On Air

Flyin’ Brian & The Walsh Brood

Flyin’ Brian, Arionna & Mariah (top row) Melaina & Makira (front row)
This radio family broadcasts together all over the Oldies 101.1FM, 104.3FM & Stereo 1450 Listening Area. Brianna, Arionna, Melaina, Mariah & Makira have all grown up on the radio over the years into fine young ladies. Broadcasting with your daughters on WIOE keeps life interesting, fun & rewarding, says Flyin’ Brian. All the girls help line up interviews, help listeners sign up for contests & give a ways. Take pictures & video during Oldies 101.1FM Remote Broadcasts. They all get air time reading the forecast or talking about something they enjoy at each WIOE Remote Broadcast!

Chris Roberts

Chris Roberts has been “playing records on the radio” since he was 14 years old. If you do the math, that’s a long time. Yes, for more than 50 years he’s been a familiar voice to radio listeners in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio. Chris (or “Young Chris” as he was known back in the day) has made a career out of two things he has a deep interest in; pop music of the past 60 years and broadcasting. “The combination of radio and music was a powerful and fun motivating factor when I was growing up and I never wanted the excitement it generated to end”, says Chris.

So, how do you make it last a lifetime? “Get a job in rock radio, that’s how”, he says. Actually, it’s totaled up to 15 station jobs in all – from Cleveland to Akron-Canton, Fort Wayne and finally to northwest Ohio — there as a station owner. But wait! We said finally, right? Well, nothing’s really final when it comes to Chris’ career. Beginning Monday morning, July 29th, Chris joins us here at WIOE 101.3 (plus our new acquisitions 1450 AM and 104.3 FM in Fort Wayne) to lend his unique, well-known style to “Chris Roberts Classic Hits in the Morning.” This is going to be live radio at it’s best!

Scott Truxell

Scott began his career in radio in August of 1990, broadcasting high school football games on WLKR in his hometown of Norwalk, Ohio, about 20 minutes from Cedar Point. From there, he branched into basketball broadcasting and eventually added the roles of News Director, Sports Director and Morning Show Co-Host. He now pairs with Chris Roberts on the Chris Roberts Morning Show from 6-9am Monday through Friday and subs in doing play-by-play duties of local high school football and basketball games, along with serving as the Sports Editor of www.thevwindependent.com.

His most memorable moments in broadcasting include meeting and interviewing Chumlee from the hit show Pawn Stars, Chef Gordon Ramsey from Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares AND eating a burger made by the celebrity chef himself, broadcasting a state championship football game from the famed Ohio Stadium, broadcasting from the 2015 NBA Finals and broadcasting his alma mater’s only basketball state championship game.

Gregg Reed

Gregg Reed Entertains Oldies 101.1FM, 104.3FM & Stereo 1450 Listeners With The Best Oldies Music & Entertainment Information For 14 Years On WIOE. Pictured are Gregg & His Lovely Wife Colleen broadcasting the WIOE Mid Day Show From The Kosciusko County 4H Fair.

Angela Hopper

A native Kosciusko County resident and Huntington University grad, Angela broadcasts remotes on WIOE. She also teaches Broadcasting Classes at the Warsaw Area Career Center, and broadcasts Tiger Reminders On Oldies 101.1FM, 104.3FM & Stereo 1450.

WCHS Students

Mass Media Class Students Broadcast Daily From Warsaw Community High School Inside the WIOE/Tiger Studio. Students learn broadcast skills before broadcasting on Oldies 101.1FM, 104.3FM & Stereo 1450. Students also interview other students, administers, school board members, superintendent, and community leaders. Tiger high school sports are broadcast by the students on both Oldies 101.1FM & WIOE.COM. Listen or watch Tiger Football and basketball games with the student broadcasters on Oldies 101.1FM or WIOE-TV!

Rick Hughes

Rick began his broadcast career on what was WOHP in Bellefontaine,Ohio in March of 1963 after attending Midwestern Broadcasting School in Chicago.While there he worked as an on air D.J.personality and newsman until July of 1966 when he moved to Fort Wayne to become one of the first LYV GYZ on WLYV.Rick was there until September 18th 1972 when he moved across town to WMEE at that time an A.M. station. When it was moved to the current F.M. frequency he did mornings on WQHK a new country station at the time. He remained there until assuming the midday slot on K105 an F.M.country station in June of 1993. In June of 2013 he returned to his roots doing mornings and playing oldies on WGL 102.9 F M/1250 A.M.When The Adams Radio group bought the stations in 2014 they also purchased WLYV where Rick returned to do his Solid Gold Week-Ends on Saturdays and Sundays on both the A.M.station and 104.3 F.M.Now a new chapter begins with the move to WIOE. Rick also had stints on WOWO WMEF and Great Country 103.3 was the voice of Scotts Foods for 25 years and was a mobil D.J. for many years.

Jennifer Simpson

WIOE’s Jennifer Simpson is the longest tenure WIOE Staff member, beginning work for WIOE
as a Warsaw high school student in 2002.
Jennifer enjoys recording your birthday and anniversary requests on Oldies 101.1FM, 104.3FM & Stereo 1450.

Chuck Matthews

Born in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame City, Cleveland OH (Go Browns!), Chuck Matthews is a 25+ year broadcast veteran who’s on air shenanigans include multiple Marconi Award winner WMJI/Cleveland, WTRG/Raleigh, WLCL/Atlanta, WAKR/Akron (where Alan Freed once worked), DMX Primestar Satellite (now DirecTV) as host of the Good Times, Great Oldies channel, and more. Chuck is also an accomplished national voiceover talent with credits that include The Pro Football Hall of Fame, Super Bowl LI, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, The Cleveland Clinic, and more. Now, Chuck Matthews goes Coast to Coast one more time, on Greatest Hits USA, playing America’s favorites!

You’ll Hear Chuck Share His Music Knowledge About The Songs You Love To Listen To On WIOE! Join Oldies 101.1FM This Sunday At Noon For Greatest Hits USA