Washington Radio WLOV is one of the most unique stations you’ll ever listen to, and it’s truly radio for Washington. Not programmed from some corporate office out of town, without the use of programming consultants, and without any “researched” music lists from New York City or Los Angeles. We’ve made decisions based on what local residents right here in Washington-Wilkes told us they wanted when we were building a local radio station, chock-full of news, information, local community events and a great mix of music.
Our news team begins with Robbie Ross and the WLOV News team, who update local headlines throughout the day. Furthering our dedication to timely news and information, we bring you the very latest National and World Headlines from Fox News Radio every half-hour. You’ll also hear local community events, obituaries, birthdays and interviews through the day.
We’re also proud to feature the only full-time meteorologist in the area, focusing only on local weather for Washington-Wilkes. Jason Williams, who holds a degree in meteorology from Penn State University, updates his forecast throughout the day to keep you informed when seconds count in the Washington Radio WLOV StormCenter. Jason claims to hail from Wyoming, which is one of the square states out West that we’re not certain actually exists. In his spare time, Jason enjoys tinkering with computers, and is an avid dart thrower.
KJ Allen is the President of Oconee Radio Group, and morning air talent on Washington Radio WLOV. KJ has had a long career in radio, stretching through the Southeast, including stops in Knoxville, Athens, Atlanta, Jackson, Nashville, and the North Georgia Mountains. KJ’s goal is to make sure that Washington Radio WLOV is serving Washington and Wilkes County with local news, weather and information. When not inside a radio station, or working “behind the scenes,” KJ can be found in the cockpit of local crop dusters, frying chicken wings (ask about his special sauce recipe), or rearranging his collection of ancient Egyptian abacuses.
Robbie Ross is excited to be back to where he cut his teeth in the radio industry hometown, local radio. Beginning his career in 1995 at WDUN-AM 550 in Gainesville, GA he learned what it meant to be the information and entertainment source in a hometown setting. during his time at WDUN in Gainesville Robbie joined the Furman Sports Network broadcasting Furman University football, basketball and baseball. The 2010 Furman football season was Robbie’s 15th year broadcasting Paladin athletics on the Furman Sports Network. We’re glad that Robbie has joined the WLOV family as the Director of Operations & Revenue, as well as News and On-Air Personality.Carissa Smith is a graduate of Georgia College & State University with a B.A. in Communications. After graduating, Carissa moved to Atlanta to pursue her dream of working in the television industry. She was soon employed at Georgia Broadcasting and several other production companies as a freelance editor, producer and director.
During her time in Atlanta, she decided the big city and the bright lights weren’t for her. So, Carissa moved back to her hometown of Washington, GA to work with her family’s small business. She is also working with GPB as a freelance video editor and with Feld Motor Sports’ Monster Jam as an on board camera installer.
Carissa and her husband, Robert, have a cat named Eli and a dog named Stella. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading and cooking.
When you’re not hearing local news, information, or weather, you’re likely listening to the most unique mix of music on your radio. We’ve taken the best music from some of your favorite artists of the last fifty years, and combined them into one radio station. It’s music you grew up with – from artists like The Beatles, Phil Collins, Elvis Presley, Whitney Houston, Paul Simon and The Supremes. You might hear Frank Sinatra followed by Journey, and then Anne Murray. Simply put, we’re the Soundtrack of Your Life!