Meet The Station Manager

Darla Isham Station Manager
In her words:
I was born and raised in Park Falls Wisconsin, graduating from Lincoln High School in 1971. I’m married to classmate Gary Isham. We have 5 children between us…his, mine, and ours. Radio advertising has been part of my life for 10 years. I’ve been part of the community for almost as long as the radio station has been here. I’m committed to positive community involvement, and serving the businesses that radio delivers to all across Wisconsin. I love the 4 seasons…(Oh! I mean 2 seasons...SUMMER AND WINTER) So, we camp and snowmobile!

DJ Rick

DJ Rick 98 Q-Country afternoon DJ 2PM to 7PM

Imported from the Milwaukee Suburb of Cudahy, DJ Rick has been blessed to call Northern Wisconsin home for over 34 years now. He has been employed by WCQM/WPFP on and off throughout the years, but has been the afternoon guy (1 pm to 7 pm) at WCQM since 1999. He says "I can't even call this a "job" because it's a pleasure walking into the studio every day. We really have a great group of people to work with". Outside of WCQM, he dabbles in quality control at Flambeau River Papers (34 years), is a high school basketball referee, umpires WIAA baseball & softball, and operated Arrow Entertainment mobile DJ service for over 20 years.He recently retired from the mobile DJ business after playing for a huge New Years Eve Wedding Dec. 31st 2007. He and his wife, Nancy, have been married for over 35 years and have two grown boys, Jason of Eau Claire, and Jeffrey of Las Vegas, along with the pride & joy of his life, his 4 year old grandson, Ethan. When he is not working he enjoys traveling (especially to Las Vegas, Mexico, Arizona, and Florida) golf, working around the house and grilling out with a cold one while following all of our Wisconsin sports teams. He says “My hope is that our listeners enjoy the afternoon show as much as I do putting it together. A little fun never hurt anyone. Life is too short to NOT enjoy each and every day.”

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The DJ's

 Becca & Malone (6a-10a eastern)
I (Sam Malone) grew up in Easton Pa, from a very tight Italian family, with pasta every Sunday and maybe even Monday and Tuesday with a strong value of FAMILY and Friends! At 43 years old I still pretend to be a quarterback in my backyard! I just realized a gym is good for you a few months ago, and work out 3 days a week, I love country music as well as oldies, favorite Country artists include Carrie, Tim and Miranda, Favorite all time would be Rolling Stones. And I (Becca) also grew up in Eastern PA! I am a wife, mom of 2 and a crazy Lord Of The Rings Fan! I love country music almost as much as you do, along with 80's & 90's Pop music...don't judge!
 Nikki Thomas (10a-3p eastern)
Nikki Thomas is a western North Carolina native with a history in country music that goes back to before she was born. Her parents were both professional musicians that played on stages all across the U.S. and as she grew up, taught her to play music as well.  These days, Nikki prefers talking about music on the radio. Under her leadership, her stations have been nominated and won CMA and ACM Station of the Year honors.  Her social media work has been nominated for national honors by the readers of #CMChat over the past several years.  She spends most of her time going to concerts, writing for various web publications and her voice can be heard on commercials all across the country.
Mark Veau 3p-8p (eastern)
  Jason Hurst (8p-1a eastern)
I grew up in right in the center of California in the city of Fresno.  Because of its location, I was able to make many day trips to a lot of great spots!  The mountains, the beach, L.A., and San Francisco were just a few hours away at most.  Those trips created a lot of fond family memories for me.  Who knows?  Maybe one day I'll have a wife and family of my own to create more memories.  But if not, that's ok too.  I kind of like being single!  I've got a lot to keep me busy.  I'm an avid runner, a snow skier, a beach bum, and a concert goer.  These are great activities that can be shared with my diverse group of friends.  Speaking of diversity, I like all kinds of music... anything from British Pop to Country, and since music is so influential, it helps keep me connected to all of my friends of all walks of life!
 Buzz Jackson (1a-6a eastern)
I grew up in the shadow of New York City. Being so close to the city gave me an appreciation for all kinds of cultures and music. In the 90s I fell in love with country music - but if you were to search my iPhone you'd find a healthy (or unhealthy, depending on how you look at it) dose of 80's pop music, too. I'm married with a daughter who loves all kinds of music. I love doing things in the community, and donate blood whenever I am eligible (I'm O-negative and that's always in demand!). When I'm not on the radio, I enjoy walking Wrangler The Dog around the neighborhood, riding the bike, catching a movie with my family, or checking out a country music concert.  
John Barone
7pm to Midnight