Who We Are
KVWJ brings many folks together, not only over the airwaves but also behind the scenes. Here is who we are:
Friend Weller has worked
professionally for over four decades as a radio announcer, producer, and
engineer in both commercial and public radio. He
is a member of the Society of
Broadcast Engineers holding the rank of Certified Radio Broadcast
Engineer. KVWJ is the culmination of a life-long dream - to own and
operate his own radio station. He is the father of eight and enjoys all
things radio - and has several widely-varied side interests. He'd
"...rather be on the radio than on anything else."
Alissa Weller is the patient one in the operation. She
offers sage advice, a listening ear, and tolerates that other fellow
who has been blathering on about radio for the last 50 years. She loves
her eight children and five grandchildren, is an award-winning pie
maker, and out of her love of sewing & quilting, she works
at My Girlfriend's Quilt Shop in customer support. She has been the
unwavering support of the idea of "...the little radio station around
the corner and up your block."
Ken Andersen is the real brains here. He keeps our computers computing and the file servers serving. Ken is a Systems Administrator at Utah State University. He lives in Hyrum with his wife Ruth
and their seven children. He loves the beauty of northern Utah and especially Cache Valley. He also loves to play basketball and any
other sport he can convince others to play with him.
Lydia Holsinger has loved learning about the weather since she was a little girl! She's is very excited to be completing her Bachelors degree in Climate Science this year. When she's not looking at forecast models, she enjoys reading books or playing with her daughter, her husband Steven, and their hunting dog Murphy.
Jim Wellings is a senior classroom and AV systems designer and programmer at Utah State University. He started his career in technical theatre, specializing in lighting design, media, and live audio. Entertainment production still influences his approach to all AV and media, and years of live sound mixing has lowered his tolerance for bad audio, much to the occasional rolled eye of coworkers. In addition to being a full-time AV nerd, in his spare time he engineers live sound and freelances in broadcast television production.