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 and her husband Mark consider Utah home, and enjoy playing the role of Park City tour guide for their out-of-state friends and family.

 

Sen. Romney & Sen. Lee

Utah's U.S. senators cast different votes in the impeachment trial Friday.

Utah's junior senator, Mitt Romney, broke party ranks and was one of only two Republicans in the U.S. Senate who voted to allow witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.  Senator Susan Collins from Maine was the second Republican.  The final vote was 49-51.  Fifty-one votes were needed to approve witnesses.

Senator Mike Lee  was one of those votes. He issued the following statement after the votes were tallied:

Renai has an update on the Vail earnings report that was released recently.

Jon Allen owner of J. W. Allen and Sons Toys visits with Renai and Alison about his toy store that was established in 2004 at 1675 Redstone Center Drive.

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Princeton, is the author of Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership The book uncovers how exploitative real estate practices continued well after housing discrimination was banned.

Victoria Sassine, Executive and Private Equity Investor, and LaRae Wright, Regional Director for Scale Smarter Partners,  talk with us about their upcoming Surge & Grow Event. This is a high-end workshop held in Park City, UT designed to help business owners as they transition from founder to CEO and beyond. The workshop runs from October 28th thru October 30th.  It's a flexible program designed to take founders of business and their teams from "Founder Mentality" to an accelerated growth mindset.

The General Manager Joe Ogdie and Executive Chef Galen Zamarra at the YUTA Restaurant, Edge Spa and Blue Sky Lodge bring us up to date on everything going on at Blue Sky.

Mountain Money - October 14, 2019 Todd Davis

Oct 14, 2019

Interview with Author Todd Davis who outlines the six critical practices for leading a team, from his book; Everone Deserves A Great Manager.

Last week a big week for Vail Resorts.  Vail announced it had purchased Peak Resorts and announced its 4th quarter earnings. Doug and Renai report on the Investor call.

Local Park City Chief Meryl van Der Merwe has exciting news about new accounts approved for launch of her Jafflz sandwiches and her debut on QVC Live on October 9th.

Today on Mountain Money, Renai and Doug visit with Steve Anderson, Author of The Bezos Letters – 14 Principals to Grow Your Business Like Amazon.

KPCW is halfway through its Summer Pledge Drive.

The fundraiser began Monday, August 19th.  The public radio station raised $30,470 in the first day, and $36,835 in the second day.  The station is trying to raise $175,000 by the end of the week.  KPCW will continue with the on-air pledge drive through Thursday, 6pm.  The station's online auction will close Friday, 6pm.

Perry Dickson of Slim and Knobby’s Bike Shop stopped by to tell us about their new location at 84 South Main Street in Heber. At Slim and Knobby’s they pride themselves in being the most exceptional and experienced bike shop in the region. Their mechanics all have over a decade of experience each and achieve excellence with every build and work order. 

 Mark Enderle is the  CEO of Storied Development LCC, the developer of Talisker Club. He visited with Roger and Renai about Talisker Club’s recent acquisition of the historic Coal & Lumber Building at the center of Park City’s famed Main Street which recently opened as Courchevel, a Talisker Club Bistro. 

Renai and Roger's first guest is Tyler Cowen,  author of Big, Business: A Love Letter To An American Anti-Hero. Tyler Cowen is Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics at George Mason University and serves as chairman and general director of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.  In Big Business, Cowen puts forth an impassioned defense of corporations and their essential role in a balanced, productive, and progressive society. He dismantles common misconceptions and untangles conflicting intuitions. 

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