Staff

JASON KYZER
President / General Manager

Jason began work in the broadcast industry at the age of 15. His first job was a Technical Director at TV-35 in Dublin, Georgia. After leaving for college, he started working at WCRS-FM/AM in Greenwood, South Carolina and fell in love with the radio industry. Other stations he has served at during his 21+ year career include WCLE-FM/AM, WNCC-FM, WFSC-AM, WRGC-AM, WQZY-FM, WQIL-FM, WDBN-FM, WMCG-FM, WMLT-AM, WKKZ-FM, WXLI-AM, WRBN-FM, WGHC-AM, and WNGA-FM. Most of these years were served with Georgia-Carolina Radiocasting, where he served with radio veteran Art Sutton.

In his spare time, Jason enjoys playing and listening to all kinds of music, computers and leading worship. Very active in the community, he is a member of both the Rotary Club and Kiwanis Club of DeFuniak Springs.  Jason has also dedicated significant time to the United Way and served as a Board Member of MedLink Georgia. He is married to the beautiful Shelley Welch Kyzer and has one daughter Chelsey Warren. Jason is also caretaker to his best feline friend Lola.

IMG_4526-300x188JIM DEWITT
Sports Director

A native of Cross City, Florida, Jim DeWitt is a 48-year veteran of broadcast and print journalism. DeWitt broke into radio in 1968 at WPRV in Wauchula, Florida. He has covered news and sports throughout Florida, Georgia and Alabama. DeWitt has written for Charisma, a Christian magazine, along with several newspapers in the Tri-State area. He currently serves as sports director at WZEP AM 1460.  He broadcasts many high school athletic events and owns/operates PulseWebRadio.com.  Dewitt and his wife, Violet, live in Monroeville, Alabama.
 

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LAURIE FINCH
Director of Sales & Traffic

 

 

 

 

11170355_10206098251272487_2930123675167149801_nTOM FLEETWOOD
Morning Show / Operations Manager

 

 

 

 

WZEP Transparent

GARY HOLLAND
Program Director

 

 

 

 

11009947_10153007198802338_7703172341566157950_oT.H. MERRITT
News Director 

With more than 30 years of news and radio experience, he recently retired from active duty where he served as a Mass Communication Specialist writing, producing and broadcasting for the Department of Defense Media Activity. He has covered multiple military operations around the world and was on scene during the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips from the hands of Somali Pirates in the Indian Ocean in 2009.

He has narrated numerous films, commercials and served as emcee for formal ceremonies and beauty pageants. Chances are, you have heard his voice over the years for brand names like Purina, Lowenbrau, Ford and others. His voice was in high demand on the west coast. However, he and his wife and daughter chose to retire in Defuniak Springs from San Diego, California.

“You spend the first fifty years of your life trying to get away from small town America and the next fifty trying to get back to it,” he says. “I’ve had enough excitement and fame for a lifetime. Walton county is my kind of America. We love it here.”

T.H. has also worked in television as a host, news anchor and spokesperson. However, radio is where his heart is. He says he has a “face for radio.” We think the rugged look goes well with his powerful voice.

A former military police officer, he has a background in law enforcement and dignitary protection and has protected numerous celebrities, VIPs and Presidents. A native of the Deep South, he has traveled the world visiting or living in 32 different countries. 

He is active in his church where he serves as a Subdeacon and his interests include history, competitive shooting, ancient languages, and Biblical archaeology.  He speaks some Russian, Serbian and Spanish. He is married to his middle-school sweetheart, Teri. They have three daughters and three grandchildren…and one on the way.

ALAN UHLAND
Weekend Operations

 

 

 

 

10885281_10205641203496335_4537616807182578442_nART AND MARTY DEES
On-Air Special Programs Hosts / Owners Emeritus

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.

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