Meet the Staff
Gibson has been in the broadcasting industry for a good part of nearly 30 years. He started his career as a newscaster and overnight announcer while obtaining his BBA at Georgia State University. After serving as morning news assistant at WDUN AM 550 in Gainesville, Ga. in the mid 90’s, Gibson joined Sutton Radiocasting as Operations Manager at WBCU in Union, SC handling sports play by play and hosting an afternoon show. In 2000 he managed the company’s then WGVC FM in Newberry, SC before being named as Vice President/General Manager of then WEHR FM/WWRK FM and WSGC AM in Elberton, Ga. in 2002. In addition to sales duties, Gibson continued on air work as morning show host and sports announcer for Elbert County Football and Washington-Wilkes Basketball. In 2008 he was named VP/GM of WFSC/WNCC in Franklin, NC. In addition to management duties, Gibson handles play by play for Cherokee High School Football and Basketball on 104.1 WNCC and hosts an afternoon show weekdays from 3-8 pm on 104.9 and 1050 WFSC-“Afternoon With the Boss Man”.
Gibson’s stations have won numerous awards in each of the markets he has served. Gibson’s community service work has included serving on Elbert County and Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce boards, Elbert County Salvation Army Advisory Board, Elbert County Community Partnership Board, Macon County Historical Society Board and currently serves on the Macon County Community Foundation Board. He has been a member of Rotary International for 14 years. He is a past president of the Rotary Club of Franklin and currently serves as Rotary Assistant District 7670 Governor. Gibson has two daughters, Sidney and Claire. He enjoys biking, jogging, the outdoors and loves playing electric bass. He thinks Dr. John is a musical genius.
Lynne O’Brien is a Graduate (Cum Laude) of Cameron University with a Bachelor’s Degree in (Radio-TV Broadcasting) Communication. She won awards and scholarships from the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters for her creative work in production, promotions and a news story for radio. She was the advertising voice for the Lawton-Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce Tourism Video Promo in 2013. Her previous on-air hosting includes MY107.3 KVRW, 99.5 “The Breeze” KBZQ and KCCU 89.3 Public Radio Station.
Lynne is from Franklin, NC and has returned to her “mountain” roots after traveling around the world with her husband, John O’Brien, who recently retired as a Captain from the United States Army after 21 years. They have two wonderful children, Sidney and Meagan.
She is a lover of life, a jokester and aims to put a smile on the faces of everyone she meets. She is the world’s number one animal lover, especially dogs and would own them all if she were able.
George Young, Operations Manager
He’s a graduate of Greenwood High School (class of 1998) and Lander University, receiving a BA Degree in Mass Communications.
George began his career with WCCP-FM, where he was the producer of the “Dan Scott Show” sports talk show.
George began a morning show on WNCC in the Fall of 2008 and has been the play-by-play voice for Franklin High School Athletics since the Fall of 2007. He lives in Franklin just off the “Beautiful Shores” of Lake Emory.
Benita Snyder, Office Manager
Benita is married to Macon County native, David Snyder, and they have two daughters, Sarah Lovell, age 28, and Emily Snyder, age 25, and 1 son-in law, Steve Lovell. Benita is a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church in Franklin where she enjoys singing in the choir.
Benita has seen many changes in the world of radio over the years … having started when there were no computers, and turntables were playing “records.” Benita’s friendly voice greets you when you call, and she proudly welcomes visitors to the newly remodeled studios atop Radio Hill in the Mountains of Western North Carolina.
Dustin is an experienced news director, originally from Pickens, SC.
He has worked as a news director at three other markets for Georgia Carolina Radiocasting, including; Helen, GA, Lavonia, GA, and Elberton, GA.
Dustin is a graduate of Tri-County Technical College, receiving an Associate’s Degree after completing the Radio and Television Broadcasting program in 2009.
Dustin is an avid sports fan, in particular; the Clemson Tigers, Oakland Raiders, and Atlanta Braves.
Jeremy started in radio while in college back in 1997 and has been a part of some great stations over the years (7 to be exact). This is Jeremy’s second time with WNCC & WFSC. He’s happily married to his high school sweet heart, Tammy, and they have a beautiful 12 year old daughter, Emilee.
Outside of work, he is also a Children’s Pastor and loves to be creative making church exciting to kids. Loves traveling, getting out on the AT and all things Disney. Jeremy will tell you, “We are huge Disney-freaks at my house!” He started in radio On Air, but has transitioned to Sales and Marketing; he loves helping businesses create a marketing plan and executing it.
Cory Watson, Account Executive
Cory B. Watson has been “THE” sales guy at WFSC and WNCC since June of 2006. Cory says, “sales is an exciting job and I kinda like the challenge! I also enjoy getting to meet and build relationships with all the fine folks in the business community around here. There sure are allot of great people in Franklin! Good people doing good things!”
He has called Franklin home since July 4th, 2002.
Cory has been happily married for over 9 years to his lovely wife Ashley, he is also the proud father to a rambunctious little girl named Emma.
He enjoys the outdoors and things like fly fishing, honing his bow hunting skills, playing guitar, and sports. Cory is a very avid football fan and follows his favorite team the Denver Broncos very closely, he also enjoys playing fantasy football because he says the real thing is a little too rough for people of his age and athletic ability. His fantasy football nickname is the “red devil” because of his can do attitude and gutsy approach.