Meet the Staff

Brandon Kessler
Vice-President/General Manager
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Brandon has over 10 years of experience in radio. He attended North Greenville University and graduated in 2006 with a BA in Communications. He actually started his career in radio at WSNW (then 1150 AM) in the Fall of 2006 as Sports Director and Sales. After a brief time at Clear Channel in 2007, Brandon came back to local radio in Oconee County and hasn’t looked back. In March of 2014 WSNW launched it’s new frequency, 94.1 The Lake. This has allowed the station to expand it’s coverage area and give local advertisers an even bigger coverage area to promote their business.
Brandon and his wife Brittney have two children and currently reside in Simpsonville, SC.


Nonna Carlson
Morning Show Host

Although born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with extensive family
throughout the northern part of the state, Nonna’s maternal family has
been in the Seneca area since her great, great uncle John Harper
helped survey the town. She attended Seneca High School, Tri County
Tec and American University in Washington DC. She was a founding
member of Oconee Community Theatre and served as Artist-in-Residence
with WAPAC (Writing and Performing Across Communities) and the
Celebration Ensemble at Clemson University.

Nonna started in radio when she was in high school, typing program
logs for WSBF, the student station at Clemson University and later
working for WEPR-FM and the South Carolina Educational Radio Network.
She actually started her commercial radio career at WSNW-WBFM when the
station was still located on Radio Station Road in Seneca…moved on
to WANS-FM in Anderson… then on to 20 years in radio and TV in
Savannah, GA, where she met her husband Bobby when he was stationed in
Ft. Stewart. They went on to have 5 children, 3 of whom are now Army
veterans themselves, with tours in Iraq and stateside to their credit.

The whole family moved back to Seneca in 1998, adding some family over
the years, including 10 grandchildren, so you’re bound to run in to one
of them on the disk golf course or just out and about town!

 


Ian Lundin
Operations Manager
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Ian Lundin has worked in radio since graduating from Tri-County Technical College in 2004 with a degree in Radio and Television Broadcasting. Born on Long Island, New York but has lived in Six Mile since 1989. Ian has been working at WSNW for the past twelve years. Ian enjoys playing disc golf and spending time outdoors with his dog Trey.


Jimmy Watts
News Director
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Jimmy Watt is excited to be a part of the team at 94.1 The Lake as News and Sports Director. The Seneca native is a 1989 graduate of Seneca High School and a 1991 graduate of Tri-County Technical College. He is also attending Liberty University Online in the Bachelor of Science in Religion Program. Jimmy has worked at radio stations in Toccoa, Georgia, Clemson and Greenville, South Carolina and also worked previously for WSNW AM-1150 from 1995 until 1998. Jimmy also worked as a stringer for several state and national radio networks providing game coverage for ESPN Radio, Fox Sports Radio and the South Carolina Radio Network, among others. Jimmy has also broadcasted high school football games for a few stations, including our sister station, WGOG in Walhalla, from 2002 thru 2018.

The primary broadcasting job that Jimmy is most known for,is being the traffic reporter for WYFF News 4 from 2001 until 2013. He also hosted The Fifth Quarter Show from the 2013 thru the 2017 seasons for the Clemson Tigers Network after each Clemson football game.

Jimmy has also been involved in ministry work since 2005 and is an ordained Southern Baptist Minister. He is the former Associate Pastor at Welcome Baptist Church in Westminster and also has spoke and filled the pulpit at several different churches since 2008. Jimmy is currently the Pastor of Davis Creek Baptist Church in Seneca.

Besides broadcasting several newscasts and a sportscast Monday – Friday, Jimmy is also the voice of Seneca High School athletics.

Make sure to follow Jimmy on Twitter at @JimmyWatt2.