Wednesday, October 5th, 2022
More Music on Timber Country
Local Matters with Johnny Manson
Johnny Manson has been in radio for the past 30 years. In addition to hosting Local Matters with Johnny Manson, he also contributes to the GoGraysHarbor.com website, and produces local commercials and content. Johnny’s radio career started at Pioneer Broadcasting as a Board Op and then he became an Overnight Host before making his way to Jodesha Broadcasting. Johnny enjoys volunteering his time in the community and raising his two daughters.
Country music runs deep in my roots. As a young girl, my parents would listen to vinyl records of George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Bill Anderson and others on our turntable. In 1989, I waltzed into a radio and said, “I want to be on the air.” I was told to show up at midnight on Saturday and the rest is history. Lite Rock is where I started. However, when I got my first taste of being on a country station. It was like Strawberry Wine. I never looked back. Country music has taken me down the back roads of Illinois. I stayed in the Midwest, until all four of my daughters had attended K-12 at the sam
Being on the radio has been a dream of mine since I was 12 years old. Now, I’ve been doing it for over 40 years and it’s still like a dream. In those 40 plus years I’ve played everything from Classical music to Classic Rock….but there’s nothing like Country! It’s the music, the fans and the artists. Some the the nicest and most honest people you’ll ever meet. And with Country music changing every day, I’m lucky to be playing the music that we all grew up with. It just never gets old. So maybe you’ll see me at a George Jones tribute show….but don’t be surprised if you run into me at a Blake She
As a shy little girl growing up in a small Michigan town, Kris remembers listening to the her Mom’s shiny red kitchen radio and wondering “how” do they squeeze all those different people and musicians into one studio? To this day she can sing some of her favorite radio jingles. Curiosity led her to a radio career spanning three decades. When she’s not playing her favorite music and telling stories Kris is busy playing with her dog Lucy or hitting a thrift store in search of a vintage treasure to repurpose. Kris admits to being a serious foodie who loves comfort food, homemade bread and beer!
I caught the radio bug at a young age. As a kid he would lay in bed at night listening to stations from Chicago, Cincinnati, Nashville and Pittsburgh. Then as a teenager, he got to work at his high school radio station. FYI, I’m slightly taller than Kenny Chesney and about a foot shorter than Trace Adkins. In 1984 I married my high school sweetheart. I have 3 daughters, 3 sons-in-law, and 5 grandchildren. When I'm not on the air playing my favorite music (country) or hanging out with my family, I enjoy working outside. I love getting on my tractor and mowing. It is like therapy to me! I