WOWO Personality Profiles

Charly Butcher, Fort Wayne's Morning News Host

Charly Butcher is a Fort Wayne morning-radio fixture, on the air, locally, for over 3 decades. As host of Fort Wayne's Morning News, Charly takes you through the morning's Top News and Viper HD Forecast from 21 Alive Forecast. Charly boasts Fort Wayne's largest contact list of newsmakers "ripped from the headlines..." so whenever news breaks, you can hear live, in-depth coverage that's easy to understand. Charly has the full resources of Fox News and live comment from Todd Starnes to bring you the most comprehensive and entertaining morning news show in the area. Fort Wayne's Morning News is simulcast on NBC 33 Monday through Friday 6am to 7am. Charly is the husband of an elementary school teacher, the father of a English Professor, and a Physical Therapist, a new daughter that is a Nurse Practitioner and a 11 year-old daughter whose career is yet to be determined.

Pat Miller, Pat Miller Program Host

Afternoon host from 3-6PM on WOWO

Jim Shovlin, Sports Director

WOWO Sports Director Jim Shovlin is a Fort Wayne native who lives and breathes local sports. Jim is a proud graduate of Bishop Dwenger High School and is a major player in the local sports scene. Among Jim's credentials: WOWO Sports Director, Tin Caps stadium announcer, and President of the Northeast Indiana Baseball Association. Jim was also inducted into the National Men's Senior Baseball League Hall of Fame in 2006, thanks to a nasty knuckleball that he still throws to this day. Jim's roots in the Summit City run deep, and he's particularly fond of bragging on his 3 grandsons, Maddox, Kaleb and Myles.

Kylie Havens, Traffic Anchor

Fort Wayne native, Kylie Havens, graduated with honors from Snider High School in 2009, and spent one year at Purdue University in West Lafayette. She is currently a senior at IPFW majoring in Communication and Media Production. On campus, she anchors and writes for the student news show "Mastodon Minutes", and represented IPFW as an NCAA cheerleader. Kylie joined the WOWO team in the Spring of 2012 to write and report news. She enjoys using online social networking as a way to connect with the audience, and give them a behind the scenes look into the newsroom. In her spare time, Kylie enjoys visiting her favorite Fort Wayne locations such as Parkview Field and Coney Island. You can hear Kylie reporting traffic during Fort Wayne's Morning News.

Rob Winters, Farm Director

Rob Winters provides daily Farm news keeping farmers informed on the important news and issues effects. Special series reports and on-the-spot reports from farm shows and meetings put the news in perspective. Rob’s work covering agricultural issues started in the Yakima Valley of Washington state where he covered farm news and issues related to apples, peaches, pears, hops, wheat, and cattle. That was followed by a seven year stint covering news and issues of the dairy industry. Rob is a seasoned news journalist with awards for his work during more than 35 years of radio and television experience.

Tom Franklin, Afternoon News Anchor

Tom Franklin joins us from Memphis, Tennessee where he was a news director for a news talk station.  As a St. Louis native, you'll see him cheering for the Blues on any given night during hockey season.

Dean Jackson, News Anchor/Reporter

Dean Jackson is a life-long resident of northeast Indiana and has been covering news and sports in the area since the 1980's. He's a graduate of Huntington University and just a few classes short of an M.B.A in Sports Management from Tiffin University. You may recall his previous work with the Fort Wayne Freedom and Fusion football teams, IPFW basketball and high school sports. He's also provided play-by-play for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants on NBA-TV. His past assignments include USA Today, The Associated Press, Comcast, ESPN, CBS Radio, NPR, the BBC and the Houston Chronicle and other media outlets. The Indiana Associated Press awarded him the Best Shortform Newscast in 2013.    Follow him on Twitter @deanjacksonwowo and on at DeanJacksonWOWO

Ryan Wrecker, Programming Director, anchor, fill in host

A Fort Wayne transplant and a hockey fan, Ryan grew up outside of Detroit and went to school at Central Michigan University.  He moved to Lima, Ohio to work for multiple stations, including classic rock.  Later he moved to Milwaukee as a sports reporter, but moved back to Ohio to be closer to his new wife.    Ryan enjoys going to Komets games with his wife, trying out new restaurants in the area – and telling people he works for WOWO.

Jon Zimney, reporter

Jon Zimney is a frequent contributer to WOWO News as a newsroom reporter. 

Casey Hendrickson, Contributor

Casey started his talk radio career at CBS-owned AM 840 KXNT in Las Vegas, Nevada. During a nearly six year span, he became a number-one rated news/talk show host. After leaving KXNT, Casey joined Fox News Radio KDOX for a brief time until he and his wife got the itch to leave Las Vegas behind for the friendly midwest. Newcomers to the region, they are spending their first few months establishing a home and exploring the area.

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