I began my radio career by winning a contest at age 12 on my hometown country radio station. The connection led to a radio show, where I was required to obtain a child actor's permit to legally work underage. I have worked at several small radio stations in upstate New York, leading to WGNA-FM. In 2000, I received my first national CMA nomination for Medium Market Radio Personality of the Year. In 2006, I took the crystal trophy home and was nominated again in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
Check out the top 40 for this week after listening to the countdown on Sunday morning!
Every time he gets in front of the microphone, Bob Kingsley adds to his status as the most listened-to radio voice in country music history. The Host and Executive Producer of Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40, far and away the most successful show of its kind, has been the king of the country countdown for three decades now, and to hear him tell it, the process retains every bit of its magic.
Marian began her radio career in her hometown of Olean at age 17 and has been in and out of the business ever since. She moved to the Capitol Region in the fall of 2011. Marian graduated from SUNY Fredonia with a degree in Communication/Media. Marian has worked in the nonprofit world as a development coordinator and event planner and was a long time 4-H volunteer. She is a self-proclaimed former horse show mom and has also raised goats and rabbits (both of which, she swears, really do taste like chicken)
I have always lived and worked in the Capital Region. I've been in radio since 1973, and have been with WGNA for over 21 years, and it's still a pleasure to work with some of the greatest people in the world. I live in the Colonie area with my wife, Linda. Maybe I dj'd or entertained at your wedding or party through the years. My favorite foods are barbecue, chicken, Italian, and seafood, just to name a few. My hobbies include electronics, computers and playing the drums when I get the chance
WGNA Morning Show Co-host for 23 years. Former high school Social Studies teacher who traded blackboard for a keyboard. Has been resident rhymer ever since. Co-recipient of 2000 CMA Award for Best Morning Show and NYS Broadcasters Awards for same. Two time winner of New York State Broadcasters Award for "Reading, Writing, and Rhyming" school program.
As a lifelong Capital Region sports fan who has just so happened to be in radio for most of my professional life the chance to “join the Team” pun intended was the kind of offer I’ve been dreaming of. Pairing with Armen to take the step from being “The Sports guy” on a music station and REALLY embrace my sports talk passion is exciting to say the least. Growing up a Yankees, Knicks and Raiders fan(a punishment I share with my beautiful daughter Ella) I’ve felt the pain and success that comes with diehard fandom
Sam Alex has always been a big fan of country music -- he's worked for country stations across the nation and never misses his favorite acts when they come to town. He's been on red carpets for many different awards shows and interviewed some of your favorite celebrities, like Will Ferrell and Taylor Swift. Originally from the Chicago area, Sam now lives in Nashville, where he hosts the Taste of Country Nights radio show. If you ever see him on lower Broadway, get him a pina colada and some BB