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PERSONALITIES

Monnie Whitson

Monnie’s Bio

Monnie graduated from Winthrop University in 1983 with a BA in Communications. Thirty years later, she earned her Master’s Degree in Communications & Leadership from Gonzaga University.

Monnie made her radio debut in 1989 in her hometown of Greenville, SC. Her first broadcasting job was a happy accident, after her best friend, Stacy, introduced her to the morning hosts at a country station.

Initially hired as a news announcer, Monnie’s perky personality led to many years of success as the sidekick on the Ellis & James Morning Show on WSSL 100. Later, she held morning show positions at 96.9 WKKT in Charlotte and the legendary KRST in Albuquerque, NM. In 2011, she moved to Wilmington, NC, where she was a stage actress and co-starred in one episode of HBO’s “Eastbound and Down.” Prior to landing in Myrtle Beach, Monnie anchored the news on 106.1 FM Talk in Raleigh, NC.

Monnie is the proud “cat mom” of Irwin the Mouse Hunter and enjoys singing, cooking, decorating, gardening and taking long walks in town and along the shore. She loves attending fundraisers and non-profit events across the Grand Strand and is thrilled about her new weekly volunteer job as a “Book Buddy” at Myrtle Beach Elementary School.

Diane DeVaughn Stokes

Diane’s Bio

Diane has worked in TV and Radio since 1973. She has lived in Myrtle Beach since 1984 and she and her husband Chuck, own Stages Video Productions. In addition to being our Mid-Day Host from noon to three here at EASY, she hosts and produces TV show “Inside Out” on HTC Channel 4.

Diane is Chairperson for the city of Myrtle Beach Cultural Arts Committee, Chairs the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce Arts Committee, Serves as the spokesperson for Help for Kids and back Pack Buddies, Life-time member of the Grand Strand Humane Society, member of The Art Museum, and is an Elder at First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach.

She was the first Executive Director for the March of Dimes of Horry and Georgetown Counties and still volunteers for them.  One of her passions is community theater where she just completed sixteen sold-out performances of Mamma Mia with the Theatre of the Republic.

Sometimes she is better known as “Lucky the Leprechaun” or Jingles the Elf”, and emcees more local programs than any other area personality.

“I’m so blessed to live in a community I chose to move to, and have jobs that I simply cherish!”

Scott Richards

It all began at a small, 1000 watt AM Radio station in Western New York.

And in 1983, Scott Richards moved south to Myrtle Beach to begin an adventure in radio.

He’s been the General Manager, Owner, Program Director, Sales Manager, and every other possible position with the stations now known as EASY 105.9 and 100.7.

As afternoon host and Program Director, Scott Richards is passionate about the music played on these great radio stations, and equally passionate about connecting with listeners and the community.

Scott is a big animal shelter advocate, having started the “Best Friend of The Week” more than a decade ago. It helps supports animal shelters from Georgetown to North Myrtle Beach, and brings new forever friends to families throughout the listening area.

Over the years, Scott Richards has served as President of the South Carolina Broadcasters Association, The Coastal Advertising Federation, the Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach, and has served on numerous boards for non-profit organizations.

When not playing radio, you’ll find him reading (a lot!) and going to the movies (a lot!). He is a cyclist, a pianist, and a person who avoids all melted cheese at all costs.

Scott’s wife Cheryl is Vice Principal of St. Andrew Catholic School, and they have a son, Nicholas. They live in the heart of Myrtle Beach.

Delilah

Delilah, the most-listened-to-woman on radio in the U.S., embraced the medium when she was a middle-schooler in Reedsport, Oregon, reporting school news and sports on KDUN-AM, a small station in her hometown.  Delilah’s soothing voice, open heart and love of music expanded her audience from the folks in Reedsport to more than 10 million monthly listeners on about 150 radio stations across the U.S. Many of those listeners engage Delilah beyond the airwaves via social media, especially on Facebook, where 1.6 million friends connect with her to share their stories and request songs.

Delilah, who celebrated the 30-year anniversary of her nighttime radio program in 2016 (the program was launched nationally in early 1997), was honored with the radio industry’s highest accolade the same year – the NAB Marconi Award for “Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year.” She was also inducted in the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2016 and joined the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2017, which marked the first time a woman had been honored in the last 35 years.  In addition to yearly honors by Radio Ink as one of the “Most Influential Women in Radio,” Delilah took home the trophy for “Outstanding Host – Entertainment/Information” at the Alliance of Women in Media’s 37th Annual Gracie Awards Gala.

Delilah’s distinctive blend of story-telling, sympathetic listening and encouragement – all scored with adult contemporary soft rock – makes her top ranked in most markets among women 25-54.  She says her show is a “safety zone where listeners take off their armor, slip into a ‘Mr. Rogers’ cardigan, sit around the electronic hearth and share their secrets.”

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