The Morning Mix

Alicia Stockman was our in-studio musical guest, performing live in the studio and talking  the first Round at The Rock, a new songwriter series held at The Rockwell Listening Room.

This morning on The Morning Mix,  Christie and Rudy  host local musician Brooke Mackintosh who performs live in the studio throughout the hour. They also speak with organizers of the RAM Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo, which is happening today and tomorrow at the Wasatch County Events Center in Heber. And with Comedian Ross Bennett, one of 2 headlining comedians at Egyptian Theatre this weekend.  All that and a thorough rundown of all events in our area.

Christie and Rudy spoke with television journalist, producer, and news anchor Bill Kurtis, who is also the beloved judge and scorekeeper for NPR’s weekly game show Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, which airs every Saturday morning on KPCW. He’s in Salt Lake City recording a live shows at The Eccles Theater in downtown Salt Lake.

Our in-studio musical guest is Dana Williams, a long-time local performing solo for the first time on our show, followed by conversations with stand-up comedian Michael Palascak, who is in town for a performance at The Rockwell Listening Room, and with Walt Evans, producer of the monthly Musicians Showcase at DeJoria Center and State Road Tavern in Kamas.  Co-Hosted

Musical guests Joyful Whiskey, interviews with comedian Brandon Henderson and musician Neal Francis. 
 Joyful Whiskey is Mark Varela -Guitar & Vocals, Klay Gustin-Guitar & Vocals, Gregory Thomas-Drums&Vocals, Luke Beck-Bass. more...

The Morning Mix - October 4, 2019

Oct 4, 2019

The Morning MIx feature's  local musical guest David Ramhok on the show plus interviews with Jason Orenstein, organizer of the returning Park City Wine Festival, which is in Park City this weekend; and with Gary Shoefield  of BASE Hologram, who is part of the team responsible for the upcoming performance of Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison ( as hologram performers backed by a live band) at The Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City. All that and a long-rundown of your weekend events.

The Morning Mix - September 27, 2019

Sep 27, 2019

Our in-studio musical guests were Mel Soul and The Messenger. Olympic Gold Medalist Hannah Kearney, was in studio. She will be a featured speaker at the 2019 Human Performance Summit at the US Ski and Snowboard Center of Excellence. Director David Thorpe called in to talk about the Timpanogas Valley Theatre’s rendition of Little Shop of Horrors, which is on stage this weekend and next in Heber City.
And we spoke with Minda Stockdale from Park City Municipal about ways that families can still  participate in this year’s Scarecrow Festival at the historic McPolin Farm.

The Morning Mix - September 20, 2019

Sep 20, 2019

Local singer/ songwriter Shannon Runyon joined Christie and Rudy in the studio as this week’s live musical guest performing a few of her newest songs. Diane Knispell, Director of Education for the Park City Museum gave listeners an insight into the upcoming interactive Glenwood Cemetery Tours scheduled for September 28th. And finally, we had a little trouble getting through, but eventually we spoke with Josh Teskey, lead singer of The Teskey Brothers, who are performing at Red Butte Garden early next week.

On the program today, the musical guests are Earl Bud Lee and Matt Warren, performers at Park City Songwriter Festival. John and Wendy chat with Luther Dickinson, a headliner at Park City Songwriter Festival this weekend.  The final guest is Dave Gremler, the DJ for the Autumn Aloft event. They have a run down of all the events happening this weekend.

This was JW’s last scheduled day as Co-Host of The Morning Mix. He plans to free up his weekends and work even harder on his golf game. KPCW payed homage to his efforts building this show and thanked him for his time, energy, wit, insight, and professionalism behind the board. A few surprise guests came in and called in to reminisce about highlights over his 5-year tenure on The Morning Mix.

Cross-necked acoustic guitar virtuoso Terence Hansen was our in-studio musical-guest playing two guitar necks in unison. Dave March of the Canyons Village Development Association highlighted their newest event – Oktoberfest- happening this weekend at Canyons Village.

Park City’s own  Oston returned after several years away to be our in-studio musical guest, accompanied by David Rzeszutko and Trevor Lynch.  Jimmy Brown of UB40 was on the show before the bands’ concert at DeJoria Center in Kamas, which is part of their 40th Anniversary Tour. And Joey Traum of Reggae Rise Up, the reggae-ish music festival that takes place this weekend at the base of the Jordanelle Dam in Heber, gave us the final scoop on the 3-night festival.

The studio was packed today with musical guests B.D. Howes Band. Bruce Corrigan, owner of O’Shucks Bar & Grill, came in to talk about the 25th anniversary celebration for O’Shucks and noted they’d been open every single day from the first day till today- never a day off! How about that? Also they’ve been named Top-Selling-PBR account in the World! Grammy award winning artist Colbie Caillat called in to talk about her new band and her show upcoming at Park City Institute.

Musical guests in the studio were Aaron Benward, Kylie Sackley, and Danny Myrick, all three  part of Nashville Unplugged, a singer songwriter experience which takes place monthly at The Rockwell Listening Room. They are also  featured in the upcoming Park City Songwriter Festival coming to Main Street venues September 13-14.  Christie visited with  Lukas Nelson on his tour bus before his Deer Valley concert.

On the show, our live in-studio musical guests were Memphis McCool, a local band out Salt Lake City. We also had the first opportunity to interview 2019 Miss Summit County, McKenna Stephens, who was crowned last night in the opening event of the Summit County Fair, and we spoke with Alex Petropulous, drummer for Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, a lyrically-named band performing at Red Butte Garden with Umphry’s McGee. All that and a thorough rundown of weekend events for the Park City Arts Festival, Wasatch County Fair, Summit County Fair and weekend events.