Disc Jockeys

Mornings 6am - 10pm

"Bulldog" Bob Smith

'Bulldog' Bob Smith has worked in small market radio since 1982, with stops at WDOE in Dunkirk, NY, WMNS/WBJZ in Olean, NY and WCBA & WELM/WOKN/WLVY in the Elmira/Corning market...Bob brings a high energy to any radio show or mobile DJ performance that he hosts, with an emphasis on audience interaction and FUN! Bob is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University with degrees in Communications, English & Spanish, and his passions include Buffalo sports (Bills-Sabres), the band Chicago, and his two teenage children...Bob considers himself lucky to be able to share the passion of great music with people all over the Twin Tiers, and truly enjoys the Finger Lakes & Northern PA communities.

Middays 10am-2pm

Judith Gross

My first love is radio. I'm an award-winning audio producer and I've spent most of my professional life  in front of a microphone. Radio and the music of my generation got me through my childhood and adolescence. This is my calling, so I wouldn't even try to imagine doing anything else. I love connecting with Cool 96's listeners over the airwaves middays Monday through Friday 10-2 and telling the world what I'm having for lunch. It also makes me proud to be working for a locally-owned radio group that does so much for our community. I connect with the music we play because it's my music, too. What I especially like about being in radio is the occasional opportunity to meet listeners in person. Then I can picture them listening as I talk into the mic so I never feel like I'm alone. Work never gets tedious when you're living your passion, and I feel lucky to be able to have so much fun doing my job.

Afternoons 2pm - 5pm


I started in radio at WENY back in 1981 just outta high school.  I then went on the WELM/94 ROCK for a few years and learned radio through Street Stryer.  The late 80's found me in Watkins Glen in the studios of WNGZ.. WINGZ 105 driving the WINGZ Corvette.  After Tom and Marion sold it, I went on a few year radio hiatus to Texas to work in food management... I then came back back to Upstate Ny .. and back to WNGZ 105 mornings.  I then got the call from Dom Malone who was on the Met to come do mornings... and 15 years later I am still here doing mornings, and now afternoons on CooL96.

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Kevin Fitzgerald

7:00pm -10:00pm

Ray Scott

Unlike most of my co-workers, I am very new to the radio business, although entertaining has always been in my blood. After high school, I pursued a military career, which ended up lasting nearly 10 years and took me to places like Columbus, GA; Colorado Springs, CO; and South Korea. I am also a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, which I am very proud of.  I am a recent graduate of SUNY Broome Community College where I received degrees in both Communications and Web Design. In addition to my On-Air work, I am the Promotions Director for Equinox Broadcasting and am the co-owner of a local mobile DJ company. I am finally living my dream and could not be happier. Thanks so much for listening!

Station Manager

Bob Smith

General Sales Manager

April Emerson

Equinox Broadcasting

Sales Team

Brigitte Baldwin
Gail Smith

WPHD-FM Offices

Station Staff

President/C.E.O. - George Hawras
V.P. / Marketing Director - Barbara Hawras
Station Manager - Bob Smith
General Sales Manager - April Emerson
Operations Manager - Steve Shimer
Business Manager - Mina Smallacombe
Promotions Director - Ray Scott
Production - Dave Paltrowitz

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