This episode, we welcome to the stage: Jake Ladd. Director, actor, and SoCal native, Ladd has been around the block in his theater career, brushing elbows with no shortage of big-deal stars (most of whom Jaren is too young to know). This episode is nothing short of a love letter for small Midwest theater; we hope you enjoy!
Jaren Schoustra started at WVIK in the spring of 2022 as a producer. Jaren fell in love with radio in college where they started as an on-air talent and associate news director of the campus station at Indiana Wesleyan University. After graduating with a writing degree from Saint Ambrose in Davenport, they worked for the Quad Cities iHeartRadio stations, where you may have heard their voice in the afternoons on WLLR. Jaren has always worked as a sort of radio station "swiss army knife," and loves having their hands in a little bit of everything.