Meet the Staff

Sean Gibson, Vice President & General Managergibsoncoffee

Having lived all over as a child from Delaware to North Dakota, Gibson’s radio career began in 1987 at the Georgia State University station, WRAS FM in Atlanta, Ga. Gibson’s duties included news and overnight announcing. At Georgia State, Gibson was awarded an internship with the Georgia House of Representatives in 1989 as a statehouse reporter. As an intern, Sean was responsible for compiling news stories on state house activity and sending those reports to radio stations statewide. Gibson also got his first taste of the sales world as a part-time telemarketer in Fort Worth, Texas during the summer break.

After receiving his BBA in Marketing in 1992 from Georgia State University, Gibson returned to radio in 1995 as a news announcer at WAEC AM 860 in Atlanta, later joining the news team at WDUN AM 550 in Gainesville, Georgia.

In 1997, Gibson joined Sutton Radiocasting as operations manager at WBCU in Union, South Carolina. In 2000 Gibson was named general manager of what was then the group’s WGVC FM in Newberry, South Carolina.

Following the acquisition of additional markets in 2001 by Art Sutton’s group, Sean was named station manager of what was then WEHR (now WSGC FM) before being named vice president and general manager of the Elberton, Georgia stations (now WSGC AM/FM ) in 2002.  In 2008, Gibson was named Vice President and General Manager of WFSC and WNCC in Franklin, N. C. full filling a longtime desire to operate in the mountains.

In addition to his management duties over the years Gibson has also hosted a morning show, and handled sports play by play for football in Elberton as well as basketball play by play in Union, S.C., Washington, Ga. and currently girls varsity basketball play by play for Franklin High School in Franklin, N.C.

Under Gibson’s leadership, his stations have received awards from the State of Georgia for agricultural coverage in 2007, from the Elbert County NAACP in 2005 and Chamber of Commerce for community work in 2007. Gibson was  the inaugural recipient of Georgia-Carolina’s Radiocaster of the Year Award in 2002 for management and restructuring of the Elberton Stations and received a Main Street Elberton Award in 2003 for helping to promote visitors to the downtown area of Elberton with a concert series that featured R&B vocalist Percy Sledge. In 2014, Gibson’s stations in Franklin were awarded the Franklin Chamber of Commerce Excellence Award for community service in Franklin and Macon County.

Gibson has been actively involved in each radio community he has lived in. He has served on boards with the Salvation Army and Community Partnership of Elbert County, the Macon County, N.C. Historical Society and on the chamber of commerce board of directors in Elbert County, Ga. and Franklin, N.C. Gibson has been a member of Rotary International since 2002, presently a member of the Rotary Club of Franklin as a Paul Harris Fellow Plus 1. Gibson currently serves as club president for 2015-16. He also currently serves on the Macon County Community Foundation Board of Directors.

Gibson’s daughters, Sidney and Claire are both involved in sports. In his spare time Gibson loves jogging, biking 40-50 miles a week and plays electric bass.

George Young, Operations Manager

George has been operations manager of WNCC-FM and WFSC-AM since 2007, coming to Franklin, NC from his hometown of Greenwood, SC, where he served as operations manager for WHZQ-FM and WCRS-AM.

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-FM 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 began working at WFSC/WNCC Radio in Franklin in 1983 after being raised as an Army brat and living in several different states. She graduated from high school in 1979 near Ft. Benning, Georgia, and has a two-year degree from business college as an executive secretary.

Benita is married to a Macon County native, David Snyder, and they have two daughters, Sarah Lovell, age 27, and Emily Snyder, age 24, and 1 son-in law, Steve Lovell.  Benita is a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church in Franklin where she sings in the choir and is part of the Wednesday night supper crew.

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; she proudly welcomes visitors to the studios, on the beautiful shores of Lake Emory in the mountains of Western North Carolina.