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Brownsville Radio is an ABC news affiliate
Brownsville Radio Staff
Carlton Veirs:
General Manager and employee’s pushover.



Mary Ann Zaleski:
Administrative Assistant and everything else.
Mary Ann is in her second stint at Brownsville Radio, with a total of six years under her belt. She is in charge of the company’s accounting, and helps with customer service.
Leigh Turnage:
Sales Manager and station's conscience.
Leigh came to Brownsville Radio in 1998 and has served in several capacities, most recently – for several years – as Sales Manager. She now works part-time in sales, also giving Brownsville Radio customers the best in advertising advice to help them increase sales.
Joyce Moore:
Sales account executive in charge of heavy lifting.
Joyce has been with Brownsville Radio for about 17 years – in two stints. She came back in September ’06 to take up where she left off, serving Brownsville Radio customers with lots of experience and sales and marketing savvy.
Drew Magruder:
Program manager and in charge of good cheer.
Drew is the new kid on the block. He joined the Brownsville Radio Staff in late June ’06 as Program Director and lends his expertise and voice to the 7 a.m. Hot Line News and Talk Show. He is also the weekday 9 a.m. “Swap Shop” man, taking calls from hundreds of callers each week during our radio classifieds show. Drew comes to Brownsville Radio with 5 years’ experience in the radio business at WTRB in Ripley, Tennessee.
Rita Hathcock:
Rita joined the Brownsville Radio staff in June 2005. She is the company’s Internet Operations Manager and most recently assumed duties as the station's news correspondent for local schools. Rita has worked with Carlton for 20 years, including her time in sales and as a writer for the Brownsville States-Graphic. She also teaches two Media Concept classes at the Haywood High School Career and Technical School where students manage the WNWS Brownsville AM radio station.
Jerry Wilson
Jerry has been around Brownsville Radio almost since the station came on the air in the 1960’s. A native Haywood Countian, Jerry brings to Brownsville Radio a tremendous depth of knowledge about Haywood County, and years of broadcast experience. And Jerry is just a good guy.
Lyle Reid
Lyle began co-hosting our 8am talk show in 2009. He needed no introduction, having practiced law here for more than 40 years. Lyle also served as Haywood County government’s attorney for more than 20 years. He was Tennessee’s Deputy Commissioner of Insurance, a Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals Judge and concluded his service to the state as Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court.
Lyle’s experience in government and local affairs make him especially suited for our talk show.
Ivory T Ellison:
Gospel Program Manager who’s been here way too long to still be putting up with everybody else!
(Doesn’t know the Internet exists!)