John Morrissey loves everything about his life, except beets and his neighbor’s barking dogs. A long time radio and TV guy, spends his nights on the air and his summer days driving an old ’64 Ford Falcon convertible. And, if Irish eyes are smiling, John’s are laughing their eye brows off. When he is not having fun on the radio, John plays the snare drum in an Irish pipe band. You haven’t lived until you’ve seen him in a kilt. Hear John Tuesday through Friday from 1:00-6:00 a.m. on 95.3 WIKI.
Larry Duke is the elder statesman of 95.3 WIKI being air since the late 90’s. Larry lived in the Chicago Western Suburbs till he moved to Hanover in 1977. He began his career in 1971 in high school. Larry has been the voice for Hanover College basketball and football for over 30 years. Larry gets you through the morning from 6:00-10:00 a.m. every Monday through Friday on 95.3 WIKI.
Penny Mitchell grew up being utterly and completely enamored of radio BUT decided to go into nursing upon graduating from high school. The thought of going into radio never even remotely crossed her mind: She grew up never hearing a woman on the air, ever, in any capacity. In nursing school at Colorado State University/Pueblo she heard the new morning person at KILO FM and it was…a woman. And lo, the world suddenly had one less nurse and one more radio person. Penny’s parents never quite got over that. Penny’s first ever radio job was at a country station in Pueblo as the worst overnight jock in the universe. She has gratefully spent the majority of her almost-30 years in radio working with country music, which possesses the nicest artists and BEST listeners! You can catch Penny on the air each weekday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on 95.3 WIKI.
Tom grew up in Clarksville and Jeffersonville listening to legendary Louisville stations WAKY and WKLO. He thought being a DJ would be a pretty cool job and, four decades later, he still thinks it’s a pretty cool job! Tom has worked at stations in Lexington and Louisville and too many other places to mention. He joined WIKI in 2011. Tom and his wife love animals and share their Madison home with one dog and nine (yes, NINE) cats. Hear Tom during the afternoon drive Monday through Friday 3:00-6:00 p.m. on 95.3 WIKI.
Tad Svendsen has been captivated by radio since receiving his first portable for Christmas as a child. He says it’s the first (and still the best) mobile communications device. He’s fastened radios to his bicycle handlebars, strung antennas through trees, and broken more radios than most people will ever own. Tad began broadcasting while still a teen at a country station in South Dakota. He’s gone on to play all kinds of music at stations across the nation, but he always comes home to Country music. It’s his job to make all of the show just as entertaining as the music he plays. Tad’s been known to spend too much money on cars and not enough on haircuts. He enjoys looking after the family farmland each summer. Tad is single but hasn’t yet given up. He lives with his border collie Grady and just about every gadget he can find. He usually has two or three radios all playing at once, and he’s still looking for the best way to attach one to his handlebars. Hear Tad on 95.3 WIKI each weekday 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Jeff Young became an instant country music fan at the age of 16, when a friend played him a Waylon Jennings album. “Prior to that, I assumed that country was about people who lived a lifestyle completely foreign to me — that we had nothing in common. Was I ever wrong! Country is about real people with real feelings and experiences similar to what mine were growing up. Now that I’m an adult with my own family, it’s truer than ever”. When Jeff began working in country music radio and had the opportunity to meet and speak with country stars first hand, he was even more pleasantly surprised by how relatable and friendly they are when not on stage performing. “Plus, I can actually understand the words when they sing. Rock and pop fans can’t always say the same. Which may be just as well!” Hear Jeff on 95.3 WIKI each weekday from 8:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
Rick Morgan fills in on the 95.3 WIKI morning show from time to time. He has always been a morning person so this job is perfect for him. In fact, he credits it with keeping his marriage together for 26 years. His wife says if he was at the breakfast table everyday she’d been out of there long ago. His daughters will second that. The boy does like to talk! He started waking people up on the radio years ago when he realized that he didn’t have to sweat. And now ‘Morgan in the Morning’ enjoys misbehaving with his listeners on a daily basis. “The free coffee and internet ain’t bad either”, he says.