Frank and his wife Cathy have lived in Canton for 14 years and are Haywood County natives along with their Black Lab “Baby Bear” and “Bat The Cat”. Frank has been in radio since 1972 working around the region with stints at WHCC, WWIT, WWNC and WRGC in Sylva. Frank is very excited to be a part of WPTL Radio and the Morning Show. Join Frank from 6-9:30am Monday Through Saturday for Real Country and the WPTL Flea market.
Kris is a twelve-year veteran of Real Country. She has a bright and friendly style, which makes her a favorite of the Midday crowd. As the Real Country Music Director her knowledge of Country music comes in handy for her daily interactive request show and the Real Country weekend specials. Kris provides all the artist bios and music chart information for the shows. Kris is happily married with three “furry children” – Mr. Echo, Tennessee, and Spencer (meow). Kris is a big NASCAR fan (her favorite driver is Dale Earnhardt, Jr.) and believes her love of music and people drew her to her Country Radio career.
Jim Casey is the afternoon host of Cumulus Media Networks’ Real Country. Jim admits that he decided on a career in radio when he was younger because it seemed like “a fun and easy job.” “A junior high school speech teacher told me that I had a good voice for radio,” he recalls. “I thought, ‘Well, that isn’t really working – I could do that!’”
Although he’s entertaining on the air, Jim is serious when talking about his 20-year radio career. In addition to being part of the Cumulus Media Networks’ Country air staff since the mid ’80s, he programmed KKYX-AM in San Antonio. This station is legendary for its signal that covered all of South Texas. More than 30 years later, Jim has changed his opinion about the difficulty of working in radio. “It sounds easy to be on the air,” Jim says. “But it’s a hard thing to learn to do.”
Hard work doesn’t prevent Jim from having fun on the air. Listeners who tune into the program are likely to get lots of laughs, along with their country music favorites.