Air Staff

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.

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.

Host of Papertown Roots Radio Mondays & Wednesdays from 7pm to 10pm

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.

Dennis Harrington – Middays

With a third of his life holding down a radio gig, Dennis loves to have fun on the air and share tons of life’s experiences. When he’s off mic, he’s into photography as well as audio and visual production that has been seen and heard nation-wide. Very happily married, Dennis is graciously tolerated by his beautiful wife.

Jim West – Afternoons

Jim is a two-time finalist for the Country Radio Hall of Fame in Nashville, a finalist for CMA Air Personality of the year and a recent inductee into the Greater Arizona Country Music HOF. In 2015 West wrote a book called; The Phoenix Sound, A History of Twang & Rockabilly Music in Arizona. Jim knows and loves country music!

Doyle King – Evenings

I was born in Dallas and raised the small town of Coppell, Texas. My step-dad was a horse trader, so I had my own horse at age 12 and I rode him to school a few times, when I missed the bus. I also love going to the outdoors and that’s where you’ll find me and the dogs,at least a couple of times a week. I love music, of every genre. Guess it’s a good thing I got into radio at the age of 19. Follow me on Facebook or on Twitter @ImDoyleKing

Paul Walker – Overnights

From Cocoa, Florida to Fairbanks, Alaska and Redding, California to Dover, New Hampshire, I’ve been in radio for a decade and a half and my favorite classic country artists include Glenn Campbell, CW McCall & Tennessee Ernie Ford. I love music and making people laugh and am thrilled being in the studio each night.