We lost our long time announcer Bob Sheeran to a stroke on February 23, 2013. He will be missed by many in our community. Our prayers go out to his family and many friends. Rest in Peace Bob.
Bob graduated from William & Mary in 1967. He was the William & Mary Information Director from 1972 until 1985. Bob has been affiliated with WMBG AM 740 for over 30 years with William & Mary Football and Basketball broadcasts along with being the host of the William & Mary Quarterback Club. For the past 30 years he has been the color commentator for William & Mary Football and he has been the host of “Wake Up Call”. Bob was named “Spokesperson of Williamsburg” by the Virginia Gazette’s peoples choice awards. Bob has been emcee and auctioneer for many area fundraisers.
Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Philip Newbery is originally from Axminster, Devon, in England, and has been living in Williamsburg since 1995. He met and married his wife, the former Brook Levitt, in 1998. He has 3 grown daughters and 3 grandchildren, all living in England. In addition, to having lived in a musical environment at home in England, he performed in regional theater there, as well as in the local Operatic Society, in non-musical roles. In that vein, he has recently been involved with the Williamsburg Players, assisting in the building of sets for productions, and hopes to become involved as an actor. For the last several years, Philip has been the road technician for the Smith-Wade Band, of Williamsburg, which has kept him up to speed considerably in the world of music. He is the owner and operator of Philip Newbery Contracting, in Williamsburg, where he does home repairs and some remodeling and is himself a very fine carpenter.
Strolling Down Memory Lane
Monday – Friday, Noon – 3:00 PM
Peter Natale is originally from the Big Apple, New York City. He makes Newport News his home with his daughter and grandson. Peter’s background is varied in materials management, purchasing and scheduling. He brings to WMBG both on-air and club D.J. experience. In the early 90s, Peter was involved in country music radio and nightclubs, bringing the “new country” sound to the Pontiac and Rochester Hills area in Michigan, working with then newcomers Neil McCoy, Martina McBride, Collin Raye and others. He is very active in the theatre arts in the Hampton Roads area, both acting and directing for various area theaters. Peter currently serves on the Board of Directors of the area’s oldest community theatre group, the Williamsburg Players, as treasurer and assists in box office sales, set building and directing.
Sunday Morning Services
Vinetta graduated from Florida A & M University in 1971. For 19 years she worked at Bankers Trust in New York City in the Funds Transfer Department as an auditor & officer. Currently, Vinetta is a Bank Manager for the Hampton branch of Old Point National Bank. She has worked for WMBG as a Gospel and Religious Broadcaster since 1987.
Jeff Rollins has hosted our Adult Standards morning show since 1991. Prior to joining us he was a popular air personality at KFOG and KNBR in San Francisco, KFWB in Los Angeles. His witty outlook entertained audience is Sacramento, Washington DC, and Charleston WV.
Carl Hampton is a 25 year broadcast veteran. For the past 12 years he served as operations manager and air personality for both Jones Standards and the Music Of Your Life formats.
Chick Watkins has spent over forty years in radio. He’s interviewed hundreds of personalities such as Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, and Johnny Mathis. He enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with his 3-year old Grandson. Chick also loves golf but don’t ask him about his handicap!
Don Reid is a 30+ year radio veteran who has hosted many formats at Dial Global. He was an air personality in Chicago at WCLR-FM Chicago, KIQQ Los Angeles, and KNUS-FM Dallas. Don also served as music director and assistant PD at KLCY-FM Salt Lake.