CAPTAIN OF THE GOSPEL AIRSHIP
aka General Manager
F. Ed Knutson
Ed has been involved in Christian Radio off and on for over thirty years. Ed's first radio job in 1986 was on KWRM 1370 AM in Corona, California. Ed learned the ropes quickly there and found out what multi-tasking was all about before they had a name for it. His on air name when on KWRM was Zane Marshall because it sounded better when he played country music than Ed Knutson! His first Christian Radio job was at KYMS in Orange, California in 1988.
Ed came to KKVV as an on air host June of 2001 with wise-cracks, weather, and traffic between shows. By October 2001 he was given all production and voice-over jobs and given the title Production Supervisor. In May of 2017 he was made General Manager of KKVV. His rebranding of KKVV has brought KKVV up to Airship speed.
Ed's desire is for the lost souls of Las Vegas, for planting the Gospel seeds, watering them, the harvest of the fruit of those seeds for the Kingdom, and Ed-ification of the saints! Pray for him as he endeavors to pilot the Gospel Airship keeping KKVV in the Will of God.
Brenda retired from banking as a Branch Manager before coming to the Gospel Airship. She also authored and published her own book and started her own publishing company. Her desire to serve the LORD along with her skills and exciting outgoing personality led her to KKVV in September of 2011.
Ms. Brenda has been reaching out into the community with her OPEN BOOK RADIO show, and offering advice for healing and guidance for life on her FORGIVEN radio show. Brenda is co-founder of The Determined Grandmothers, an active group ministering to youth, young parents and others.
The maxim "if you want to get something done, surely give it to a busy person" certainly applies to Ms. Brenda. The General Manager F. Ed as Captain of the Gospel Airship calls Brenda his Number One! Brenda loves visiting the church community events and if you ask her, she just might come to visit your event too!
Chief Board Operator & Senior Audio Editor
Jerold joined the Gospel Airship Crew in April of 2005. He had no experience in radio, and never imagined that he would be involved in the field for as long as he has now been here! Jerry has been a faithful friend and co-worker making sure the Gospel Airship keeps flying with quality control checks, and concern for our clients and the crew!
Jerry has a knack for outdoor cooking, smoking his own delights, as well as camping and canoeing along the Colorado River for his vacation pleasure. Jerold doesn't really like his picture taken, he jokingly says he is part of a "Witness Protection Program". But as you can see we snapped a shot of him holding his Certificate of Achievement!
Jerold is almost a native Las Vegas resident having moved here when he was a child. His memories of Old 'Vegas are fun to listen to as he recounts riding his motorcycle on the outskirts of town which are now fully developed with homes, condominiums, apartments, and businesses. Jerold always brings the best dipping salsa to the KKVV OPEN HOUSE, so come down and meet him and get some!
Board Operator - Audio Editor
When Warren was younger he had some time in radio, and went by Warren Peace. As you can tell, he has a sense of humor! Warren comes from a history of being involved in comic entertainment, and is quite amiable with others, and he loves dogs! His little doggie Lucky is proof!
Warren is also a co-owner of a video production company and knows script writing, creative writing to be sure, and his understanding of others needs really makes him shine!
To be sure, Warren is quite an asset to our staff, and since he loves the LORD this is a great fit for the Gospel Airship and we're glad to have him as an Aircrew Member!
Corporate Boardmember - Accountant
Patti supports KKVV in her time as a board member and accountant. "Leave no bean uncounted" I think is here motto. But that is a good thing! :-)
Patti surely knows about value and the waste in the fiduciary realm. She also knows the value of the Gospel being broadcast via the Gospel Airship here in Las Vegas and is one of our biggest cheer leaders!
Board President - Gospel Airship Admiral
With the broad shoulders to start radio stations from nothing, along with his desire to broadcast the Gospel, Carl could also be called the Gospel Airship Admiral!
From on the air to building radio stations, Carl has done everything radio, and he knows more about Christian radio than anyone I've ever met. We are happy to have a brother in the Lord helping keep the Gospel Airship flying, and he clears the way for us 24/7 for sure! Thanks Carl!