Joe Barker, WMYW Station Manager
Over the years, Joe has been involved with many different local organizations that sometimes struggled to find affordable ways to promote themselves and upcoming events. With this in mind, Joe applied to the FCC for a license to start MY102.7 and create a local media source to promote Paulding County’s organizations, churches and charities. Joe manages the daily operations, promotions and organizes the public service announcements for which MY102.7 was created. As a fifth-generation farmer in Paulding County, Joe feels a responsibility to be a good steward of the land, as well as an active member in the community. Along with his wife Jodi, Joe looks forward to giving his children and now grandchildren an opportunity to earn a living on the family farm established in 1854.
Joe can be reached at email@example.com.
Terry Carwile, Engineer/Programmer
Terry manages the technical aspects of the station and keeps the programming in check. You’ll also hear Terry on the air promoting our sponsors and events in Paulding County. When he isn’t working at the station, Terry works fulltime as an industrial electrician. Terry grew up in Hicksville, Ohio, and graduated from Hicksville High School. He also attended Four County Vocational School and Northwest State Community College. Terry now resides in Paulding with his wife and their four children. Terry has always enjoyed the benefits of living in a small community and is proud to be a part of a project that promotes “keeping it local.”
You can contact Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michelle O’Dell, Social Media
Michelle’s services come to the station from Natural Design and Graphics, located in Paulding, Ohio. NDG is a graphic design and marketing firm that helps clients in northwest Ohio and beyond with everything from logo designs to website projects. Michelle’s primary role with the station is keeping listeners updated and informed through the My102.7 Facebook page. She is passionate about sharing the wonderful things our local communities have to offer. Michelle is also a huge music fan, enjoying artists from numerous decades and genres.
Dusty Sonnenberg, MyFarm Host
Dusty Sonnenberg has over 20 years of diverse agricultural experiences. Dusty is the owner/manager of a cash grain farm and has a replacement heifer facility. He is the operating manager of the Tri-State RTK Network, a regional company that provides auto steer technology to area farmers. Dusty has 20 years experience in radio and has been the host of The Maumee Valley Ag Report for 15 years. Dusty is an OSU & Defiance Collage grad who taught Ag on the high school level for nine years. You can contact Dusty about the MyFarm Program by emailing him at email@example.com.
Originally from North East, Pennsylvania (a small farming community outside of Erie), Pete graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2016 from Bowling Green State University. While at Bowling Green he called games for football, basketball, and baseball earning baseball broadcaster of the year his senior year. He also was the host of multiple radio shows at BGSU. During 2015 and 2016, he broke into broadcasting with the Erie SeaWolves, the AA affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, as the number two broadcaster and Broadcast Assistant. His role included providing play-by-play and color commentary, interviewing players, writing recaps, press releases, and traveling with the team on road trips.
After his time in Erie, Pete took a job with BCSN in Toledo where he currently directs the flagship show Sports Nightly, among many other responsibilities. Outside of BCSN, Pete works for Learfield as a broadcast engineer and producer during the football and basketball seasons. On-air you can catch him live during the Toledo Rockets pregame show on 1370 WSPD during football season and on MySports.live for football and basketball (hopefully pronouncing your kid’s name correctly).
Outside of broadcasting, Pete enjoys going to 80s rock concerts with his dad, golfing with his friends, and traveling to different ball parks.
Pete is looking forward to building relationships within Paulding County and developing a connection on a personal level with both athletes and coaches. Feel free to reach out with any story ideas or events that you want to highlight in Pauling County to firstname.lastname@example.org.