Kenneth Forte is the Co-Owner and President of R&F Communications, Inc. the parent company of 101.5 FM and WDKN 1260 AM and RFCSports Network Radio Stations in Dickson, Tennessee. In 2009 along with his wife (Lori Forte) he formed R&F Communications, Inc. to purchase Dickson’s heritage station WDKN 1260 AM and two years later translator frequency 101.5 FM. He is a 2016 Graduate of National Association of Broadcasters’ Leadership Training Program and currently serves as a board member of Tennessee Association of Broadcasters. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Dickson and is a graduate of Leadership Dickson. A native of Little Rock, Arkansas and graduate of Harding University and received an MBA from University of Phoenix Nashville Campus. Kenneth can be reached at email@example.com.
Robert Freeman was born and raised right here in Dickson before moving to the Columbus, Indiana (with his cats) to put down roots and continue his career in radio. along the way he met the sweetest woman who agreed to be his wife. Now they’re coming home to Dickson to raise their first baby who’s due in May. Freeman loves Jesus, his wife, music, cooking, sweet tea and serving his community. In his free time you can catch him cheering for Vanderbilt, the Titans, and anyone playing the Vols. Hear him every day, 6-10 on 101.5 The One and WDKN.
Olivia O’Connell is our Sales and Marketing Representative and was born and raised right here in Dickson County. She graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a degree in Business Administration (Concentration in Business Intelligence and Analytics) and a minor in social sciences. Her passions include using computer coding, data processing tools and data visualization in order to create predictor models. She grew up with the WDKN family and is thankful for the support they gave to her, and excited to be working with such a great team. For any questions concerning advertising with the station or other digital media marketing, Olivia can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colin Castleberry is our Sports Director here at WDKN. He was born in Knoxville and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Journalism and Electronic Media and a minor in Theatre. Although he spent most of his life in Cleveland, Tennessee, he considers Knoxville to be home. He played a fair amount of sports growing up that he believes drove his passion for sports commentary. He loves interacting with people and can always be found around Main Street grabbing coffee at House Blend or lunch at one of the few tasty restaurants. He’s excited to be in Dickson County and calling for Creek Wood sports. “Go Red Hawks!” Tune in on Wednesday nights at 6pm for The RFC Sports Hour, and every Monday night at 6pm for the 1260 Sports Roundtable. Have any story ideas? Shoot him an email at email@example.com.
Richie Giardelli (Not Pictured) grew up in Bloomfield, NJ graduating from Bloomfield High School. He would go on to attend Ramapo College, where he played Golf and ultimately served as the Assistant Golf Professional at Hampton Country Club in Easton, PA. He went back to school at Bible Baptist School of Theology, in Westchest, PA and became the Assistant Pastor at Grace Baptist Church in White Hall, PA. After all those years up North, he made a decision to move South to TN where he is now a Producer/On Air/ Gospel Sunday board-op for 101.5 the one and WDKN and has been apart of this team since 2010.
Lucas Panzica is the voice of the Cougars! He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee. Born in Nashville, Lucas moved to Birmingham at a young age and grew up there before heading to Knoxville to go to school. As a first-generation American, soccer has always been his greatest passion, but that eventually led to a deep love for all sports, so if you see him around town and want to talk about some sports or just say hi, please do so! You can catch Lucas calling Dickson County football and basketball games on 101.5 The One and WDKN. To get in touch with him, just email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rachel Holt graduated with the class of 2005 at Dickson County High School. In 2009 she became a medical assistant and worked in the nursing field for several years. Rachel then began working at 101.5 The One and WDKN in 2017 and has enjoyed being involved in the radio. In her free time, she enjoys reading true crime novels and spending time with her family. Email Rachel at email@example.com with questions about the station or advertising.