WILQ 50th ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTES

Listen to these 50th anniversary greetings from former WILQ staff members along with great stories during their time on and off the air!

Arnie Kriner from the late 70’s and early 80’s

Barbara Evans was part of WILQ for 13 years!

Barry Drake shares his time spent at the late afternoon news desk.

Barry Drake makes WILQ history by creating Backyard Broadcasting over 20 years ago!

Brad Nason, WILQ’s first Sports Director and on-air Sports Q anchor!

Bryon May spent three years hosting middays on the Q in the 90’s!

Cecilia Hook enjoyed 30 years in the sales department helping our clients be successful!

Dave Stratton worked with the best on the Q in the 70’s which fueled his passion for radio even more!

Dawn Marie wasn’t even a teenager when she made her WILQ debut!

Doug Herendeen, former Music Director, had a great 20 year stay through 1998.

Frank Bell, Montoursville native, our late 70’s Program Director, describes the Q’s format back then.

Frank Bell says in his radio career, never found another station with the ratings success WILQ has had!

Greg Adair was a WILQ account representative from 1982 to 1988.

Greg O’Brien has been “the voice” of WILQ the past 12 years!

Helen Nolan worked in our office plus played the Q Rooster over 20 years ago.

Jay Cresswell, on-air late 70’s and early 80’s, recalls a downtown fire that took the Q off the air.

Jeff Lynn, former Q on-air talent, sends his best wishes on our 50th anniversary.

Jill Wollet, former WILQ news anchor from 1978 to 81, has great memories from her time on the Q.

Joe Dalto, woke the Susquehanna Valley up for 5 of the best years of his life!

Joe Lundberg has been our Accu-Weather Meterologist since 1991!

Joel Vincent joined the team as our Business Manager in 1999 and popped up on the morning show too!

John O’Brien was your midday voice from 1995 to 2013!

John Thellion spent 25 fantastic years on the Q!

Judy Isgate was a positive fixture in our sales department from 1993 to 2012!

Judy Lohman, the daughter of long-time Chief Engineer John Ellis, pays tribute to him and the Q!

Jungle Jim Cameron joined WILQ in 1974!

Jungle Jim Cameron recalls the evolving sound of WILQ in the 1970’s.

Jungle Jim Cameron on the importance of a very good news team.

Jungle Jim Cameron flashes back to a big moment that took WILQ to even bigger heights!

Jungle Jim Cameron shares a laugh and a funny bit that happened on WILQ overnights!

Kelly Watts got his start on 105.1 in the 1960’s, before the days of WILQ, when it was WLYC-FM!  

Lee Troisi, the very first Q-Rooster!

Lou Kolb spent quite a bit of time down the hall from WILQ on sister station, 1050 WLYC.

Lou Kolb recalls the great people he worked with during his time in the Pine Street studios.

Lou Kolb pays tribute to our WILQ family members that are no longer with us.

Mac from Down Under was the first on a USA radio station to do a daily show from across the world!

Mark Lindow, former Program and Music Director, shares two fond memories during his Q days!

Nadine Rockwell says the Q was an opportunity to be part of a great team in the 90’s and early 2000’s!

Pat Mraz enjoyed over 40 years in sales with WILQ and Backyard Broadcasting!

Paul “Herbert” Hartman was part of the Q’s big-time on-air roster in the 1970’s!

Paul “Herbert” Hartman has the story on how an area businessman made his on-air debut on WILQ!

Paul “Herbert” Hartman on the top businesses that turn to WILQ to promote their goods and services.

Paul Rothfuss, who along with Kerby Confer, purchased WILQ and turned it into a radio powerhouse!

Rebecca Jones got her inspiration to jump into radio and wore quite a few hats during her time at WILQ.

Sandra Marie was part of our news team in the 1990’s.

Steve Walizer joined our family in 1984 for middays and later hosted the morning show.

Vince Grande, weekends and overnights on the Q in the mid-1970!

Warren Diggens remembers many great WILQ contests while he was in sales and General Manager.  

We pause and reflect on many of the talented people that are no longer with us that made WILQ great. 

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