WHIO Radio Staff

Meet the Award-Winning WHIO Radio Staff

Miami Valley's Morning News Team

  • Larry Hansgen

    Larry Hansgen has been the host of Miami Valley’s Morning News since 2003.  He joined the staff of WHIO Radio in 1981 as an overnight board operator, and quickly rose through the ranks.  

  • Brittany Otto

    I am so excited to be the News Director for WHIO radio.  I was born and raised right here in the Miami Valley.  I got my start with WHIO during a career mentorship class I took during my senior

  • Chris Collins

    Since I was a small child, I wanted to be a professional baseball player. Since that didn’t work out, I switched to “Plan B”, which was broadcasting. I have worked at several Ohio

  • Sgt. Mark Bowron

    I was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio which makes me a true “native Daytonian!”  I graduated from Patterson Co-op High School  and became an Air Force Reservist just out of High

  • Kirstie Zontini

    I am thrilled to be a part of the Storm Center 7 team as the morning meteorologist for Channel

  • Brett Collar

    I’m excited to be part of WHIO and the Storm Center 7 weather team! I came to the Miami Valley


  • Christina Casale

    I’m a native New Yorker who’s called Dayton home for over 20 years. Though my radio career started in NYC, it’s really “taken flight” here at WHIO.I graduated from St.

  • Jason Michaels

    I was born and raised in Dayton, and I suppose my interest in broadcasting goes all the way back to some time in the early 1960's. Unlike some kids today, I didn't have control of the TV remote; heck

  • Ron Otto

    I have been in radio since the late 1990's, working in many capacities for several stations around the great state of Ohio.  I will never take for granted the ability to speak to listeners

  • Bill Scheidel

    I was told years ago that you don't get into radio. Radio gets into you. How true that's been. After finishing up my brief stint with the United States Air Force at Wright Patterson Air Force Base,

  • JT Szabo

    Growing up in Troy, I was fortunate enough to spend bits of my childhood listening to WHIO radio while visiting my grandmother, who was an avid Newstalk 1290 follower. Little did I know that my broadcast

  • John Tisdell

    I’ve always wanted to be in broadcasting.  I joined WHIO Radio in 2002 after graduating from the University of Dayton and have worked every shift (overnights, evenings, middays, weekends

Program Director

  • Jeremy Ratliff

    I just joined the WHIO team recently. Born and raised in the Midwest, I graduated from North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota (where I met my wife), before moving on to my first radio job

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