Ed Sweeney, Esq., President and CEO
Ed is President and founder of Wasatch Public Media. Ed has been an active member of the Utah State Bar for 32 years. Ed practiced law for ten years prior to joining Westminster College of Salt Lake City as General Counsel and Vice President of Development. He has worked as an executive in a national fund-raising consulting firm as well as founding his own Utah based fund-raising firm in 1993. Ed has been involved with KCPW since it went on the air in 1993 as a consultant, donor and volunteer. Ed graduated from Westminster with a BA in Behavioral Science and received his JD from Santa Clara University.
Jesse Ellis, Operations Director
Jesse is currently the Operations Director at KCPW. This Louisiana native moved west to attend the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Tempe, AZ. After graduation, he took a position in a high-end recording studio in Los Angeles and has been recording in and out of the studio ever since then. Now that Jesse has moved to Salt Lake, in addition to KCPW, he has been working with several local bands, as well as playing in a few. Jesse has been with KCPW since 2007.
Tyler Ford, Underwriting and Production Director
Tyler is the Underwriting and Production Director for KCPW. His prior work experience includes managing databases for the Sundance Film Festival as well as acting as a stage manager for the Salt Lake City Arts Council’s Twilight Concert Series and Living Traditions Festival. Tyler’s hair is incredibly long, and his mother once mistook him for a vagrant. Tyler has played in local bands since 2003 and received a B.A. in Film Theory and Criticism from the University of Utah. Tyler has been a KCPW listener since 2004.
Shelley Carpenter, Development Manager
Secretary for the Friends of KCPW since 2009, Shelley is pleased to be joining the station as the new development manager. Shelley has a background in technical theater and management, an A.S. from SLCC and is currently pre-business at the University of Utah. She is very much looking forward to contributing to this community by strengthening the stations’ current relationships and seeking our new ways to reach people. You can e-mail her at email@example.com.
Roger McDonough, News Director, Host
Roger McDonough was born and raised in Salt Lake City, but has lived in Argentina, Bolivia, Virginia, New Jersey and Southern California. He holds an MA in Public Policy and Development Management from Georgetown University, a parallel degree from the Universidad Nacional de San Martín (Argentina), and a BA in English from the University of Utah. He is a practiced freelance print and radio journalist and joins our news team after several years in the nonprofit world. He previously contributed to KCPW with an award-winning local history segment that was developed in partnership with the Salt Lake City Public Library, where he worked for nine years. Roger says he is drawn to public radio because he’s an auditory learner, and calls radio “the best medium in the world.” Email him in English or Spanish at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ricklen Nobis, Host of Morning Edition
Rick Nobis has been a strong supporter of KCPW for years and has joined the station as the Host of Morning Edition. For over two decades he acted as producer and host of a daily afternoon classical music program for a National Public Radio affiliate. The program also featured interviews with local and visiting artists from all disciplines, as well as live, in-studio performances. He is an active composer whose works are performed regularly, most recently in Iceland, China and Brazil. Numerous orchestras throughout America, including the Utah Symphony and the Boston Pops, have performed his arrangements. He was recently invited to spend a month at Ucross Foundation, an artists’ retreat located on the highplains of NE Wyoming.