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Nancy Wilson

Hey everyone, it’s Nancy!  I live in Centerville with my cat, Casper.  My four nephews CJ, Derrick, Matt and Andy have all graduated from high school and CJ and Matt have families of their own!    My bf Kevin and I have been together forever!   I miss my parents so very much, but know they’re proud of me and are happy.   When I’m not cranking out the country on the Breakfast Club with Frye Guy, I love to go to concerts, watch stupid TV and hang out with my friends and family.    Hard to believe I’ve been lucky enough to be at K99.1FM for so long, but the best part is getting to hang out with all of you on the radio!       

Where were you born?

Springfield, Ohio but South Charleston is my hometown

What is your favorite TV show?

I tend to miss out on first run shows, but always watch the CMA and ACM Awards, the Voice and reruns:  Roseanne, Frasier, Beverly Hills, 90210, and most recently, Law & Order!  And I LOVE mens’ college basketball, especially my Dayton Flyers!  

What was the first thing you ever wanted to be?

A singer.  For some reason, I thought I was pretty good at it, and forced my sister to sit thru my “concerts” in the garage when we were growing up.  I had to bribe her.  I should have known!  At the same time, I wanted to be a farmer and drive tractors all day. 

How might someone have described you in high school?

My high school, Southeastern (go Trojans!) was pretty small, so everybody knew everybody.   I was a joiner.  Seriously, in pretty much every sport and club except football and FFA J 

What was your first job?

Detasseling corn at Landmark in South Charleston.   My Dad was so proud!

What was your first job in radio?

In college at the University of Dayton, I pulled the Saturday overnight shift.   We didn’t have a lot of music there so I borrowed all my friends’ records (!) to make sure I had enough, schlepping albums and cassettes from my dorm room to Kennedy Union!  

What do you like about your job?

Um, everything!!  I get to work with my pal Frye Guy, play great country music, meet country stars (sometimes), and hang out with you guys on air and at events!

What might people be surprised to know about you?

My mom was from Germany, so I can speak German.  I’m also a pretty good bowler, an advanced baton twirler and can drive a tractor! 

What would be a perfect day for you?

It would start out working the morning show with Frye, take a nap with Casper, then get the car packed up to go see Dierks Bentley in concert.  Then hang out with him after the show.  With Kevin of course :) 

What advice would you have for someone wanting to go into the business?

Do what you love and never give up.   And remember, “there is no elevator to Success. You have to take the stairs.”


Favorite book: Where the Red Fern Grows

Favorite food:  Cereal

Favorite hobby:  Dayton Flyers Men’s basketball

Favorite Miami Valley place:  Pepito’s Mexican Restaurant

Favorite movies: Steel Magnolias, Purple Rain, Pure Country, Babe, Twilight series (shh!) Hunger Games (again, shush!)

Favorite music: Any and all country!  And big hair bands.  Love me some Def Leppard!

Favorite travel destination:  Cancun!

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K99.1FM wins Marconi award as a 2016 ‘Station of the Year’

K99.1FM won a Marconi award tonight as the “2016 Medium Market Station of the Year.”

The winners were announced at the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show, sponsored by HD Radio and held during the 2016 Radio Show in Nashville.

K99.1 FM was up against four other radio stations.

The NAB Marconi Radio Awards were established in 1989 and named after inventor and Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi. The prestigious awards recognize station and individuals for excellence and performance in radio, according to the NAB.

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Support local schools with K99.1FM

K99.1FM and Austin Landing are partnering up to collect school supplies for Crayons To Classrooms. Come by during our live broadcast and donate school supplies for local children everyone who donates is entered to win a K99.1 Prize Pack featuring 4 Cincinnati Reds tickets and more!  

Broadcast details:

  • Date: Saturday, August 22nd: 
  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Location: Austin Landing

We are looking for these items which we are currently in most need of:

  • Crayons, 24 count box
  • Pencils
  • Colored Pencils
  • Pens
  • Colored Markers
  • Filler Paper
  • Copy Paper
  • Construction Paper
  • Notebooks
  • Rulers
  • Glue Sticks
  • Pocket Folders

Hunter Hayes to perform benefit concert for Dayton Children's Hospital

** This Concert is officially SOLD OUT. **

Country Music superstar Hunter Hayes will be performing live at Milano's in Springboro on Tuesday, September 15th. Join us for this exclusive one-night only event to raise money for Dayton Children's and the annual K99.1FM Cares for Kids Radiothon!

Mingle with several of your favorite Dayton media celebrities including Nancy Wilson, Frye Guy, Gabrielle Enright and other K99.1FM and WHIO-TV personalities. A full Milano's menu of food and drinks will be available for purchase. All event proceeds will benefit the K99.1FM Cares for Kids Radiothon.

Concert info:

  • Location: 
  • Date: Tuesday, September 15th
  • Time: 7 p.m. (Doors open at 5 p.m.)
  • Tickets: SOLD OUT
    • Tickets range between $35.00 and $75.00
    • Dinner is not included with the ticket purchase.
    • Advance tickets for the concert and meet and greet are required.
    • No tickets will be sold at the door

K99.1FM nominated for ACM Station of the Year

K99.1FM has been nominated for Medium Market Station of the Year at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards, it was announced this morning.

The 51st ACM Awards is scheduled to air live from Las Vegas at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 3, on WHIO-TV, Ch. 7.

K99.1FM is one of five radio stations nominated for the Medium Market award. The others are: KUZZ-FM (Bakersfield, Calif.); WIVK-FM (Knoxville, Tenn.); WQMX-FM (Akron, Ohio); and WUSY-FM (Chattanooga, Tenn.).

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K99.1FM nominated for Station of the Year by CMA

Dayton’s #1 country music station K99.1FM (WHKO-FM), has been nominated by the Country Music Association (CMA) for Station of the Year.

The CMA announced Wednesday its nominees for medium market Station of the Year, and K99.1FM, (WHKO-FM) was one of six on the list. K99.1 FM, has long been the country music station of choice for country music fans in the Dayton-Springfield area.

“All of us are absolutely thrilled to receive such a huge honor as a CMA nomination,” said WHKO-FM Program Director and host Nancy Wilson. “We have all worked hard to give our Miami Valley listeners the best country music station. To be recognized for this is a dream come true for us and a wonderful tribute to our amazing listeners.”

Winners will be announced in October and honored during the 49th Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, November 4th at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, according the Country Music Association.

The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by the more than 6,300 industry professional members of CMA, which when established in 1958 became the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music, according the the association.

K99.1FM is an affiliate of Cox Media Group Ohio, which also owns WHIO-TV, WHIO-Radio and the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and the Journal-News

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