Staff

 

Your Home Town Team of  the White Squirrel Radio Station, WSQL!  Carrying the Voice of Transylvania County!

Don DeBiase:

DonDon DeBiase was born and raised in Englewood, NJ.  He grew up listening to the iconic New York City Top 40 radio stations like WABC, WMCA, and WINS.  This influenced his decision to major in communications at Graham College in Boston, MA.

Don has worked at radio stations in VA, FL, KY and NC.  He and his family moved to Brevard in 1991 where he currently resides. Don has served as the president of the Brevard Board of Realtors in 2001 and 2005. Today he serves on the Board of Directors of the Care Coalition, the local Salvation Army and is the President of the Community Relations Council of the Schenck Job Corps.   Don is the beloved Morning Show Host of Q102 FM and with Ea Dossey weekdays from 7AM to 9AM.   He is currently our Sales Manager, too!

Contact Don via email at   ddebiase@wsqlradio.com

 Ea Dossey:

EaCroppedEa, a graduate of Brevard High School,  has a BS in Comm./Public Relations from WCU.
Ea married her high school sweetheart, Roy, and moved away while Roy served in the USAF. They spent three years in England and have lived in many parts of the US.  After Roy was discharged, he and Ea moved back to Brevard to raise their two children, Madi and Brayden.

Ea has served on the Brevard Board of REALTORS as President for 2008 and 2009, SAFE, and the Heart of Brevard.   Ea joined WSQL  in 2011 as News Director and joined Don DeBiase on his morning show.  In 2012, Ea and family moved to Steamboat Springs, CO.  Although the Rocky Mountains are beautiful, nothing compares to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Ea couldn’t stay away from Brevard. In 2013, they returned to Brevard to stay.  Listen to Ea and Don on the Morning Show, weekdays 7am to 9am.

Terina Plyler:

Terina Plyler was born and raised in NC, moving to the mountains of NC with her family at the age of 10. She was raised in a musically talented family, and her mother Wanda Lu, was known for her time both at WNCW and WSQL, as well as for being a singer-songwriter. Terina followed in her mother’s footsteps, and picked up a guitar in her teenage years, eventually becoming a performing singer-songwriter, as well as an employee of WSQL. After a short break from radio during which she acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Native American and Indigenous studies at UNCA, Terina is back on our airwaves at WSQL holding down the afternoons from 1 to 6pm, bringing you the greatest hits from the 60’s through the 90’s. Terina also works in the background as a sound engineer, and does some work for our webpage too!

Contact Terina at: tplyler@wsqlradio.com

John Wood, General Manager:

JohnWoodBeing the ” subject ” of TV, radio and film for years, John’s life in front of the camera is much different than managing a radio station. He uses WSQL’s staff’s collective experience in broadcasting to interview business leaders, government officials and prominent citizens.  With his boundless energy, John is a Ride Captain for NC Patriot Guard Riders, active in Transylvania Cruisers, and is a USMC veteran. He loves old Camaros, riding his Harley and playing golf with “high handicappers.” A native of Catawba County, NC, he and wife Leslie moved to Brevard in 2012 and live downtown with dogs Ruby and Magic.

Stop by the studio, call or send John an email jwood@wsqlradio.com

 Tom Stanwood:

Tom Stanwood (2)With over fifty years in broadcasting business,  Tom’s stints have spanned DJ/announcing, news reporting, helicopter news & traffic reporter, TV news, sales & marketing, and ultimately upper management of a group of 14 stations.  His radio stops over the years have taken him to Philadelphia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Naples, FL and Northeast GA. Tom officially retired in 2006, but upon his recent move to Brevard, his discovery of White Squirrel Radio and the station’s widespread recognition in the community convinced him that there was still one more chapter to be written in his broadcast resume.

Contact him: tstanwood@wsqlradio.com

Garry Paddick:

Garry_PaulaGarry and his wife, Paula, the co-author of G.R.I.T.S. (Girls Raised In The South), moved from Birmingham, AL to Brevard in 2009.  Garry grew up listening to The Grand Old Opry,  Ernest Tubb’s Midnight Jamboree, and a host of country music radio programs.  He has quite a collection of classic country music from the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s that he shares every Tuesday night, 7pm – 9pm on his Country Legends program.

Contact Garry at:  gpaddick@wsqlradio.com

Bill Kelly:

BillKellyCroppedBill was born and raised in Tryon, NC. Bill started in radio in the mid ’70s and worked in the Carolina’s, Louisiana, and St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands.  Bill is very active in Amateur (HAM) radio. He is our Program Director and always enjoys hearing from our listeners.  Bill is now back in Tryon, but can direct our programs thanks to the magic of technology!

Contact Bill at:  billkelly1240@gmail.com

 Barbara Kreager:

BarbaraBarbara, with her husband and their twin boys, moved to Brevard from Annapolis, MD in 1994. She has been in telecommunications as a corporate trainer and salesperson and joins the WSQL  staff as our Administrative Assistant.

Contact Barbara at:  bkreager@wsqlradio.com

 

 Michael Collins:

MichaelCollinsMichael is the fabulous host of Jazzylvania on Wednesday nights and Sunday afternoons. In the summer, Michael is the driving force behind the Southern Exposure Outdoor Concert series. He is also  the compassion and driver behind the Bread of Life soup kitchen. Brevard is a better place because of Michael!

 

 

Frank Pearsall:

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Frank first heard bluegrass music in 1960.  He’s been listening to and collecting it since then.  He’s the host of WSQL 1240AM’s “Bluegrass Review” every Sunday afternoon from 3 to 5PM.  He plays traditional bluegrass from the 1940s through the present day.

Contact Frank at:  bluegrassreview@gmail.com

 

Jim Grodnik:

Jim Grodnik is a former newspaper editor, columnist and national champion runner. But that’s all in the past. Now he’s the host of Swingtime, where he gets to share his love of big band music and classic jazz every Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until noon.

Email Jim at: jgrodnik@comporium.net