Our Staff

THE FACES OF
WDKN 1260 AM

President/General Manager/Music Director – Kenneth W. Forte

Kenneth Forte is the Co-Owner and President of R&F Communications, Inc. the parent company of WDKN1260AM/101.5FM 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 2 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.

Morning Show Host/ Digital Media Director/ Music Director – Cassie Wells

I am a graduate of John Carroll University, a small college in Cleveland, OH, where I have a BS in Sociology, Criminology, and Forensic Behavioral Science. My interests began in radio after graduation where I started my own podcasts “Cassie’s Country” and “Music Like A Lady.” I have been with WDKN for over a year and have fallen in love with Dickson. When I’m not at the station, I am usually training for the Army Reserves which I have been a part of since 2014 as Military Police. In my free time, I love finding adorable coffee shops and working on making the greatest cup of coffee you have ever had. I also love hiking, camping, and anything outdoors. Have requests? Email cwells@wdkn.com

Sports Director/Sales/Production – Lucas Panzica

I am a graduate of the University of Tennessee, and have highly enjoyed the short time I have spent so far in Dickson. Born in Nashville, I 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 my greatest passion, but that has led to a deep love for all sports, so if you see me around town and want to talk some sports or just say hi, please do so! You can catch me calling Dickson County football, basketball, baseball, and softball games on 101.5 The One and WDKN. Also, tune in on Wednesday nights at 6pm for The RFC Sports Hour, and every Saturday morning at 8:30am for the 1260 Sports Roundtable. Got a story idea? Shoot me an email at lpanzica@wdkn.com.

Midday Music Marathon – John and Heidi

Seven to Midnight – Fitz

Gospel Sundays and Interfaith Roundtable Host/RFC Sports Producer– Richie G

Swap and Shop Host/ News Reporter – Aundra Montgomery

 I was born and raised in Nashville, TN. I graduated from Tennessee State University in May of 2018 with a Bachelors of Science in Communications with a concentration in Journalism. Shortly after graduation, I started working as an intern for WDKN. During my time as an Intern, I gathered information to write news stories, and read community calendar events on air. Currently, I am the voice of Swap and Shop, where callers buy, sell, and trade their items. I still continue to write new stories and on occasion, I am on The Wake Up Show with Cassie reading off names for The Birthday Club. Some of my favorite hobbies include singing, eating new foods, and learning about random facts. You can hear me live on Swap and Shop Monday through Friday from 10 am to 11:30 am.

Administrative/ Production/ Finance/ RFC Broadband Representative –  Rachel Holt

I am a class of 2005 Dickson County High School graduate. In 2009 I became a medical assistant and worked in the nursing field for several years. I began working at WDKN/101.5 The One in 2017 and have enjoyed being involved in the radio world. In my free time, I enjoy reading true crime novels and spending time with my family. Email me at rholt@wdkn.com with questions about the station or advertising.