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 this podcast of The Morning Mix, hosts John Wells and Peg Ijams welcome Grammy winner Terrance Simien in studio for a special performance. Also Jeff White from Sarah House Utah and Kendyl Johansen from Park City 40+ Single Funseekers.

In this edition of Cool Science Radio, hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells welcome cyber security expert Gary Miliefski and Cass Sunstein, co author of  WISER: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter.

In this edition of The Morning Mix John and Peg welcome musical guest Jake Martin and Personal Coach Tiffany Peterson. Also high school sports and upcoming weekend events in Park City and Heber.

In this episode of Cool Science Radio Lynn and John welcome Alex Davies, author of These Dreamers Are Actually Making Progress Building Elon’s Hyperloop.

The second half of the show features Bill Andrews, Associate Editor, Discover Magazine.

In this edition of The Morning Mix John Wells flys solo with musical guest Elizabeth Hareza. Then it's Trip Hopkins to talk about the Blues Cruise, also Hannah Whitney and Nate Orbach from Tree Utah.

In this edition of Cool Science Radio Lynn and John welcome Ashwin Vasavada from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory about the Mars Curiosity mission and the recent findings including the some time existence of water on the planet.

John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek speak with Barbara Wirostko, Chief Science Officer and Arthur Klausner, CEO of Jade Therapeutics along with  Peter Knauer, manufacturing consultant.  They talk about this locally grown business and its advances in bio tech -  for those suffering from serious eye conditions. 

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.

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