127 Main Street
P.O. Box 597
Paintsville, KY 41240
Phone: (606) 789-5311
Phone: (606) 789-5312
Fax: (606) 789-7200
Text: (606) 789-5311
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MEET THE STAFF
Tim Collins: Program / Program Director
Tim has been in Radio for 19 years. He worked at WXKZ, in Prestonsburg,
for a short period of time in the early 90's, then worked at WKLW in Paintsville
for 10 years, and has been with WSIP since 2004. He also owned his own mobile
DJ Service from 1990 till 2002. "I really enjoy working in "Country Radio" and hope
the listeners like what they hear, because without them we wounldn't be here".
You can listen to Tim between 8:30 am till 12:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Scott Ratliff: News & Sports Director/ Sports Broadcaster
Scott has been involved in radio for 16 years. He is currently the Sports
and News Director at WSIP and co-host of the H.S. Football show, "The Big Sandy Sportline"
during the football season. Throughout the year you can find Scott at
various H.S. or youth games, broadcasting for our station. Scott also has
served as the Sports Director for WRLV in Salyersville, Ky. When not working,
he's spending time with his wife Jessica and his two kids, Marcus and Savannah.
Scott is also a youth leader and Deacon at the Baker Bracnch FWB Church.
He's a proud 1991 graduate of Johnson Central High School and he attended
Deanna Meadows: Certified Advertising / Marketing Specialist
Deanna is a graduate of the Radio Training Academy holding a masters in
marketing and sales. She has been with WSIP Fm/Am since 2004.Community
projects/ organizations include: WSIP Karaoke, Just Say "NO" to Drugs and Alcohol
coloring book, GUS, Relay for Life, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and
active Rotary Club member and board member 2009/2010. Deanna and her
husband Greg are members of the Baker Branch FWB Church and reside at
Hager Hill with their 3 year old "poopzoo" Champ. You can contact Deanna
Motto: "I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me."
Dan Lyons: Advertising Sales and Promotions Talk of the Town Host
Dan has a media background both in news and advertising. He has formerly served
as editor of two area newspapers, as well as news director at WSIP. His radio career
began at WSIP while still in high school. He is currently active in various civic projects
through Paintsville Tourism and the Johnson County Extension Service. The father of
three children, Dan and his wife Mary, reside on Washington Ave. in Paintsville.
Presently, he is with the sales staff at WSIP. You can contact Dan by e-mail at
Spike Berkhimer: General Manager and Sports Broadcaster
Spike Berkhimer is the General Manager of WSIP AM/FM. He began his
radio career as a board operator and sports announcer for WSIP in 1993.
He moved to operations and sports director of WSIP in 1995 and in 2001
assumed the role of General Manager. Spike is the "voice" for the Johnson
Central Golden Eagles football team and a member of the JCHS Hall of Fame,
both as a former teacher and former coach. Contact Spike at 606-789-5311,
Ron Smith: On-Air Personality and Host of the Morning Show & the Swap Shop
After Ron was refused his crazy check, He had to find a real job.
He was not able to do that, so he became a radio announcer. He has
been doing the radio thing for 40 years now. Ron has been with WSIP
since 1987, doing “The Morning Show”, News, and Sports, and he is also
James Butcher: Account Executive and Promotions Director
James is a 1987 graduate of Johnson Central high School and went on to attend
Mayo State VoTech and Prestonsburg Community College, now part of the Big Sandy
Community and Technical system. James attended Morehead State University before
coming back to Paintsville to settle into duties at WSIP. He left WSIP in the late
1990’s to take a job with Nestle Foods but still continued to be involved with sports
broadcasts while in the Mount Sterling and Owensville areas. James returned to Paintsville
and to Forcht Broadcasting in 2003 for a short while before moving to the Corbin area,
where he covered the North Laurel Jaguars and South Laurel Cardinals for Forcht Broadcasting
stations in London, eventually moving over to sales and continuing in sales until returning
home to help promote WKLW FM in the community. James is excited to be back home
and looks forward to seeing all my old friends and meeting new ones.