Chris Mellroth


To design systems and equipment to be used in both the consumer and professional audio industry. Especially applying a digital systems approach to the current state of the art in audio engineering


1997–Present Western Washington University Bellingham, Wa

B.S. in Electronics Engineering Technology

  • Pursuing a Minor in Music
  • Emphasis (minor not officially offered) in Recording Engineering

Work Experience

  • PROGRAM DIRECTOR - KUGS FM 89.3 June 2001-Present

Responsible for the administration and management of a College radio station. Manager for up to 70 Volunteer DJ's and 8 salaried staff members. As PD I am responsible for training and recruiting all staff and volunteers. I must ensure that KUGS meets all requirements and regulations as outlined by the Federal Communications Commission. I also design the overall sound and impact the station has on the community. Finally I lead and direct the other staff members in their positions.

  • Maintenance Engineer - KUGS FM 89.3 Feb 2000-July 2001

Responsible for the mechanical and electrical operation of a college radio station. Duties include installation, troubleshooting and purchasing of broadcast equipment as well as maintaining the station equipment to ensure it complies with FCC regulations. Also was integral in the design of brand new facilities for KUGS including equipment purchasing, electronic infrastructure, installation and layout.

  • Network Maintenance Consultant - RESTEK (Residential Technology Department, WWU) Oct 98-Dec 98

Helped to reduce an overwhelming workload of residential and campus wide computer problems and issues. Position ended when workload was reduced to manageable size and my temporary help was no longer needed.

Volunteer Experience

  • Computer Maintenance Consultant - RESTEK (Residential Technology Department, WWU)

Served on the staff of RESTEK for 4 months as a computer and network maintenance consultant. Primary responsibilities included troubleshooting and fixing student computers, offering support for hardware installation, software installation, and various types of maintenance and general problem solving to both PC/X86 and Macintosh computer systems. Also helped troubleshoot the residential LAN system.

  • Assistant Engineer - KUGS FM 89.3

Served as a volunteer Assistant Engineer for a college radio station from Spring 99 to Winter 2000. Performed various odd jobs pertaining to the radio station helping the Maintenance Engineer. Jobs included remote event setup, equipment systems solving and remote equipment troubleshooting. I also participated in the disassembly, move and reassembly of KUGS during a building wide renovation.

  • Bellingham Antique Radio Museum

Technical consultation and assistance in the installation of a complete museum due to open in 2002. Duties mainly apply to the design and construction of a fully functioning radio station to broadcast via low power FM and the internet.


Jamie Hoover

General Manager KUGS

Associated Students, WWU

Bellingham, WA 98225

(360) 650-4771

Kevin Majkut

Associate Director

Associated Students, WWU

Bellingham, WA 98225

(360) 650-3452

Professor Todd Morton

School of Engineering Technology

Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA 98225

(360) 650-2918

Professor F.D. Harris

School of Engineering Technology

Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA 98225

(360) 650-7703

Aaron Chamberlain

Chief Engineer

Associated Students, WWU

Bellingham, WA 98225