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Dog

Dog hails from Princeton, but currently resides in Spring Valley with his wife, Courtney and daughters, Laney and Madeline. Dog has been with The Radio Group for over 10 years. In fact, he was working as a waiter at a local restaurant when the station owner approached him about a career in radio. The rest is history. In his spare time, he enjoys adventure racing.

Dog co-hosts The WALLS 102 Morning Doghouse with Val... and Tater from 6 until 10 a.m. Monday through Friday on WALLS 102.
 
Every weekday morning, Dog, Val... and Tater bring you the Hollywood Hubub at 6:50; Stabuck's Who's Closer at 7:15; the Peru Federal Savings Bank "Country Classic" at 7:50; "Not the News" at 8:15; The SoundFX Game at 8:30; and Remote Control at 8:50.

The WALLS 102 Morning Doghouse is sponsored by Nerds on Call, D.J.'s Carpet Furniture & More in Peru, Marien Mae, Koolmaster, Steinberg's, McDonalds in Oglesby, Peru and Streator and Town & Country Services.
 

Val

6 until 10 a.m.

Sweet V hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she studied radio broadcasting at Point Park University. She now calls Peru home. Her first radio experiences include being on-air at her college radio station and working as a board operator for CBS Radio in Pittsburgh.

Her interest in radio stemmed from a love of music and many compliments on her voice. She thought, "How could I merge the two?" and ta-da!


Val co-hosts The WALLS 102 Morning Doghouse with Dog and Tater from 6 until 10 a.m. Monday through Friday on WALLS 102.
 
Every weekday morning, Dog and Tater bring you the Hollywood Hubub at 6:50; Stabuck's Who's Closer at 7:15; the Peru Federal Savings Bank "Country Classic" at 7:50; "Not the News" at 8:15; The SoundFX Game at 8:30; and Remote Control at 8:50.

The WALLS 102 Morning Doghouse is sponsored by Nerds on Call, D.J.'s Carpet Furniture & More in Peru, Marien Mae, Koolmaster, Steinberg's, McDonalds in Oglesby, Peru and Streator and Town & Country Services.

ZamZam

ZamZam hails from Punxsutawney, PA (yes, the home of the groundhog)........but is now living in Peru. He graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a degree in broadcasting. While in college, he was the sports director at the universities radio station, and the voice of Clarion Golden Eagles Basketball.

After college, ZamZam worked for another station in Clarion, and was the morning show host at a station in Punxsutawney. He is a fan of the Dallas Cowboys (America's Team) and loves Dirt Track Racing. It is way too flat in Illinois, but he is enjoying the Central Time Zone.

Join ZamZam from middays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. weekdays on WALLS 102.

EZ E

Born and raised in Novi, Michigan, just outside of Detroit, Easy E comes to Peru from the Specs Howard School of Media Arts, where he received his degree in radio, video and film.

He is an avid University of Michigan football fan and enjoys rooting for all the Detroit sports teams. Yes, even the miserable Lions.

Easy E loves to laugh, and as a stand-up comedian, the only thing he enjoys more is making others laugh. You can join him for a great time, and hopefully a few chuckles, every weekday afternoon from 3 until 7 p.m. Easy Afternoons on Walls 102.

WALLS 102 Easy Afternoons is sponsored by Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Kenn Motors, MJ's Pub 7 Grill, McDonald's in Peru, Oglesby and Streator, Someone's in the Kitchen and Town & Country Services.

Tater

Tater joins WALLS 102 from the St. Louis metro area , where he attended the Broadcast Center and received a degree in radio broadcasting.

Being on the radio comes natural to Tater as he loves to talk and just make people laugh.

Tater also LOVES the NFL and likes to collect football jerseys/sports cards. If you have cooking skills and can make some great gumbo or jambalaya, he'll be your best friend!

Tater joins Dog and Val during The WALLS 102 Morning Doghouse occassionally, but hosts Tater Time weeknights from 7 until midnight.

Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton

Lon Helton has been host of Country Countdown USA since its inception in 1992. He is Publisher of Country Aircheck, an industry trade magazine. He is also Editor of the Mediabase Country Chart, which is used in this show. Lon’s country radio career began in 1971. He spent 12 years as both personality and programmer in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Denver. He spent 20 years as Country Editor of Radio & Records before founding Country Aircheck. Lon is a member of the Board of Directors of the Country Music Association and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Lon was named CMA National Personality of the Year in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010. In 2009, he won that honor from the Academy of Country Music. Lon was inducted into the Country Radio DJ Hall of Fame in 2006. He’s hosted numerous radio specials, and is country radio’s best known star interviewer.
 
Join Lon for Country Countdown USA at 3 p.m. on Saturday and 6 a.m. on Sunday. Each week, a charted country star joins Lon Helton to count down the week’s Top 30. Or, catch Lon on Country's Inside Track weekdays at 3:30 p.m.

Country Countdown USA is sponsored by Peru Home Entertainment on Saturday and Red's Truck Repair on Sunday.

This weekend on Country Countdown USA, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley co-host the show with Lon just in time for the CMAs on Wednesday, Nov. 5.






 

ZMax Racing Country

ZMax Racing Country now in its 21st year is a weekly two-hour music intensive variety show featuring insights and interviews from behind the scenes of NASCAR and Nashville. Co-Hosts Paul & Cathy are well known members of the media community: Paul Schadt - Charlotte's top Country Morning Man and Cathy Martindale - award-winning Nashville anchor. Racing Country reaches millions of listeners weekly playing the best selection of country music and original interviews straight from the NASCAR Garage and the Nashville recording studios.

Don't miss this two-hour music intensive variety show from 9 until 11 a.m. Sunday.

This weekend on ZMax Racing, Paul visits with Rick Hendrick while Cathy talks to Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, hosts of the CMAs!




 
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