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WREN Personalities

These are the the people who bring you ‘Real Oldies 97.9 the WREN’. We are a non-commercial radio station. Most of our staff members are volunteers. We thank them all for their help and support!

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Mike McB Mike is our intrepid morning man. Join Mike every morning from 6 – 10 AM. Mike has lived the era and remembers it too! His show is peppered with interesting music knowledge! From 8-10 AM Mike and Nancy V. team up for some extra radio fun! Mike has one fantastic set of ‘pipes’!
Nancy V Nancy V is the co-host and music history person on the Mike & Nancy morning show on 97.9 the WREN!
Nora Gail Nora holds down the fort from 10 A.M. until noon on Mondays through Thursdays. She is a child of the 50’s and 60’s and a young adult of the 70’s. (She says she’s still a young adult!) So she is truly a “child of WREN” and revels in reminding us all of the music and the era itself. Tune her in for some fun, some history and lots of great oldies.
Murphy Join Murphy from 12 Noon – 3 PM weekdays. Nobody does more show prep than Murphy! He is very much music savvy and is a significant part of the team that chooses the wide range of oldies music that you hear on WREN. His show reflects his music smarts!
Jon Hall Jon is on from 3 – 7 PM weekdays. He has been in or around radio most of his life. He was on Charlottesville and Lynchburg radio from 1973 to 1981 and then worked behind the scenes in radio engineering. Join Jon for great oldies and a bit of music and general history!
Peter Quist Peter is WREN’s ‘night guy’. He is on from 7 – 11 PM weekdays. He has been in or around radio most of his life. Peter has been around things radio for most of his life but is relatively new to broadcasting. He has lived in the general area for much of his life. He’s a great guy who will also fill you in with more than a bit of music info!
Dan Thomas You’ll hear Dan Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 3 PM. Dan is our very first volunteer having been on WREN almost since it’s inception four years ago. Dan worked behind the scenes for CBS in New York and brings a lifetime of experience to WREN.
Lisa Allen Lisa has over thirty years of radio experience as an announcer and program director. Nine of those have been in Charlottesville so if her friendly voice is familiar, there is likely a reason! Lisa is heard on WREN from 3-7 PM or Saturday and Sunday.