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.
Monday – Friday, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Kevin and his wife Amanda moved to Williamsburg in the summer of 2013. Kevin’s family has a long connection to the Williamsburg area (among whom is his father who was born here) and is consequently honored and proud to be a part of the WMBG family and Williamsburg community.
In 2001 Kevin’s voice caught the attention of studio executives in Canada while recording voice-over work for a U.S. syndicated show. He was immediately added to the National Voice-Over Reel for MidCan Studios, which serviced all of the major Canadian TV and radio networks. The biggest shock: he was only fifteen. Since then Kevin has continued to work extensively within the music, radio, and voice-over industry. He was honored to work locally with Studio Center of Virginia Beach, VA in 2011 as a voice-over artist before beginning a full-time touring schedule with his new album release from Song Garden Music Group of Nashville, TN. Kevin is also a proud alumnus of Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA) where he earned a Bachelor of Science with a major in Organizational Leadership & Management in 2013.
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 has been fascinated by lights and buttons since he was a little kid. With over 25 years experience, Carl has worked as a television soundman, operations manager, and radio personality. He is a big animal lover. In addition to his 2 dogs, cats, and turtle, Carl has a bearded dragon named Spike. Carl’s guilty pleasure is Star Trek. It must be all those lights and buttons.
John Gleason began his broadcast career long before the enlightened age of digital sound when records and reel-to-reel tapes were the order of the day; a time his children refer to as the Jurassic Age of radio. Having worked in stations from the Rocky Mountains to the East Coast, John gets a special thrill as part of the team that brings you “America’s Best Music”
Wayne spent many years as a professional musician (known to most of his old friends as “Buffalo”) in recording studios and nightclubs. Wayne’s radio career includes on-air personality, news reporter, talk-show host, sports guy, commercial producer, and parody songwriter.
Pat McNulty has been a radio & television broadcaster for thirty years. In his youth he worked as a ranch hand, a groom at a racetrack, a tile setter, and a drywall stocker. “I decided it was a lot easier to lift records than drywall. Although, my experience with horses and their stables hasn’t changed much; I still shovel stuff, just in a different way.” Pat is also the author of Great Music Radio.com, a critically acclaimed novel that was published in 2012. “If you like radio, music, or history, you’ll like my book. If you like a lot of bad jokes you’ll LOVE my book.”
Steve got started in radio to work his way through college. He’s been…uh…”working on that degree” in radio for the past 25 years! When he’s not cookin’ on the radio he loves to be in the kitchen cookin’ up something for his wife & two perfect kids. One day Steve hopes to win the lottery and take the winnings to Vegas to double them.