free.

 

In this edition of The Morning Mix hosts John Wells and Peg Ijams welcome jazz singer Ginger Bess. Then it's Erica Hanson to talk about the Hogle Zoo Lights Festival, and David Jensen from Habitat.  Finally Peter Breinholt and David Tolk round out the hour with some  great music.

In this edition of Cool Science Radio John and Lynn speak with behavioral scientist and widely read expert on motivation, Daniel Pink.  He the author of Drive and To Sell is Human, and he’s back as the host of the series Crowd Control from National Geographic Channel.  

In this edition of The Morning Mix hosts John Wells and Peg Ijams talk Holiday Music with KPCW Program Director Andy Martin. Then it's Scott House from Jan’s about alternative winter sports and last but not least they talk Holiday Stuff at Red Butte with Bryn Ramjoue.

In this edition of Cool Science Radio hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells welcome Dr. Derek Cheung,  Vice President of Research for Rockwell International. Then it's Sean Callahan, co-author of The Big Data Driven Business : How to Use Big Data to Win Customers, Beat Competitors, and Boost Profits.

It's a 'Best Of' The Morning Mix Thanksgiving Special featuring some of our favorite local singers: Austin Wolfe, Dan Hall, Emily Bea and Kenz Hall.

In this show author Richard Paul Evans, Adam from Ballet West, Chad Pettingill from Jeremy Country Club and Erica Hansen.

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