Business Phone: 419-675-2355
Contest Phone: 419-675-3000
Address: 112 North Detroit St, Kenton, Ohio 43326
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As General Manager of Home Town Media, Shannon Barnes is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the business. Shannon has over 20 years’ experience in business management and brings both a business focused edge and a listener perspective to the radio side of Home Town Media’s business. Shannon’s focus is steering WKTN into the future and growing Home Town Media to combine a powerful listening and marketing experience in Kenton, Ohio.
Shannon is also a proud wife and mother and can often be found on the sidelines of various sporting events. In her free time, Shannon enjoys traveling with her family, participating in fitness events including CrossFit and powerlifting and is an avid hiker, stand up paddle boarder and camping enthusiast.
Feel free to contact Shannon to see how Home Town Media can generate some #buzz for you with radio advertising, social media management, and print media platforms!
Chad is currently WKTN's Station Manager and oversee's the daily operations of sales, production, and programming. He is also the engineer, IT, and Mr. Fix-it. Sometimes our in house comedian..."sometimes"
Chad got his start in radio in high school at WKTN. He then went on to work for radio stations in Marion for WMRN, WYNT, and WDIF, as well as in Findlay at WCKY, WPFX, WKXA, and WFIN,
Chad returned in 2010 to work part time at WKTN while working in the CATV industry.
In February of 2017 Chad took on the role as Station Manager for WKTN overseeing the daily operations of WKTN.
Chad is married to Jennifer and they have 3 boys.
Chad believes in community support and is involved in the Kenton Elks, Kenton Lions, Young Professionals Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance, Hardin Leadership, and the Historic Courthouse District.
Chad is a 2018 graduate of Hardin Leadership.
Along with being a fan of music, Chad is also a fan of the Wildcats, Buckeyes, Reds, and Bengals.
Dennis Beverly has been with WKTN radio since 1988, keeping the mid-days lively with news, sports, weather and great music.
In May of 2018, Dennis left his midday program and transitioned to the station's full time News Director, where he works hard to keep listeners informed of what’s happening in their communities.
In addition to his news duties, he hosts the public affairs program "Public Eye" which airs Saturday Mornings at 7:30 and Sunday at noon.
Dennis is also an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns.
Mid-Day Host/Media Account Specialist
Brandi started her career in 1995 doing evenings at WYNT in upper Sandusky. After 6 months, she moved to afternoons at Timeless Rock 94.3 in Marion. One year later, she could be heard on WMRN in Marion, Mix 94.3 in Marion. Eventually, that lead to doing daily shows on Majic 95.9 and Buckeye Country 94.3, both located in Marion. She's also been heard in Findlay on 107.7 The Fox, Lima's 106.3 The Fox and 92.3 WCOL in Columbus.
Brandi enjoys singing and playing guitar and giving lots of love to her assortment of animals.
Media Account Specialist/Sports Announcer
Hanna is a recent graduate of Kenton High School and in her 5th semster at Rhodes State College.
In addition to her position at WKTN, she is also a State Tested Nurses Aide.
When she isn't working, Hanna enjoys spending time with her pups, Mona and Major, and finding ways to get involved in the community.
Her favorite part about working at the station is getting to meet and build relationships with many different types of people as well as discovering all of the wonderful things that the surrounding areas have to offer.
Media Account Specialist
Traffic Director/Graphic Media Designer
Brittany Clark is a North Carolina native living the life in NW Ohio. She is a Social Media Marketing Strategist, Blogger, and Coffee addict.
She loves spending time with her husband and 2 boys while helping start-ups and small businesses grow their brand. Her roles at WKTN include web design, traffic director, administrative assistant, and social media management.
Announcer/Ag News Director
Chase is currently a senior at Kenton High School where he is active within school functions. He has been a member of the staff at WKTN since May of 2016 hosting evening programming during the week along with hosting the weeknights from 9pm-midnight along with Saturdays.
Along with being a 7 days a week Radio Personality, Chase also covers Kenton City Council and Kenton City School Board of Education as part of the WKTN News Department. Chase also covers Agriculture News around the region.
Chase will be attending Bowling Green State University in the fall of 2019 to major in Political Science and Philosophy.
Afternoon Host/PSA Director
Ryker is currently a Senior at Ridgemont, but attending Ohio State University in Lima. He began work at WKTN in November of 2017 and can mainly be heard from 3pm-9pm weeknights.