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Smokey Rivers

Smokey RiversI grew up in Central Ohio and, at the ripe old age of 12, decided I wanted to be on the Radio. Got my first Radio job at 21 and it's been an amazing journey ever since. I've been married for over 25 years to a true Radio wife and have three almost grown kids who make me smile every day! There's only one thing that I love more than my family and Radio...the weather. If my math skills were any good, I would of been a TV meteorologist for sure. I've been dabbling in photography too. Social media takes up more of my time than it should but, I love talking with my listeners. So, find me on Facebook at Smokey Rivers and let's chat!



Mark Phillips

Mark PhillipsI first started in radio at age 14 working Part Time at my hometown station in Fairfeld, Iowa. I knew then I was hooked at being "On the Air." I've worked at stations in Iowa, Illinois, Florida and Dallas, Texas! My wife Heather and I have a 3 year old son named Austin Cole. I never knew how much having a child could change your life and really make you feel like you had a purpose. There's nothing I enjoy more than spending time with my family which also includes two dogs Buddy and Boomer. I grew up listening to Country Music and am a huge Country Fan especially of artists from the 80's and 90's! When I'm not working or spending time with my family I like to play guitar. I think a lot of people in radio are actually frustrated musicians--I'm one of them. I love to go to concerts and watch sports on TV. My son is turning into a NASCAR fan and loves to watch the cars go "vroom, vroom" around the track.



Trapper John

Trapper JohnI was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, but was whisked away to Peeksill, New York prior to my first birthday. Transfer’s through my father’s company, led to a few different hometowns before settling in the Dallas suburb of Garland, where I grew up. After graduating from the University of North Texas, I embarked on a professional radio career in the tiny North Texas town of Bridgeport. I currently live with my college-aged son, and is thrilled to be living near his mother, father, sisters, and brother. In my spare time, I enjoy movies and sports and TRY to maintain an active lifestyle. Musically, I enjoy New and Classic Country as well as Classic Rock.






Ray Mariner

Ray Mariner I grew up in Charlotte, NC and have lived in great cities like Cleveland, Orlando and Atlanta for jobs in radio and music promotion. I enjoy spending as much time as possible with my daughter Logan and son Jack. I like watching football, racing and virtually all sports, playing golf, going to Country and Blues music shows, travel and trying new restaurants. I took a break from radio and worked for Columbia Records as the Southeast Regional Promotions manager for 10 years. During that time I worked with Mariah Carey, Aerosmith, John Mayer, Train, Destiny's Child and too many more to mention.





JoAnn Thomas Gospel Show
Wednesday at 1 PM; repeat Saturday at 10 AM

Mostly Grass with Joann Thomas
Wednesday at 2 PM; repeat Saturday at 11 AM

JoAnn ThomasJoAnn use to be on WWVA, The Wheeling Jamboree with Gus Thomas for many years before coming to WWSM.

Joann was Personal friends with Patsy Cline, and has many stories about her and still attends her gathering in Virginal Every year.

JoAnn & Gus toured the USA and Europe years ago , and knew everyone in Country Music, because WWVA was a stop along the way to the big time in Country Music.

We are very happy to have her these days on WWSM, AM 1510, with her happy voice and Giggles on the Air. See her show Times Above. Contact JoAnn Thomas at joann.wwsm@gmail.com.

Pictured JoAnn Thomas, Pat Garrett, Jan Howard, Suzy Dalton.




Al Shade & Jean Romain Show
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 11am

Al Shade & Jean Romain ShowAll & Jean are local Country Music Legends, they have played all over the East coast.

Al has numerous recordings about Pennsylvania. He has been on the Air In Lebanon County for more than 50 years. And Still going strong!




Al Shade Is pictured here with Pat Garrett. Al is 92 years young, and still playing musical dates. If you are interested in booking a real Country Artist, that still does a great Job Yodeling and has some great original songs.
Give Al a call at 717-866-5067. Reasonable rates.

Al & PatAl & Pat



East Side Dave & The Mountain Folk Show
Saturdays at 1 PM

East Side Dave & The Mountain Folk Show

"East Side" Dave Kline is an award-winning, veteran radio, television, Internet broadcaster, producer, singer/songwriter, entertainer, musician, writer and photographer who has been engaging audiences around the world for more than 36 years. Due to his work with bluegrass, folk, Americana, country, rock and other genres, including long-form interviews with Dolly Parton, Bill Monroe, Jesse McReynolds, Peter Yarrow, Ralph Stanley, Sonny Osborne, Charlie Waller, Rhonda Vincent, Bela Fleck, Sam Bush, Minnie Pearl, Grandpa Jones, Ricky Skaggs and many more luminary stars, his weekly, syndicated Mountain Folk radio & web show has been awarded the top honor of Outstanding Public Affairs Program/Series by the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters. His band, Dave Kline & the Mountain Folk Band, travel the world entertaining audiences who appreciate the genuine feel of Americana styles of original bluegrass and folk music from the Appalachian Mountain section of the United States. An avid believer in giving back to the community, Dave has founded the David L. Kline Family Mountain Folk Scholarship Fund, administered through the 501c3 Reading Musical Foundation and a high percentage of his income from radio advertising, sponsorships, band performances and CD sales gets donated to the fund which provides money for music students seeking to learn or grow their skills regarding playing acoustic music on a guitar or banjo. More than $50,000.00 has been raised and donated to the David L. Kline Mountain Folk Fund Scholarship Fund to date and music students continue to benefit from it.


Jimmy Sturr Polka Show
Saturdays at 5pm
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Jimmy SturrAt the time that rock was reaching its crescendo, and in the era when Country was dazzling the nation, a strange phenomenon was taking place. In essence, this phenomenon was the rising popularity of JIMMY STURR as the hottest musical attraction in the polka music field. The reigning king of the field is a good looking, smiling charmer with brown hair, blues eyes and charismatic rays emanating from his presence. Sturr is the fellow in front of the orchestra.

And what an Orchestra it is! JIMMY STURR AND HIS ORCHESTA has over 106 recordings; the excellence of these recordings has been recognized and rewarded throughout the very competitive music industry. The fact that JIMMY STURR AND HIS ORCHESTRA is on the Top Ten list of the All-time Grammy Awards, has won eighteen Grammy Awards and has received more consecutive Grammy nominations that anyone in the history of musical awards has made the music industry sit up and take notice.





Todd Chambless

Todd ChamblessI grew up in West Monroe, LA…and go back as often as I can to visit family. Radio folks normally move around more than most other professionals…so I had my share of moving. I’ve lived in cities like Wheeling, WV…Pittsburgh, PA…Columbus, OH, Macon, GA…and others in between. I’ve settled for Dallas-Fort Worth,, TX. My wife and I are actively involved in church…and we love music, traveling and being with friends. I’m a movie fan, so I love going to see new releases. I’ve always been in love with Country, Pop and Christian music…so, I’m always looking for new releases and discovering old favorites.





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