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 2 decades. As host of Fort Wayne's Morning News, Charly takes you through the morning's Top News and Weather Channel Forecast. Charly boasts Fort Wayne's largest rolodex of newsmakers "ripped from the headlines..." so whenever news breaks, you can hear live, in-depth coverage that's easy to understand. Charly is the husband of an elementary school teacher, the father of a future Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, and a future doctor, and a 8 year-old daughter whose career he has yet to decide.




Pat Miller, Pat Miller Program Host




Kayla Blakeslee, News Director

Kayla Blakeslee is a recent graduate of Penn State University who majored in Journalism and Mass Communications. She enjoyed anchoring and reporting for The University's student-produced "Centre County Report" and The Big Ten Netowork's, "We Are The Millennials." After graduation, she joined Federated Media, anchoring news for WOWO News Talk 1190, and reporting for sister station 95.3 MNC. Kayla loves the daily excitement of news reporting, and hopefully, making a difference with her audience. In January 2013, Kayla was promoted to News Director.




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.




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.




Dean Jackson, News Anchor

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.




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.




Ryan Wrecker, Programming Director

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.




Krista Miller, News Anchor

Krista Miller is the newest member of the WOWO News Room. She is a native Hoosier, born and raised in Decatur, who joined the WOWO News Staff in June of 2012. She graduated with Honors from Bellmont High School in 2009. Krista attends Butler University and is majoring in Electronic Journalism. While at school, she writes and reports for Butler's news show "The Butler Beat" and is on the executive board of the "Butler University Dance Marathon" that benefits Riley Hospital. In her free time, she enjoys cheering on her Bulldogs at basketball games and spending time with family and friends.




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.




Carl Stutsman, Contributor

Carl was born and raised in Elkhart. He is a graduate of Concord High School. A true-blue Hoosier, he decided to stay in Indiana for college. He attended Valparaiso University and is finishing his higher education at IUSB while covering some of the biggest stories in Indiana. During his time on-air, Carl has led live storm coverage, reported on extensive damage in the aftermath of the storms, helped lead coverage of the effort to ban “K2” sales from area convenience stores, and was front-and-center when Marlin Stutzman announced his intent for the seat vacated by former House Representative Mark Souder. Some of his favorite moments are reporting live, in-the-field, whether it’s from the county fair, a local protest on illegal immigration or in front of a home or business damaged by a storm. Carl says the best part of his job is meeting people, learning their stories, and bringing them to life, on-air.




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