Earnestine Young Jones

Earnestine Young Jones tells stories, through news reporting, public service announcements and interviews. She has shared stories with the Bartow community for more than 20 years. Earnestine is the news director and noon anchor for WBHF radio. Earnestine has produced award winning stories on local government, the local economy and Bartow Superior Court. Earnestine worked with Prestige Vision Channel 4 as a news anchor, news director and station manager. She served has served as a panelist on numerous political forums including WRGA Rome and PBS Atlanta. Earnestine has also worked with WGJK/Rome Radio Partners. She is a graduate of Berea College and Adairsville High School.


Mike Garcia

A graduate from the University of Miami with a BS in Communication, Mike Garcia has been working in professional radio since 2005. He was a producer for two sports talk shows at WQAM that were both the top rated sports shows in Miami for their time slots, as well as the on-site Miami Dolphins postgame show producer. His reporting experience includes Dolphins training camp, Miami Heat and Florida Panthers games, as well as the Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales III fight, the 2007 Senior Bowl, and the 2007 NFL Combine. He also spent the weekends during the 2007 baseball season doing play-by-play for the Jupiter Hammerheads and Palm Beach Cardinals of the Florida State League on minorleaguebaseball.com. Just prior to joining the WBHF team in 2012, he was the assistant operations manager at WKAT, WHIM, and WZAB in Miami.


Ryan Santa Maria

Ryan Santa Maria is the evening news anchor for WBHF. Ryan graduated from James Madison University in Virginia. During his time at James Madison, he studied journalism and history before earning his degree in May of 2022. Ryan was born in Worcester Massachusetts before moving to Harrisonburg, Virginia and then Blacksburg, Virginia where he graduated from Blacksburg High School in 2017. He has a passion for local reporting that informs the public on what is happening in their community, as well as anything sports related. Ryan hosts the five o’clock newscast Monday through Friday and covers night meetings and community events.


Alan Sanders

Alan is the current voice of “Bartow’s Morning News” from 6AM – 9AM weekdays; hosts the Saturday morning show, “Waking Up with Alan”; co-host of the financial program, “The Golden Life,” with financial advisor, Chuck Nida, on Friday’s from 9AM – 9:30AM; and is part of the sports-talk panel on Wednesday’s show, “3 and Out,” from 9AM-10AM. He won the 2013 Gabby for Best On-Air Personality and the 2014 Gabby for Best Live-Talk Show in the mid-market division. He is the owner of AJS Productions, a website development and video production company (www.ajsproductions.com). He has been involved with film, theatre, video, photography and radio most of his adult life. He has appeared in over 30 staged productions, 7 major motion pictures, and nearly a dozen smaller films. He has directed many shows for the stage, including classical productions of Shakespeare. He is married to Susan and has four girls: Ashton, Lexie, Elena and Sohpie.


Kevin Karel

Kevin Karel is on his second tour with WBHF and Anverse and works in sales and advertising, sports play-by-play and is also host of weekly sports talk show “3 & Out.” After previously serving as producer and co-host of Bartow’s Morning News from 2007 to 2012, Kevin joined WRGA in Rome where he served as news and then sports director for parent company Rome Radio Partners. In 2015 Kevin became the Rome Braves radio and television play-by-play voice and served in that role until 2020. He has received several GABBY Awards including Best Sports Play-By-Play for mid-market in 2018 and 2019, and large market Award of Merit in 2016. Kevin is a graduate of Georgia College with a degree in Mass Communications. He is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and moved to Georgia in 1995.


Barry King

B.K. has loved movies, classic television, sci-fi and comic books since he was a young lad. In 1983 he studied acting & voice at the Birmingham Performance Academy . From 1982-1983 he worked at AM 1560 WAGC in Centre, Alabama. In the late 80’s he began a long association with local independent production studios making many films. His work has ranged from directing, producing, writing and acting as well as voice-overs . From 2013-2015 he was at AM 1270 WYXC as ‘B.K. on the Radio.’ He’s been involved in radio for many years and has won several Gabby Awards and Awards of Merit from The Georgia Association of Broadcasters. He’s the retro geek of talk radio and fun at AM 1450 & 100.3 FM WBHF- Saturdays 10am-12pm with ‘B.K. on the Air’.


Matt Santini

Matt Santini has been the Station Manager of WBHF since 2001. In addition to his responsibilities with the radio station, Matt is also the Administrator of The Grand Theatre in downtown Cartersville and The Resource Center. He earned his degree in Marketing/Sales/Advertising from Georgia Southern University. Matt was born in Fairport, NY, moved to Marietta when he was nine, and has lived in Cartersville since 1991. He is married to Anthia McStatts, and they have one daughter, Matalyn. Matt enjoys reading, golfing and anything else sports related.