As the Morning Show host on WAVV 101 for the past 24 years, I’m proud we’ve consistently been the top-rated morning show with Adults 35+. Our listeners say they think of me as more than just an announcer; some even say I’m a personality, quick-witted, bright-humored and genuine with a sparkling, upbeat on-air delivery. (Blush). I appreciate my loyal, on-air following and the fans who come to meet me during our remote broadcast events. Originally from Buffalo, I’ve been a Southwest Florida resident since 1983 and live in Ft. Myers with my wife Penny.
I’m a Cleveland, Ohio native, and Naples has been my home for over 30 years. My wife Laura and I have two kids; our son is in college and our daughter is in high school. As your music host during the late morning and early afternoon, I strive to be a pleasant bridge between songs and keep you informed with local happenings and weather updates. WAVV-101.1’s relaxing, enjoyable music is the perfect complement to our beautiful Southwest Florida lifestyle, and I consider it a privilege and pleasure to provide this great mix of favorites you know and love.
Al BaxaAfternoon Drive Time
Hi, I’m Al Baxa and I’ve been your on-air afternoon personality and WAVV’s Chief Engineer since 1988. I’m a native of Minneapolis, but I’ve lived in Southwest Florida since 1984. You can often find me and my wife Terri hosting live trivia at various venues across the area. On Sundays during football season, you’ll find me cheering on the Minnesota Vikings. Terri and I have a grown daughter, Katy, and reside in Naples with our three dachshunds, Scooby, Sherman, and Ginger.
Heidi A. Berge, CRMCSenior Account Executive
I’ve made a career of media with experience in print, tv, and radio. I love making new business friends and am glad to lend my expertise to your ad campaign. Originally from the Washington DC area, and most recently from North Carolina, I love living on Marco Island and working with SWFL’s #1 Most Favorite radio station – WAVV 101.1! Office: (239) 775-9288 Cell: (239) 919-6260 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelley Young, RMP, CRMCSenior Account Executive
I’m Shelley Young, RMP, CRMC and a Senior Sales/Marketing Executive at WAVV 101 for 3 years as a Senior Marketing Executive. Having been in Sales and Advertising for over 20 years in the Southwest Florida and the Kansas City Markets, I like nothing better than to put together an Ad Campaign that brings my Clients success and new customers. I love living in Naples, my Labradoodle Truman, and my favorite NCAA Basketball team the Kansas Jayhawks! Office: (239) 775-9288 Cell: (239) 272-4099 Email: email@example.com
Steve Carey, RMPSenior Account Executive
My Name is Steve Carey and I have been a Senior Sales Associate with WAVV since 2013. My job is to treat EVERY advertiser with diligence, respect and care. If you don’t succeed, WE don’t succeed! I am a musician at heart playing both piano and guitar since I was a teen. Besides playing with The Doobie Brothers on stage, and meeting Joe Walsh and Mike Love in person, I am proud to have accompanied Loving Mary and Albert Castiglia. Personally, I am a Praise and Worship Leader at Heart! Ft Myers Office: (239) 936-4100 Cell: (239) 645-7737 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Walt TiburskiGeneral Manager
As General Manager, I manage the business and sales operations at WAVV 101.1 and have served in this role for 11 years. I sincerely enjoy working directly with our clients to provide radio advertising solutions designed to increase their sales. I have an extensive radio business background as a large and medium market station owner/operator and corporate radio executive for over 40 years. Prior to joining WAVV, my past radio executive and/or ownership positions included; President of a national, multi-market, radio group; Win Communications/ ML (Merrill Lynch) Media, and VP/GM positions with CBS/Infinity Radio, Clear Channel, Renda, Metroplex and Malrite Broadcasting companies. My wife Marilyn and I have been Naples residents since 2004 and are active members of Trinity by The Cove Episcopal Church, Port Royal. Office: (239) 775-9288 Email: email@example.com
Judy ButlerBusiness Manager
I’ve been with WAVV for over 20 years and handle the station’s accounting, billing and financial business operations. Early on, I worked in the New York area at Penguin Publishing and other organizations. Then, after working in New York, at the business office of the Rockefeller Family companies for many years, I relocated to Naples in 1993 with my husband Curt. We enjoy relaxing, travel, classic cars and our long-time involvement and interest in the annual “James Dean Festival and Car Show”. It’s a joy to work at WAVV and I am happy to assist you with all WAVV business matters. Call on me when I can help! Office: (239) 775-9288 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
April FontanaTraffic Director
As the traffic director at WAVV, my main job is to schedule the commercials. I also work closely with the sales department to make sure that your broadcast order runs smoothly. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from The Ohio State University, and I admit that I am a proud “Buckeye.” When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I can usually be found lounging on the beach, singing along to some great music at a local concert, or cheering on my favorite sports teams. Office: (239) 775-9288 Email: email@example.com
Donna DanielsReceptionist, Sales Assistant
I’ve been in sales positions my entire working life, and I love being part of and supporting the WAVV sales team. I look forward to interacting with our listeners and advertisers when information is needed about playlist, contests, or how to connect with an account executive. Originally from South Jersey, my husband and I have resided in Naples for 25 years. I enjoy the beach, my garden, and I like to cook and bake.