Jay Wells

Jay Wells

I grew up on a farm outside of Stuart, IA but spent enough time in and around the metro when I was growing up that I still consider myself a “local.”

After high school I spent a few years getting a degree at the University of Iowa (almost enough that I should be called Dr.) and working for a group of radio stations in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area. A tour of duty in Chicagoland followed before I found myself back where it all began—here in Central Iowa. After several years in radio, though, I had begun to itch for something different which led to:

  • Sales (I’m quite possibly the world’s WORST salesperson)
  • Television (where I learned that I have a face for radio)
  • Technical Writing (I specialized in writing for the technology field…and though I actually did enjoy it, it really was just as boring as it sounds).

The lesson:  It’s best to not scratch an itch (you’d think I’d know that as much as I’m saying it to the kids during mosquito season)—and if there’s something you love to do…KEEP DOING IT!!!

In my free time I enjoy cooking, golfing and—most of all—spending time with my family. My kids Mia (9) and Riley (7) think I have the coolest job in the world…because I know all the OTHER people who work in radio (dad is not cool enough on his own).

If there’s ever anything I can help out with, don’t hesitate to drop me a line!


Recent Headlines

in Music

One Direction starts work on first album as a foursome

Fresh
directionfans

Just days after the departure of Zayn Malik, the remaining members of 1D are back in the studio.

in Entertainment

Easy April Fools’ Day pranks

Fresh
aprilfools

Looking for a quick and easy way to pull a fast one? Check out these perfect pranks for kids, coworkers, and friends.

in Music

Iggy Azalea stepping behind the camera

iggyazalea

The rapper will direct the music video for her much-anticipated "Pretty Girls" duet with Britney Spears.