Welcome to my web pages. Thanks for stopping by.
Here’s some quick stuff about me.
I started here at WNCO on August 1, 1984. I'm working here in my 28th year. My morning show is the longest running morning show in North Central Ohio and one of the longest running morning shows on any Country station is Ohio.
I was the 1994 Disc Jockey Hall of Fame inductee to the Ohio Country and Western Music Association (One of my proudest accomplishments).
I’ve served on several area non-profit agency boards including the Ashland County Fair Board, Ashalnd County American Red Cross Board and more.
I’ve MC’d a ton of Country shows at the Richland, Ashland, Knox, Huron, Loudonville and Attica Fairs. Also at the Renaissance Theater, the Rib Burn Off, the Chili Cook-off and many other shows. As time goes by I’ll try to write a little about the many Country Stars I have had the pleasure and sometimes disappointment to meet. I’ll dig out some photo’s for you to look at too.
My greatest accomplishment was talking my Adorable Redhead into marrying me in 2002. Every man should find a woman like her and live happily ever after. Can you tell I love her a little bit?
Our home is in northern Ashland county
My Adorable Redhead thinks I like her cat, “Christmas Kitty” just like the line in the George Strait song ”You Know Me Better Than That”.
In the meantime, I’ll see you on the radio.
Alan Jackson was friend of George Jones and he paid tribute to him at a show over the weekend.
Take a look at the Tough Mudder Photo's from our sister station WMAN here:
From George Jones Publicist Webster and Associates:
Tenn. (April 28, 2013) – George Jones’ funeral will take place on
Thursday, May 2nd at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee,
starting at 10 am and will be open to the public.
"George would have wanted his fans and friends everywhere to be able to
come and pay their respects along with his family," said publicist Kirt
"Thanks to George’s friends, fans, and loved ones for the outpouring of
love at this terrible time," said Nancy Jones. "I love you all."
A private visitation for family, friends, and fellow performers will take place
on Wednesday evening. Since this is private, please call 615-777-6995
x230 for time and location.
“The Voice” of Country Music fell silent with the passing of the iconic legend,
George Jones in Nashville at the age of 81. Long recognized as
country music’s most indescribable voice by not only the fans, but critics in
all genres, the music world continues to mourn the loss of its’ finest
stylist, who was considered the greatest living country singer.
A member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1956, George Jones achieved perhaps his
greatest personal honor when he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of
Fame in 1992.
More than 35 years ago, as noted in his discography, George Jones recorded
“Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes?”, a song that posed the question of whether
music newcomers would come along that could possibly walk in the steps of the
progenitors and giants of country music. In light of the loss of this
legendary voice, the question has never seemed more poignant.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made to the
Grand Ole Opry trust fund:
Opry Trust Fund
2804 Opryland Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
or to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum
I created a tribute to George Jones that played on the radio and turned it into a facebook movie.
You can take a look at it here:
From Webster and Associates in Nashville:
Nashville, Tenn. (April
26, 2013) – Country Music Hall of Famer, Grand Ole Opry member, and Kennedy Center Honoree George Glenn Jones died Friday, April 26, 2013 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He was hospitalized April 18 with fever and irregular blood pressure.
Born September 12, 1931, Jones is regarded among the most important and influential singers in American popular music history. He was the singer of enduring country music hits including “She Thinks I Still Care,” “The Grand Tour,” “Walk Through This World With Me,” “Tender Years” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” the latter of which is often at the top of industry lists of the greatest country music singles of all time.
“A singer who can soar from a deep growl to dizzying heights, he is the undisputed successor of earlier natural geniuses such as Hank Williams and Lefty Frizzell,” wrote Bob Allen in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s “Encyclopedia of Country Music.”
Jones was born in Saratoga, Texas, and he played on the streets of Beaumont for tips as a teenager. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps before returning to Texas and recording for the Starday label in Houston, Texas. In 1955, his “Why Baby Why” became his first Top 10 country single, peaking at number four and beginning a remarkable commercial string: Jones would ultimately record more than 160 charting singles, more than any other artist in any format in the history of popular music.
Jones’ first number one hit came in 1959 with “White Lightning,” a Mercury Records single that topped Billboard country charts for five weeks. He moved on to United Artists and then to Musicor, notching hits including “She Thinks I Still Care,” “The Race Is On,” “A Good Year for the Roses” and “Walk Through This World With Me.”
Jones signed with Epic Records in 1971 and worked with producer Billy Sherrill to craft a sound at once elegant and rooted, scoring with “The Grand Tour,” “Bartenders Blues” and many more. Sherrill also produced duets between Jones and his then-wife Tammy Wynette, and in the 1970s they scored top-charting hits including “We’re Gonna Hold On,” “Golden Ring” and “Near You.”
By the time “Golden Ring” and “Near You” hit in 1976, Jones and Wynette were
divorced, and Jones was battling personal demons. His solo career cooled until
1980, when he recorded “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” a ballad penned by Curly
Putman and Bobby Braddock that helped Jones win Country Music Association
prizes for best male vocal and top single. “He Stopped Loving Her Today”
revived a flagging career, and Jones won the CMA’s top male vocalist award in
1980 and 1981. He also earned a Grammy for best male country vocal performance.
In 1983, Jones married the former Nancy Ford Sepulvado. The union, he
repeatedly said, began his rehabilitation from drugs and alcohol and prolonged
his life. He signed with MCA Records in 1990 and began a successful run, and he
was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1992. His guest vocal on
Patty Loveless’ “You Don’t Seem To Miss Me” won a CMA award for top vocal event
in 1998, and it became his final Top 20 country hit.
In 1999, Jones nearly died in a car wreck, but he recovered and resumed touring
and recording. He remained a force in music until his death, playing hundreds
of shows in the new century and collecting the nation’s highest arts award, the
Kennedy Center Honor for lifetime achievement, in 2008. In late 2012, Jones
announced his farewell tour, which was to conclude with a sold-out, star-packed
show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on November 22, 2013. Alan Jackson, Garth
Brooks, Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels, Kenny Rogers, Sam Moore, The Oak
Ridge Boys and many others were set to perform at Jones’ Bridgestone show.
Jones is survived by his loving wife of 30 years Nancy Jones, his sister Helen
Scroggins, and by his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.