KWRH-LP STEERING COMMITTEE

Ellie Wharton is a 30-year veteran in the Broadcasting industry, having worked for ABC- NBC- and CBS- owned television stations in San Francisco, CA, St. Louis, MO and Birmingham, AL. In the St. Louis market she worked for KMOV-TV, KEZK, KYKY and KSD radio stations. A graduate of Webster Groves High School, she entered Washington University in St. Louis immediately following high school, then moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she earned an Associate’s Degree in Journalism from Laney College in Oakland, CA and the equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communications from San Francisco State University in San Francisco, CA. At Laney College she created the first campus radio station for that college. Ellie founded Offbeat Tours, LLC, one of the first online adventure travel agencies, which eventually morphed into a marketing company, 2Life Publications, LLC.

Wynn Miller has always found community involvement to be very important. Wynn was the the president of the Action Council of the Webster Rock Hills Ministry, where he had the distinct pleasure of serving as the representative for Peace United Church of Christ in Webster Groves for more than 10 years. Wynn and his wife have lived in Webster for 44 years, finding it a wonderful community in which to raise two sons. They are both married and have provided Wynn and his wife with four granddaughters. Wynn retired from the Ladue School District after a more than 30 year carreer where he served as a teacher and elementary principal. His wife was also a teacher; therefore, education has played a prominent role in their lives. Wynn is excited about KWRH-LP, organized by the Webster-Rock Hill mInistries, as it reflects the ongoing efforts to sustain a community that is valued by all.

Mari Roberts is a Webster Groves High School alumni, class of 1995. Having lived outside the country as a child, Mari Roberts’ love for travel has developed in to a career in Travel and Tourism spanning almost 20 years. She has worked with not-for-profit companies such as Hosteling International, assisting in the development of BAM, (Biking Across Missouri) and coordinating the International Travel Day at Webster University. Mari has also worked for STA travel in the student travel market as a Travel Coordinator, working along with Webster  University and Wash U’s Study Abroad department. In 2005, she moved to Costa Rica with her family to facilitate the opening of a bed and breakfast in the Central Valley, working as the Project Manager. Currently, Mari works for a large global travel company as an Afterhours VIP Agent and is back in school studying New Media Marketing.

Deva Williamson a St. Louis native and creative entreprenuer. As the owner of the Lace Cake, Deva excels in creative design with cake as her canvas. She is also a public speaker, coordinator, coach and brand developer for young women pursuing their dreams driven by the love and saving grace of Jesus Christ.

Collins Mariah is a resident of Webster Groves and the Saturday morning station manager. She works at Bethesda and at mother of one. Mariah is currently attending Forest Park Community College for general transfer studies.

Kevin Prange is a 24 year media production veteran who has worked for non-profit organizations, including the St. Louis Public Schools and Concordia Publishing House. Kevin is an active member and volunteer at Peace United Church of Christ in Webster Groves.

Caroline Miller is a voiceover talent living in Webster Groves. She has been working in broadcasting – both on-air and in sales - since college. She has worked for KSHE, KSD and St Louis Public Radio and has worked as an independent voiceover talent for two decades. She has produced over 100 audiobooks, voiced projects for local, national and international clients and specializes in e-learning and medical narration. She is also the primary daily narrator for the New York Times audio edition through Audible. She grew up in Washington, MO, and worked in the family newspaper in a variety of jobs beginning at age 8. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Growing up in a small town and witnessing first-hand the importance of community engagement and communication has made being part of the KWRH-LP community radio project very meaningful.

Bruce Cavins has been involved in St. Louis Broadcasting since 1978, having worked for two years at KSDK-TV, and ten years with KUSA AM 550/KSD-FM 93.7. He has been with Bott Radio Network since 1984 as Chief Engineer for KSIV AM/FM and he built and put KSIV-FM on the Air in 1996. On occasion, he handles engineering work for KMOX 1120 AM, and KTRS 550 AM. He just buildt new studios/installed equipment for  WFUN 95.5 FN and HOT 104.1 FM. In addition to the work he is putting into KWRH Radio 63119, he is also in the process of putting a Low Power FM Station on the air for Rockwood High School in Fenton, MO.

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