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Meet the Team

Bill Sherard – Owner / Operator

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Bill Sherard has deep Virginia heritage in radio. I started my broadcast career as a high school student in Big Stone Gap, deep in the valleys of Southwest Virginia.  During college in Richmond, I worked full-time as a nighttime teen DJ on a legendary top 40 radio station, WLEE.  Years later I was lucky to work with partners who provided me with ownership at two Alexandria, VA radio stations, which we later sold to Group W Broadcasting.  Then I was able to build my own radio group of 9 stations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Illinois. I’ve never lost my love for radio, after 60 years.  I’m proud to operate radio stations here in the Northern Neck.  I believe in the power of radio to help a local community be a better place.  WIGO Country, BAY FM and our great team here are hopefully a testament to that.

Lauren James – General Manager 

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Lauren James is a Northern Neck Native, a graduate of Lancaster High School and of Christopher Newport University. I’ve worked in radio advertising sales for over 5 years and am currently enrolled in the Virginia Association of Broadcasting’s Best of the Best leadership program. I’ve been awarded several VAB awards for commercial production and promotional concepts. I am co-owner of 2022 Start-up Paddle On LLC, a Kayak and Paddle Board Rental Company. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family, being on the water, and traveling.
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Victoria Gardiner – Business Manager

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A Central New Jersey native, Victoria Gardiner is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a degree in Popular Culture and Ethnic Studies. She had previously spent her career working for Public Libraries, most recently as the Circulation Desk Manager for the Lancaster Community Library. As a huge fan of popular music, she is currently working her dream job as the Traffic Manager for Two Rivers Communications. In her free time, she reads, listens to music and crochets.

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Allan Courtney – Account Executive

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Allan Courtney is a native of the Northern Neck. He is a graduate of Lancaster High School, Chowan College, and Radford University, where he majored in Recreation with an emphasis in management. He served as the Recreation Director for the Lancaster County Department of Parks & Recreation and worked in the recreation/education fields for several years. He embarked on a second career in sales, including working for the progressive country radio station 99.9 The Wolf (now Hank 93.1). He lives in Ottoman and spends much of his free time writing, collecting vintage sports autographs, and following the Baltimore Orioles.

Scott Hancock – Account Executive

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Scott Hancock was bitten by the “radio bug” at a early age, having his first on-air radio show at WDMV-AM in Pocomoke City, Maryland when he was just 14 years old. He worked as a radio personality at stations in York, Pennsylvania, Salisbury, Westminster and Ocean City, Maryland; most notably at the legendary Top 40 station 100KHI in Maryland’s beach resort. Following college, Scott shifted his career path to municipal government management and served as Town Manager in Centreville, Maryland, York, Maine and Narragansett, Rhode Island. In the mid 1990’s, Scott was appointed Executive Director of Maryland’s municipal association, Maryland Municipal League, where he served until his retirement in 2022.  Scott is honored to be a part of the Bay FM/WIGO family as an account executive and voice-over announcer at the Northern Neck/Middle Peninsula premier stations. He looks forward to meeting our loyal listeners and helping our business community meet their marketing goals.

Aside from his professional life, he loves to SCUBA dive and is an amateur singer and actor, He is married with two grown children.  

Patty Jones – Sr Account Manager
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Patricia Jones is a veteran marketing professional from the Northern Virginia area. I’ve ‘sat in most seats at the marketing table,’ including radio sales and promotion, advertising agency experience and AVP of Corporate Branding for SAIC. Some career highlights include winning Billboard Magazine’s Country Music Station of the Year for producing a radiothon that raised $250,000+ for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Co-author of “Say It and Live It’ published by Doubleday, leading a team to produce a business book from start to finish, developing an action figure, commissioning a song, and producing a music video. Patty enjoys spending time with friends and family – particularly her son, cooking and watching live music, especially country and classic rock. Bruce Springsteen is her musical hero.

Ron Jeffries – Operations Manager 
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Ron Jeffries – I knew radio was my calling very early on, spinning records, giving time checks and making up weather forecasts in the family room at about 8 years old. Working much of my career in Richmond and Virginia Beach, i’ve always made my home on the middle peninsula. I’ve spun Oldies, Adult Contemporary, Adult Alternative, Classical, and Country. In off hours I enjoy the Bay, watching movies, football and baseball, and playing golf. In addition to the Classic Hits Morning Show show, I’m also operations manager for 104.9 WIGO Country and Classic Hits 101-7 Bay FM since 2009. Was lucky enough to have heard Stevie Ray Vaughan live. It was 1983 – still the best concert I’ve been to….. or maybe Steely Dan was the best… or…..
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Steve Grainer
Public Service Coordinator
Morning Host – WIGO
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Steve Grainer – Started as a deejay when vinyl was the standard. I graduated college with a degree in social sciences and education followed by a 40-year career in fire and emergency services and related training in hazardous materials and incident command. I returned to playing music for fun and was fortunate to find a company that allowed me to do that-Two Rivers Communications. My favorite non-music pursuits include gardening, hunting, and fishing. I now can do all those things in the same place—no place better than the Northern Neck.

Tom Jones –  Promotions Assistant

Tom Jones – I am a hometown guy born and raised here in beautiful, downtown Kilmarnock. I am new to radio, but I am excited to meet new people. I have always enjoyed working in the community. First as a lifetime member of Kilmarnock Fire Department, and as member of the Kilmarnock Planning Commission. I have also done a lot of event planning for different charities in the area. Please send me your ideas so I can help your business or charity.

These days I am a producer for Lancaster High School Basketball games on Classic Hits Bay FM , and assist the on-air crew at various remote broadcasts and events. I look forward to being a part of this great organization.

Joanne Webb-Fary and Jason Waddy

Joanne Webb-Fary is a retired Lancaster County health and physical education teacher with a passion for sports. I was a basketball coach for over 25 years and continue to coach track and field. I taught for 32 years ranging from kindergarten to high school, culminating as the high school athletic director. I’ve been an avid fitness enthusiast including mostly running, biking, and swimming. I play softball in a senior league and love playing pickleball. I’ve been married to my husband, Randy, for 24 years with 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

Jason Waddy is a life long resident of Lancaster County, and long time associate of the radio station. He has been a board operator, and producer of our Sunday morning programs. With a deep knowledge and passion for Lancaster High School Athletics, he is the perfect choice for color commentary on our LHS basketball broadcasts.