Wendy Wham

Announcer/Producer

Though the majority of my radio experience has been in the commercial sector (from Colorado to Utah to Alaska), my radio was always tuned to the public station... I am an NPR junkie. I was blessed to work with some truly amazing and creative people in radio since my first professional job in the industry during my freshman year in college. That blessing has continued by being part of the family of one of the most incredible radio stations (and staff) in the country - KUNC.


I think that I was destined for this business, and remember being about 7 or 8 years old and editing audio tape (with SCOTCH tape, no less), on my father's old open reel recorder, you know, the kind with the big central turret mechanism that would be turned for play (the button pushed in and the turret turned again for record). My poor brother was the victim for my ‘interview’ attempts (I would spice up the tape to have him say things he never said- what a brat!), and this was the first time that I realized the importance of "incidental music" to television shows as I listened to my recordings of "The Rat Patrol." Don't know why I recorded it-- perhaps I was searching for some sort of musical epiphany. My father soon saw my love of recording as not being a phase and presented me with real splicing tape. I was off.


Besides delighting in creative music-driven radio (and long sentences), my passions are as diverse as KUNC's music. Audio editing, painting (Plein-air and studio oils), calligraphy (and illuminated manuscripts), jewelry and beadwork, music (I play mandolin, a bit of guitar, and hope once again to play the piano). The list continues with history (U.S. Studies), reading ("Hello, my name is Wendy, and I am a biblioholic"), writing, gardening, anything to do with nature, birds, & animals (especially dogs, then especially Border Collies), old airplanes, tractors, and trains (steam rules!), and of course, Baseball. I am blissfully married to mandolinist and bluegrass radio host, Jerry Mills.


It is a joy to be here!


..Oh, and to answer oft-asked questions… yes, my name is real. My parents obviously had a sense of humor, or could not resist the alliteration (or perhaps it was the pain meds they gave to women during childbirth at the time). Wham is a good Scottish name; there is even a wham.org on the internet. My grandfather, David Graham Wham, came through Ellis Island from outside of Glasgow in 1923. Though there seems to be a genealogical connection, there is no direct relation to former Colorado Senator Dorothy Wham, but I would be proud to be a close relative!

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6:00am

Fri August 19, 2011
Arts

KUNC Entertainment Report

Experience internationally known jazz greats in genres including Contemporary Jazz, Salsa, Latin Jazz and Big Band Jazz—dance to New Orleans and Chicago’sbest jazz acts at the 1st Annual Jazz on 2nd Ave in Historic Niwot, Colorado next Saturday (8/20).  Taste culinary delights from Louisiana and Spanish Harlem including, Cajun Creole from Colterra/Salt and high-end delicacies and an oyster bar from Treppeda’s Ristorante.  Top this off with a wine cellar, beer garden, micro brews  303.946.9227 electriclady66@gmail.com

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9:36am

Fri August 12, 2011
Arts

KUNC Entertainment Report

New West Fest and Bohemian Nights in Ft.Collins starts today and goes on all weekend long with over 70 bands from Colorado will play this three-day community party, headlined by This year’s headliners include G.

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6:00am

Fri August 5, 2011
Arts

KUNC Entertainment Report

The Boulder County Fair runs till tomorrow (8/6) at the Boulder County Fairground in Longmont, the Larimer County Fair & Rodeo starts today and runs till the 9that The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds, and at the Event Complex in Loveland

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6:00am

Fri July 22, 2011
Arts

KUNC Entertainment Report

Great Music, Celebrations and Steam  for this weekend's delights.

The Daddy of ‘Em All – Cheyenne Frontier Days opens today and runs till the end of the month with the world class rodeo, Old West museum, art show, concerts,  carnival midway, Wild Horse Gulch with Western merchants, craftspeople, artisans, and even some special guest characters, and the Indian Village, sharing Cheyenne’s Native American history-

Trinity Demask has a 7:00 show tonight at Cannon Mine Coffee in Old Town Lafayette

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6:00am

Fri July 15, 2011
Arts

KUNC Entertainment Report

Great theatre, Music, Art, Dance and Festivals in Colorado

 

 The Ft. Collins Jazz Experience brings Music, history, and more for you to enjoy all weekend long In Old Town Square and Oak Street Plaza.  Tonight, there is a special jazz art walk, and late night jams sessions await Tomorrow’s Downtown Sessions feature two  stages of free continuous jazz jams from local and regional groups showcase Colorado's rich jazz talents,

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