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, Big Brothers and Licking Memorial Hospital Board of Directors.   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!


Ella Palardi!  WNKO / WHTH Mid-Days - I'm so happy to become a part of the full-time KOOL Crew and play your favorite Classic Hits to make your workday fly by! I've been studying Krav Maga since I was a kid and enjoy unwinding with a good workout, or time with my dogs. I love stand-up comedy, betting on horses, and time travel movies featuring Crispin Glover. Mare sure to get your requests to me for the Lunchtime Café every weekday from noon until 1:00 p.m.


Brandon Lock! WNKO / WHTH Afternoons - After being a weekender, I'm excited to become a part of the weekday KOOL Crew! I like Chinese food, monster trucks, Chai lattes, film making hockey fights, guitar solos, Nicholas Cage, the feel of a finely crafted suit, Ohio State Football, Greek salt mines, lasers and sleeping. Most of that list is true. All joking aside, I love being a part of KOOL 101.7! Make sure to call me with your requests for the 8 O' Clock Rock. We're always having a party!

Angie Evans, Brian Mykel, Bre Ziegler, and Abbey Bates! - 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 our General Manager and  Sales Manager with Tom Medors and Joe Kovach rounding 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 color sports announcer Jerry Lima, !