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Personalities

Paul Oates

Paul K. Oates returned to WLVL in January 2003 following a one year hiatus as Clerk of the Niagara County Legislature. He now hosts the morning show, weekdays from 6-9am, as well as Tradio, the station's buy-sell-swap show, from 9:15 til 10 a.m. Previously, he worked at WLVL as assistant news director (1982-84) and as production director (1988-2001).

Paul is a 1982 journalism graduate of St. Bonaventure University. He started his career in radio at the campus station (WSBU-FM) and at nearby Salamanca, N.Y. (WGGO-AM).

A milk bottle collector for over 30 years, Paul published his book, "A History of Lockport, N.Y. Dairies: 1895-1970" in October 2000. Oates Dairy, begun by his great-grandparents, was in business for 62 years.

Paul and his wife, Cheryl, were married in 1986 and they live in Lockport.
On-Air Schedule
Monday 06:00am - 09:00am Lockport's Early Morning News
Monday 09:15am - 10:00am Tradio
Tuesday 06:00am - 09:00am Lockport's Early Morning News
Tuesday 09:15am - 10:00am Tradio
Wednesday 06:00am - 09:00am Lockport's Early Morning News
Wednesday 09:15am - 10:00am Tradio
Thursday 06:00am - 09:00am Lockport's Early Morning News
Thursday 09:15am - 10:00am Tradio
Friday 06:00am - 09:00am Lockport's Early Morning News
Friday 09:15am - 10:00am Tradio

Hank Nevins

Hank began his radio career working summers at the former WUSJ while attending Grahm College in Boston. He was a broadcast specialist with AFVN Radio/TV in Vietnam and then had on-air stints at WGR, WKBW and WBEN. He came back to "1340" as program director and then GM from 1978 to '83. He programmed WQCR in Burlington VT for former WLVL owners - Hall Communications - before joining WBEN as operations manager (1985 to '91). He worked several years in music promotion before moving to Albany to program WGY/WRVE for Dame Media. Hank has had successful non-radio jobs as well. He's done marketing/PR for the former Lockport Memorial Hospital, Presbyterian Homes of WNY and Western Regional OTB. Hank and his wife Mary are grandparents of four.

Ron Raetz

Niagara County native Ron Raetz can be be heard on Super Dial-A-Deal as well as Ask the Pro.

Raetz graduated from Newfane Central School and was a journalism major at SUNY-Morrisville.

In 1972, Raetz began his radio career at WUSJ, which later became WLVL, serving as sports director, talk show host, and on-air personality. After a 33-year hiatus, Raetz returned to the WLVL airwaves in 2012.

Raetz is a former chairman of the Niagara County Youth Board. He says his proudest moment is being the father of his kids, Savannah and Andrew.
On-Air Schedule
Monday 10:00am - 11:00am Ask The Pro
Tuesday 10:00am - 11:00am Ask The Pro
Wednesday 10:00am - 11:00am Ask The Pro
Thursday 10:00am - 11:00am Ask The Pro
Friday 10:00am - 11:00am Ask The Pro

Norm Palmer

Norm has been announcing high school sports since 1982 when he was a P.A. announcer for Lockport High School. That quickly turned into a broadcast career - beginning as a play-by-play announcer on cable TV in 1984 ... leading to him hosting "The Sports Magazine" cable talk show ... and culminating in Norm's current tenure as WLVL's sports director.

Norm has won numerous awards, including the WNY Sports Writers Cornerstone Award in 1988, the Cable TV Volunteer of the Year Award for Sports Broadcasting in 1992, the Section VI Sportsman of the Year Award for Sports Broadcasting in 2006, and the prestigious Stan Barron Award for Outstanding High School Sports Broadcasting in 2007.

Norm lives in Lockport with his wife, Becky, who broadcasts with him at times. He retired from Delphi in 2005 and has six adult children: Dalena, Ricky, Jodi, Freddie, Amy and Mary.

Racin' Ray Sherman

Ray Sherman started working for WLVL in 2000 as a board operator. Since then he has done just about every job here at the station. There is not much that goes to air without Ray's involvement. He is often heard as the stand by host all of WLVL's local programming.

Ray is a graduate of Letchworth High School and studied at Alfred University soon after. Ray is best known for his involvement and passion for auto racing.

Ray is our local racing expert, often lending his expertise not only in the news of the sport, but also a seasoned driver on the local dirt track circuit.

He knows racing because he's been around it for years. Our audience refers to him as "Racin' Ray" and he has become a household name in the WLVL family.

Ray also enjoys hunting and fishing. Ray has two children, Raymond III and Brooke.
On-Air Schedule
Saturday 07:00am - 10:00am Super Dial A Deal

Chelsea

Chelsea started working with WLVL through an internship program offered at her university, since then things have taken off. She had moved up from Intern to Co-host of the Dial-A-Deal show and part-time employee to now, the Business/Traffic Manager of the historic station.

Chelsea studied media production at the State University of New York College at Buffalo and graduated in 2015. Chelsea is best known as the co-host of the Super Dial-A-Deal show held on Saturday mornings.

Chelsea also enjoys gardening and DIY projects and has a passionate love for her two cats Sebastian and Molly.
(to Paul Oates dismay)
On-Air Schedule
Saturday 07:00am - 10:00am Super Dial A Deal

Lance Melin

Born and raised in Western New York, Lancelot Melin started working at WLVL in 2017. He can be heard hosting Scholastic Bowl 2018 and on Dial-A-Deal.

Lance is a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School, attended Harkness Career & Technical Center for TV and Sound Production, and studied Broadcasting at Buffalo State.

Lance was an anchor for Harkness news, anchor for BSC-TV at Buffalo State, and continues to grow his passion with all forms of media.

Lance enjoys videography, photography, nature, art, and spending time with his family.
On-Air Schedule
Monday 05:00pm - 06:00pm Scholastic Bowl
Wednesday 05:00pm - 06:00pm Scholastic Bowl
Thursday 05:00pm - 06:00pm Scholastic Bowl

Doug Stephan

On Air with Doug, Jen and Victoria - 3 Voices, 3 Views, 3 times the fun!

On Air with Doug, Jen and Victoria! The daily morning and day program provides listeners with pure fun and positive conversations to start their days.

On Air with Doug, Jen and Victoria delivers passionate discussions on items affecting listeners the most in their daily lives. Host Doug Stephan, Jen Horn and Victoria Keelan each bring a distinct perspective to their highly entertaining conversations. Additional contributors round out each hour by providing listeners with news they can use on entertainment, astrology, health, technology, pets, travel, finances, home improvement, cars and much more.
On-Air Schedule
Monday 11:00am - 12:00pm DJV Show
Tuesday 11:00am - 12:00pm DJV Show
Wednesday 11:00am - 12:00pm DJV Show
Thursday 11:00am - 12:00pm DJV Show
Friday 11:00am - 12:00pm DJV Show

Laura Ingraham

Laura Ingraham is the most-listened-to woman in America on political talk radio. The Laura Ingraham Show, is ranked in radio's Top 10, and heard coast-to-coast in 225 markets. Laura is the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of the new website LifeZette.com, a cultural and political web destination for conservatives and independents. She is the author of several New York Times bestsellers including The Obama Diaries, Power to the People, Shut Up & Sing, and The Hillary Trap. She is a regular Contributor on the Fox News Channel; appearances include Special Report, Fox & Friends, Hannity. Also a former white-collar defense attorney and Supreme Court law clerk, Laura is a cancer survivor and a passionate supporter of our troops. She advocates for increased domestic and international adoption through her website AdoptANewAttitude.com and resides in Washington, DC with her three children Maria, Dmitri and Nikolai. Author of the new upcoming book; Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populists vs. The Establishment from Reagan to Trump (Release Date October 10, 2017)
On-Air Schedule
Monday 12:00pm - 02:00pm Laura Ingraham Show
Tuesday 12:00pm - 02:00pm Laura Ingraham Show
Wednesday 12:00pm - 02:00pm Laura Ingraham Show
Thursday 12:00pm - 02:00pm Laura Ingraham Show
Friday 12:00pm - 02:00pm Laura Ingraham Show

Dave Ramsey

Dave started on one station in Nashville back in 1992 sharing practical answers for life’s tough money questions. Word spread caller after caller, and so did the show. The Dave Ramsey Show is now on more than 586 stations from coast to coast and has more than 13 million total listeners. A lot has changed through the years, but Dave’s practical advice on life and money has remained consistent.
On-Air Schedule
Monday 02:00pm - 05:00pm Dave Ramsey Show
Tuesday 02:00pm - 05:00pm Dave Ramsey Show
Wednesday 02:00pm - 05:00pm Dave Ramsey Show
Thursday 02:00pm - 05:00pm Dave Ramsey Show
Friday 02:00pm - 05:00pm Dave Ramsey Show

Fred Dicker

Fred Dicker is a former columnist for the New York Post. He served as the state editor for New York since 1982, where he covered the administrations of Hugh Carey, Mario Cuomo, George Pataki, Eliot Spitzer, David Paterson, and Andrew Cuomo.
On-Air Schedule
Tuesday 05:00pm - 06:00pm Focus On The State Capital
Friday 05:00pm - 06:00pm Focus On The State Capital

Mark Levin

Mark Levin has become one of the hottest properties in Talk radio, his top-rated show on WABC New York is now syndicated nationally by Westwood One. He is also one of the top new authors in the conservative political arena. Mark’s radio show on WABC in New York City skyrocketed to Number 1 on the AM dial in his first 18 months on the air in the competitive 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM time slot. Mark’s book Men in Black was released February 7, 2005 and quickly climbed to Number 3 in the nation on the New York Times Best-Seller list. When your book is endorsed by Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, you know you have a winner on your hands. In a short period of time, Mark has become one of the most listened to local radio Talk show hosts in the nation.
On-Air Schedule
Monday 06:00pm - 09:00pm Mark Levin Show
Tuesday 06:00pm - 09:00pm Mark Levin Show
Wednesday 06:00pm - 09:00pm Mark Levin Show
Thursday 06:00pm - 09:00pm Mark Levin Show
Friday 06:00pm - 09:00pm Mark Levin Show

Sal Tuzzolino

Your Host and Ringmaster is a decorated C-level sports and entertainment executive with decades of on and off the field experience. Sal is your host and Ringmaster for The Sports Circus.

His sports background is highlighted by servicing as Chief Financial Officer and Board Member for a notable baseball scouting and recruiting organization in addition to serving as Chief Operating Officer and Board Member for state-of-the-art football, basketball, and hockey coaching/play simulation technology utilized in all levels of both sports.

The Sports Circus brings a quirky blend of unusual variety to sports talk radio. The goal is to differentiate and entertain while getting the listening audience involved. That goes for the casual listener, community leaders, business owners, educators, students, student-athletes, sports enthusiasts and many others from ages 14 and up.
On-Air Schedule
Monday 10:00pm - 11:00pm Sports Circus
Tuesday 10:00pm - 11:00pm Sports Circus
Wednesday 10:00pm - 11:00pm Sports Circus
Thursday 10:00pm - 11:00pm Sports Circus
Friday 10:00pm - 11:00pm Sports Circus

Clark Howard

Clark Howard is a consumer expert whose goal is to help you keep more of the money you make. His national radio show and website show you ways to save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off.

‘Save more and spend less’ is more than just a motto for Clark; it’s a way of life. As a successful lifelong entrepreneur, media star and best-selling author, the Atlanta-based ‘consumer champion’ is dedicated to helping Americans of all means get ahead in life.

Clark’s career included stints in both government and private sectors. He was a civilian employee working for the U.S. Air Force at the end of the Vietnam War. He launched a travel agency in 1981 that grew into a chain with locations across metro Atlanta. In 1987, he sold the company at 31 and retired.

Clark found his way into the public eye almost by accident. While enjoying retirement on the pristine beaches of Florida, he was asked to be a guest on a radio show about travel. The response was so positive that he was given his own program, The Clark Howard Show. The show originates from Atlanta’s News 95-5 and AM 750 WSB and is syndicated by WestwoodOne.

He is a consumer reporter on Atlanta’s WSB-TV. In addition, Clark’s weekly newspaper column in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is syndicated throughout the country.
On-Air Schedule
Wednesday 09:00pm - 10:00pm Clark Howard Show
Thursday 09:00pm - 10:00pm Clark Howard Show
Friday 09:00pm - 10:00pm Clark Howard Show

Jim Bohannon

Jim Bohannon, host of Westwood One’s The Jim Bohannon Show, is one of America’s top radio personalities. Voted one of “The 100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts in America” by Talkers Magazine three years in a row, the Jim Bohannon Show can be heard from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. (ET) Monday through Friday on over 300 radio stations across the nation, delivering his wit, wisdom and natural charm to listeners across the nation. The Jim Bohannon Show brings listeners a unique blend of breaking news, interesting features and informative reports on a spectrum of topics. Bohannon also talks to special guests and his loyal callers live, offering humor and compassion.

In addition to the Jim Bohannon Show, Bohannon spent over 31 years as host of the early morning weekday news magazine, America in the Morning, for which he still provides interviews and his feature The Offbeat. Jim also previously hosted the weekend news magazine America This Week.

A 50-year-plus broadcasting veteran, Bohannon began his career in 1960 at his hometown station, KLWT-AM, Lebanon, MO. After college at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield and service in the U.S. Army, he moved to Washington where he worked at Easy Listening WGAY-FM and News-Talkers WTOP-AM and WWRC-AM. He later moved to Chicago in 1980 where he worked as a morning anchor at WCFL-FM Radio and as a freelance reporter for Cable News Network.
On-Air Schedule
Monday 11:00pm - 01:00am Jim Bohannon
Tuesday 11:00pm - 01:00am Jim Bohannon
Wednesday 11:00pm - 01:00am Jim Bohannon
Thursday 11:00pm - 01:00am Jim Bohannon
Friday 11:00pm - 01:00am Jim Bohannon

ABC News

Powered by the highest standards in journalism, the award-winning ABC News Radio team is committed to providing you the best coverage — at home and abroad.

Niagara University Purple Eagles Hockey

REMAINING 2017-2018 SCHEDULE

1/26/2018 Air Force Academy @Niagara University, 7:05 PM
1/27/2018 Air Force Academy @Niagara University, 7:05 PM
2/2/2018 @Army West Point 7:05 PM
2/3/2018 @Army West Point 7:05 PM
2/9/2018 Sacred Heart University @Niagara University, 7:05 PM
2/10/2018 Sacred Heart University @Niagara University, 7:05 PM
2/23/2018 @Canisius College 7:35 PM
2/24/2018 @Canisius College Niagara University, 7:05 PM

NBC Sports Radio

NBC Sports Radio is a 24/7 sports talk radio network featuring high profile personalities including: Mike Florio, Chris Mannix, Rodney Harrison & Amani Toomer.
On-Air Schedule
Sunday 12:00am - 08:30am NBC Sports Radio
Sunday 09:30am - 12:00am NBC Sports Radio
Saturday 01:00am - 07:00am NBC Sports Radio
Saturday 10:00am - 12:00am NBC Sports Radio

Motor Racing Network

Motor Racing Network is the primary source for NASCAR stock car racing and related radio programming. Our award-winning play-by-play coverage of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is delivered via satellite to nearly 700 radio stations nationwide. This makes Motor Racing Network the largest independent sports radio network in America.

The Motor Racing Network was founded in 1970 by William H.G. "Big Bill" France, the founder of NASCAR and the world famous Daytona International Speedway. Since signing on the air with the 1970 Daytona 500, the Motor Racing Network has thrilled listeners with its unique and innovative broadcast style, earning numerous awards and developing legions of fans for the sport, as well as the broadcast. In its history, the Motor Racing Network has developed a track record as an outstanding advertising vehicle, capitalizing on the loyalty of the growing number of NASCAR fans.

Each week, millions of listeners hear MRN's vivid descriptions of exciting, fast-paced racing action on radio stations from coast to coast. In-depth analysis and follow-up reporting through our ancillary daily and weekly programming keeps our listeners coming back for more information on their favorite sport.
On-Air Schedule
Tuesday 09:00pm - 10:00pm MRN's NASCAR Live

Performance Racing Network

The Performance Racing Network (PRN) is one of two NASCAR licensed multi-broadcast radio networks which markets, produces and distributes motorsports programming 365 days a year. PRN broadcasts 13 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, twelve NASCAR Xfinity Series events and produces "Fast Talk", "The O'Reilly Auto Parts Pit Reporters", "Garage Pass" and "zMax Racing Country."

PRN is the national radio rights holder and exclusive voice of the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Sonoma Raceway and the Texas Motor Speedway. PRN also co-produces the NASCAR races from the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Performance Racing Network is a subsidiary of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE:TRK), a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. Its programming airs on more than 700 radio stations.
On-Air Schedule
Monday 09:00pm - 10:00pm PRN Fast Talk

Glad Tidings Radio

Study God's word...Share his Gladtidings...Jesus is Coming! Have a Bible question? Call 716-433-2327, or email tim.gladtidings@gmail.com

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