Katie Carmichael, Ashland Program Director

Heartland Communications is proud to have Katie Carmichael, also known as ‘KC,’ on the Ashland Team as Ashland market Program Director. According to Ashland General Manager, John Warren, “We are delighted to have Katie, or as she likes to be called ‘KC,’ on our Ashland team. She is extremely talented both on-air and behind the scenes. Our Ashland team is excited to have her on board because of her extensive talent and considerate leadership.”

Katie was born and raised in the Middle Georgia region; she is a Southern Lady. Her broadcasting career kicked off back in 1998 when she interned for K-Country 104.9 in Albany, Georgia. Since the start of her career, she learned many aspects of the broadcasting industry from On Air to extensive Operation Management as well as IT and some light engineering. She is experienced in many markets including the Atlanta metro area in multiple genres. Over the years, ‘KC’ helped organize and raise over $500,000 for many different non-profit organizations including Children’s Miracle Network, which is the one she holds closest to her heart. She’s held several board seats for Music Festivals and helped organize the Redneck Games, a televised and worldwide known event in Dublin, Georgia.

‘KC’ credits her inspiration to her mother and father, Bobby and Delores Cummings of Fort Valley, Georgia. While Katie attributes her motivation to her parents, her most widely acclaimed success is her two daughters, Elizabeth Ann Wheeless a Communications Major at Armstrong in Savannah, Georgia and Natalie Nicole Wheeless who works as a Patient Care Tech in The Health Care Industry, and is currently pursuing a degree to become a Registered Nurse.

She is an active member of Mustang Club of America and loves to spend her free time showing her beautiful car, The Black Widow, at local and national car shows. Katie also enjoys collecting Vinyl recordings and Antique shopping in quaint undiscovered shops. Katie loves her two Chihuahuas, Tu-Tu and Dee Dee Ann and enjoys cooking Italian and designing beautiful pies.

'KC' is a major-market voice and welcome addition to the on-air and management staff of the Heartland Ashland stations.