Hello, I’m Sharon Dudgeon, the General Manager of WAUS. Music has always been an important part of my life. Trained as a saxophonist, I hold an M.Mus., and I started my professional life as a junior high band director.
My whole family is musical, and growing up my siblings and I enjoyed experimenting with music together. I remember taking road trips as a family where my brother and sister would join me in singing songs in strange ways (unison, except that we would all be, say, a half-step apart, creating a really horrible tone cluster effect) until we drove our parents crazy.We would also play at being on the radio, although I’m the only one who has actually lived out that fantasy as an adult. Other activities that I enjoy include antiquing, reading, and travel.
Jeff Smith here. I am the Michiana Classics Midday Host and Program Director.
I started in radio here at WAUS back in 1989 as a student announcer and now I am back! I haven't lost the "radio bug".
In addition to being a radio fanatic, I am also an ordained minister, singer & guitar player who loves to spend time in the recording studio. My hobbies include building arcade machines, all things computer techy, and anything to do with the guitar.
Wanda Poole here, I'm the Underwriting Director for WAUS. I have been out and about in the community for the last 10+ years promoting WAUS and offering the privilege of becoming a Corporate Supporter of "Your 24 Hour Classical Connection."
I am proud of the beautiful product I can offer to businesses, that of Underwriting on an uncluttered station. I enjoy people, my family, helping others, exercising, reading, puzzles, organizing and yard work. I have worked in the Nursing field and taught elementary PE. Best of all I like doing HIS will!
Hi, I'm Teddy Weithers Marketing Director and Michiana Mornings host. My parents listened to WAUS when they were students here at Andrews University back in the late seventies. I was a youngster and my father had a big collection of Classical Music Albums. Here I am some thirty years later working at the station they continue to listen to on-line in Florida. I have many years experience working as a lab technician in a hospital. I always wanted to work in broadcasting and received my BA in TV and Radio Broadcasting from Brooklyn College in New York City. I moved my family to the Michiana area five years ago from NYC and I don’t miss the city at all. OK, maybe the pizza joints and bodegas. I enjoy working out in my yard, hanging out with my family and friends, swimming, basketball and the martial arts (Aikido) and meeting WAUS members and listeners.
Bill Brent, the WAUS afternoon host, after graduating from Brown Institute's radio and television broadcasting program spent more than twenty years in the commercial broadcast industry. When asked, why do you work in radio? Bill Brent would likely respond; "It's not a job, it's an addiction." With a great appreciation for the hard work, in addition to the talent of the musicians, Bill shares the great classical works during his afternoon drive 'Michiana Classics' show. Having great respect for the musical performers being able to deliver according to the conductor's wishes, due to his background as a musician, with the trumpet, french horn, recorder and guitar.