Chris DiPaola
Chris DiPaola started in the radio field at the age of 15. He was inspired by the former WNBC in New York. He was hired by John Fuller, then owner of WJJF and later WPJB as a disk jockey and progressed to sales and management. Starting his own station in 1994, Chris aired with his creation WCTD, then 1580 AM, and later 1620 AM. Chris found time to give birth to "The Newport Sunflower" in 1994. Chris now owns AM Stereo 1230 WBLQ.

Listen to Chris with the morning news and The Time Machine Saturdays: a personal favorite of Chris' inspired by the former 66 WNBC, New York.

Listen to Chris Monday - Friday on the morning show 6-9am!

Steve Conti
Steve Conti is the "onti" in DiPonti communications. Steve's broadcast career began back in 1987. He had the honor of meeting Mr. DiPaola back in 1991. "I remember our meeting like it was yesterday. We worked for competing stations, Chris at 102.7, me at the old WBLQ 99.3 and collided at a mutual client. I was thrilled to find out we had so much in common! Talking to Chris is like looking into a big rotund mirror! Today I am honored to be a business associate with Chris, as well as having him as one of my closest and dearest friends" says Conti. Steve generally works behind the scenes at WBLQ from assisting in the construction of the cozy WBLQ studios, to maintaining the signal and sound of the station at the Margin Street transmitter.

"I think I can speak for Chris in thanking you for checking out and supporting the website and station, in this day and age of consolidated broadcasting, a station like this can only prosper with the community’s support. We promise we will do the same."

Ken Collins
Ken Collins is a local broadcasting legend. Ken has been on the local airwaves doing sports play by play for decades and has even worked along side the likes of Chris Berman from ESPN. Ken handles all of WBLQ local sports broadcasts and can also be heard on the morning show with Chris every Monday and Friday, as well as on Sports Open Mic on Saturdays from 9 to 11 AM.

Joe Cugini
Joe is your Thursday morning show host on Stereo 1230 WBLQ. Joe has been with WBLQ for over a decade and is an iconic member of the local community. Joe severed as a member of the air force in the 50s and is a former president of the Westerly Community Credit Union and served as the head of the Credit Union National Association in the 1980s. Of all of Joe's great accomplishments, the one he is most proud of is his wonderful family.

Lorren Kleinkauf
Lorren Kleinkauf has been with WCTD and then WBLQ since November 1996. He began as an intern from Westerly High School. Lorren now serves as WBLQ's Office Manager.

Steve Bianchi
Steve has been heard on Southern New England radio for over thirty years. He has hosted various music and talk shows at WICE in Providence, WOTB in Newport and WGNG in Pawtucket. Most recently, he handled programming for the former Swing-FM in Newport. He new can be heard Sundays 11-2 on AM Stereo 1230 WBLQ with the "The Sunday Jazz Brunch"!

Joe Tasca
Joe Tasca host of the "Time Machine" on Saturdays, 11AM - 2PM. Joe started out in radio at a young age and has worked for many stations over the years.

JJ MacDade
JJ MacDade is the operations manager for WBLQ and does the car shows every summer. JJ has also worked for American Top 40 with Casey Kasem.

Sports Open Mic
Listen Saturday mornings 9 -11 AM for radio veteran Ken Collins along with his son Gary, Jerry Longaluco, and the award winning Bill "Slammer" Sammagio. Join the boys for this hometown Westerly tradition every Saturday. For more info go to the Sports Open Mic Web Site at

Lou & Sal Sports Report
Lou Masucci and Sal Murano both are former Westerly High School star athletes and have been part of the sports fabric of Westerly for many years. Lou and Sal are both diehard Yankees baseball and NY Giants football fans, but don't hold that against them. With Lou & Sal it's all New York all the time, aggravating and tweaking their many Boston fan listeners ... and they have the attitudes to go with it. They enjoy phone calls from listeners on all sports subjects, including men and women of all ages, regardless of who or what team they are rooting for. Tune in every Saturday from 8 to 9 AM to get their special brand of brash New York cool and confidence.

Johnny Nardo
Born and raised in Cranston, Johnny Nardo graduated from Roger Williams University with a BS in criminal justice and has been in radio for 15 years. Has has worked at many stations including former WICE, also WRIU, WELH, WAKX, WJZS and WADK

Nardo has interviewed many guests on his show such as, Keely Smith, Steve Lawrence, Patti Page, Jerry Vale, Jimmy Roselli, Connie Francis,Julius LaRosa, Doc Severinsen, Buddy Greeco, Rich Little, Al Marino and Steve Shiripa of the Sopranos.

Nardo hosts That's Amore Sundays from 9-11am

when he isn't on the radio, Nardo splits his time between his full time profession of 27 years as a law enforcement officer, spending quality time with his wife Linda and sons Angelo and Vito or researching and reading about the golden age of entertainment and hollywood, excercising and cooking.

Bob Evon
Bob Evon is an avid music fan. He has attended over 600 concerts, from Boston to Washington DC , Philadelphia to Chicago and everywhere in between. He has been on the air, at WBLQ, since 2003.

Bob hosts the TooHotClassic zone, Tuesdays from 7 to 9PM, featuring classic rock and a "double shot" of the Rolling Stones, at 8:30. That is followed by The Brokedown Palace, from 9 to 10PM. The Brokedown Palace is an hour of rare & studio tracks from the Grateful Dead and the best kind of Dead; LIVE Dead!

Heidi with friend Pippin
Pet Tips with Heidi are heard on WBLQ every Weekday morning just after 8 AM. Heidi offers pet tips and information to keep your pets happy and healthy. Anyone with questions about spaying, neutering or need general information may call (401) 596-2090.

Brian "The Hammer" Sullivan
Brian is a TV and Radio enthusiast who has listened to his favorite personalities and has developed his own Radio style over the years with WBLQ. He serves as WBLQ's music director.

Brian has been affiliated with the station since 1999.

The Unknown Zone
Every Tuesday from 10-11AM sponsored by Allen's Health Food it's the Unknown Zone with Judith Sellens & Dave Turco! Join them for informative conversation regarding everything from holistic healing to the supernatural. Phone calls are encouraged!

The Winning Side

Join Pastor Lester Sedam every Friday from 9-10am for The Winning Side. Sponsored by The Pilgrim's Baptist Church in Ashaway

Classic Children's Story Hour
Donna Celico brings you a new classic children's story every Sunday morning from 8-9am on AM Stereo WBLQ

Mark Sullivan
Mark Sullivan has dabbled in various forms of “the media” from sea to shining sea, for over thirty years, as a writer, journalist, columnist, editor, teacher, political consultant, barkeep, restaurateur, DJ, and free-lance raconteur.

Talk radio was a lifelong aspiration of his, until he landed an opportunity here on WBLQ in Westerly, the hometown of his ancestors since the 17th Century.

Join him Thursdays at 9AM for Soundings, a lively and informative hour of history, politics, current events and other matters & persons of local and universal interest, with fascinating and knowledgeable studio guests and, of course, your calls.

Contact Mark via email at or on facebook: “SOUNDINGS:

Speak Out
Greg Longo hosts Speak Out every Sunday night from 6-7pm.

Rick Edwards
Radio veteran Rick Edwards was program director of WBLQ in the 90s. He later was program director of WSAR, Fall River. Rick is now the AM Stereo 1230 WBLQ staff weatherman.