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Happy Hec

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The SouthCoast Morning news is the SouthCoast's premier morning show and is heard daily from 5am to 9am exclusively on 1480 WSAR. Join Happy Hec Gauthier, with co-hosts Joann and Carol and their variety of guests for the most spirited morning show in the region as they discuss everything from TV to politics to sports and everywhere in between! The Bristol County Breakfast Club (BCBC) is the only place to hear everybody's favorite WSAR personality, Hector Gauthier. The broadcast legend has represented the heart and soul of the Greater Fall River community for more than 40 years and is taking that passion for the area into a new era for WSAR programming. Listen live to The BCBC to keep up to date on the latest traffic conditions during your morning commute as well as the region's most accurate and dependable forecast from the St. Anne's Credit Union Weather Center. For 87 years in the SouthCoast, there's been no better station to wake up to than 1480 WSAR...Happy Hec and the Breakfast Club aim to keep it that way!

On-Air Schedule
Monday 05:00am - 09:00am The Bristol County Breakfast Club
Tuesday 05:00am - 09:00am The Bristol County Breakfast Club
Wednesday 05:00am - 09:00am The Bristol County Breakfast Club
Thursday 05:00am - 09:00am The Bristol County Breakfast Club
Friday 05:00am - 09:00am The Bristol County Breakfast Club

Carol Valcourt

Carol was born, raised and educated in the City of Fall River and then at Providence College and Salve Regina University. She served as a Congressional Aide to former Congresswoman Margaret Heckler before beginning her employment with the City of River in 1980. She held the positions of Clerk-typist, City Council Secretary, and Assistant City Clerk before being appointed the first female City Clerk in the City of Fall River. She also had the distinction of being the first female City Clerk elected by her peers as President of the Massachusetts City Clerks Association. She retired as City Clerk in 2009. She currently serves as a board member and former Campaign Chair of the United Way of Greater Fall River, and as the Co-chair of the Fall River Holiday Parade Committee, which organizes and raises funds for the Annual Children's Holiday Parade. She and her husband are the parents of one daughter, and reside in Somerset with their two loveable rescues.

Jo Ann Bentley

Jo Ann was born and raised in Fall River and is a product of an Irish Catholic family and 12 years of Catholic School. For the last 28 years she has lived in Somerset with her kids Kayleigh and Ben, and now has 3 dogs, Jack, Jacktoo and Koji. When not at WSAR she has a few full time jobs: being a mom – it does not matter how old they are, being a mom is a life sentence; as an architect with her own business in Fall River; and volunteering in the community.

Ric Oliveira

A combination of unique life experiences, curious mind, blue collar roots, cynical wit and a face for radio coagulate to deliver a view of modern life that has made him can't miss radio for news junkies everywhere. And let's just say he knows how to accentuate headlines with 250 pound gorrilla like punchlines.

Oliveira, a son of Azorean immigrants, born in Taunton, MA, cut his teeth in the world of media while a student at Umass Amherst in 1987 working for the Daily Collegian and later as a disc jockey at WOZQ, Smith College, North Hampton, MA.

In 1990, his path turned to the unusual when he signed up for a college internship to teach at the Mohawk Survival School. A month after accepting the position, the Mohawks went to war with Canada after the natives objected to an effort to take contested Mohawk land for a 18 hole golf course. The Oka Crisis as it would be called found Ric being the only American journalist allowed to live in the reservation. He would lose most of his hair after witnessing the battle of Tekawitha Island when Mohawks repelled an advancing Army platoon which, despite firing 32 canisters of tear gas and being heavily armed, could not stop the unarmed Mohawk movement.

Upon returning to Umass he was named an editor at the Daily Collegian and given his own news radio show on WMUA. After college, he returned to his hometown of Taunton where he began working for the Taunton Daily Gazette where his reporting led to the removal of both the Conservation Commissioner and the Health Inspector. His tenure in Taunton was short-lived however, as he was hired by the Fall River Herald News where he was employed for two years. In 1993, he joined the staff of the New Bedford Standard Times where he won numerous AP and New England Press Association Awards. In 1997, his investigative work, which included the Aids on the Waterfront Series and a series on retroactive deportation earned him widespread acclaim among journalists. In the summer of 1997, he was hired by two time Emmy award winner Curt Worden to work on an international news report which aired on Nightline in November of 1997.

He also returned to radio, this time on WSAR during the late edition news segments.

In 1999, Ric, left the daily news business to take over a struggling ethnic newspaper called the O Jornal. Within two years, it became the first Portuguese newspaper in America to win a NEPA award and one of only handful of multilingual papers to win any American English newspaper contests. In 2000, he was given a half hour weekly news segment which, over the years, grew to a weekly one hour and then two hour show. In 2003, he openly questioned the logic for war in Iraq, coverage by the national media and whether any of the claims of weapons of mass destruction or ties to extremists were accurate or even vetted. While it was a controversial stance at the time and callers accused him of being a conspiracy theorist, he remained true to his questions. After a caller said his statements made him the most dangerous show on the radio, a legend was born.
In 2008, he was given the chance to take over the 9 to 10 a.m. morning slot on WSAR where he continues to deliver underreported news with a twist and perception only Ric can offer.

Oliveira joined WSAR full -time in April of 2013 taking over the reigns as the General Manager.

Ric Oliveira's Pages:

On-Air Schedule
Monday 09:00am - 10:00am Underreported with Ric Oliveira
Tuesday 09:00am - 10:00am Underreported with Ric Oliveira
Wednesday 09:00am - 10:00am Underreported with Ric Oliveira
Thursday 09:00am - 10:00am Underreported with Ric Oliveira
Friday 09:00am - 10:00am Underreported with Ric Oliveira

Barry Richard

Barry Richard has nearly 40 years in radio broadcasting. He began his career in 1978 as a top 40 disc jockey at WNBH/WMYS in New Bedford before making a move to the News Department.

In 1987 Barry's journey took him to radio stations in Burlington, Vermont and Plattsburgh, New York including the legendary WJOY/WQCR and WKDR where he mostly covered news and hosted talk programs.

In 1989 Providence beckoned and Barry landed a gig reporting news on The Buddy Cianci and Arlene Violet shows.

Stints at Cat Country 98.1 (WCTK), WPRO and WLKW followed, where Barry concentrated on programming and promotions.

Barry joined WSAR in 2004 as the station's News Director and Chief News Anchor.

Over the years Barry has reported for National Public Radio, The BBC, The ABC and CBS Radio Networks.

Barry's work has been recognized by The Associated Press with multiple awards in four states.

Barry is passionate about music, traveling, the Red Sox and the Patriots and is most often found hanging with his wife Suzanne, the Chief Videographer for New Bedford Cable Access, and their sons Zachary and Steven.

Alan Zarek

Alan Zarek: Afternoon News Anchor/ Reporter

Since August of 2007, the slick, baritone voice of WSAR News has been career newsman Alan Zarek, who brings his 30-plus years of radio experience to the table each time he takes the mic.

Alan broke into radio in 1977 in his home state of Missouri, where he served as a DJ for a local radio station before sliding into the news role he's now known for. Despite his long career in the field, radio is ironically not the career Alan once envisioned himself in. That vision was actually shared by his older sister! Alan graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Education and a year of graduate studies in History with a Foreign Policy Emphasis. After leaving school, Alan decided that being a teacher wasn't for him and moved into radio. His sister, however, did graduate from college with a degree in broadcasting...but she wound up becoming a teacher!

In his years, Alan has taken his show on the road to other markets including Illinois, Ohio, Kansas and West Virginia where he has worked along with statehouses and also delved into local issues. In 2007, Zarek decided to get his first taste of the North East and took on the job of full time news anchor at 1480 WSAR. Ever since, the WSAR Newsroom has been divided into two sections: The Wall Dedicated to St. Louis Sports and The Wall Dedicated to Boston Sports!

Sondra LeBow

Sondra Viveiros Lebow

Sondra was born and raised in Fall River and attended The Fall River Public School System. Sondra was the youngest of three children born to Azorean immigrants (John and Maria) who migrated to the United States as children. She went on to attend Katherine Gibbs, UMass-Dartmouth and Bristol Community College. After working more than a dozen years in the ER at Saint Anne’s Hospital, Sondra has “retired” from the medical profession. She owns and operates Greenpoint Plumbing and Heating Co. with her husband Matthew Lebow and lives in Somerset with him and their two sons Ross and Ben. Sondra believes that voting is the most patriotic thing that you can do and she makes sure to take her boys with her to the polls, so as to teach by example.

Donna Motta

Donna has a wonderfully supportive husband Michael, and two teenagers: Katie and Luke. She has spent most of her career as a writer, journalist, and college professor. Donna is all about the importance of education, primarily higher education. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and Media Arts from York College in PA, and a Master’s Degree in Professional and Promotional Writing from UMass Dartmouth. While Donna loves to eat, she definitely despises cooking and you can just imagine the amount of take-out food her family eats. Currently, Donna is in the process of writing two books. One is fiction and the other non-fiction. Stay tuned to WSAR.Com for release dates. In the meantime, keep on listening and call into the show with all your opinions on a variety of topics.

Councilman Ray Mitchell

Frank Wing

Francis “Frank” Wing and his wife, Carol A. Hryciw-Wing, live in Fall River, MA and they both graduated from B.M.C. Durfee High School. They have three grown children: David M. Wing, James A. Wing and Dr. Robyn D. Wing. Frank also graduated from Wentworth Institute with an Associate Degree in Production Engineering and then from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology. In the early 1970’s he was appointed to serve on the Wentworth Institute Alumni Association, Inc. Board of Directors. Likewise, in May of 2012 Wentworth awarded him an Honorary Bachelor of Technology Degree at its Spring Commencement held in Boston.

Frank has been active in his local community, as well as in state and national politics. At the age of 22 he was elected to the Freetown Board of Selectman to become the youngest elected selectman in Massachusetts history. Simultaneously, he became a member of the Freetown Board of Health, Board of Public Welfare, Conservation Committee, and Police Commissioners, for which he served as chair on several occasions. In addition, he was a member of the Bristol County Selectmen’s Association and in 1966 was elected to serve as its president. He was also a member of the Executive Board of the Massachusetts Selectmen's Association from 1963 to 1968. In 1986 to 1988 Frank was chosen as the New England Coordinator for the National Association of Republican County Chairmen. (NARCC), while he was serving as the Chairman of the Bristol County Republican Committee. He was also elected to serve twice as an alternate delegate and once as a delegate from Massachusetts to the Republican National Conventions.

Beginning in 1965 and continuing to 1979, Frank was involved in the establishment and operation of Bristol Community College in Fall River. He was appointed twice by former Governor John A. Volpe, then once by Governor Francis W. Sargent to serve on the Advisory Board, which is now called the Board of Trustees, for Bristol Community College. He served on this Board for the first fourteen years of the College and then from 1970 to 1972 as Board Chairman. Today Bristol Community College is the third largest community college in New England.

Frank worked for several years in engineering. In the early seventies he worked as a manufacturing engineer at Raytheon’s Missile Systems Division. It was in this position that he worked in several different Raytheon plants in both New England and California and on their “SAM-D Missile,” which later became Raytheon’s now famous “Patriot Missile”.

Frank’s introduction to the field of video and the media was in 1993, when he established “WINGS Television, Inc.” The company has produced television programs and videos for various events throughout New England. It also produced the weekly television show, “WINGS Sports.” The show first began running in February 1998 on WRIW, Channel 23 in Rhode Island, and then on the local PAX Network Channel 69. This highly-rated show in the Providence market featured many well-known sports stars, including an exclusive interview with Ted Williams and George W. Bush. Frank is also a former President of American Videographers Association and is a senior member of National Association of Professional Videographers.

For more than two years, Frank, along with Fall River City Councilor, Raymond Mitchell, has been hosting a very popular talk show on WSAR 1480 called, “The Ray Mitchell Show.”

Faust Fiore

Faust is new to radio, having been a career entry-level employee for his entire working life. He enjoys riding his bicycle, typing autobiographical information and going on job interviews. Other interests include eating ice cream, collecting losing lottery tickets and experimenting with different hairstyles. Faust was born in Fall River and hopes some day to grow up there.

Wayne Rego

Tony Evans

On-Air Schedule
Saturday 11:00am - 01:00pm Tony From the Right

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