WOOF FM News Director John Daniel has been here with the morning news , on WOOF radio since 1990. John is an Andalusia native who attended schools in Montgomery and Fort Walton Beach. then later, LBW Community College and Troy University.
It’s the 35+ years of on-the-job training that has taught John the what-to-do and not-to-do lessons in radio. Among those lessons learned is just being fair to all concerned.
John’s first job in radio was in Andalusia in 1977, then later in Montgomery, Opp and the Alabama Radio Network, a statewide news service.
John is married to WOOF FM DJ Amy Dee. The family includes daughter, Emma, and sons Jeff and Russ.
He likes to play at playing guitar and considers himself one of the worst practicing guitar pickers, but he enjoys it, so anyone within earshot needs to deal with it.
WOOF FM Afternoon Drive News Anchor
Award winning News Anchor/Reporter Deborah Pearson is a
native of Ashford, Alabama and is a veteran journalist who has
spent two decades telling the stories of the people of the
Wiregrass. Named "Best News Anchor" and "Best Reporter " in
Alabama by the Alabama Associated Press and Best Reporter
in March 2019 by the Alabama Broadcasters Association.
Deborah continues to excel as a journalist and as weekday
Anchor for WOOF News at 11:55, 3:55 and 4:55. Deborah has
been afternoon new anchor at WOOF-FM since 1992. She
studied Broadcast Journalism at Alabama State University and
worked at WVAS-FM as a student news reporter, entertainment
reporter and community affair coordinator.
Deborah has won numerous Alabama Associated Press Broadcaster's awards.
Her professional credits include News Director and News Talk
Show Host, film work and has served as commentator for
numerous area and regional community events including Black
Entertainment Televisions' Healthy Women's Symposium.
Listed in Who's Who in America, her professional excellence
and support of worthwhile causes earned her the Shining Star
Alumni award by WVAS-FM; recognized by the Southeast
Alabama Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association for her work
covering Alzheimers in the city of Dothan; honored by The
Dothan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
twice as a Torch of Light; Trailblazer Award by E.L.E.T.E.
Professionals and the Community Service Award by the Dothan
Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Being a single
mom of one son Cameron drives Deborah's passion to give
back to the community. That's why much of Deborah's
community involvement centers on a social organization Les
Vingt Socialete' Club, Inc. that gives back financially through
scholarships for young African American young men to recieve
funding for college in the Genteel Beaux: "Young Men of
Deborah is also very active in her church
where she serves on the Audio/Visual staff, Women's Ministry
2018 Reporter of the Year
(March 2019) Deborah Pearson wins Alabama Association's ABBY Award for Reporter of the Year
(Oct 2018) Deborah Pearson honored as an "Unsung Hero" by Dothan Associaiton of Women's Clubs