Programming StaffBackup


Don DeBiase:

PictureDon 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 Virginia, Florida, Kentucky, and North Carolina.  He and his family moved to Brevard in 1991 where he currently resides.

Don is now the General Manager of  WSQL 1240AM and hosts the weekday morning show  from 6AM to 9AM.


Kimba Colley Nichols:


Kimba Colley is new to radio but not to the mission of  WSQL  1240. As a writer, poet, and philosopher, Kimba’s personal mission, in tandem with that of WSQL 1240, is to report not only the news, weather, community and music events, but to become an integral cog in the wheel of our community, providing a link and a voice for all the latest information important to our listeners. Kimba is the News Director for WSQL  and is on live with Don DeBiase every weekday morning from 7:00-9:00. Got a hot news tip?  A topic you would like to know more about?  An event for our Community Calendar? Kimba is also an accomplished author; visit her work at Imogene on Facebook.

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Chris Kelly:


Chris Kelly grew up idolizing the legendary voice of the Tar Heels’ Woody Durham and the late Bob Fulton of the South Carolina Gamecocks.  The great voices of ABC, NBC, and CBS Sports Commentators have all influenced this Asheville native, who is currently “living the dream” here at WSQL 1240 AM radio.Chris is the play by play voice of the Brevard College Tornados and covers the Sports for the Don DeBiase show every weekday morning at 6:45 and 8:35 am.

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Bill Kelly:


Bill is probably the only Western North Carolina native at WSQL 1240!!!  Born and raised in Tryon, North Carolina,  Bill started in radio in the mid ’70’s and worked in the Carolina’s, Louisiana, and St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Bill is very active in Amateur (HAM) Radio.Bill is WSQL’s Program Director and always enjoys hearing from our listeners!Bill has called Hendersonville his home since 2002.

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Barbara Kreager:


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

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Garry Paddick:


Garry Paddick and his wife, Paula, the co-author of G.R.I.T.S. (Girls Raised In The South), moved from Birmingham, Alabama to Brevard  in 2009.Garry grew up listening to The Grand Ole 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 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s that he shares every Tuesday night on his WSQL Country Legends program.Contact Garry at:

Michael “Bucket” Maybin:

PictureMike “Bucket” Maybin is from Woodruff, SC,  but grew up in Brevard and attended Brevard High School.  “Bucket” is the host of the “Carolina Country Nights” Program every Thursday from 8pm-10pm.Co-hosting with “Bucket” are his son, Marcus “Madman” Maybin of Rosman High School and his daughter, Grace “The Diva” Maybin, of Rosman Middle school.

“Bucket” is also the Board Operator for remote events such as football games and festival events throughout the year.

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Michael Collins:


Michael is the fabulous host of Jazzylvania, the Southern Exposure concert series, the compassion behind Bread of Life, the proprietor of Red Lion Inn in Rosman, NC… just to name a few of his activities!

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Frank Pearsall:

seldomSceneFrank Pearsall first heard bluegrass music in 1960. He’s been listening to and collecting it since then. He’s the host of WSQL’s “Bluegrass Review” every Friday night from 8 – 10PM. He plays traditional bluegrass from the 1940s through the 1970s.

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Jim Parsons


Jim Parsons, host of Shake Rattle Showtime, airs Saturdays, from Noon until 2pm.

But once a week, the clock stops and work time becomes playtime. That’s when we get to “spin again” the great music and stories, too, from the 50’s and early 60’s.

This era was springtime in the evolution of rock and roll and pop music in America. There were so many exciting sounds, styles and artists…all blossoming from different parts of the country.