Paul “The Lobster” Wells

From 1988 to 1992, his program on KRQR, The Lobster Breakfast, was San Francisco’s top-rated morning show. Many of the program’s comedy bits were nationally syndicated and, in 1994, he produced a short form radio series for CBS Radio Networks and was introduced to the company that produced their House Of Blues radio programs. Flow Communications then began to produce The House of Blues Breaks programs for that company, and Wells was asked to join them in 1995. In 1998, he decided to invest his full-time efforts into Flow Communications, and opened a digital multi-track production studio and office in downtown San Francisco, sharing space and handling creative production for Business Radio 1220, KBZS. Wells then spearheaded a project as Director of Programming for the station’s parent company, INR, formulating and producing Talk Radio programming for the launch of Sirius Satellite Radio. In 2002, Flow Communications moved to 69 Green Street, directly across from what was the location of the first FM Rock station, KMPX. That inspired him to createsfbayradio.com and launch The SF Bay Radio Hour. The program, also know as Lobster’s Rock Box, was syndicated nationally and grew to having over 25 markets coast-to-coast, including two in the Bay Area, 98.5 KFOX San Jose and Santa Rosa’s 97.7 The River.

In 2005, he teamed up former San Francisco Mayor, Willie Brown, and Political Comedian, Will Durst, successfully signing the progressive talk radio show to mornings at Clear Channel’s KQKE, San Francisco (now Green 960AM). Wells served on-air and as Executive Producer with The Will & Willie Show through 2006. In July 2007, Wells put his weekly Lobster show on hiatus, and returned to the studio with Will and Willie to produce podcasts (in both audio and video versions), archived at willandwillie.com. In the spring of 2008, he returned to 97.7 The River where he continues to host Lobster’s Sunday Brunch every Sunday from 10am to 3pm.

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