Chris Keach

Chris Keach is the longest-tenured WVBF on-air personality, having joined the station in 2011. Before working at WVBF Chris worked at radio stations in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts as an announcer, production director, program director, and station manager. He has been on the radio for 40 years, beginning as an undergraduate at Saint Michael’s College in Vermont where he got a BA in Communications. Chris has been a Taunton resident since 2009. He grew up in the shadow of Mount Washington and graduated from Profile High School in Bethlehem New Hampshire. Chris is the WVBF program director, and hosts “Morning Wake Up News” airing from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM. It has become the go-to spot for Taunton news, community announcements, weather, and sports. This fast-paced morning show also covers legal and health topics, sports updates from USA Radio Network, a daily check on consumer affairs, little known facts, celebrity birthdays and more.

Jim Dupont

Jim Dupont, the host of Hometown Talk, is a talk show veteran, having hosted Right Thoughts on WSAR in 2018. Jim is a graduate of Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School and Bridgewater State University. He has varied work experience, which has given him a unique view of the inner workings of our government. He hosts a frank discussion of the issues currently facing Tauntonians today.

Tony Lopes

For over 35 years Tony Lopes has been a talk show host in the Greater Taunton area. HIs shows “Hometown Talk” and now “Coffee with Tony” have been featured on WPEP, WRLM, and WVBF.

Tony is a lifelong Taunton resident and has been married to his wife for more than 50 years. Together they have 2 beautiful children, Chris and Alyssa. He is active in the community as a member of the Prince Henry Society, along with Taunton Western Little League and the Taunton Area Babe Ruth Baseball Leagues.

A Bachelor’s and Master’s graduate from Bridgewater State College, he has written 2 books: Collections of a High School History Teacher in 1984; and 35 Years of Talk Radio in Taunton and Middleboro, released in September of 2020.

Paul Lazarovich

Paul Lazarovich is the host of the area’s longest-running, popular cable television show “Cranberry County,” which has recently begun broadcasting on WVBF at 10:00 AM Saturday mornings. Paul is a graduate of Suffolk University and has also studied at Emerson College and Lasell College. He graduated from Cathedral High School. He describes his show as a: “a slice of life of the people, places, and activities that make the Cranberry Country area a special place to call home.”

Joey Driscoll

Joey Driscoll is a recent graduate of Middleboro High School and is studying communications at Massasoit Community College. Joey hosts the “Middleboro in Review” program Saturday mornings at 7:00 AM. His program concentrates on all things Middleboro, including news, sports, community events, and other items of interest. Joey has been with WVBF since 2017 and has worked for the past five years at Middleboro Community Access TV.

Macalia Britto

Micaila Britto is a veteran of the marine corps and is currently the Director of Veteran’s Services for the town of Raynham.  She brings this expertise to the “Ask a Veteran Agent” program.  Micaila is a dedicated public servant who has voluntarily served as part of the Taunton Mayor’s Worthy Cause committee.  An avid photographer, she turned her hobby into a business and currently operates Micaila’s Creations Photography.

Carol Doherty

Carol Doherty has hosted Silver City Meetinghouse along with Barry Sanders since February 2008. She is a current member of the Taunton School Committee and is running for the 3rd Bristol House of Representatives seat serving parts of Taunton and Easton. She has a bachelor of arts in business administration from Boston University, a master of education, elementary guidance and counseling from Bridgewater State College, and a certificate in “Negotiations Skills: Strategies for Increased Effectiveness.” from Harvard University. She is a member of the Taunton Lodge of Elks and Kiwanis Club; Board of Directors of TRIUMPH, Inc.; Board of Directors of the Downtown Taunton Foundation; Founder/Manager of the Taunton Community Gardens. Invited to join the Board of the Greater Taunton Community Services, Inc.; Massachusetts Association of School Committees; Massachusetts Teachers Association/National Education Association.

Barry Sanders

Barry Sanders has hosted the Silver City Meetinghouse, with Carol Doherty, since February 2008. A graduate of Bri
dgewater-Raynham High Scool, and a 30-year Taunton resident, Barry holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Masters of Social Work from Bridgewater State University. A current member of the Taunton City Council, Barry has been working since middle school doing everything from stocking shelves, delivering newspapers and pumping gas, to developing programs for children and teens at a local church. He is currently a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and teaches a graduate class at Bridgewater State College. The Silver City Meetinghouse’s tagline is: “Big issues done local. Local issues done big.” Barry and Carol are committed to connecting the national and global issues of our time to the day-to-day lives of Taunton residents.

Jim Larkin

Jim Larkin has been hosting shows featuring Irish music and comedy for more than 40 years including a 30 -year stint at WBET in Brockton, at WGNG in Pawtucket and on three Internet radio stations. Currently, he hosts “Sounds of the Emerald Isles” presenting Irish music, comedy, and guests. Jim graduated from Catholic Memorial high school and has worked as an insurance broker for 30 years. He has also been a member of several bands and has operated a business selling records, tapes, and video.

Ed Sutka

Ed Sutka worked in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts human service system for 32 years until his recent retirement from his position as a Quality Enhancement Specialist. During that time, Ed developed a series of seminars on the topic of servant leadership, which he still presents. Ed created the weekly series of Musical Odyssey radio broadcasts in 2003, and these broadcasts, which focus on the world of classical music, can be heard each Sunday morning from 11:00-noon. Ed has also authored various literary works, including poetry and social commentaries.

Ed Miller

Ed Miller hosts “Stand Up Strong” with his partner Tony Branch on Sundays at 2:00. It is a fact-based, current events politically charged show that concentrates on what is happening in Brockton, Plymouth County, and the country. He graduated from Canton High School and Bridgewater State College. He has lived in Brockton since 1995. He is the former first vice-president of the Brockton Democratic City Committee and the former chair of the Plymouth County Democratic League. He has 28 years of experience in the auto retail business and is currently an aide to state senator Mike Brady.

Tony Branch

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Bob Folick

Bob Folcik has been with WVBF for twelve and a half years, and is the host of “The Show to be Named Later” which focuses on local politics, businesses and human interest stories, while covering the hot topics of the day. He is a graduate of Taunton High School, attended Grahm Jr. College in Boston and Stonehill College A lifelong Taunton resident, he has worked at High Tech Engineering and Global Supply chain management for more than 25 years.

Bob Newhall

Bob Newhall has been a Taunton fixture for decades.  He is well known on the political scene, a passionate fighter for the causes he believes in, like preserving the Taunton Municipal Airport and keeping the Taunton Nursing Home open.  Newhall is an avid bike rider and music lover.  He is a WVBF veteran, having hosted Morning Sound Off before his current show “Anything Goes.”  Bob has recently beaten cancer and made a triumphant return to the station

Loren Decker

Loren Decker is WVBF’s renaissance man. He is a respected author and a well-known radio host. For 20 years, he was the producer and co-host of the syndicated radio show “Songtime USA,” where he worked with and traveled with religious figures such as Reverend Billy Graham. Loren has also written two books, “I love you Church: Modern Parables,” and “Soul Chaser: Devotions to Anchor the Soul,” with James Porter Deering. Loren brings all these experiences to “Middleboro Matters,” which he hosts with his best friend Jack Healey Thursdays at 11:00. They discuss the issues that face Middleboro and how what is going on in their town affects and is affected by, the spiritual world. He lives in Freetown MA and graduated from Fairhaven High. He attended Gordon College. He is presently the senior pastor at the LifeHouse Church in Middleboro.

Jack Healy

Jack Healy brings decades of government experience to his show “Middleboro Matters,” which he co-hosts with Loren Decker. Besides spending 22 years as Middleboro town manager, he worked in the Springfield planning department creating pocket parks in vacant lots; he has been secretary to the town manager in Norton, a community and economic development and town administrator in Wareham, acting town manager and administer in Kingston, Freetown, and Westport. Jack, a graduate of Attleboro High School, also brings a unique viewpoint to show, having attended seminary school, law school, and Springfield College. “Middleboro Matters” concentrates on the issues that concern every citizen, the news of the day, and what matters to the citizens of Middleboro.

Larry Novack

Lawrence Novack is a radio veteran having hosted shows for several years. A retired lawyer, Lawrence, brings legal expertise to the program “Politically Speaking” at 11:00 AM on Saturday. Lawrence has a bachelor of science degree from Bentley College, a Master in Public Administration degree from Ball State University, and a law degree from George Mason University. He is a dedicated public servant, serving as the chairman of Massasoit College and the Brockton School Committee. He is very active in the Republican party and has been the leader of the Brockton Republican City Committee, the Taunton Republican Committee, and had a leadership position in the state Republican Party Lawrence was born and still lives in Brockton.

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