Air Staff

JOHN ANDERSON
Monday through Friday 6am to 9:30am

John Anderson began his broadcasting career at WPTL in 1977 when he was still a junior at Pisgah High school. He provided weekend and fill-in shifts for several years. He was the last operator in the former studio location in The Cogburn building in downtown Canton. He was also the first operator in the current studio location in Highland park. He then became employed in Asheville and served as evening, mid-day and morning show host. His last 25 years were spent as an award-winning creative director for a group of 6 radio stations in Western NC. John is a Haywood county native and is very proud to be serving as his hometown’s morning show host honoring WPTL’s commitment to the community. John has also played guitar in several local bands and feels that his musical gift brings something unique to his ability as a broadcaster.

MIKE BRYSON
Satudays 6am to 9am plus every other Sunday 6am to 8am Gospel Hymn Time

Mike was born and raised in Western North Carolina, and although he works full time as a carpenter, his love of music has always been integral in his life. He grew up listening to the many sounds of the mountains, enjoyed playing music for years, and even has assisted in music by running the sound at his Church. He is enjoying this new chapter in his life, and looks forward to getting to know the WPTL family better.

TIM SURRETT
Host of Papertown Roots Radio Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm

Tim Surrett was born and raised in Canton, NC. With music being a big part of Tim’s life and seeing the power of music as a ministry, Tim climbed on a bus right out of high school and began a musical career that would bless him with many opportunities. Tim has played on several of the most prestigious stages in the music business like the Grand Ole Opry, Carnegie Hall and the Ryman Auditorium. Tim has also had the honor of playing and recording with some of the most talented people in the music industry such as Tony Rice, Doyle Lawson, JD Crowe, Adam Steffey, Ralph Stanley, Larry Sparks, Paul Williams, The Kingsmen, The Inspirations, Squire Parsons, Danny Roberts, and many more. Among these opportunities, Tim has also been honored with many awards such as the Singing News Fan Awards Favorite Musician of the Year.