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JR & Dawn Marie
The No-Name Morning Show

JR joined the family at Real Country 96.9 WSIG in February 2012.  He got his start in radio in 1989 in Clarksville, Tennessee, where he went to high school and college.  In his spare time, he enjoys sight-seeing and spending time with his growing family.  He and his wife Tawnya got married on the playground in 3rd grade... then again "for real" 30 years later.  They welcomed little Jonah in August 2012--joining daughter KateLynne and sons Chase, Cody, Ryan and Sean Hunter.  Send JR an e-mail anytime at!

Dawn Marie joined WSIG in February 2013.  She was first exposed to radio at 8 years old and fell in love with it.   She grew up in Pennsylvania, and worked at a radio station in central Pennsylvania for 18 years as a morning show co-host before following her husband to Missouri. She returned to the east coast in August of 2012 so she and her husband could be closer to their families.  Dawn and her husband have a beautiful three year old granddaughter and now a very handsome grandson!   In her spare time, Dawn enjoys spending time with family, and of course playing with their granddaughter, horseback riding, fishing, picnics and she is very active in the community and enjoys doing her part to make a difference.  Let’s not forget the beach, she loves the beach!  Dawn is very excited to be a part of WSIG and looks forward to chatting with you and meeting you!  See you around in the Shenandoah Valley!
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Dusty Rhodes joined the WSIG team in August 2012.  Every weekday, he hosts "Lunch with the Legends" request show from 12-1.


Bill joined the Real Country 96.9 WSIG family in April of 2013 after spending nearly twenty years at another media outlet in the area.  Though he still looks like a young pup (yeah, right), Bill's been doing radio or TV since 1971.  Having grown up in Atlanta before his professional life, Bill is a rabid Braves, Falcons, and University of Georgia fan, but does cheer for the Nats, Redskins, UVA, Virginia Tech, JMU, and Bridgewater College as well.   Bill has eclectic musical tastes, running the gamut from George Strait to Barry Manilow to Bon Jovi to Barbra Streisand to Patty Loveless; about the only kinds of music he can't handle are opera and punk-gospel. Bill and his wife Paula have four children, five grandchildren, and two loving cats.  Bill is thrilled to be with the Real Country family and looks forward to entertaining our listeners for many years!  Email Bill anytime at!


Molly came to WSIG fresh out of college in 2008 with a big heart for country music. Nowadays, when Molly’s not talking on the radio or making commercials, you’re likely to find her engulfed in her latest book, trying out a new recipe she found on Pinterest, taking care of baby calves (or at least doing something that involves sloshing around in muck boots)! Check out Molly on WSIG weeknights from 7pm to midnight!

Les Irby's Bluegrass Saturday Night is a true original and by far the most popular specialty music program in the Valley,  A Shenandoah County native, Les has lived many places but his heart has always been in the Valley.  The Bluegrass bug was planted early when as a kid Les enjoyed watching Reno and Smiley on television. It also helped that the woman who babysat him loved Bluegrass and listened to it constantly.  But his love of Bluegrass really came in the seventies when he attended Bluegrass festivals for the party, but learned to appreciate the music. This where the things he respects most about the music came into focus: the music’s history, honesty, and 
real emotions.  Les has hosted The Bluegrass Show on WSIG for over 15 years. You can listen to the The Bluegrass Show Saturdays 3pm-9pm.  You can also catch Les Irby overnights from 12a-6a and during The Gospel Show on Sundays from 9a-12p.

Fritz came to Staunton in 2006 from Wilmington,Delaware. He has been in and around radio and television since 1973. He's worked at radio stations in Wilmington as well as Chester, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Fritz spent twenty years at a production company as a cameraman/editor. He and his wife Peggy have been professional musicians since 1985.  Fritz and Peggy share a house in Staunton with two cats, Lucy and Jeanette.  Music is a major part of Fritz's being and his tastes are wide and varied. On Saturdays at Noon, he hosts the Weekend Edition of Lunch With The Legends. On Sundays at 2:00 check out Western Swing and Cowboy Classics.


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