Tom Gentry has served as General Manager of WAVO, 1150 AM since 1992. Three years ago Tom helped oversee a WAVO power increase, from 1,000 to a full 5,000 watts, which included the installation of a new tower and ground system. WAVO features Adult Standards music, filling a void for ‘good music’ in Charlotte/Metrolina. Tom and wife Brenda (along with sons Tom and Eddy) moved to Charlotte in March of 1973 when Tom assumed the position as GM of WHVN Radio in Charlotte, a position he still holds today. (WHVN is at 1240 AM and 104.3 FM.) Tom currently oversees four radio stations, interacting with local, regional and national program producers as well as retail business advertisers. He’s served (or currently serves) on the board-of-directors for such local organizations as Charlotte’s Pregnancy Resource Center, Glad Tidings Radio broadcast, The Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra and The Charlotte Rescue Mission … which was co-founded by Dr. Billy Graham’s father.
Brant Hart is a longtime WAVO employee. He has been a loyal company staff member since 1973! Brant is “Operations Person” for WAVO, 1150 AM. He handles program-inputting duties, all public affairs, produces live programs, records commercials and PSA announcements and generally makes sure everything is ready when it’s supposed to be. He also has duties with three of our other radio stations. Brant is a UNC-Chapel Hill grad. He and wife Sandy have a daughter named Melanie, who also graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill. Brant is the proud grandfather of Gemma who was born to Melanie and Dave in 2015.
Sandra Hendricks – Administrative Assistant
“Good morning Carolina Radio Group”. The pleasant voice you hear when calling WAVO, belongs to Administrative Assistant, Sandra Hendricks. She’s greeted callers since September, 2006. Sandra prayed for a suitable job close to home and God answered her prayer. On the personal side, Sandra is married to Charlotte native Jackson Hendricks, whom she truly considers to be her “teammate in the Lord”. He’s also her Sunday school teacher! Sandra has one adult daughter, Melissa, who resides with her husband Rick in Lincolnton, N.C. Sandra enjoys church fellowship, Bible reading, “organizing”, walking, creative writing and card making. Thanks to Sandra’s thoughtfulness … staff members receive the royal treatment as birthdays roll around. Sandra is a valued WHVN INC team member. Hattaway – Engineer
Gary Hattaway is widely acknowledged as one of the finest broadcast engineers in the Carolinas! He previously served as Chief Engineer for two large Charlotte FM stations. He currently services WAVO and five of our other regional radio stations. Gary fell in love with the technical end of broadcasting when, as a High School student (some 41-years ago) his high school class took a field trip to a popular Charlotte station. Following that tour Gary said “I knew this is what I wanted to do for a living”! And he does it well! He’s a native of Kannapolis, N.C. He and wife Debra make their home in Salisbury, N.C. Gary’s a longtime Ham Radio operator, assisting with emergencies as needed. He enjoys chatting with people all over the world (although has very little time to do so during thunderstorm season!).


WAVO ∙ 1150
5,000 Watts!
PO Box 18614
Charlotte, NC 28218-0614

Charlotte Radio Market
(Radio Market #24)