Henry M. Fulcher
Henry Fulcher, widely known throughout Virginia as a recognized Bluegrass expert, is a co-owner of WFLO AM and FM. Henry serves as the Vice-President and Treasurer of Colonial Broadcasting Company. Henry has been on the air since 1956, and is the longest on-air announcer at WFLO. He was named Broadcaster of the Year in 1984, and has appeared on the television show Hee-Haw. Henry has hosted numerous bluegrass specials. He has hosted Voice of America radio shows and American Character with Vincent Peale. Henry has held all offices with the Virginia Folk Music Association and has emceed over 2,000 benefit shows. A brick is inscribed and dedicated to Henry in the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame Museum in Chesterfield. A Farmville resident, Henry is married to Joyce and has two granddaughters.
Francis Wood, the General Manager of WFLO AM and FM, presents two shows on WFLO FM Monday through Friday. Beginning at 6:30 AM, he is the host of The Morning Show and The award-winning “Call-Flo Radio Show” (“Best small market radio morning show of 2012, 2014 & 2015) and at 12:15 until 1 PM he hosts Lunchbreak, featuring the best songs of the 60 s and 70 s. A broadcast veteran with over forty years of service in small market radio, Francis was an announcer for WLES-AM in Lawrenceville, Virginia from 1970-1971 before making his home at WFLO. His service to the local community involves seats on the Centra Southside Community Hospital Board of Directors and the Centra Board of Directors in Lynchburg. He served on the Farmville Chamber of Commerce for two terms and the Moton Museum Board of Directors. Francis served for two terms as president of the Virginia Association of Broadcasters from 2010 through 2012. The VAB awarded Francis the 2015 C.T. Lucy Distinguished Service Award. He was inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame that same year. Francis, is an award-winning author who has written and published over thirty books through his Tip of the Moon Publishing Company, which he owns and operates with his wife, Chris Wood. More information is available on this noted author at tipofthemoon.com. Francis is also a Virginia Master Naturalist and a professional storyteller. He is an accomplished musician who admits “music is what lured me into this business. I love being surrounded by it.” Contact Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christine C. Wood
Chris Wood is the Program Director and Bookkeeper for WFLO. Her responsibilities include scheduling announcers, arranging programming on WFLO AM and FM, producing commercials, and part-time sales. She can be heard on WFLO FM hosting the Wednesday edition of The Morning Show, as a co-host of the Call Flo Radio Show, and on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday as hostess of The Trading Post Hotline on AM 870. Contact her directly at email@example.com.
Christopher Brochon is the Station Manager and on-site engineer, and is WFLO’s jack of all trades. His duties cover everything from writing ad copy to repairing the plumbing. He is also a co-host on the Call Flo Radio Show, and on-air personality when his services are required. Outside of work, he is a member on the Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce board, and an at large member of the Farmville/Prince Edward Friends of the Library board. He spends the rest of his time reading, gardening, restoring his ’67 MG, and attempting to garner as much knowledge as is humanly possible. Contact him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Staton III
John is a native of Buckingham County and grew up around radio most of his life. When it came time to choose a career, John decided that there was no future in pumping gas. Longing to do something in the entertainment field, John learned how creative radio jocks can be after listening to countless air-checks with his dad. John also learned it’s not always what you know but who you know when applying for a job. In 1994 John got his start at WFLO doing part-time work while a senior at Buckingham County High School. John worked at WFLO close to seven years before taking a break from radio. After a few years he got the itch to get back into radio again. He found work closer to home at WBNN. After being there for 13 years, he learned that job security, even in small market radio, can be risky. So after that door closed, John was able to come back to the station that gave him his start.
Virginia born and bred, Dan grew up in the Tidewater area. While continuing his education, he began as an announcer and Public Service Director for a Norfolk radio station. He was Program Director for an AM / FM operation in Maryland and later in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he was a recipient of the national Abe Lincoln Award for Broadcasting. A business opportunity with a Fortune 500 company presented itself where he remained for 28 years, and, after taking early retirement, he returned to radio and came to WFLO FM part time as an announcer and also the host of the “Swinging Years Show” on Saturday mornings. He is active in his church and community and an avid supporter of the Southside SPCA in Meherrin. Dan enjoys golf, hiking, college football/basketball, and lives in Crewe with his wife and two “rescued” dogs.
Born and raised in Farmville William has been handling Sunday mornings with the show of Sunday Melodies for many years now. While a full time job at Longwood University occupies most of his time the Sunday morning show has been an outlet for the music he enjoys most. A mix of instrumental music including movie themes, a little light Jazz and some classical music provides easy entertainment for all, and with features like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Mom song, the show helps the community to prepare for a relaxing Sunday morning.
Novey Wiley, Sr. is the host of the Brother Novey Wiley Gospel Program , which is aired every Sunday morning from 7 AM 11 AM on WFLO AM. Prior to joining WFLO, he was a gospel radio announcer at WPAK for fifteen years. Brother Wiley is a Farmville native, and has worked diligently in the local Farmville community for over 45 years. He has served as the Pastor of the Spirit of Life Church of God in Christ for the last eighteen years. Novey continues to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ through the power of gospel music.
Jacob was born in Fredricksburg and raised in Hampton Roads He is proud to live in Farmville, and since spending the majority of his high school years here, considers it his hometown. Jacob is a Civil war reenactor who portrays both sides and has a deep love of history and literature. reading, acting, and singing are a few of his favorite activities. Music is big part of his life; the genres he enjoys are quite eclectic. Jacob currently attends the College of William and Mary.
Hannah Eason was born in Memphis, Tennessee and grew up in the small town of Boydton, Virginia. Currently living in Farmville, she is a senior at Fuqua School in the graduating class of 2017. When Hannah is not coasting the airwaves, she draws, paints, runs, and hangs out at the lake. With five brothers and one cat, she enjoys peace and quiet. In college, Hannah aspires to study communications and one day be a television reporter. Hannah starts at VCU this Autumn. She can be heard on air during her holiday breaks from college.
It would be easier, and it would take up a lot less space to tell you what Ron hasn’t done in the music industry. He’s a record label veteran having worked for ABC/Dunhill, Polygram and Universal Records. He has also fronted his own band, Ron Moody and the Centaurs, since the mid-1960’s, and has been a recording artist for Columbia, ABC, & MGM Records. Ron is also an accomplished songwriter, producer, publisher, music historian and lecturer. He is a member of The Beach Music Hall of Fame & recipient of The Blue Note Award given by The National Association of Rhythm & Blues DJ’s.
Ron currently hosts two shows on WFLO. Friday’s at 1 PM he kicks off the weekend with “Retro Rock & Soul – The Music & The Memories” and Saturdays at 5 PM he hosts “Your Saturday Night Beach Party”
Kiersten Freedman, originally from Northern Virginia, is a junior Communication Studies major with a concentration in Digital Media and a minor in Business Administration at Longwood University. She is the current Business Manager of The Rotunda newspaper, Junior Class Treasurer, a Junior Marshal and Production Coordinator for the Big South Network at Longwood. She hopes to follow her passion for journalism into television reporting or combine her major and minor into the field of corporate public relations. Kiersten loves following breaking news stories, dogs, sports and sitting on her front porch.
|EEO Public File Report for WFLO FM & AM
This EEO public file report covers one year period ending May 31ST 2017.
This EEO public file report is filed in station WFLO-FM’s and WFLO-AM’s public inspection file pursuant to section 73.2080(c)(6) of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) rules. I am Francis E. Wood, Jr. general manager of Colonial Broadcasting Co., Inc. of Farmville, which includes WFLO-AM and WFLO-FM radio stations. Colonial Broadcasting Co.,Inc. of Farmville is a privately owned company. Our studios are located at 1582 Cumberland Road Farmville, Virginia. Presently, our company employs a total of fifteen (15) individuals. Seven (7) of these persons are full time employees; 30 hours or more. Currently, there are no employment vacancies and we anticipate no hiring in the near future. Colonial Broadcasting Co.,Inc of Farmville is an equal opportunity employer and abides by both state and federal regulations and EEO guidelines set forth by the FCC.