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  MelanieArehartMelanie Arehart

Melanie has been working at WITZ part time since 2009 and full time since early 2014. Melanie graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in 2006 with a Degree in Broadcast Journalism and Marketing.  Melanie was News Director of AM820 College Radio and Advertising Manager of USI’s Student Newspaper “The Shield”. 

You can hear Melanie Saturday mornings at 9:20am broadcasting from events all over the County as part of Springs Valley Bank & Trust’s Community Feature remote series. Melanie is also a back-up on air personality for WITZ and helps with social media and marketing efforts, programming, and is an Account Executive for WITZ and WQKZ.

Melanie is married to Andrew (Andy) Arehart.  They have two children, Jackson & Ella.  She is a huge St. Louis Cardinals Fan. Melanie enjoys running, sports, classic movies and spending time with her family.


Nathan Blessinger

Nathan has worked part-time at WITZ/WQKZ for the past 25 years as a broadcast engineer doing various sporting events such as IU Basketball & Football, NASCAR, and local high school boys and girls events.  Nathan started as an on-air personality in February of 2015. You can hear him Saturday afternoons from noon-6pm.

Nathan graduated from Southridge High School in 1992.  He is married to the former Angi Bailey for over 10 years. He has two sons: Austin (20), who serves in the US Army and is currently in the Middle East, and Keyen (17), a Jr at Southridge High School.  His parents are Walt & Melanie Ferber.  His younger brother, Jon, is a Captain in the National Guard and is currently serving in the Middle East.

Nathan is an avid sports fan. His favorite teams are: IU Basketball, University of Miami Football, Detroit Tigers, Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Red Wings.


Charlie Wayne

Charlie Wayne likes “to bring a little humor to your mornings”. He is a Tell City High School Graduate, and is now living in Holland. He holds an Associates Degree in Broadcast Communications.

Charlie began his radio career at KCUB/RIIM in Tuscon, AZ in 1986. His favorite hobbies include playing the drums, guitar and singing.

Favorite TV Show: “Married with Children”
Favorite Band: “Van Halen”

 

 


 WaltFerber Walt Ferber

Walt Ferber is a 1974 graduate of New Albany Highcwith a double major in Telecommunications and Marketing. Walt has been in radio since 1972 at WNAS in New Albany and in 1973 became the youngest Sports Director in the state at WREY in New Albany. Ferber spent 1974 to 1979 at WTTS and WGTC in Bloomington where he was an Air Personality, Sportscaster and did Sports Play by Play. He also did TV Play by Play for the statewide company Added Attractions. In 1979 he went to WWWY in Columbus, Indiana as Afternoon Personality and Sports Play by Play man calling the State Championship Football game with Columbus East In 1980 Walt came to WITZ and is currently Program and Sports Director for WITZ AM/FM Air Personality and Account Executive. He has won numerous awards including the Marv Bates Indiana Sportscaster of the year in 1996 from the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association, the Distinguished Service Award from the Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Association in 1997, the Virgil Sweet Distinguished Service Award from the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association in 2005, Associated Press Play by Play Awards in 1995,96,97, Network Indiana Play by Play Awards in 2007 and 2008 and the Network Indiana Sportscast of the year in 2008. Ferber was presented the IHSAA Distinguished Service Media Award in 2011. He was inducted into the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame in 2010 and the New Albany High School Hall of Fame in 2011. Ferber is a past board member and President of the Jasper Chamber of Commerce and was a charter member of the Redevelop Old Jasper Action Coalition and has also been a lay minister. Walt has been married to the former Melanie Padgett since 1980 and has two sons Nathan, who lives in Huntingburg with two children Keyan and Austin; and Jonathon who lives in Indianapolis


LarryKieffner Larry Kieffner

I started at WITZ in 1965 hosting the Coke Caravan Show. My current Sunday show is one of the longest continuing programs in Indiana radio today. I attended Indiana State Univ. where I majored in English, with a minor in Journalism and obtained my Bachelor’s Degree. I received my Master’s Degree from Indiana University. In 2008, I retired after serving 40 years as an English teacher at Southridge. Along with my teacher duties, I am the Boys and Girls tennis coach at Southridge. I am married to the former Carol Songer. We have two sons: Kelly and John, and two grandchildren: Emily and Paul.

 


David Shepherd

David Shepherd joined the WITZ / WQKZ team in January, 2017 as the director of News and Information.

Born and raised in southern Maryland, has spent most of his adult life behind a microphone and that’s exactly where he says he wants to be.

David’s career in journalism began in 2008 when he worked as a reporter for Terre Haute NBC affiliate WTWO where he was honored to be awarded the Indiana Broadcaster’s Association “Spectrum Award” for news excellence.

After two years in the Terre Haute market, David took a job as weekend anchor and political director for Evansville ABC affiliate WEHT.

After nearly 6 years in front of the camera, David was introduced to the amazing world of radio news and says he’s been hooked ever since.

Before coming to WITZ FM, David served as News Director for WMSK Radio in Morganfield, Kentucky.

David says he is thrilled to serve the people of the Dubois County area and looks forward to meeting all of the wonderful people who make this area such an amazing place to live, work and play.

If you have a story idea, please contact David at news@witzamfm.com.

 


                                               Roger Stuckey

Roger Stuckey is on WITZ 104.7 Monday-Friday from 9am-2pm and Sundays from 6am-noon. Roger calls all Forest Park Football, Boys/Girls Basketball and Baseball on WQKZ 98.5, and occasionally calls Jasper Baseball/Softball on WITZ.

Roger  returned to radio here at WITZ in March 2014, after a teaching/coaching career at Pike Central High School. Roger has an A.A.S. Degree from Vincennes University in Broadcasting and a B.S. Degree in Secondary Education specializing in English from Oakland City College (University). He has had Radio/TV experience at WVUB in Vincennes, where he was the station’s Sports Director, WVUT-TV, where he called Vincennes University Basketball and worked for 13 years at WRAY AM-FM in Princeton, Indiana where he worked the night shift and called High School Basketball Games on the weekend’s.

Roger taught and coached for 27 years at Pike Central, where he was awarded the “Teacher of the Year” in 2004. He was involved at the school for 25 years, 19 years coaching and 6 years in Athletic Administration before retiring.

 


 BJThomas B. J. Thomas

I’ve been the afternoon DJ on WITZ since October of 1989. I’m originally from Austin, Indiana and have degrees from both Vincennes University and Indiana State University. Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago Bears & Georgia Bulldogs.

 

 

 


 

 TKtheDJT.K. the D.J.

I graduated from Jasper High School in 1971 and from Vincennes University in 1973 with an Associate’s Degree in Broadcast Production Technology. I joined the WITZ staff in May 1972 as a board operator for Cincinnati Reds baseball. Shortly after that I started working as an announcer on Saturday nights. I have done part time announcing for the last 36 years. My hobbies are listening to music and working with computers.

 

 


LarryLanger Larry Langer

Part-time air personality at WITZ.

 

 

 

 

 

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