Frank Wells


Oral History Information

Interview Date
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Past President
Company Name
Audio Engineering Society

Frank Wells has served as a radio and audio technician, installing, maintaining and modifying audio gear for broadcast and recording facilities, as a professional audio journalist, and as a marketing and PR consultant over a long career. It all began for Frank while he was serving in the Air Force in radio, followed by broadcast radio work that in turn led him to Music Row in Nashville as a studio tech at Masterfonics Studios where he was introduced to the Audio Engineering Society (AES) by owner Glenn Meadows. During his decade as Glenn’s Chief of Tech Services, Frank began performing bench tests and writing reviews about the gear he was using which led to 17 years in the audio trade press as a magazine editor. He remained involved in the AES throughout and is a Past President and Life Fellow of the Society. He represented the organization at the NAMM Show when the trade association honored AES for their 75 years in providing support and education to the audio engineer world.