Top 40 Country with Cuzin Roland
Roland became involved in Allegheny Mountain Radio in the
early 1980s. He has worked as a volunteer, served on the board of directors and worked as operations director at WVMR. As a local pastor in the United Methodist Church, Roland hosted "Sunday Dinner" on WBUC in Buckhannon until 2002. In 2002, Roland returned to Pocahontas County and became a Vista at WVMR. He was hired at WVMR and edits tape and produces CDs about living history, works as a DJ and runs the board for local sports. Roland
has been involved in radio for the past 30 years and enjoys playing music and singing. When he's not working, you can find Roland down at the creek enjoying his favorite hobby - fishing.
The Eclectic Cafe
Jay, in addition to volunteering at Allegheny Mountain Radio, runs Camp Mont Shenandoah, a small summer camp in Millboro Springs, Virginia with his wife, Ann. On Sunday's at 6 p.m. The Eclectic Cafe opens its doors at 6 p.m. where it has offered a full menu of rock, rhythm and blues since 1997 including The Beatles Break at 8 p.m. and the Sunday Evening Album at 10 p.m. The Eclectic Cafe can also be found on Twitter - www.twitter.com/eclecticcafe.
AG & Kate
AG & Kate air a weekly show on Mondays at 2:00 pm on Allegheny Mountain Radio that is called Country Connections. It features country, folk, and bluegrass music. Based in Holland where they have their own "Grand Ole Opry," they have been involved in performing, recording, and broadcasting since 1972. They spend the majority of each year on tour in England and the US, where they visit and perform at festivals, churches, and prisons. They have recorded more than 45 albums, tapes, and CDs, and play multiple acoustic instruments including guitar, autoharp, banjo and mountain dulcimer. Their tour locations, history, music, and contact information are available at http://www.agandkate.com/.
Keith moved to Highland County from the Norfolk, VA, area. He has collected musical recordings for four decades and is especially interested in blues, folk, and rock music. Keith hosts Midnight Ride, with blues, roots, and rock music, on Saturday evenings from 9 pm to midnight. A musician himself, Keith also plays bass guitar, having played in two blues/rock bands for several years in Norfolk. Keith also reports on Highland County news for AMR. Keith and his wife, Polly, live near Blue Grass, Virginia, in an off-grid, solar- and wind-powered house.
James Clay - Underwriting Coordinator
James Clay is currently the underwriter coordinator in training for Allegheny Mountain Radio. He hails from the Southwestern part of Virginia. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Hiram College, with an area of concentration in Sustainable Structure Design and Land Management. James has an interest in creating avenues for local people to share their interests, stories,and talents with the community using radio as the vehicle of expression. He has worked in various fields in his career such as: Scenic Carpenter at the historic Barter Theatre in Abingdon, VA, Audio Technician for WMMT-FM and Appalshop Inc. in Eastern Kentucky, Forest Technician at Lilley Cornett Woods, an old growth forest in Eastern Kentucky, and Facilities Manager for Camp Wise in Northeast Ohio. James lives near Dilley’s Mill in Pocahontas County with his wife, Vanessa and his two children, Avery and Mazie.
Sweet By And By
Box Of Chocolates
Bio coming soon!
Allegheny Mountain Weatherman
"Cousin Julian" is a long-time volunteer at WCHG. You can hear Julian on DJ Willie's show on Monday nights as your "Allegheny Mountain Weatherman." Julian also keeps the WCHG studio tidy (not an easy job) and makes sure all the mail gets to the station in one piece. In the true spirit of volunteerism, Julian helps out in any way he can. Julian and his wife, Dicey, live in Bath County. Their son, Mark, has been a volunteer sports reporter for AMR.
News & Sports Director
Geoff, aka Jeffro, is a former Army Ranger from the Pittsburgh area. After learning that the pen is mightier than the sword, he became a newspaper reporter in 2007. Moving to AMR in 2011, he reported tri-county news and sports and became news director in 2012. When he's not working, he's either working on his cabin, chopping wood, or in the Cranberry Wilderness with his dogs, Smokie and Madison. Email news items or other comments to Geoff at email@example.com.
Sarah & Dipity
Sarah is a VISTA colunteer in Monterey, VA. She and her elusive guest host play a mix of music on Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on the AMR network. When not working or on the air, Sarah enjoys time with her boyfriend, David, her 7-year old sister, and her puppy.
Richard & Karen Hise
Sunday Morning Gospel Hour
Richard and Karen live in Hot Springs, VA. They have been singing together for several years and recently recorded a gospel CD. Richard and Karen sing throughout the community at various churches and functions, and they are the inspiration behind AMR's annual Gospel Jubilee. Richard and Karen can be heard on the network Sunday mornings at 10:00 as they host their Gospel Hour.
I'll Fly Away and Roots of Country
Homer lives in Stony Bottom. He hosts the Tuesday morning Gospel and Country Hours, is a member of the PCCC Board and is quite active in the community. Homer was raised in Boone County in a coal mining family where his father was not only a miner, but a preacher. Homer, along with his family, sang on his father's radio program. He served in the Marine Corps in Vietnam, followed by a career in the chemical industry in Kanawha County. Since retiring he has lived in Pocahontas County, performing volunteer work in the community and frequently singing and playing music with his brothers and sisters as well as other musical groups.
Bluegrass Reflections & TGIF Bluegrass
Norris is the host of Bluegrass Reflections, Sundays from noon to 4:00 pm. He also hosts TGIF Bluegrass, Friday afternoons from 2:00 to 3:00, alternating with DJ Willie. Norris has been a volunteer at WVMR since 1981, shortly after the station's beginning. He says he feels a personal responsibility to promote traditional music, and he works tirelessly toward that goal, not only through his regular Sunday afternoon show, but also as a performing musician. He lives in Pocahontas County and he spends his spare time riding his motorcycle.
Scott and Nancy Miller
Across the Board
Scott and Nancy have been involved with WCHG as DJs since 2006. Together, they host Across the Board Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00, offering up a mix of several genres including Americana, rock, blues, jazz, and alternative styles. They live in Bath County and enjoy gardening, outdoor activities, and volunteering.
Something Different - Chief Engineer
Chuck is the Allegheny Mountain Radio Chief Engineer (with an FCC General Radio Telephone License), a volunteer DJ co-hosting a Wednesday evening show, Something Different, with his wife, Heather, and an Amateur Radio Operator with a General Class license. Chuck is an accomplished musician, who played the baritone horn with the Richmond Concert Band for 10 years. He has a general aviation private pilot's license. Chuck's broadcasting experience spans three decades and multiple radio stations, and his engineering work includes radio-related work in Virginia with the Department of Transportation, the State Police, Department of Health Emergency Medical Services, and a local electric co-op. His daytime job is with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.
Something Different - News Director
Heather is our News Director. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer DJ. She then joined the AMR staff in February 0f 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia area and now lives is Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband, Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player and she enjoys playing with the Shinnston Community Band. You can hear Heather on the radio during news broadcasts and also on Wednesday nights from 10:00 pm until
midnight as she and Chuck co-host two hours of jazz on Something Different.
Mary is co-host with Caroline Cassell on The Inspirational Hour and The Sunshine Girls. She moved from Kentucky to Pocahontas County with her husband in 1985. She is very busy with various volunteer work and really enjoys being a volunteer DJ at Allegheny Mountain Radio.
Lites Out Jazz
Pete "Mr. Smooth Jazz" Pitard is a smooth jazz fanatic! He loves teenagers, teaching, reading, and Wednesday nights on the AMR FM network. Pete hosts Lites Out Jazz on Wednesday nights from 6:00 to 8:00 on WCHG and from 8:00 to 10:00 on the FM network. He says that his show is the best smooth jazz in Bath County - "smoother and cooler than the other side of the pillow." Pete is the former principal at Bath County High School and he and his wife, Esme, make their home in Bath County.
WCHG News Director
Bonnie is the news reporter for Bath County. After moving from Richmond, VA, where she was active in radio, Bonnie settled in Augusta County and trained at WVLS before taking the help as Station Coordinator at WCHG in 2006. She "retired" as WCHG Station Coordinator in September 2010. Bonnie currently lives in Deerfield, Virginia, with her husband, Carson.
Southern Gospel Greats & The Country Corral
Gary hosts the Gospel and Country Hours on Monday morning. Gary loves, music, especially Southern Gospel, classic country, and 50s and 60s rock & roll. He plays guitar and sings, and he has composed more than 800 songs. Gary was an educator for 32 years, both as a teacher and principal at the elementary and middle-school levels. He is currently Pastor of the Frank Church of the Nazarene in northern Pocahontas County, and he has pastored for 46 years. Gary and his wife live in Frank, WV.
Brian is a volunteer DJ at WVLS who enjoys a variety of music including pop rock, folk and blues. He was a WVLS radio host in the 1990s for 5 years and currently hosts the Tuesday evening Blue Roads program, which airs at 8:00 pm. During the day Brian is an attorney and together with his wife, Betty, he manages a farm with an assortment of
animals including dogs, horses, a cat, chickens, and sheet. In his spare time he likes to rebuild and ride motorcycles.
Winnie Richardson is a volunteer DJ who hosts a folk music show, Pooh's Corner, Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00. She has worked as a volunteer with WVLS since 1995. Winnie plays a mix of folk and light rock; she enjoys gardening and driving back roads with her husband, Randy, and their dog, Gretel. She has been a teacher for several years in the Highland County school system and she previously worked in television.
Norma Jean Schnakenberg
Norma Jean hosts Remember When, Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00, featuring rock & roll, counry, bluegrass, rock, gospel, and a little bit of everything else. After spending 37 years as a civil servant, Norma and her husband, Ron, moved to Bath County where they surrently reside. She enjoys travel, reading, some golf, her grandchildren, and being involved with radio.
Caroline is the host of the Morning Drive and is responsible for production. From 6:00 to 10:00 am each weekday morning, she plays a great eclectic mix of oldies, country and bluegrass to help you ease into your day. She'll also bring you local, state, and national news, Community Calendar, and weather information, and just keeps you company as you head to work. Caroline is a West Virginia native and loves the outdoors. This girl knows music!
The Rockin' Country Show - The Bluegrass Hour - TGIF Bluegrass
"DJ Willie" is the host of The Rockin' Country Show and The Bluegrass Hour, Monday nights from 8:00 to 10:00 on the FM network. You'll hear a variety of country from yesterday and today including favorites like George Jones, Merle Haggard, and George Strait followed by Top-30 bluegrass along with some old favorites like Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley. On alternative Fridays, Willie hosts TGIF Bluegrass from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Besides radio, Willie's true love is making music with his bluegrass band, Southern Rail Express. He lives in Bath County and works for Dominion Power at the Pumped Storage Station.
Window to the Weekend & Route 89
Doug hosts Window to the Weekend, an eclectic mix, Fridays at 6:00 pm, and Route 89on Sundays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Doug is known as the "Iron Man" because of his sometimes 12-hour continuous broadcasts. His extensive album collection enables him to provide a very interesting mix of music. When a volunteer is needed Doug is at the top of the phone list. Doug, a retired businessman, and his wife, Caroline, an equally active community volunteer, live at Mill Gap in Highland County.
Jim "J.T." Thomas
Gospel Express & Drugstore Cowboy
J.T. (Jim Thomas) hosts the Gospel Express on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 and Drugstore Cowboy, a country show, Wednesdays from 11:00 to noon. J.T.'s shows have a large and loyal following. With trivia questions and regular chicken jokes, J. T. keeps the phones ringing for two hours every Wednesday. He and his wife, Joy, who also pitches in at WVMR, reside in Pocahontas County. J. T. is a retired WV Division of Highways supervisor and originally hails from Fayette County.
Chris "Uncle Salty" Tierney
The Uncle Salty Show
Chris has been hosting The Uncle Salty Show on Tuesday nights from 8:00 to 10:00 pm since 2009. Originally from upstate New York, he makes his home in Bath County, Virginia. Chris has been a Golf Course Superintendent at The Homestead since 2002. He graduated from The Ohio State University and is a fanatical Buckeye fan. Chris's show is a mix of classic rock and metal. He has been a loyal KISS fan for more than 30 years and has seen them 16 times all around the country.
Saturday and Monday Evenings Host
Steve Timberlake is the host of two shows on the FM network. Saturday nights from 6:00 to 9:00 he brings you the best of new country and rock mixed with the old. On Monday nights he is on-the-air from 6:00 to 8:00, bringing listeners the best in country and bluegrass. Steve offers listeners his ability to stay abreast of the music as it is releasedalong with the experience to comfortable offer rock & roll as an alternative. He lives in Pendleton County, West Virginia, just north of the Highland County line.
Erin Will is the WVLS Station Coordinator, bus also hosts Will's Way on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00. She brings you a great mix of popular country and rock music. Erin is a native of HIghland County and is glad to be living and working in her home town. She lives in Mustoe, just south of Monterey, with her husband, Jamie.