Y101 Community Profiles

These Community Profiles have aired on WLYU-FM, Y-101 Radio (100.9)

Elli-Alina Hiilamo – TCHS exchange student from Finland

Karen Davis – Southeastern Techinical College teacher of the year

Randy Callahan – TCMS football and baseball coach

Earl Rodgers – Longtime high school baseball and football coach (3 segments)

Erica Moore  – TCHS Class of 2008 salutatorian

Shannon King – TCHS graduate who is planning on going into medicine

Marvin Rainwater – Country music singer and rockabilly legend

Cerrito – Country music singer

Little Roy Lewis – Banjo player for the Lewis Family

Cody Williamson – 2008 SE Georgia Soap Box Derby winner

Brag Thompson – New TCHS assistant football coach

Francisco Depaz – TCHS soccer player

Doug Rizzo – Golden Gloves Novice Champ

Brian Fitzgerald – TCHS baseball coach (2 segments)

Larry Bolden – Clarksville, TN Civitan talks about his yearly drive to pick up onions  

Potiphar Nkoma – 10K winner at the Onion Run

Ric Stewart – TCHS runner

Samantha Dowd – Toombs County athlete

Jeremy Moore – Toombs County soccer coach

Raime Partin – Dancer, competitive cheerleader and soccer goalie

Travis Ellington – joining the Toombs County High School coaching staff

Leigha Beckum – BPC soccer and softball player who show pigs

Peter Dees – Former high school and college basketball coach

Brooke Furr – Miss Toombs County High School

Michael Pope – 18 year old race car driver from Dublin

Chris Harrelson – Bulldog coach who has taken a job at Northside-Warner Robbins

Mel Blount – Vidalia native who is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Fred Stokes – Vidalia native who played in a Super Bowl

Janis Lewis Phillips – member of the Lewis Family gospel group 

Hayne Brant – BPC baseball coach

Chuck Hill – Former TCHS Bulldog who is coaching at SEB

Tim Beinke – Traveled nearly 6,000 miles in a car and trains dogs

Jeff Corley – Former Vidalia Indian football player now working at Southern Outdoors Television

David Beecher – State coordinator for the Duck Conservation Society

Wesley Parker – Former RTCA Crusader playing his senior season of basketball at Piedomont College

Jeff Kirk – WJCL-TV meteorologist who does the weather on Y-101 Radio

Neal Rodgers – Toombs County High School football and baseball player

Janae Stokes – former Vidalia Indian basketball player who was named player of the week for #1 ranked Gulf Coast Community College 

Eddie Dixon – Brewton-Parker basketball player who spent time in the Air Force

Bradley Wilson – Former Vidalia Indian playing basketball at BPC 

Frank Champion – RTCA football player who now plays rugby at Sewanee University

Dr. Bridget Wright – Vidalia native who is practicing Rheumatology

Mary Catherine Farrell – TCHS student who was a Voice of Democracy essay winner

Andi Ferree – Toombs County athlete who has started a web site to help children. Click here for more info  

Tanner Brice – Talks about his grandfather Mays Dobbins

Kevin Hill – TCHS football coach who played at East Carolina 

Kevin Hill 2 – Talks about starting the wrestling program at TCHS

Steve Barker – BPC coach and former Division 1 top scorer

Stephen Sharpe – Former TCHS football player who has joined the Navy  

Derek Nobles – Former TCHS and Georgia Southern football player who now works in law enforcement

Eddy Raven – Country singer who lived in Metter and Baxley

Alex Stanley – RTCA athlete and Wendy’s High School Heisman award winner for Georgia 

Savannah Barnard – RTCA student who competes in rodeos 

Demetrius Ford – DOT rodeo champion 

Donnie Arrington – Toombs County basketball coach

Tommy Dalley – Appling County basketball coach

Doug Rizzo – Toombs County boxer

Chase Arrington – Toombs County basketball player

Thez Robinson – Former TCHS Bulldog football player

Charlie Piho – New Zealander playing at Brewton Parker

Elaine Allen – Toombs County softball coach

Laura Johnson – Toombs County cheerleader

Craig Campbell – Toombs County country singer

Vince Faison – Minor League baseball player who is switching to football

Lindsey Herrin – RTCA softball coach

Hank Aldridge – Ga. Dugout Hall of Fame coach

Mitchell Pittman – Former RTCA football player at UGA

Hannah Dees – RTCA shortstop

Morgan Calhoun – RTCA softball pitcher

Fred Brogdon – Lyons native and local historian

Nick Eason – Former TCHS Bulldog now playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers

Jared Allen – Former Bulldog baseball player now at GSW

Colt Silvers – Mr. East Georgia

Belinda Foskey – News producer at WMGT-TV in Macon

Carey Clinton – Vidalia native working in Bulgaria for the Peace Corp

Jarhan Collins – Former Lyons Senior High football player who played at UGA

Loraine Robbins  – Talks about the old Plaza Cafe in Lyons 

Jesslyn Stanley – Worked with troubled kids and visited Iceland

Mary Bennett – Athletic trainer for the Toombs County Bulldogs

Brad Lane – Former Bulldog football coach who now is the local FCA coordinator

Justin Adams – Toombs County High School baseball player

Debbie Nabb – has written many country songs

Jordan Delk – Former RTCA football player who now plays for Georgia Southern

Wesley Woods – Youth Pastor at the Cedar Crossings Church of God

Jordan Towns – Former Wheeler County Bulldog now playing minor league baseball

Anson Calloway – Director of the Lyons Recreation Department

James McGowan – Assistant director of the Lyons Recreation Department 

Jimmy Sharpe – Local race car driver

Jill Poole  – Basketball official

Dan Brown – A videographer with varied interests

Jim Roland – RTCA football coach

Joanna Hendrix – National Champion gymnast

Pamela Mosley – National Champion gymnast in the vault

Blake Tillery – Law student and future politician?

James Love – Record holder in the bench press

Kailey Dees – RTCA graduate who has interned for the RNC and Sonny Perdue 

Bradley Benton – College wrestler

Bryan Benton  TCHS state championship wrestler

Gator – Gene Morris is a member of Rick Crawford’s NASCAR Truck Racing team 

Mac Jordan – Long distance cyclist 

Paul Carlson – Boxer turned pastor

Mark Butler – College basketball coach

Fletcher Corbin – Youth soccer coach

Julia Chandler  – World traveler

Deonna Mitchell – Ray of Hope founder

Wilson Smith – Lawyer/Y-101 talk show host

Rhonda Frost Petty – Teacher and author

Andy Miles – Prison Chaplain

Vickie Kucera – Artist and clown 

Clint Williams – Remodeling two buildings in Lyons

Josh Dees  Western Carolina basketball player and straight A student

Morgan Sharpe – Honor roll student 

Flo Connell Azar – Married to the amazing “Ace” Azar

Lisa Caststeel – 12 year old race car driver

Brad Jeffcoat – Jeopardy champion

Tony Mitchell – Investigator 

Sam Bhimani  – former RTCA golfer 

Matt Vaughn – Clemson pitcher

Will Chambliss – Professional softball player

Mike Robbins – Former Brewton Parker College baseball coach

Bridgett Eason Johnson – Fitness competitor

Neida Soto  – Toombs County Valedictorian