Renai Bodley Miller

General Manager

Renai Bodley Miller became General Manager of KPCW in June, 2017. Previously, she was a reporter at KPCW. Renai is a 25 year veteran of the television news business.  She was a news producer in Roanoke, VA, Richmond, VA, Miami, FL, and Washington, DC before moving to Utah in 1996 to be the Executive Producer at KSTU Fox 13.  In 1999, she was promoted to Vice President/News Director.  Under Renai’s tenure, Fox 13 expanded its news coverage from 2.5 hours to 10 hours of news a day.  She retired in July, 2015, to enjoy her new home in Park City; but she couldn’t stay out of a newsroom for long.  Less than a month later she signed on with KPCW as a reporter, and less than two years later she was promoted to General Manager when Larry Warren retired.

Renai is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors, and the Radio Television Digital News Association.  She grew up in Virginia and graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in English Language and Literature. She was an inaugural fellow of the Carole Kneeland Project for Responsible Journalism (1998) and has been invited back several times as a speaker and attendee.  Renai has a passion for politics and was a founding board member of the Utah Debate Commission.   She considers Utah home, and enjoys playing the role of Park City tour guide for her out-of-state friends and family.

 

Sierra McCleve, the co-owner of Dottie’s Kolache is in today to explain what a kolache is and how many varieties  are available.  Dottie’s Kolache is located at 95 South Main in Heber.

Rebecca Tibbits is the owner of Beyond the Blackboard.  A new business in Heber City that provides academic tutoring and enrichment classes for children in the Heber Valley. Beyond the Blackboard is located at 520 North Main in Heber.

Renai and d Doug visit with New York Times bestselling author Dan Schawbel  about his book, “Back to Human.” Technology has created the illusion that today’s workers feel “highly connected” to one another, when in realty most feel isolated from their colleagues.  What they crave most – and what research increasingly shows to be the hallmark of the highest performing  workplace cultures – is a sense of authentic connection with others. Dan’s mission has always been to assist the next generation of leaders through their entire careers.

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The Tervels Fire has burned 585 acres as of Tuesday morning, and is only 5% contained.  Investigators say the fire is human caused and an arson investigation is underway, according to the government website, utahfireinfo.gov.

The fire started around 2pm Monday, 6.5 miles northeast of Coalville off of I-80 eastbound, near the I-84 junction and Echo Reservoir.  It produced a big plume of smoke that could be seen from miles away.

Cortney  Johanson, Managing Partner of 350 Main ,   talks about the new partnership between  350 Main and Alpine Distilling.

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The KPCW 2018 Summer Pledge Drive kicks off Monday, August 20.  This year, the public radio station is adding a twist to the semiannual fundraising campaign.  

Twenty-five nonprofit organizations will each sponsor one hour of the pledge drive.  During their hour, representatives will explain to listeners how their organization benefits from the exposure they receive on KPCW programming, as well as the free public service announcements KPCW provides them throughout the year.  Supporters of those nonprofits can call in and donate money to KPCW.  (They can also donate online by clicking on the DONATE button on the top right of the screen on kpcw.org.  If you donate online, please list which nonprofit you would like credited for your donation.) 

KPCW will give the top four nonprofits who raise the most money AND the top four nonprofits who get the most unique donations, up to six months of free produced underwriting spots on KPCW.  Those eight prizes equal more than $10,000.  This helps the winners spend more money on their programs, and less money on marketing - a win-win!

KPCW is a nonprofit that helps all other nonprofits by helping them spread the word about their mission in the community.  And now, more and more people are listening to KPCW through the station's website, or downloading the app, or listening to smart speakers in their homes.  ("Alexa, Play KPCW.") That means the radio station's reach goes beyond the limits of its broadcast signal in Summit and Wasatch Counties.  Now  people across the country and around the world who feel a special affinity to the Park City & Heber Valley areas can always "Listen Like A Local."

Please check out the schedule below to see when your favorite nonprofits will be on the air:

Monday, August 20

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Thursday afternoon just after three o'clock, Park City police responded to a 911 call at Snow Country Condominiums.  According to a press release from the city, a domestic violence suspect had barricaded himself in a room and was making suicidal threats.   Police safely removed the victim from the incident and the suspect was taken into custody just after five o'clock.   

Robert Kelly Home was founded in 2009 by Robert and Nancy Zierk. Robert Kelly Home is an expression of the Zierk’s commitment to quality craftmanship and beautiful design

Since its establishment in 2008, Gallery MAR has been a place where brilliant artistic vision meets the everyday lives of collectors around the globe. Maren Mullin visits with Renai and Roger.

 Rick Bernthal is the Chairman of the Board of the Humane Society of the United States . The topic today  is the Sinclair - Tribune merger, its potential impact on the broadcasting world, and what the recent FCC action means.

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