Russell Wells is Technical Operations Manager for Louisville Public Media’s three stations, serves as Chief Operator, and the designated gremlinslayer whenever they infest our studio equipment, hindering what you hear.
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Russell came to LPM in March 2014 after many years spent in operations and programming capacities at public radio stations in Savannah, Georgia and Troy, Alabama. He’s a graduate of Arkansas State University, and his first radio job was at age 17 (that’s a nicer way of saying he had no social life in high school!).
Russell is blessed with a long-suffering wife, Amy, and three children – two of whom are rescue dogs: Junot the spastic Chihuahua and Bonnie the impish Chonzer. His “non-rescue” offspring, Trey, lives in Massachusetts. Outside of work, he enjoys old-time radio, music collecting, and taking road trips in search of vintage roadside relics, old motels, bridges – everything that is part of a quickly-vanishing postwar Americana.
Most importantly, he is a sustaining member of Louisville Public Media … and hopes you are, too.