Faith, Family, and Waves of Inspiration with Mark Shaffer

Wednesday, September 20, 2023


The What’s Up Irvine Podcast is about inspiring and connecting the Irvine community through impactful conversations with nonprofit, civic, faith-based, and other community leaders who are making a difference or doing something exciting--getting to know them in a personal way through their stories and life experiences. We cover a wide range of topics that make Irvine a great city--its people, culture, influence, and opportunities. We also will touch upon current events and ways to get more involved in our city. We hope that you will learn something new and exciting about our city by following WUI and feel more connected with our community.

This podcast is an extension of the nonprofit organization Love Irvine, and hosted by its President, Curtis Drever. For podcast updates and episode release notifications, please visit @loveIrvine.

Scott Henderson, CEO of Doing Good Works
Mark Shaffer, AGM of KWAVE Radio Station
Christina Cheon, Southern CA Marimba Assoc.
Claudia Bonilla Keller, CEO, Second Harvest Food Bank
Chris Ramsey, CEO of USA Water Polo Assoc.
Anthony Kuo, ex-Vice Mayor, Irvine
Mayor Farrah Khan, City of Irvine

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Faith, Family, and Waves of Inspiration with Mark Shaffer

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Mark Shaffer is the Assistant General Manager and the Community Relations Pastor at KWAVE 107.9fm. He is a husband of nearly 30 years to his wife Jenn...


Music in Irvine: Christina Cheon

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

In this episode we dive into Executive Director of Southern California Marimba's past and experience as an immigrant founding a passion-led music nonp...

Culture-Music & Arts

Leading with Heart at Second Harvest Food Bank

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

In this captivating podcast episode, we delve into the remarkable journey of Claudia Bonilla Keller, CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank. Claudia's upbrin...


Beyond the CEO of USA Water Polo

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Since 2006, Chris Ramsey has been responsible for carrying out the mission of USA Water Polo worldwide, which includes overseeing all aspects of Olymp...

Get to Know the Mayor of Irvine

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Are you curious about the person behind the title of Mayor in Irvine? In this exclusive interview, Curtis from Love Irvine sits down with Irvine's ver...

Housing Insecurity in Irvine

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Maddie Hirneise is the CEO of Families Forward which has been helping housing insecure people for over 40 years in the county. She shares with us how ...

Pageantry and Loving Our City

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Olivia Acevedo, the first Miss Irvine of the Miss America Organization since the 1970's stops by the studio to chat with Curtis about her book, food, ...

Civic Issues and Our City

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Join us on this episode as we talk with devout civic servant Anthony Kuo about growing up in Irvine, his favorite ice cream shop and the differences b...

Our Bond with the Marines

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

In this episode of the "What's Up Irvine" podcast, we had the privilege of interviewing Tina Anderson, the President of Irvine's 2/11 Marine Adoption ...

Is Irvine Perfect?

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

In our premier episode, Curtis talks with Irvine's own Chief of Police, Chief Kent, about his experiences as an immigrant growing up in Irvine and how...

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Upcoming Guests (not in order)

Mark Shaffer, AGM of KWAVE Radio Station
Christina Cheon, Southern CA Marimba Assoc.
Anthony Kuo, ex-Vice Mayor, Irvine

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