Jay Wells

Jay Wells

Jay Wells is playing your favorites if you’re headed home late, going into work early—or, just can’t sleep. As a history buff and an avid follower of current events (and fill-in for Pam Dixon on news), he loves to look back at fun facts from the past and to let you know what’s going on, today, in the lives of your favorite KIOA artists and groups.

Jay is a central Iowa native (he won’t shut up about his hometown of Stuart…we’re pretty sure his stories are adapted plots from The Andy Griffith Show) and a graduate of the University of Iowa. On the weekends, he can usually be found watching his son and daughter play in youth sports leagues—or cheering on his beloved Hawkeyes.

Favorite Artists

  • The Rolling Stones
  • BTO
  • The Beach Boys
  • Kenny Loggins/Loggins & Messina

Recent Headlines

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Jennifer Lawrence threatens action over nude photos

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Lawrence's representative has threatened to prosecute those behind a nude photo leak affecting dozens of A-list celebrities.

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Joan Rivers remains in serious condition after suffering cardiac arrest.

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Today’s celebrity birthdays

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These celebrities will celebrate their birthdays on Labor Day.

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This weekend’s celebrity birthdays

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A look at the celebrities who will be celebrating this weekend.

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WATCH: 10 best ‘Simpsons’ episodes

In this photo released by Fox, Homer explains why he wants to bring back the annual 4th of July fireworks display, after it's cancelled for budget reasons, in the "Yellow Badge of Cowardge" Season Finale episode of "The Simpsons," in May 2014. The full 25-year run of "The Simpsons" will arrive on cable channel FXX with a summer marathon, to be paired this fall with a digital extravaganza that could turn other TV shows yellow with envy. "I'm not going to over-promise, but I think this website will provide you with affordable health care," longtime "Simpsons" executive producer Al Jean told a TV critics' meeting Monday, July 21, 2014.

The recent marathon of all 552 episodes of "The Simpsons" inspired us to sit down and come up with our 10 favorite episodes. Enjoy!