Jonah Adae - Anchor

Published: Monday, August 28, 2017 @ 6:48 AM

Jonah Adae

I’m a Miami Valley native and a proud Wright State Alum! My journey at WHIO began back in January 2016 when I got an internship opportunity at Cox Media Group through Wright State. I was excited to work in the radio department, and wouldn’t have believed when I first started that by March I would be doing live newscasts on my own! I officially joined the team eight months after I started in September 2016 and have loved the work that I do here ever since. I am lucky and grateful to have the opportunity not only to do what I do with WHIO, but to be able to work with an excellent team of professionals who have taught me everything I know today about radio. There’s always more to learn, and I look forward to doing more work as a part of the WHIO Radio staff in the future!


Q & A

  • Where were you born? 
    • Dayton
  • Where did you grow up? 
    • Waynesville, Ohio
  • What was your favorite TV show then? 
    • The Simpsons
  • What was the first thing you ever wanted to be? 
    • An astronaut
  • How might someone have described you in high school? 
    • Talkative, border-line obnoxious, total nerd!
  • What was your first job? 
    • I did just about every task there was to do at McDonald’s.
  • What was your first job in radio? 
    • AM1290 and News 95.7 WHIO
  • What do you like about your job? 
    • I get to do something that I have been interested in since before high school, and really refine my skills as not only a broadcaster, but a writer and producer as well.
  • What do you not like about your job? 
    • The hours can vary.
  • What might people be surprised to know about you? 
    • I am actually an extremely shy person.
  • What would be a perfect day for you? 
    • Waking up bright and early to go to an all-day concert with a group of friends. 
  • What advice would you have for someone wanting to go into the business? 
    • Always give 110% effort, and remember the only thing about this business that never changes is that things are always changing.
  • Favorite book: 
    • Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Favorite CBS show: 
    • Blue Bloods
  • Favorite food: 
    • Any kind of pasta!
  • Favorite hobby: 
    • Playing the guitar
  • Favorite music: 
    • Rock (from any decade) and Metal
  • Favorite travel destination: 
    • St. Augustine, Florida.

Contact Jonah Adae

  • Email
  • Phone: 937-457-1290