Gary Stone – Operations Manager

Gary Stone, a native of Oak Ridge, Tennessee is a US Air Force Veteran where he served for twenty years has been with WECO since 1998. Gary was Morning Drive Announcer from 1998 until May of 2010.

He has served as Program Director, Production Director and currently serves as Operations Manager.

Gary may also be heard from time to time on the air doing spots and remote broadcasts and handles many varied responsibilities.

Gary and his wife of 13 years, Sandy reside in Knoxville. They have two grown children Amanda and John and two grandchildren, Maddi and Annie. They are expecting the arrival of a new grandson in April of 2016.

When Gary, a sports enthusiast and big UT Vol Fan, is not at WECO he enjoys spending time with his family, especially his grand kids.

Gary can be reached Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm on the business line at (423) 346-3900 or via e-mail at wecoprod@highland.net.

Favorite Movie(s): Love old war movies, Patton..The Longest Day..Tora.tora,tora..And any comedy with Hugh Grant in it.

Favorite Book(s): Inside politics. Presidental BIO’s. Nixon and JFK.

Favorite Song(s): Music I grew up with. Just about all 60’s rock and roll and Motown.

Favorite Meal(s): Love anything from Olive Garden. Especially Spaghetti and Meatballs with homemade bread.

Favorite Get-A-Way(s): Quick trips to Gatlinburg and beach trips to Myrtle Beach and Charleston.

Favorite Hobby(s): Love to watch most sports on TV, especially football. And movie night with my wife. Minus chick flicks and the Hallmark channel.

Most memorable, and funny times at WECO:

On Trade Time once, Tom Mooty kept asking our callers where “brown eggs” come from and finally a guy called in and gave him the answer he didn’t like. I took a commercial break while trying not to crack up laughing. Tom was fuming. The funniest tradetime was getting a write in item for a “3 piece sexual couch”. The poor lady who gave it to me even spelled it correctly. Still got the paper with the item on it at home.

Something about you most people don’t know:

By nature, I’m a loner. Not particularly comfortable in social situations. Except family.

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