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  On-Air Personalities

Leon and Valerie

Leon and Valerie Hunt are the owners of KIVY 92.7 FM and 1290 AM.  They have owned the station for over six years.  They work together to bring the best quality of music to you.  Leon and Valerie are greatly appreciated and loved at KIVY by their employees.  Leon can be reached at KIVY at (936) 544-2171.

Joanne Warner

Joanne Warner has been working at KIVY for ten years.  She is a morning show personality and she hosts the “Swap Shop.”  Joanne's other responsibilities include doing remotes, sales, and keeping the office lively.  Joanne can be reached at (936) 544-2171 or e-mail her at

Kristina Waldrep

Kristina Waldrep

Kristina Waldrep is the traffic and accounting manager for KIVY, KMVL, and KTKC Radio, and she also does some sales.  You can even hear her on the the "Swap Shop"!  She has been working at KIVY for over 5  years and loves her job! Kristina can be reached Monday- Friday from 
8 am to 5pm at (936) 544-2171 or email her at

Vince Astramovich

Vince has been working at KIVY since 2000.  His job description includes production programming, the noon news broadcasting, the five o’clock news broadcast, and a little of everything else.  He greatly enjoys working in radio production. If you’d like to reach him, you can call the station at (936) 544-2171 between 10 am and 5 pm on weekdays.

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Craig Reed

Craig Reed

Craig Reed has worked for KIVY for 12 years and is the host of Classic Country with Craig Reed every Saturday night.  He works at the barber shop next to the station and has done so for forty years.  If you’d like to hear him and the Classic Country show, tune in to 92.7 FM from 7:00 pm until midnight on Saturday nights.


Rusty Shaw

Rusty is the sports broadcaster for KIVY and KMVL radio.  He can be heard at 7:30 am, 12:00 pm, and 5:00 pm with the local sports around Crockett.  He'll also tell you about the games that KIVY will be broadcasting on game nights.  Tune into 92.7 FM to hear his report.


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Josh Bobbitt

Josh Bobbitt was one of the hosts of the Friday Night Scoreboard Show during football season.  Josh and Todd English currently do the "Play by Play" for the Kennard basketball games.  Tune into 92.7 FM or 1290 AM on game nights to hear Josh Bobbitt.

Todd English

Todd English was one of the hosts of the Friday Night Scoreboard Show during football season.  Todd and Josh Bobbitt currently do the "Play by Play" for the Kennard basketball games.  Tune into 92.7 FM or 1290 AM on game nights to hear Josh Bobbitt.

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Chick Watkins

Chick Watkins is the Adult Standards Program Director. His storied track record includes a tour of duty as PD of the Adult Contemporary format, 14 years as PD and OM of WCUE AM/FM Akron, 12 years Talent/Production Manager and PD of WGAR Cleveland, and two years as PD and OM with KOY-AM/FM Phoenix.

Jeff Rollins

Jeff Rollins is a Morning Personality for the Adult Standards Music Program. His background includes stops at KKSA Sacramento; KLZE and KEEN, San Jose; WBOC-AM/FM/TV, Salisbury, MD; WCHS-AM/FM/TV, Charleston, WV; KFOG and KNBR, San Francisco; and KFWB, Los Angeles. (6a-11a ET)

Carl Hampton

Carl Hampton is a 25-year veteran of broadcasting. He has appeared as a personality on a variety of formats carried by Jones Radio Networks. Over the past 12 years, Carl has served as Operations Manager and a personality for JRN's "Music of Your Life" and "Jones Standards" formats. This strong background and love for the music makes Carl an ideal addition to the Adult Standards format. (11a-3p ET)

Ed Brand

Ed Brand arrived in Los Angeles after five years as one of Boston's most listened-to midday personalities, on WMJX-FM. Ed learned the ropes as assistant Music Director for New York's legendary WNEW-AM. Ed began his on-air career at WSRS-FM in Worcester, MA and WLKW-FM in Providence, RI. (3p-8p ET)




Bill Jones

Bill Jones has spent the last 20 years with the company in addition to air work at KMPC-AM and KLIT-FM. He has been an afternoon drive personality at WAMB, Nashville, air-personality at WZEZ, Nashville, morning drive personality for WKOS, Nashville, and booth announcer for WFYZ-TV.



Joe Daniels

Joe Daniels has been with Dial Global since 1991; Adult Standards is his second stop with the company. Joe has spent most of his varied broadcast career in the Los Angeles market and has played everything from Oldies to Classic Rock to CHR!