Shawn Knight- 5am to 9am
Shawn Knight is a man of many skills and talents. He’s bigger than life! He has been on the air from Tucson to Tucumcari, Tehachapi to Tonopah…wait thats a song. He truly has a long history but the authorities have not caught up to him yet so he’s able to stay on the air. He brings his wit and cheery charm to the Kix 105.5 Morning Show and there’s nothing you can do about it.
Turtle: Owen Mercon a.k.a. Turtle did 2 seasons on the History Channel show Down East Dickering he also did a trading show Saturdays on WLOB Radio in Portland Maine. Turtle has been host of WKXH’s Sunday show, Northcountry Trader since 2014. When he isn’t on the Trader he can be found as a board op during Red Sox & Patriot’s games as well as live events on our sister station 1340 Am WSTJ. Turtle moved to East Burke Vermont 23 years ago from Maine. When not on the radio Turtle is a treasure hunter and enjoys flea markets, tag sales and metal detecting.
Mike Plough has been spoon fed radio since his birth. Growing up with Howard Stern and his friends while his father made soft drink deliveries across New York City and New Jersey is how Mike first started a passion for radio. It was the long hours of sitting in a van, listening to every and any radio program that came in, that shaped Mike’s views on what good radio is. Aided by a love of Howard Stern and radio in general, Mike listened day and night to WJSC a college station located in Johnson Vermont. Mike tested with many different varieties of “Radio Broadcasting”, from online broadcasts to just talking in his bedroom. It wasn’t until he arrived at Lyndon State College and hosted his first official radio show at the ever lively time of 2am. Through hard work and determination Mike Plough became News Director, then Music Director, then Production Director and finally Mike became General Manager of WWLR 91.5 The Impulse. While General Manager of 91.5, Mike Plough had radical sweeping changes in the format of the broadcasts and on the programs themselves. Mike brought his own brand of morning radio with the award worthy “Morning Evolution”. Mike and his friends hosted a morning show for 2 years, becoming one of the biggest morning shows in the local area. Mike crafted everything that went over the air by hand, from top of hour stingers, to liners, to advertisement Mike Plough did it all.
When he felt his job was done, and college radio couldn’t be more awesome he left for the Vermont Broadcast Associates for bigger fish to fry. You can see him every day at the Kix studio when you come in to pick up a prize. He hosts the North Country Trader every Sunday with Turtle.
Kiki Garcia: I was born and raised just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. I knew at an early age I wanted to be on the radio. Now you can say, I am ‘living in the dream’. I love anything that has to do with Pop Culture, Music and Football. When I am not watching E! Entertainment Television, I am yelling at the TV, willing the New England Patriots to victory. I cannot imagine a world without music, and I get caught singing in the hallways at work, all the time. Some other favorite activities are Shopping, watching Scandal, and believe it or not, Laundry. I have a wonderful husband who loves it when you call him Honeybear, 3 incredible kids, 2 dogs, and a cat named Tedi Bruschi.
Biscuit: I’ve lived in Texas, Colorado, even Alaska and who knows where else I’ll call home, but I’m thrilled to be here. After fighting off bears and moose and catching king salmon with my bare hands during my adolescence I decided to go chase my dream of being a disc-jockey, so at 18 I spent my last free summer with my friends and then took off to Denver. I worked behind the scenes of radio, did a little schooling and before long I became the typical tortured radio intern… where I was given the name Biscuit. I thought it would just be temporary but was hired a short-time later by that country station and was told to just keep the name because people already knew me as that. (I wasted years coming up with cool DJ names too!) After a while it just became a part of me and it still is today. I’ve now worked in country radio for over 13 years and I still love it…most of all the down-to-Earth artists, songs that come from the heart and stories we can relate to.