WNKO / WHTH  On-Air Staff

Business Line: (740) 522-8171

Studio Line: (740) 522-8395


Ben E. Krooze! WNKO/WHTH Program Director / Morning Show Host - One of the most difficult things on earth is writing a blurb about yourself without sounding narcissistic, so I'm not even going to try! Seriously, have you ever seen a  more photogenic DJ in your life? After moving here in October of '05, I'm finally a "Nerk"ian. During my time here I've noticed a growing personal affinity for flannel, football, and extremely large baskets. Plus, when you factor in that all of my immediate family is at least 4 1/2 hours away, back in Indiana, I'm pretty much in Heaven. (Just kidding Mom) It is my extreme pleasure to help start your day, each weekday morning, with Dave "The Newsman" Doney, hopefully we'll compliment that morning cup-o-joe! E-mail me at: studio@wnko.com


Dave Doney! WNKO/WHTH News Director - There is plenty to see and do in Licking County and that means there's plenty of things to talk about.  As News Director and co host of the "Ben & Dave Morning Show" my job is to keep you updated on what is happening in Licking County as well as across central Ohio.  I'm not just interested in talking about the issues facing our community - I'm also dedicated to making our community a better place to live by being involved in a number of organizations - Newark Kiwanis, Licking County Crime Stoppers and Big Brothers.   I'm extremely thankful for the opportunity to inform and entertain, and hope you enjoy the best news coverage in Licking County. Join me for your "LIVE and LOCAL News" every weekday morning beginning at 6:00 a.m.! E-mail me at: news@wnko.com!

Lisa Lynn! - It's great to return "Home" to Classic Hits KOOL 101.7! I began working here in 2001 and took a couple of short breaks to have some babies, but now they've grown enough that I can get back to serving up your requests during the Lunchtime Café and I'm lovin' every minute of it! I truly do love these classic hits as much as you and I'm so blessed that I get to sing along with you every day at "work"! So join me for prizes, requests and maybe a little celebrity gossip...all workday long!!


Evenings with Rob Diehl! - Well I'm not one to talk about myself, so I'll just stick to the basics! I was born and raised not too far from Newark in Circleville, Ohio - you know "round town", the "pumpkin show" and probably a lot of other nicknames that will confuse you! I've been in radio for 11 years and have loved every minute of it! I'm one of those fortunate people who gets to have fun while calling it work. I'm extremely excited to be a part of  your community and Classic Hits KOOL 101.7.  Join me each weekday from 3pm til midnight and don't forget the "8 O'Clock Rock" taking your request with special themes and Artist Spotlights! I want to hear from you, just drop me a line anytime at (740) 522-8395 or e-quest at studio@wnko.com! I look forward to hearing from each and everyone of you!

Angie Evans, Ella Palardi, Brian Michaels and Bre Ziegler! - Round out our excellent  weekend on-air personalities!

A Special "Thank You" to Don Pound Studio, 13 West Main Street, Newark for providing the professional staff pictures! Visit PoundStudio.com

Not listed: There are other people behind the scenes who help make this place run!!  John Franks is the owner of the two radio stations.  John also keeps the property looking nice!  Tom Swank is the General Manager and  Sales Manager. Tom Medors and Lizz Flynn round out our excellent Sales Department. Plus, our Sports Department has some of the best announcers around, including award winning play-by-play sports announcer Steve Rosenberger and Jerry Lima, color sports announcer!