Behind the Scenes
A native of Hinton, Kate Isner serves as the Production Coordinator for both WMTD-AM 1380 and FM affiliate ESPN Radio 102.3 The Ticket. Kate was hired in her position in December 2013. She enjoys the creative nature of her job, but likes to say, “I just push the buttons.” Along with her many duties at the two stations, Kate is also a student at Concord University, with a double-major in Graphic Design-Advertising/English. Kate resides in Hinton with her daughter Kayley (4).
Dave Morrison is the newest member of the AM 1380 family, hired in September 2014 as a traffic coordinator. Dave will also work in sports with AM 1380’s FM affiliate, ESPN Radio 102.3 The Ticket. Dave grew up Montgomery in Fayette County and attended Valley High and WVU Tech and also is a veteran of the United States Martine Corps. A long-time West Virginia Sports Writer, Dave worked at the Beckley Register-Herald, the Martinsburg Journal and the Wheeling Intelligencer. While at those papers, Dave served as a two-time president of the West Virginia Sports Writers Association, chairman of the football and girls basketball all-state committees and was a long-time member of the boys’ basketball all-state committee. He covered both Marshall and West Virginia football and basketball, Mountain State University basketball and local high schools in different parts of the state. Dave was honored as a two-time West Virginia Press Association columnist of the year as well as winning several feature and page design awards.
Raised in Hinton, Radio Consultant Mike Craft began his broadcasting career in the 1960s and continued to peruse the Music Industry involving electronics and technology with a passion. After working with Lonnie Mullins at WMTD-AM 1380 in Hinton, Mike served as DJ at a Bluefield station and in Clifton Forge, VA, as chief engineer at a local Richwood, WV radio station, and as Music /Program Director in Winston-Salem, NC. At that time Mike became involved in the Record Industry and served as representative of United Artists Records, Polydor Records, Casablanca, and RCA Records. Serving as being part owner in a publishing and production company in Atlanta, Mike helped establish the Music Business Institute. His career expanded into marketing Consumer Electronics throughout the United States and later in video movie distribution based in Hollywood. He returned to the broadcasting industry in Florida where he became active in buying and selling radio stations. After finishing a 12 year consulting career in Springfield, MO, Mike has undertaken the challenge to assist his cousin Ken Allman in the build out of his Hometown radio station WMTD-AM 1380.