Operations Manager/Program Director
Gary is a native of Metter, Georgia. He is a 35-year veteran of broadcasting. He began his career in 1982 at WHCG in Metter. He has worked in many music formats – from Gospel to Top 40 to Country. He has experienced the many changes in radio – from spinning records to playing CDs to programming computers.
In 1993, Gary moved on to Dublin, Georgia. Here, he began working for State Broadcasting for over 15 years as Production Director and Music Director. In 2006, he decided to accept the position of Program Director and Afternoon Host at AM1460 WZEP.
Art started his broadcasting career at WGOA in Winter Garden, Florida. This was helped a lot by hanging around WHOO and WDBO in Orlando as a teenager. Art has worked at WGOA, WVCN, WLIK, WCRK, WTVK-TV, WSJK-TV, KPTS-TV, KETC-TV, WNVT-TV, WSKG-TV-FM, WGTX-WQUH, WJFC-WNOX, WJST, WJXW, and, of course, WZEP. He was the owner of the station, along with his wife Marty, for many years.
Art’s other talents include teaching German at Carson-Newman College, Maryville College and Tennessee Tech University. He is married to Marty Dees and has two daughters (Liebe and Liesl) and four grandchildren.
Marty grew up in Washington, D.C., just six blocks from the U.S. Capitol. After meeting Art in college, she taught high school English and was a stay-at-home mom. Marty has worked in radio since 1980 and is recognized as the voice of Health Matters.
When she’s not working at WZEP, Marty loves traveling, gardening, reading a good novel, and catching up with her two daughters and four grandchildren. Marty says the question she’s most asked is whether she’s keeping Art in line! Tune in to Health Matters on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 10:15.