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!   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.

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

Mayra Torres

A native of Puerto Rico, Mayra has devoted her life to community and religious outreach, spanning from the NY, GA, CA and FL to Bolivia, Peru, Italy, and more!  Her efforts helped establish programs for teens, women, healthcare, and orphanages worldwide. She is currently the Executive Director of Safe Heaven Women’s Rehab Center in Brevard, NC, a 12 month live in center of rehabilitation for Women.  Please welcome Mayra to the White Squirrel Family! She will be helping businesses advertise at WSQL.  Contact her: mtorres@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.  Garry also hosts a Southern Gospel music program every Sunday morning at 9am.  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 and the Southern Exposure Outdoor Concert series, is the compassion and driver behind the Bread of Life, is the proprietor of the Red Lion Inn in Rosman, NC…whew, just to name a few!

Michael also host the monthly broadcast of “LIVE at 185” which is the fun broadcasting from 185 King St. in Brevard. Hope to see you there!

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 1970s.

Contact Frank at:  bluegrassreview@gmail.com