Staff

Leonard Skipworth Gospel Music Air Personality & Sales Manager

Leonard Skipworth has been with WZZA since the very beginning back in 1972!  That's over four decades of dedicated service to Shoals Area listeners!

Brother Skip’s voice was the very first to be heard on WZZA Radio on the day it began on July 4, 1972 and he can still be heard on WZZA each Sunday morning from 6 until 10 a.m. Mr. Skipworth is a top salesman who welcomes your calls to discuss advertising on the best radio station in northwest Alabama.

Contact one of our team members at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Leonard Skipworth

Darryl Luster Blues and R&B Air Personality & Music Director

Darryl joined the WZZA Radio team in 1998 and has moved up through the ranks. Because of his versatility, he can be heard during weekday evening drive doing R&B, Blues, and Hip-hop, and on Sundays doing gospel from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Darryl has also been instrumental in bringing in sales to the WZZA table.

Darryl takes calls on Mondays between 10 am and noon. For music promotion or tracking, email Darryl at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Darryl Luster

Cecily Ricks Programming Department

Cecily Ricks, who has one of the best ears in radio, is our production guru and works with our programming department. Send audio files to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cecily handles traffic and PSAs, plus programming including music our WZZA Black Facts.  She also hosts WZZA's Retro Rhythms (Old School) daily show from 2p-4p and Sunday midday gospel in addition to being one third of the the Loud Talk Crew!  This probably explains her expression, but we couldn't do it without her!

Cecily Ricks

Glenda Acklin PSA Director

Glenda Acklin, our PSA Director, looks out for the health and welfare of our listeners by updates our public service announcements. Reach her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Glenda Acklin

Odessa Bailey Owner & Co-Founder

Mrs. Odessa Bailey oversees the daily operations and staff at WZZA Radio.
Odessa Bailey

Micah "Brown" Rice News Director & Midday Gospel Announcer

Micah Rice

Montrell "MeNod" Reeder Afternoon Drive

Montrell "MeNod" Reeder handles afternoon drive and is the fearless leader of WZZA's Loud Talks Crew!

Micah Rice