Meet the team
-FM producer, editor and on-air host
Fiona Powell began her career at WVIA
by being a volunteer, and assistant to Erika Funke.
During her time with Erika, Fiona interviewed authors, artists and
musicians, and did research for both ArtScene and Early Birds.
After becoming one of the WVIA-FM weekend
staff members, Fiona was offered the opportunity to help run the WVYA-FM studio in Williamsport, and host a weekday
show on local Arts events and music.
Fiona also engineers and produces “Jazz Standards” for host Sascha
Feinstein. In addition to “Jazz Standards,” Fiona also produces
specials, such as the annual St David’s Day show, and is the occasional
guest host for Early Birds.
In addition to her responsibilities at WVIA,
Fiona is a respected folklorist and storyteller with over 20 years
experience and is on the roster of artists for the Pennsylvania Council
on the Arts.
She takes stories and folklore programs to schools, Celtic Festivals,
folk festivals and colleges. Fiona is proud to be an annual presenter
for the Reader’s Series at the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell
Fiona, who is British and proud of her Welsh heritage; spent her
early years working in Agriculture; qualifying at a British Agricultural
College, and working for many years as a shepherd
Fiona is the mother of 4 grown children, and 6 grandchildren, who live
in Bloomsburg and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Scarborough, England; and