WNKO / WHTH  On-Air Staff

Business Line: (740) 522-8171

Studio Line: (740) 522-8395


Ella Palardi!  WNKO / WHTH Mornings - I'm so excited to be waking up early with you as part of the Ella and Dave Morning Show, even if I do have to deal with Dave Doney on a regular basis now. I've been with Classic Hits Kool 101.7 since 2013, when I started on weekends before moving to middays in 2015. Now, with my new role on the morning show I am keeping you informed with traffic and weather updates as you start your day, making fun of Dave and his dad bod, and of course playing all the great Classic Hits you love. A few of my absolute favorite artists include: Joe Cocker, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, and The Rolling Stones. When not at the station I enjoy participating in theatre and improv comedy, betting on horse races, and watching cheesy sci fi and 1960's sitcoms. Oh, and honing my Krav Maga skills while enjoying the company of my six Rottweilers.

Dave Doney! WNKO / WHTH News Director - There is plenty to see and do in Licking County and that means there's plenty of things to talk about.  As News Director and co host of the "Ella & Dave Morning Show" my job is to keep you updated on what is happening in Licking County as well as across central Ohio.  I'm not just interested in talking about the issues facing our community - I'm also dedicated to making our community a better place to live by being involved in a number of organizations - Newark Kiwanis, Licking County Crime Stoppers, Big Brothers and Licking Memorial Hospital Board of Directors.   I'm extremely thankful for the opportunity to inform and entertain, and hope you enjoy the best news coverage in Licking County. Join me for your "LIVE and LOCAL News" every weekday morning beginning at 6:00 a.m.! E-mail me at: news@wnko.com!


Bre Ziegler! WNKO / WHTH Mid-Days
Greetings and salutations! - I am so excited to spend the workweek with you! Some fun facts about me: I play two instruments, the viola and guitar. I love a good superhero movie, especially with Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth, binge watching Law and Order: SVU marathons, jamming out to the Beatles, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince and Def Leppard in the studio, cheering on the Cincinnati Reds, Columbus Blue Jackets, and even rocking out at concerts. It is my absolute pleasure to play your requests for the KOOL Lunchtime Cafe and keep you updated on the drive home with Central Ohio news headlines. Email me at: studio@wnko.com or message me on our KOOL 101.7 Facebook page!

Mike Cornell! WNKO / WHTH Afternoons - I'm an Army brat who moved around alot. The two favorite places I lived were: the Panama Canal Zone, where I got to run wild in the jungle wearing a diaper and Germany, where I learned the language well enough to understand the bad guys in those World War II movies without looking at the subtitles. I got into radio in college when a girl I liked said I had a good voice. My favorite band is: some cover band that was so good I listened to them until I sobered up and didn't drive home drunk. My two favorite movies are: Goodfellas and Goodfellas Part 2 ...oh wait... that second one just plays in my head. The top item on my "bucket list": saving a rich, young beautiful widow's life.

Angie Evans, Abbey Bates, Grace Lenehan, Nikki Brooks, and Kenny Morgan... Round out our excellent  weekend on-air personalities!

A Special "Thank You" to Don Pound Studio, 13 West Main Street, Newark for providing the professional staff pictures! Visit PoundStudio.com

Not listed: There are other people behind the scenes who help make this place run!!  John Franks is the owner of the two radio stations.  John also keeps the property looking nice!  Tom Swank is our General Manager and  Sales Manager with Tom Medors rounding out our excellent Sales Department. Plus, our Sports Department has some of the best announcers around, including award winning play-by-play sports announcer Steve Rosenberger and color sports announcer Ben Ferree !