I’m John Wright, editor of Parker Live, a community news website hosted by KLPZ 1380am. I hope your holiday season was good! We’re off to a nice warm beginning to the new year.
During 2012 we’ll have some nice additions to the lineup here. Introducing:
Josh was born and raised in Parker, AZ and spent several years working at radio stations around the country before landing back in his hometown a few years ago. Josh joined the KLPZ team in 2011 and will be a contributor for Parker Live during 2012 in addition to hosting his own show, weekdays from 5pm.
Juanita Learn is one half of KLPZ’s morning team. Juanita was born and raised near Brownsville, Texas before moving to Montana. There, she listened to Keith’s show on a North Dakota radio station, and later met him at a remote broadcast. Before she moved to Parker to join Keith on the morning show, Juanita was at school for court reporting.
The other half of the KLPZ morning team, Keith was born and raised near, Dickinson, North Dakota where his parents still live. He joined the United States Marine Corp after high school, and then became a coal miner for some years before an injury forced him to look elsewhere for work. Keith decided to get into radio and worked at several stations around the country before coming to Parker to join KLPZ 1380am, where he and Juanita can be heard weekdays from 6am.
Cate Mueller is a web designer, editor, reporter and photographer in Bouse, Arizona. She has been writing columns on Parker Live on a variety of subjects – often inspired by rural desert life – for one year now. (Website here.)
Randy Hartless is Executive Director of the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce, columnist for the Arizona Independent and Parker Live, and a regular contributor on KLPZ 1380am (with segments including Tuesday mornings’ Fantasy Football Update and K-11 and the Retreads on Friday mornings). Off The Wall can be found here since May 2011.
I’ll be pitching in this year too with some extra commentary to round out the team of contributors from KLPZ. Born and raised in Northern Ireland, I dodged the bombs and bullets while undertaking roles in Belfast radio and magazine work, before moving to Arizona in 2004. My weekday afternoon radio show can be heard on KLPZ 1380am from 3pm.
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Now that we’ve introduced ourselves to you, perhaps you can introduce yourself to us. Use the comments section below to say hi, and tell us where you’re reading from. Our aim is to connect you to the Parker area online.
We look forward to spending the year with you.