Worked as an intern at WMEX and WCOP in the Boston radio market in the early 60’s. He is a graduate of Columbia Broadcasting School, University Of Maryland and while serving in the U.S. Army was assigned to work as an on-air personality for Armed Forces and Radio and Television Service. He organized and ran the Leominster Summer Concert series for 5 years and is now the station manager for WLPZ 95.1 He Is a former member of the well- known band “The Western Starliters” and was the founding member and manager of the “ Golden Road Band “ and has been performing in the area for many years as both a DJ and a musician. ” The Western Starliters ” had opened for several national artists such as Charlie Pride and Dotty West. He plays guitar when he can and enjoys spending time with his family and has several hobbies.
I have been a barber/barber instructor for the past 21 years. I am actively involved in any issues to do with Veterans and POW/MIA issues. I am a very active member of Rolling Thunder VT1, what we stand for and promote is the awareness of the POW/MIA issues around our county, “You Are Gone, But Will Never Be Forgotten”. I enjoy working with wood, making small trinkets and such. I am also an avid motorcycle rider.
Born and raised in Leominster.
Mary Ellen Received her BS Degree in Secondary Education English from Fitchburg State College and her MA Degree in
ESL/Bilingual Education from The University of Texas.
Mary Ellen taught high school in Dallas, Texas and with the Dept. Of Defense in Vilseck and Stuttgart, Germany, Seoul, South Korea, and Yokota, Japan.
Her hobbies include creative writing, music, photography,
travel, reading, and Cooking.
Mary Ellen is excited to be a part of the WLPZ Family.
Wayne Tate is the host of WLPZ 95.1 afternoon drive home from 5-8 pm on Wednesdays. Wayne is originally from Shirley, MA and now lives in Leominster with his wife. Wayne owns a mobile DJ/Karaoke Company and has been a DJ for 10 years. Wayne is a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Leominster, MA
Started radio career in 1981 in Spfld Ma. First commercial job at WSPR Spfld 81-82. Station announcer WWLP CH. 22 TV NBC affiliate Spfld MA 81-82. Worked at WEIM AM 1280 now WPKZ from approx 1983-2005. I also worked at WKBK In Keene NH & WCAT in Orange Athol. Returned to radio in July 2018 after like a 12-13 year hiatus. Married wife Karen 1987 have one child Zach born in 1992. Avid SOX and New England sports fan. Red Sox my huge passion.
His travels have taken him from east (WSTW, WNRK, WXDR) to west (KSKA, KGOT, APRN, the Alaska Radio Service) to settling down in New England (WWSS, WLPZ).
He currently works full time in IT in Boston. He stays busy ferrying his kids to Lunenburg Soccer games and LHS marching band events. He is also the host of “Leominster Uncommon” on WLPZ
Johnny Girouard is a musician/artist from Leominster, MA, who has been playing concerts, clubs, and festivals for the last 50 years, as well as street singing in Spain, Scotland, England and France. He specializes in charcoal portraits, pen, and ink and still life.
He has shared the stage with many well know artist such as Hank Williams Jr. NRBQ, Carl Perkins, Arlo Guthrie, Orleans, and countless others. From his personal archives of recorded music, he brings an electric mix of Rockabilly, Bluegrass and Folk to the PEZ every Wednesday night from 8-11, focusing on a theme or an album with “SPOTLITE ON THE OLE BACK FORTY”
Marie recently rediscovered a love of all types of music after living in a cave for 20 years. You can sometimes find Marie dancing in her kitchen like no one is watching and singing loudly in her car, praying that no one is listening. She is having fun!
Adam lives in Westminster and has earned his A.S. Degree in Broadcasting and Telecommunications.
From Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner Ma.
Adam also has had a DJ Company that went for 10 years and then found himself in the Automotive Industry Selling New and used cars and service making my way up the ladder to a General Manager at one of the dealers.
Adam has had just spent the last 2 years studying and understanding the internet marketing world. From Social Media, e-Mail Marketing, Facebook Ads, and more. With the knowledge Adam has gained over the years he feels he will be able to Help Out in this Great Community and with the growth of WLPZ 95.1FM.
Adam enjoys The New England Springs and Falls (When we get them) and enjoys spending time with his Awesome Wife Shannon and his Two Amazing Boys!!
David Whooley aka “Cool Joe’ is happy to be back rockin the mike after a few years of absence. This time though playing Rock and Roll instead of telling Police, Fire, and EMS where to go. After 25 years of public service helping keep suburban chaos in check it’s time to Rock.