Meet Our Staff

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Chris started with the company in June of 2010 with the assignment of reporting news for then sister station WDSL in Mocksville. His first report was recorded on the station owner’s iPhone and then transferred to the computer where it was backed with music. It was soon discovered, however, that it would be difficult to generate three unique reports each day for a small county like Davie, and Chris was assigned to cover news for both WSIC and WDSLChris enjoys being able to bring people local information that they may not get anywhere else, and has an appreciation for the immediacy of radio – being able to get the information out before other media formats have the opportunity.  As News Director, Chris researches, writes and reports each of the local newscasts heard on WSIC. He also works on the station’s website and social media presence.

johnson_bioVeteran broadcaster Harold Johnson, known as “The Big Guy,” started his career at WSIC in 1965, but left for a career in Charlotte. There, he worked for WBTV, WBT Radio, and TV Channel 9. He returned to WSIC as morning host in 2012.As morning host, Harold serves up local discussion, news, sports, on-air games, and more! In his early days, before heading to Charlotte, Harold worked as a sports broadcaster and in the station’s sales department. His skill and demeanor make him an excellent fit for the Morning Show

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After being a loyal listener for 20 years, Wes joined the WSIC team in February of 2014.   Born in Cleveland Ohio, Wes graduated from Liberty University in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, an associates degree in applied science as well as a bachelors and masters degree in theology.  After college, Wes served in the United States Air Force until 1996 when moved to Statesville.  As a member of the WSIC team, Wes enjoys meeting with business owners to learn about their passions and using his three decades of marketing experience to assist connecting these businesses with the community.Wes is married and has two grown children.  In addition to his work with WSIC, Wes is also the pastor of a local church.

msangerMark was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and became an owner of WSIC in June of 2006 after being approached as a possible investor. Before he became an owner of the company, Mark’s experiences included radio sales, teacher, experiential exhibit sales, licensed real estate broker, investor, and also a volunteer fireman. He attended Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Michigan and Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. His degrees include one in Applied Fire Science and another in Radio and Television Broadcasting(B.A).As President and CEO of the company, Mark is responsible for the entire operation. His work is done behind the scenes – planning for the future to expand the station’s reach and effectiveness. Mark enjoys all aspects of the radio industry and feels that it is a privilege to be part of a station with a great audience that loves to be involved. He says that the Lord has blessed the station with professional and personable employees who are fun to work with and be around every day.When Mark is able to get away from work, he enjoys spending time with his wife Kathy and their four children. And, when not busy playing with the kids or doing things for his wife, Mark enjoys fishing, basketball, and building or fixing things. Concerning his favorite sports team, Mark says it depends on who’s live on WSIC at the time. Mark and his family are members of Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem.  You can connect with Mark on Linkedin, just search for him.

shannon_bioPat was born and raised in Iredell County, and first started working for Statesville Broadcasting in 1960 while at Troutman High School. After graduating from Troutman High School in 1961, and attending Mitchell College for a year, Pat joined the Air Force and was trained as a military broadcaster. With the exception of a year break in service, during which he returned to Statesville and WSIC from 1965-1966, Pat served 23 years of active duty in the Air Force with 16 years overseas in Armed Forces Radio and Television in Taiwan, Vietnam, Korea, Germany, Azores, Iran and Guam. While stationed stateside, Pat made training films for the Air Force and handled advertising and publicity for the Air Force Recruiting Service.Now, being semi-retired, Pat enjoys spending time with his wife, Sonja, and his two animal companions Scruffy and Mia. Pat also enjoys time spent on his boat “The Mulligan,” and playing golf. He has two daughters, three grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. With the exception of trying to retire once, Pat has hosted the Home Ad show (and for a period of time, the morning show as well) since 1986.

tsherrillTim, a native of Statesville, is one of the station’s longtime employees, first starting in 1978 when WFMX was still part of the company. As Traffic and Continuity Director, Tim plays an important part in WSIC’s mission of connecting businesses and the community. Tim ensures that commercials are on the station’s “log,” or schedule, each day and ready to play. He also handles public service announcements, and the community calendar.  Tim enjoys working with the staff at WSIC, and feels that they work well together to get the job done correctly. When he’s not working, Tim is an avid car guy and enjoys attending car shows, classic car cruse-ins, and NASCAR races. His favorite driver is #14, Tony Stewart in the Sprint Cup series.

bweiss_bioBrian first started with WSIC in April of 2011 as the station’s Social Connections Manager.  Prior to coming to WSIC, Brian worked for Sysco Corporation, EAuctionMaster, the Statesville Chamber of Commerce and Dixie Seating Company.  According to Brian, work at WSIC is never boring because you never know what a new day will bring. He considers his work in radio and television both exciting and rewarding. Brian’s favorite show on the station is Home Ad because it is genuinely a community-centered program.As General Manager, Brian helps to facilitate the day-to-day operations at WSIC. He also co-hosts the morning show with Harold Johnson. Brian lives in Statesville with his wife.

 

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