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____________________________________________ Your Hometown Voice! WHAN "The Mater" is locally owned and operated with the emphasis on Ashland/Hanover County. 102.9 the Mater plays laid back southern and alternative rock, with a splash of old school R&B. Artists like The Black Keys, JD McPherson and Tom Petty live here. You'll also enjoy some of your favorite Grateful Dead tunes. WHAN presents a variety of live sports broadcasts, including Randolph-Macon College football, as well as the Hanover County High School Football Game of the Week, Fridays at 6:30 p.m. and Collegiate Cougars VISAA High School on Friday afternoons. Check out the Mater on the weekends for specialty shows featuring Bluegrass, Gospel and more...
Some of the Crew Members
Calvin Cecil (Disc Jockey)
Roger Reynolds - or air personality
Well known in Ashland and the Richmond area, (probably some others places too) Roger has been entertaining folks for years with his easy manner and his knowledge of music -- sometimes strange music. Listen for Roger on the all new "The Mater."
Carlton Holloway is celebrating 40 years broadcasting Gospel Music. Join him Sunday mornings on your way to church from 7 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Ron Moody “Retro Rock and Soul – The Music and the Memories” is an exciting new radio concept created and developed by Ron Moody. Ron’s goal is to target an audience, comprised of the area’s portion of the 77 million Baby Boomers in the United States, as well as to “educate” a younger demographic regarding the history of popular music. Discussions are also currently in progress regarding additional radio markets through syndication. The show is a fast-paced weekly mix of memorable music and nostalgic conversation. Each week is a specially planned salute to a year or theme. Shows involving a “year” reflect hits from that year, as well as conversation about the corresponding news, people, places, and events. Theme shows highlight such concepts as “What Is Beach Music”, “The Evolution of Soul Music”, “A Birthday Salute to Elvis Presley”, “The Country Influence on Rock & Roll”, “The Songwriters”, “The Ladies of Rock & Soul”, “The Iconic Record Labels”, etc. In keeping with his extensive knowledge of musical history, all the songs are personally picked by Ron and are thoroughly researched for historical authenticity. The result is a fun-packed two hour weekly escape to a more nostalgic time. It’s what can best be described as “Musical Mayberry”. Future plans include a variety of “guest” co-hosts for selected shows who will share their thoughts about the music and the memories. The show broadcasts on WHAN Radio 1430 AM & 102.9 FM, Ashland / Hanover, VA and airs 7 ‘til 9 PM each Sunday with an encore performance the following Wednesday each week from 7 ‘til 9 PM. The broadcast also streams on the internet via simulcast over “RadiALL”, WHAN’s internet radio station Sunday, Wednesday, again on Friday. Ron Moody is a member of The Beach Music Hall of Fame and is the co-founder and leader of the longtime Richmond Virginia based band, Ron Moody and the Centaurs. He has also recorded for Columbia, ABC, and MGM Records. Aside from his writing and recording career, he worked for major record labels (ABC/Dunhill, Polygram, and Universal) for 35 years, and has taught numerous college classes and participated in countless public forums on the history of Rock & Roll.
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