Shawn Carey

Shawn Carey

    As the John Mellencamp 80s classic “Small Town” goes, I was born here and I’ll die here.

    While stuck at home with the flu in 1979, the day Three Mile Island was in the news, I was glued to the radio and knew, from that day on, this was my calling.

    My first radio gig started in June 1983, babysitting the equipment on Sunday mornings, running religious shows at my hometown station in Lock Haven.  I was captain of the “God Squad!” Actually, my grandfather was a founding trustee of the former Lock Haven Broadcasting Corporation back in the 1940s so I guess getting into radio was bound to happen sooner or later. When the FM station in Lock Haven changed the format in 1986, it was my first chance to play rock and roll on the radio.

    In 1990, I turned into a vampire for a few years doing the overnight shift in Williamsport at the former 103.9 WHOT.  Eventually, I saw the light, literally, and moved up to afternoons.

    I ended up going to Sunbury in May 1995. Times change…people come and go (went to do some newspaper advertising in 2003 for a while…..too much ink….that’s another story for another time).

    In 2020, I returned to Williamsport to join the Backyard Broadcasting family!

    On October 9, 2023, following the retirement of our longtime Operations Manager Ted Minier, Carey’s Corner premiered, the first new, morning show on WILQ in 22 years.

    Carey’s Corner is at the intersection of entertainment and information that will set the tone for the rest of your day!

    Whether you’re at home, work, or in your car, thanks for inviting us in and making WILQ a part of your life!