Staff Profiles

edarnoldEd Arnold – General Manager
Ed Arnold became the General Manager for WCRK and WMTN in January of 2008. Ed has been in broadcasting since 1979 and attended school at Bryan College , Roane State Community College and the University of Tennessee . He worked at WCRK twice before.

The third time must have been the charm! Ed is in the Rotary Club and attends Lakeway Community Church . He is the proud single father of his son Luke and enjoys camping, hiking, live music, events, reading, great movies and spending time with friends and family.


stephaniechristianStephanie Christian—Office/Traffic Manager

Stephanie has been with WCRK/WMTN Radio since June 2008. She and her family live in Whitesburg, where they are active members at Highland Baptist Church. She worked for WCRK in the early ‘90’s. Stephanie says she’s glad to be back; some of the same faces; some new. In her spare time she enjoys playing piano, spending time with her family and taking Kung Fu!



timcrewsTim Crews

Tim is a 25-year veteran of Morristown radio, having held numerous management, sales and on air positions. Tim has been an active member of the March of Dimes regional board of directors in Johnson City, Hamblen County United Way’s Loaned Executives program, Morristown Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Morristown Association and Greene County Partnership.

He is a graduate of Morristown West High School, the Professional Academy of Broadcasting in Knoxville and Dale Carnegie Training. Tim, his wife Melissa and their daughter Heather, live in Whitesburg and attend Robertson Creek Baptist Church in Hawkins County. Most of all, Tim loves people and helping businesses grow to success. You can reach him at 423-839-6549.


rypelMike Rypel

Mike Rypel joined WCRK as News-Sports Director in 2002. In 2004, he was honored to receive the Broadcast Media Award from the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. He previously worked for Clear Channel Communications in Lima, Ohio as a News Assistant and Studio Engineer and as summer intern at WTAM Cleveland, Ohio. Mike brings you the Lakeway Areas most dependable news on WCRK-WMTN and is the “The Voice of East High Hurricane Sports” on WCRK. A graduate of Bowling Green State University (OH), Mike had the thrill of announcing for the Division 1 NCAA Bowling Green Falcons. He had the privilege of calling future NFL star Randy Moss final TD catch of his collegiate career at Marshall University and Hall of Fame Coach Joe Paterno’s 300th career coaching victory at Penn State