Shawn Knight- 5am to 9am
Turtle: Owen Mercon a.k.a. Turtle is our host for The North Country Trader on Sunday mornings from 9 to 11. Youo may remember seeing Turtle on the History Channel show Down East Dickering, for two seasons. Turtle has been host of WKXH’s Sunday show, North Country Trader since 2014. When he isn’t on the Trader he can be found randomly sitting in with Shawn Knight and as a studio technician 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. In the summer Turtle wants to host Vermont’s LARGEST FLEA MARKET in Lyndonville, as a community fundraiser.
Mike Plough is co-host of The North Country Trader, Sunday mornings from 9 to 11 along with being front office manager at Kix. Mike has been spoon fed radio since his birth. Listening to every and any radio program that was on the air in his childhood home in New York and New Jersey, Mike formed his views on what good radio is. It wasn’t until he arrived at Lyndon State College and hosted his first official radio show with hard work and determination that Mike became News Director, then Music Director, then Production Director and finally General Manager. Mike left college radio for Vermont Broadcast Associates and continues his advancement in the radio business. You can see him every day at the Kix office when you come in to pick up a prize.
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.