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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.”

  Favorites

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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Remembering Garth Brooks' 1992 show at the Nutter Center

WANT TO GO?

WHAT: Garth Brooks World Tour feat. Trisha Yearwood

WHEN: April 23, 7 p.m. 

WHERE: Ohio State University Schottenstein Center, Jerome Schottenstein Center Borror Dr., Columbus

COST: $74.98 including fees; on sale Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.com. Eight-ticket limit applies.

INFO: garthbrooks.com | schottensteincenter.com | Facebook

News of Garth Brooks' first Columbus concert announcement in nearly 20 years this morning got us all jamming to "Friends in Low Places," but we're of course wishing he were actually coming to our town instead.

The number-one top selling solo artist in U.S. history is bringing his Garth Brooks World Tour (featuring his wife, Trisha Yearwood) to Columbus' Schottenstein Center at Ohio State University on April 23, and it's making us nostalgic for his last Miami Valley show at the Wright State University Nutter Center — in 1992?! Hard to believe it's been nearly a quarter of a century now.

That show holds the record for fastest tickets sold out for a single performance: The tickets were gone in a cool 17 minutes.

Longtime K99.1FM Breakfast Club co-host Nancy Wilson has great memories of that show.

"I was working with Paul Ellis on the morning show at the time and we were escorting a dozen winners backstage to meet Garth," she said.  "While we were waiting by the stage, a roadie came out and escorted us backstage to meet him.  We were taken into a room with a bunch of chairs set up in a big circle with a cooler of beer and drinks in the middle."

Imagine their surprise, when the "roadie" turned out to be Garth himself, wearing sweatpants, a holey shirt and scruffy beard! Nobody recognized him because they didn't expect the man himself to personally walk the winners back.

"He visited with us a good 20 minutes, talking and signing autographs when his manager came in and stood behind Garth giving his all the 'wrap it up' sign," Wilson  continued. "Garth turns to him and says, 'you don’t need to rush these folks in here now.  All those folks out there aren’t going anywhere!  Now, who needs better tickets?'  And he proceeds to hand out upgrades to all our listeners."

"Garth is a true class act and always puts his fans first," she concluded. We have to agree!

Though Nutter Center Marketing Manager Misty Cox started her role in 1997, she said she's heard from everyone who worked there at that time that Garth was very friendly with everyone.

"He would talk to all of the staff, remember people's names, and make an effort to try to talk to not just the administrators, but to the security team, the people on the floor doing physical labor," she said. That's the kind of celebrity you want to have at your venue!

Last July, the Nutter Center set up a social media campaign to bring Garth Brooks back to the Center ahead of their 25th anniversary in 2017. Fans were asked to tweet with the hashtag #NutterCenter4Garth to boost interest and show his team that the Miami Valley was craving a fresh show. Cox said with the April Columbus show announcement, that prospect is less likely.

"We thought it'd be fun to try (the social campaign) and see if it catches," she said. 

Brooks' last area performance was at Columbus' Cooper Stadium in 1997, when his six concerts drew an estimated 95,000 fans, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

Sounds like April 23 will be your best chance to see Garth in the area anytime soon. Don't miss out!

K99.1FM in running for station of the year

K99.1FM has been nominated for Marconi Medium Market Station of the Year.

The winners will be announced Thursday, Sept. 22, at the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Radio Awards Dinner and Show.

The award show will be held at the Omni Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.

Radio stations and personalities honored that night were selected by the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Selection Academy.

The NAB awards were established in 1989 and named after inventor and Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi.

These prestigious awards recognize stations and individuals for their excellence and performance in radio.

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

Win tickets to our Country Bands Together Concert

Come out to see Nancy on Buckeye Lane at The Greene from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, November 21st for your chance to win a pair of tickets to our Country Bands Together Concert at Wright State University's Nutter Center featuring Little Big Town, Big & Rich, Maddie & Tae, Parmalee, and Brothers Osborne on December 12th!

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