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Robert is on air 8p to midnight Monday-Friday on Mix 101.3 WCMT, as well as Saturday and Sunday mornings. You can hear Robert on Star 95.1 Sunday afternoons. More information coming soon!
Kevin is a Union City native and graduate of Union City High School class of ’99. After spending three years in the radio industry from 1996 to 1990, Kevin attended Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN where he studied Broadcast Communications. He worked in retail management for eight years and banking for seven before returning to his roots in Union City and joining the Thunderbolt Radio family. Kevin is a father to his young daughter and he has a passion for all things sports and music. Kevin has a rather “eclectic taste” in music saying he “loves everything from classic oldies to modern rock and adult contemporary.” His strong base of music knowledge and trivia from the 80′s, 90′s that he incorporates into his morning show on Star 95.1 allows him to relate to his audience in a meaningful man while he’s do the “morning drive” from 5-8am daily. Kevin also serves a Production Director for WCMT AM, Mix 101.3 and Star 95.1!” Kevin says..”I’m excited to get up at 3:30am and hit the ground running” and often says “if you do what you love, you never work a day in your life!.” Station president Paul Tinkle says “Kevin is one of the most polite men I have ever met, always willing to learn more and looks for creative opportunities to help businesses generate traffic through his production skills.”
You can wake up to Kevin on Star 95.1 Monday-Saturday 5am to 10am. Kevin also takes you through your midday hours on Mix 101.3, weekdays 10am to 3pm.
Brian Thomas has been in broadcasting since he was 17 years old. While in high school, Brian was hired on by one of the area’s greatest sports directors, Larry McIntosh, reporting sports for the new television station WDYR in Dyersburg, Tennessee. (The station went off the air after Brian left.) He later became a news reporter and producer of nighttime newscasts at the TV station. Brian spent two years at WBBJ TV in Jackson, TN, working as a commercial producer. Most recently, Brian spent the last six years in radio in Dyersburg, TN and was host of the very popular “Homegrown Rock Show”; he occasionally filled in on the “Party-Line” radio program. Brian joined Thunderbolt Radio in August 2013 as the Digital Director and over sees all on-air products for WCMT AM, WCMT FM and WCDZ FM. He enjoys web development and recording commercials at Thunderbolt Broadcasting and fills in on Good Times in the Morning. Brian is heard on the “afternoon drive” 3pm-8pm on Mix 101.3 WCMT, and middays 10am-3pm on Star 95.1.
Brian is an accomplished voice talent; he has recorded imaging and commercials for radio stations across the country, including Lite Rock 95.9 in Cookeville, TN and KJFM Eagle 102 in Louisiana, MO. He has also recorded for stations as far away as 92 Gold and Kinzua Country 104.3 in Warren, PA, and stations in Corsicana, TX.
Brian was a millennium graduate of Dyer County High School in Newbern, TN and has attended Dyersburg State for Information Technology. He is an amateur radio operator and has performed many on-air training sessions in the community regarding public safety and emergency preparedness. Brian is a certified storm spotter with the National Weather Service and has received a certificate of appreciation for serving as a host of the nightly “weather net,” an on-air cooperative effort between amateur radio operators and the National Weather Service. He enjoys striking up conversations on the air with his radio friends and spending quality family time at home. Brian is happily married and they have four children.
If you have a request for the afternoon drive, want to hear a song, or have a comment about Facebook, Twitter, or our web site, send Brian an e-mail to [email protected].
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Ethan Plunk began working at Thunderbolt Broadcasting in August of 2011 when he was 16 as a evening and weekend board operator for 104.9 KYTN in Union City. After a year of hard work, he also became the board operator for 101.3. In September of 2013 he added on “Weekend News Reporter” to his list of responsibilities.
Ethan is a member of the Westview High School class of 2014 and plans to major in Communications at UT Martin. He has been the #1 for his high school tennis team.
Ethan says that “working at Thunderbolt Broadcasting since I was a sophomore and having many very talented co-workers to look up to has taught me a lot about what kind of person I want to be.” He goes on to say “the radio station is a place I don’t mind being at all day Saturday, because whether it is my boss quizzing me about college football coaches or my co-workers helping me to pronounce ‘Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’ there is always a new experience for me to encounter that I can use for the rest of my life.”
Larry Doxey is the “dean” of the Thunderbolt on-air radio staff having begun in radio at WCMT in June 10, 1967. All during high school, being in broadcasting is all Larry wanted to do. Larry remembers using a salt shaker for a microphone at the dining table, pretending to be on the radio.
Two weeks after graduating from high school in 1967, Larry started his first job at WCMT AM 1410 in Martin. He worked Saturday and Sunday only, but that was a start. Larry attended Jackson State Community College the same year. In April 1968, Larry entered the United States Army and was later deployed to Vietnam in 1969. Larry returned to WCMT in 1970 and then worked at WENK and WWKF radio in Union City.
He was a member of the first on air staff at WALR FM (now KYTN) in Union City (along with Paul Tinkle, Woodie Cobb, Jim Adcock and Lou Wrather) and later served as general manager of KYTN from 1989 until 1994. During that time, Larry also was elected to the board of directors of the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters, including the positions of West Tennessee Director and Vice President for Radio.
Larry grew up listening to Art Roberts and Ron Riley on WLS Chicago and of course, Jack Parnell on WHBQ Memphis. Larry finally had the great honor in 2013 to meet Parnell one of his favorite radio DJs, when Parnell was in town speaking to the Union City Rotary. In 2012, Larry was on air at WLS in Chicago for the 50th anniversary of the Dick Biondi show; he congratulated Biondi on his 50 years of service.
Larry says, “I am still happy to be able to continue to be in radio broadcasting. It has been a big adventure… lots of good times, lots of friends over the years, and truly lots of memories.” Larry is now retired from the Tennessee Army National Guard after 23 years. You can hear him on the air every afternoon 104.9 and evenings on 95.1.
Information coming soon!
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