Meet Our Staff

KLYC General Manager - Wes SimkinsWes Simkins – Owner/General Manager

Wes got his media experience in the early 90’s after a 10 year tour in the United States Marines. From radio personality to General Manager of a television station his management experience is extensive.

You can catch him on-air weekdays from 4-7 on the drive home.


Coffee Time with Steve CoffeeSteve Coffee – Coffee Time & KLYC “In Touch”

Steve is a long-time radio broadcaster who has done most of his radio work in the Northwest. He prefers small to medium markets like McMinnville and Yamhill County. “This is where the local radio station can be the most fun and be a valuable asset to the community.”

Weekdays 7-10 AM.

USA Heartbeat with Dave AdamsDavid Salter- Adams – National Sales/USA Heartbeat

Dave brings 40+ years of radio experience to KLYC. He hosts USA Heartbeat which airs every weeknight right after When Radio Was. From engineering to station ownership he has done it all and is a dependable team member on the station. Dave is the former owner of KLYC 1260 AM.

Weeknights 9PM – Midnight

Stu Wright - Mid-Mornings on KLYCStu Wright – Mid Mornings & Lunch

Stu brings 40+ years of experience to KLYC. He does volunteer work with The Children’s Tumor Foundation, which supports children and adults with a neurological disorder known as Neurofibromatosis. In 1988 he won the Billboard AC Small Market Personality of the year award.

Weekdays 10AM – 1PM.

Ben Shutt - Master of BSBen Shutt (Mastering the BS Mess) – Afternoons

Ben brings many years of music experience and expertise to KLYC. He loves entertaining his “Boogey Chillun’s” with great hits from the past and history lessons. Oh, he lives up to his name as we have found him full of BS.

Weekdays 1PM – 4PM.


Rick Wrigley - Flashback OldiesRick Wrigley – Flashback Saturday & Sunday

Rick brings 50+ years of radio and TV experience with him to KLYC. He takes us back to the 50’s & 60’s on his Saturday & Sunday morning shows with stories from his youth when the songs were Top 40 hits. He’s the only DJ at KLYC who has ever played a request from the Hell’s Angels.

Saturday Mornings 10AM & Sunday Mornings 9AM.

Tracey Ward - ConsultantTracey Ward – Outreach Program Director/Local Success Consultant

Bio goes here. Coming soon





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