ON AIR STAFF
5:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Lee Douglas is a radio veteran of over 50 years, and spent a good portion of that time as mid-day announcer on WOMT. Lee is very happy to be a part of “Lee and Damon in the Morning” and looks forward to starting our listener’s day with smile.
Fans know Lee as an expert of 50’s, 60’s and 70’s music, having hosted the popular Sock Hop Show on WOMT for many years. Lee was also a favorite on the DJ circuit performing at dances and weddings across the state for over twenty years.
Some people claim his culinary tastes are bland, but as a lover of gourmet food, Lee’s favorites include a cheeseburger with fried onions or a sausage and cheese pizza, no vegetables please.
Tim Strews - Program Director
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tim Strews has had a very long and exciting radio career that now includes over 36 years at WOMT. During that time, Tim has enjoyed his involvement with many different aspects of the radio station including his current position of Program Director which he has held for many years. Tim continues to provide play-by-play for local sports teams and was the voice of the Two Rivers Raiders football and basketball teams for 24 years. Tim’s previous work experience includes a very exciting job with CBS Radio in New York covering sidelines for the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears games in their respective cities. Tim has also worked with Marv and Kenny Albert, Boomer Esiason, Warren Moon, Kellen Winslow and many other exciting colleges; he has also had the opportunity to learn invaluable skills from Howie Deneroff, the executive producer of Monday Night Football for CBS Radio.
Tim is a graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School, and he also graduated from television and radio school in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Tim enjoys all sports as well as all kinds of music. He also enjoys the many adventures and travels that he has with his sons. Tim is very involved with youth sports and he very much enjoys the opportunity to coach his own boys in the Manitowoc Youth Baseball Association, as he has for the past 10 years. His WOMT Brewers Cosmo team has won back-to-back league championships and are going for their third straight this season. This is also Tim’s third year coaching the 5th grade Manitowoc Chiefs football team. Tim believes that both of these youth sports organizations are fantastic assets to the community.
Tim’s biggest joy in life are his two very smart and wonderful boys. Nicholas, 15, attends Washington Junior High School and Noah, 13, attends Jefferson Elementary School. His boys are everything to him and he’s cherishing every moment with them as they continue to grow up way too fast!
Thursday & Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
It all began 42 years ago at a 1,000 watt radio station, in a log cabin, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Okay, there wasn’t a log cabin.) That was early 1970. Later that year, Rick was offered a job with WQTC in Two Rivers. In 1973 Rick joined the staff of Seehafer Broadcasting at WOMT in Manitowoc. From there he has had positions at WGEE in Green Bay, WI, KOWO in Waseca, MN, KEEZ in Mankato, MN, WVBO in Oshkosh, WI, WIMK/WJNR in Iron Mountain, MI, WOGB in Green Bay, WI and full circle back to WOMT/WQTC. Rick is thrilled to be back with the great people he works with that he calls best friends!
Raised on a dairy farm in Kewaunee, (as the saying goes, “you can take the boy out of the country, but you can’t the country out of the boy”) Rick now resides on a small farm in Manitowoc County. He loves the horses, cows and other animals on the “ranch.”
Rick has a wonderful daughter and three grandkids that he enjoys spending time with. Fishing, camping, Bay Beach and the list goes on and on!
Rick loves to cook (he and his daughter have won many chili cook-offs!) and he also cans vegetables from his own garden. About 10 years ago a friend of Rick’s got him interested in brewing homemade beer. They have taken 2nd and 3rd place with their entries at the Wisconsin State Fair!
Damon Ryan - Sports Director
Damon is a native of Ladd, IL, which is about 100 miles southwest of Chicago. He graduated from Hall High School in Spring Valley, IL, in 1969, received an associates degree from Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby, IL, and later completed a Radio/TV course at the Institute of Broadcast-Arts in Chicago. He began his radio career in 1973 at WGSY-FM in La Salle-Peru, IL, before moving to Wisconsin one year later to work at WNAM-AM in Neenah. He was employed there in the News & Sports Departments until the summer of 1977.
After a several month stay at WMKC-FM in Oshkosh, Damon accepted a position at WOMT-AM in early November of 1977, and he has been employed in the lakeshore area ever since. Damon has been married to his wife, Mary, since August of 1987, and together they have a daughter, Emily. Damon has served in this community as an alderman for one term, covered the last term of the late mayor Anthony Dufek and the beginning of Kevin Crawford’s first term in office.
Damon has also been involved in the United Way as a campaign co-chairman and board member, is enshrined in the Lakeshore All-Sports Hall of Fame, is part of the Lashof Committee, and has served as an emcee of the Annual Hall of Fame Enshrinement Banquet for many years. Damon has also been part of the Manitowoc Family Aquatic Center Board, American Legion Baseball Board of Directors, and St. Francis of Assisi Men’s Choir, among other pursuits. Damon enjoys traveling with his family, walking, golfing, fishing, and, of course, covering all sorts of sports!
Brian was born and raised in Rhinelander, WI. He graduated from Rhinelander High School and went on to graduate from Trans American School of Broadcasting in Wausau. He took his first radio job at WFCL in Clintonville before landing a job in his hometown of Rhinelander at WOBT/WRHN. He worked there for 14 years and another 4 years at WLSL in Rhinelander before coming to work for Seehafer Broadcasting in 2004.
Brian felt called to broadcasting at an early age and feels privileged to have spent his adult life doing what he truly loves. Brian really enjoys high school sports and watching the kids grow and compete as the experiences teaches them about life’s failures and successes. Brian misses his family, who all live in Rhinelander, but loves living in Manitowoc because of the variety of available activities and entertainment.
Brian Norton - News Director
Join Sandi each Sunday morning on WOMT from 6:00a - 12:00p for songs you don’t hear any more on the everyday radio programs ~ songs you may have missed! Feel free to call Sandi during her show to request a song; she would love to hear from you.
Sandi was born and raised in Manitowoc, which is also where her radio career started many years ago. First at WCUB, and then WQTC and right now Sandi works full-time at our sister station WLKN in Cleveland. Sandi’s career includes jobs in Cedar Rapids, IA, Grand Rapids, MI, Lansing, MI, Omaha, NE, and St. Cloud, MN. It has been awhile since Sandi was last working in the Lakeshore area, but she finds it great to be back in this beautiful area because she missed Lake Michigan. In Sandi’s spare time she likes to go to the movies, go fishing, go boating, vacation at the cottage in Crivitz and watch her favorite TV shows.