Meet the WZEP AM 1460 Team
Get to know the faces behind the voices
Art Dees - Owner/General Manager & "Hi Neighbor" Morning Show Host
Art started his broadcasting career at WGOA in Winter Garden, Florida. This was helped a lot by hanging around WHOO and WDBO in Orlando as a teenager. Art has worked at WGOA, WVCN, WLIK, WCRK, WTVK-TV, WSJK-TV, KPTS-TV, KETC-TV, WNVT-TV, WSKG-TV-FM, WGTX-WQUH, WJFC-WNOX, WJST, WJXW, and, of course, WZEP. He also taught German at Carson-Newman College, Maryville College and Tennessee Tech University. Art is married to Marty Dees and has two daughters, Liebe and Liesl, and four grandchildren.
Marty Dees - Owner/Business Manager & mid-morning host
Marty grew up in Washington, D.C., just six blocks from the U.S. Capitol. After meeting Art in college, she taught high school English and was a stay-at-home mom. Marty has worked in radio since 1980 and is recognized as the voice of The Country Store and What's Cookin'?. When she's not working as WZEP Business Manager (which takes in just about anything), Marty loves traveling, gardening, reading a good novel, and catching up with her two daughters and four grandchildren. Marty says the question she's most asked is whether she's keeping Art in line!
Wes Richardson - Traffic Manager & Saturday Morning On-Air Host
Wes has been with WZEP since 2002, when he started running the board for the Florida State football games. He took over the Saturday morning show in 2003. Since then, he's worked various shifts and positions. In 2011, he took over as the station's Traffic Manager. A lifelong resident of DeFuniak Springs, Wes graduated from Florida State University with a Master's Degree in Communication in 2010.
Hear Wes on the air Saturday mornings from 6-10am.
Stephanie King - "Hi Neighbor" Morning Show Co-Host
Stephanie joined the WZEP crew in 2009. She attended Northwest Florida State College, where she graduated with an Associate of Arts Degree in 2011. She lives in DeFuniak Springs with her family and is very active in her church and community.
Hear Stephanie on the "Hi Neighbor" show weekday mornings from 6-9am and join her for Trivia around 11:50am.
Kevin Chilcutt - News Director & IT Manager
Kevin joined WZEP in 1999, becoming News Director in 2000. His position at WZEP is Kevin's first job in radio, but not in media. (He was editor of the Firecracker Special newspaper with his neighborhood friends while in grade school). He is married to his high school sweetheart, Barbara, and is the father of five boys. Kevin and his family have their own ministry, enjoy frontier history, and enjoy caring for their assortment of "critters."
Hear Kevin on the air with First News throughout the day Monday through Saturday and Afternoon Trivia weekdays around 3:50pm.
Rebecca just joined the WZEP family in June. Her position as Advertising Representative reflects her experience in the public market since 2007. Rebecca is a life long resident of Walton County and has been a Walton County Chamber of Commerce ambassador since 2008, a current member of the Marvel of Flight planning committee, a member of the Military Affairs committee, and the former Vice President of Marketing for the American Business Women’s’ Association. Rebecca is married and has two wonderful sons. In her limited free time, she enjoys crafts and spending time with her family.