Casey has been blessed to do the two things she loves doing the most in her life: river guiding for over 10 years and being a DJ. She's met some great people and has "best" friends all over the country! Now she can stay in touch with these friends more than ever because of her love of radio. She also has a wonderful man in her life that has expanded her life with his family and proved to her that is never to late to find that one single person who fulfills you. They have built a beautiful log home that was built by their own hands, on 2 acres where they enjoy going for walks with their girls (dogs), working the landscape and just hanging out on their ¾ surround deck. She loves all seasons now as they watch everything change on their land!
Meet the PPR Family
Bob has had two great loves in his life…his wife and radio. Actually, radio was his first love ;-) Bob is a radio and TV veteran who was born and raised in nearby Easton, PA. He’s worked at WVPO-AM, WSBG-FM, ESPN Radio in the Poconos, WYOU-TV, and BRC-TV. He started his career at WBQW in Scranton in 1981, and hasn’t wanted to do anything but work in Radio/TV (sports, news and on-air ). You can also hear Bob at Lehigh University football games and wrestling matches, and see him on BRC-TV doing elementary, high school and college wrestling throughout the fall and winter.
Carrie has been surrounded by all things music for as long as she can remember. She involved herself with as many activities in school that dealt with music, including chorus, marching band, jazz band, county band, musicals, lip synching contests, and even formed a girl group in junior high with her sisters and their friends (SISTERS 2!). After making the realization that musical theater would be a tough way to try to make a living, Carrie decided to major in Communications with a dual focus in Broadcasting and Public Relations at Millersville University. Although she was not TECHNICALLY involved in the college radio station, she became friends with many who did work there, expanding her knowledge of music and radio. She also did a healthy dose of "DJing" parties with mix CDs she compiled. Upon graduation, Carrie worked as a housekeeper at a nudist resort for a few months before landing a job at the Blue Ridge Communications call center, where she worked for nearly 6 years. Now, at Penn's Peak Radio, Carrie feels she is finally putting her degree to good use. Carrie is also a mobile DJ on the weekends at weddings and bars.
Music has always been a staple in her life. Her parents and relatives would always have music playing, whether it is Rock & Roll or Country, and her grandmother would play musicals and soundtracks. Not much has changed since then, but her music taste has grown and became a variety cluster. She was in Marching Band, Concert Band, Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, and so forth from Middle School to College. She always knew she wanted to work in the Music Industry however she could. She found herself at 90.3 WESS while she was a sophomore at ESU and radio stuck with her. She's the happiest when she is in the middle of a crowd at a concert, where nothing outside those venue walls matter. Besides Music, she loves to do photography and to dabble in some art.
Life is good! Change that. Life is great! I've really been blessed. I can honestly say that I have loved every "job" that I've ever had. Teaching high school English at Lehighton Area High School was the best. I treasured every one of my 35 years there. I was also fortunate to have coached baseball for the Indians for 25 of those years. It was my dream "job." Radio was also a thrill. I started my career at WMUH in Allentown at the age of 17. After learning the "ins and out" I was lucky to then get hired at WKAP, Allentown, where I would do a Saturday and Sunday air shift. From there, I got a big break. I was hired to do weekends at WIFI-92 in Philadelphia. AT the time Philly was the 3rd largest market in the country.
Shawn started his career as a consultant for home food service, and then moved into home improvement marketing. He spent the next 10 years in newspaper advertising for The Morning call and a marketing consultant for Verizon’s Yellow pages. He started a career in radio advertising in 2012 and also has several online certifications for marketing and online advertising. .
Bill Hughes His broadcasting career of more than 30 years has included stints at various radio stations in Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. Bill is an award-winning writer and producer of hundreds (probably thousands) of radio commercials and jingles while working for many of the major players including Clear Channel Communications and Citadel Broadcasting. As the creative director of an advertising agency, he was responsible for all aspects of television production, including script-writing, directing location shoots, and supervising the editing process. Radio has always been his first love – the only thing he’s wanted to do since he was 7 or 8 years old – so that’s where he returned as a sales executive and an on-air personality. He has always maintained that he has more long-term goals than many half his age, and has always been on the lookout for the next fun thing; he believes he’s found it with New Country Brew. Teaming up with his buddy, Kenny Morris, was an easy decision to make. Kenny’s interviewing skills, marketing abilities and determination to get the job done are key to the success of the show. You might subtitle the show, “Two old guys who love new music.” We hope you enjoy New Country Brew. Email Bill HERE!
Kenny Morris Absent musical talents of his own, always wanted to be on the air entertaining listeners, so he began dabbling in the DJ world at the early age of 16. He was told he talked too fast for radio – but that was before the era of Wolfman Jack, Cousin Brucie, and many others to follow. In addition to being a 20+ year supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Kenny has worked many odd jobs that included ABC Records in Atlanta in the 1970’s, and owning record shops, video stores, and collector cards shops. But he kept coming back to radio. He has worked for various radio stations and was involved in other activities in the radio industry that led him to his interest in “new” artists, and finally to New Country Brew! Email Kenny HERE!
Danny Lipford, a veteran remodeling contractor, is one of the most respected and sought-after names in the home improvement and media industries today. With an impeccable national reputation for delivering authoritative, practical advice to homeowners, Danny is an expert on homes and home improvement.
Growing up in Marianna, FL, Danny showed an interest in being handy at the young age of 9. After saving up his allowance, he purchased an electric jigsaw from a mail-order catalog to fuel his hobby.