Aaron Harvey – News Director

In his second stint with WECO, Aaron Harvey began his new/old job on March 31st, 2014.  Harvey had previously left his post to go back to school, but his plans changed quickly.

“I was taking classes, and everything was going as planned,” Harvey began.  “Then on February 3rd of 2013, Kelli (his wife) made me look at a positive pregnancy test.  After that, everything changed.”

The positive pregnancy test was a sign of the presence of a new Harvey, born in October of 2013 and named Avaleigh Jordan.

Harvey graduated with a degree in Journalism and Electronic Media from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 2011.  He claims to have always had a passion for the radio business.

“When I was little, I used to pretend to have my own radio show, and I’d record it on cassette tapes.”

Harvey moved back to the area from Cookeville and lives in Roane County with his wife Kelli, his young daughter Avaleigh and their Yorkie, Paisley.

“I’m very excited to be back.  One thing you miss when you aren’t on the air is the collection of people that you are able to see by working in the news.  I’ve already had a lot of positive interaction with so many, and I expect to have much more.

Harvey can be heard weekday mornings as a co-host on the Brad Byrd Morning Show. His newscasts can be heard at 7 am and 8 am, at noon and in the afternoons at 4 pm and 5 pm on the FM, and at multiple times on AM 940 as well. Aaron is also a part of the high school sports broadcast crew.

Personal:

Favorite Movie(s):

Dumb and Dumber, Hook, The Dark Knight trilogy

Favorite Book(s): 

The Harry Potter Series, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Favorite Song(s):

Faithfully by Journey
One Headlight by the Wallflowers
Hip to my Heart by the Band Perry

Favorite Meal(s):

Spaghetti, Steak, Spaghetti Steak

Favorite Get-A-Way(s):

Pigeon Forge is close to my heart, but Panama City is pretty awesome as well.

Favorite Hobby(s):

Playing and watching sports, playing video games, consuming various types of foods.

Favorite on-air memory: 

That time Brad Byrd told an inappropriate joke about parrots on accident.

Something about you most people don’t know:

I wrote a full-length play in high school.  I physically touched the Code of Hammurabi once.

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