Station General Manager-Ed Knight
Ed Knight has been with WECO since 1974 and is part of the ownership group that includes sons Brad & Andrew Knight. Ed manages day to day operations including the scheduling of high school sports, NASCAR, and Tennessee Vol sports. Ed has been married to Susan Knight for 45 years and his hobbies include officiating high school basketball and college baseball.
Assistant General Manager/Sales Manager- Andrew Knight
Andrew Knight has been with the company since 2017 and is part of the ownership group and serves as Sales Manager and Assistant General Manager. He’s also a member of the sports broadcasting team providing color commentary for high school football and basketball broadcasts.
Andrew is a 2004 graduate of Central High School in Wartburg and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Tennessee Tech in 2009. Andrew enjoys a good game of golf, weekends at the lake, and is always rooting for the Vols! Andrew resides in Oliver Springs and has a cat, Vegas, and a dog named Ivy.
Senior Office Advisor- Susan Knight
Susan Knight has been involved, in some capacity, with WECO for 45 years. She has recently retired from the company full-time but can still be found at the station several times throughout the week. She is looking forward to spending time at home and traveling with husband, Ed. She is a member and elder of Wartburg Presbyterian Church. Susan and Ed are the proud parents to Brad & wife Becky, Andrew, and grandparents to Tinsley.
Office Manager- Amber Moore
Amber Moore has been with WECO since 2021 and serves as Office Manager, overseeing billing, payroll, and accounting procedures. Amber also helps with scheduling commercials on both stations and editing daily logs on 101.3 FM.
Amber was raised in Wartburg until 1988 when her family moved to the Chattanooga area. She is the youngest daughter of Rex Neal and the late Libby Freytag Neal. She graduated from Ooltewah High School in 1998 and soon after moved back to Wartburg. She worked for many years at Citizens First Bank in Oliver Springs; Amber and her husband are the former owners of “Moore for Less Lawn Care and Tree Service”.
Amber is married to her high school sweetheart, Barry Moore, and they call the Mossy Grove Community home. She and Barry, along with their three beautiful children, Mahayla, Sammie, and Jack, are devoted members of Mossy Grove Baptist Church. Amber and Barry serve as the Sunday school Nursery Teachers and help with Wednesday night Kid’s for Truth.
FM Afternoon DJ/Sales Account Manager- Dennis Willard
Dennis Willard (DW) a native of Powell, Tennessee has been with WECO since 1989.
DW is Afternoon Drive host and can be heard weekdays from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm. He also serves as a Sales Account Manager.
Dennis has worked at many different radio stations over the years including WCNH in Florida as well as WEZK and WITA in Knoxville, WATO, and WORI in Oak Ridge and WWBR in Harriman, before coming on-board at WECO.
Dennis and his wife Denise reside in Wartburg. They have two grown children, Micaleah and Tasia along with five grandchildren, Brayden, Layton, Sebastian, Riley, and Wren.
FM Morning DJ/Operations Manager- Brad Byrd
Brad Byrd is a native of Lancing, Tennessee and is a 1981 graduate of Central High School in Wartburg. He is a 1982 graduate of the Professional Academy of Broadcasting in Knoxville.
Brad is on his second tour of duty at WECO, having worked from 1988 until 1997 and most recently from 2010 to present.
He is host of the Early Byrd Morning Show on 101.3 FM WECO and is on the air from 6:30am until 10:30am weekdays. His real job begins after his air-shift as he serves as Operations Manager.
Brad got his start in radio at WORI AM 1550 in Oak Ridge and later moved up to WOKI FM 100.3 where he worked various on-air time slots and also worked as a mobile DJ for the WOKI Sound Machine. Brad has also worked multiple on-air slots at other Knoxville radio stations including the legendary WNOX, WNKX, and WTNZ. He has also had DJ stints at Knoxville area nightclubs including Nirt & Girty’s, Desperado and Cotton Eyed Joe.
A dirt racing enthusiast, Brad has had numerous announcing stints at area race tracks including Wartburg Speedway, Big South Fork Raceway, Scenic Raceway, Tennessee Motor Speedway, Atomic Speedway and is currently the Track Announcer at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. He briefly raced a dirt late model in the late 90’s. Brad founded the former Tennessee Thunder DirtCar Series and has also worked as Series Director for the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series.
Brad and his wife, Buffy live in Clarkrange with their long-haired Miniature Dachshund, Sir Bentley. They have a son Zachary. Brad also has a son (deceased) Brad Byrd II who passed away tragically following a car accident that also claimed the lives of three other individuals in 2001.
Morning Gospel DJ- Dustin Bonham
Dustin Bonham has been with WECO since 2013 and serves as Morning DJ on our Solid Gospel station, AM 940/FM 95.5 WECO.
Dustin is the pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Wartburg. Dustin and his wife Kellie live in Wartburg and have two children, Micah and Lorelai.
News Director- Goose Lindsay
Goose Lindsay has been with the company since November of 2019.
He serves as News Director and is the host of Trade Time and the Sunday Spotlight, along with providing color commentary for high school football and basketball broadcasts.
Before joining WECO, Goose worked in the print media for Roane Newspapers for 18 years. During that time, he was the editor at Morgan County News for two years.
Goose is a native of Oakdale and has been married to his wife, Dee Ann, for 31 years. Dee Ann is the a Vice-President at Michael Dunn Center in Harriman. They have one son, Michael, who is the sports editor for the Crossville Chronicle .
You can hear Goose’s newscasts at 7am, 8am, Noon, 4pm and 5pm weekdays.
Studio Technician- Bruce Owen
Bruce Owen joined the WECO Staff in 2013. He serves as the company’s go to for weekend work shifts.
After working in several radio stations in Colorado and Mississippi and then working for Continental Airlines for over 30 years, he and his wife, Linda, moved to the Wartburg area to be closer to family. Bruce begin working part-time at WECO shortly after the move and has been with the company ever since.
Assistant to the Operations Manager- Samuel Howard
Samuel Howard began working for WECO in December of 2019 and now serves in a couple different capacities in the station. He currently assists with production, AM 940/FM 95.5 programing, and in helping update the website. Samuel is a member of the WECO High School Sports Broadcasting Team often running the board or providing scoring updates.
Samuel graduated from Central High School of Wartburg in 2020 and is currently enrolled in the Audio Production Engineering program at Pellissippi State Community College with plans to graduate in May of 2022. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family, flying his drone, and working in his church.