Tony Doolin

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Tony Doolin began working with The Creek as a consultant before accepting the positon of full-time station manager. Now, he and his wife Ashley (who works as an account executive for The Creek) are newly minted Maconites. Tony grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, where he got his start in radio at age 16 – his high school buddy worked at a local station, so he started hanging out there, which led to an internship, which led to a part-time position as a studio engineer for Cincinnati Reds baseball games when a new station signed on in his hometown. He first got a taste of on-air glory during a rain delay that held up a Reds game – “We had to start playing music when they broke away from the network broadcast, and the first song I ever played on the air was Rick Astley’s ‘She Wants to Dance With Me’ – so my radio career started with a Rick Roll,.” “Actually, that’s a great metaphor for my entire radio career!” He was bitten by the Americana bug in the mid 1990s and has been very passionate about that format ever since.