Meet the Staff


Mark Buckles- President/CEO: 

Mark Buckles began his career in 1988 in the very studio that he is still to this day able to call home. For the last 21 years he has owned and operated stations WKHG and WMTL in his hometown as President and CEO of Heritage Media of Kentucky, Inc.  In late 1994, he formed Heritage Media of Kentucky, Inc to acquire WKHG and WMTL. Heritage Media assumed control in February 1995 and over the next 2 decades, under his leadership, the company has been a pioneer in early adoption of technology and innovation during the arrival of the digital age. Mark hosts In The Know each morning. Captivating listeners with his daily “Point to Ponder” and “Pearl of Wisdom”. He and his wife Christy have 2 daughters. Taylor is a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky currently working for the Walt Disney Company in Florida. Anna is Freshman student at Bethel Christian Academy.

 


Christy Buckles- General Manager/General Sales Manager:

Christy Buckles began her career in 2009 at K105, she is the General Manager as well as the General Sales Manager for the company. Christy is a 1997 graduate of Edmonson County High School, but she cheers on Grayson County Cougars every chance she gets. Christy graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2001 with a major in Information Technology and minor in Communication and Broadcasting. Christy is the wife of Mark Buckles and she is also a host on the morning show “In The Know” known as Beege!  Her contagious laugh and insightful thoughts keep listeners hooked and always wanting to hear more!

 


Misty Thomas: In The Know Co-Host:

Misty Thomas, a graduate of Grayson County High School, has spent the past decade in broadcasting, marketing, and sales in the Leitchfield market.  Misty studied at the University of Louisville before moving back to make Leitchfield her home.  She & her husband, Jason, of 20+ years, have raised their three children in Grayson County, and own and operate multiple businesses in the area.  Misty began her broadcasting career in Feb. 2006 as the News Director for K105/AM870 The Moose, and has co-hosted “In The Know” since 2011.  Misty serves on the Tri-County CASA Board of Directors, the GC Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and Saving Hope Charities Board of Directors, which Misty is currently serving as the charities Community Educator/Fundraising Coordinator.

 

 

Erica Priest- Business Manager: 

Erica Priest has been part of the K105 Team since April 2016 as the Business Manager where she handles all aspects of the business. You may know her better by her radio name- Oracle, which means confident and wise. She and her husband Tyler welcomed their first child, Jamison, in February 2017 and live in their cozy home here in Leitchfield.

 

 

 


Kayla Bagshaw-Digital Director:

Kayla Bagshaw is the Digital Director at K105 where she oversees various digital aspects of the company, such as several components of K105.com, Social Media Maintenance, Contesting, and Video Creation and Editing. Kayla is a 2017 graduate of Western Kentucky University where she majored in Marketing with an emphasis in Social Media and received Summa Cum Laude recognition upon graduation. During her time at WKU, she was named Outstanding Marketing Junior and Senior of her class. She and her husband Brody live happily with their dog Jax in their childhood hometown.

 

 


Brittany Mattingly- Program Director: 

Brittany Mattingly serves as both the Program and Promotions Director for K105 and hosts Shop Local Leitchfield, the community based morning show on WMTL. Brittany oversee the scheduling and maintenance of Community Calendar and delivers the Morning and Midday News. She was born and raised in Grayson County and received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Louisville. Brittany also obtained an Associate of Arts from ECTC. She is a proud member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and enjoys spending time with her niece and nephew.

 

 

Ken Howlett- News Director:

Ken joined K105 in January 2014 as News Director after six years covering University of Kentucky athletics as the editor of the popular UK sports web site, A Sea of Blue.com. He also wrote for three sports-related publications, The High School Zone Magazine and Topper Nation, both Bowling Green, KY-based monthly magazines, and contributed for three years to a UK basketball preseason magazine, Wildcat Tip-Off. Ken also co-hosted a UK call-in show on a Bowling Green radio station for two-and-a-half years, and has been a contributing writer on Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari’s web site, CoachCal.com, since September 2010. He resides in Leitchfield with his family.

 

 

Don Brown- Sports Reporter:

Don Brown is head Sports Writer for K105 where he closely follows Grayson County Cougar and Lady Cougar Sports. Don, a Kentucky native, has been professionally covering sports for the last 23 years but has been a sports fan all his life with the Reds being his favorite team. Before returning to Kentucky in 1984, Don worked in the hotel industry, but after moving back Don began working for the Grayson County News Gazette, where he remained for a little over two decades. He has since retired, but didn’t feel quite ready to give up sports writing, so he felt joining the K105 team was the perfect fit. In his free time, Don enjoys reading mystery novels and working crossword puzzles.

 


Venetia- Midday DJ: 

Hi I’m Venetia! My fiance is a police officer, so that can be a little nerve wracking sometimes, but I wouldn’t change a thing. Together we have 2 furry “children” that we’ve rescued. Riggins is a black lab/beagle mix and he is our oldest, and Zora is a pitbull mix (although she doesn’t really know how to be scary, but it’s funny to watch her try). Thanks for letting me into your workday, I hope I make it just a little more enjoyable

 

 


Hayden- Afternoon DJ:

Hey, I’m Hayden! I was born to play golf and scuba dive, but that doesn’t pay the bills. So, after spending the better part of a decade in college, I began my illustrious career in radio… and shaved my head. I basically looked at my hair in the mirror one day and said, “You can’t quit. You’re fired!” I’m married with two kids and a minivan, living happily ever after. That’s the story. What you hear is what you get

 

 

Bernie Mack- Evening DJ:

Bernie Mack is a bit of a mystery. We don’t know where he was born… or if he has brothers or sisters. He told us that he was the proud winner of the 2006 Heisman trophy – a fact that took 3 minutes of Googling to prove false. He also said that he was tall (not true) and a former 5-time winner on Jeopardy (also not true). We can confirm he has a wife Emilie, daughter Annabelle, two dogs, Howard and Kiwi, and a pet lion, Darnell (not true). His favorite food is sandwiches. And meatballs.
 

 

 

Beau Derek- Overnight DJ:

Hello, I’m Beau Derek, and I am a self-professed beer snob! I love visiting local breweries in different cities and states all over the country. I use my smart phone for everything including watching TV and listening to radio streams. I enjoy going to concerts and getting to hang with the musicians. Sheppard, Justin Timberlake, Counting Crows, Katy Perry and One Republic are some of my favorite artists!