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Kevin Doran Newsmaker

Kevin P DoranKevin Doran, host of the Newsmaker Show

Kevin Doran is the longest running radio personality in the Hornell area. He started in broadcasting while still in high school at WLEA, doing odd jobs at the station just for the thrill of making a “station break.”
Later he worked for WWHG in the Maple City and then moved south of Meridian, Mississippi and WMOX. From there he was sent by the owners to open a station (WNSL) in Laurel, Mississippi. After a brief stint at WPGC in Washington, DC, Kevin returned to Laurel and was sent to open another station for the chain in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

At this point, he decided to return to college at LORAS COLLEGE in Dubuque, Iowa. In Dubuque, he worked for KDTH and WDBQ.
Returning to Hornell, Kevin taught history at Hornell High School for several years while also working as a reporter for The Evening Tribune. In 1972, he purchased WLEA from the late Charles D. Henderson. WCKR was added in 1981.
Kevin has won several awards for excellence from the New York State Broadcasters Association for the NEWSMAKER SHOW heard weekday mornings at 8:40 on WLEA.​

If you would like to be a guest on the newsmaker show, contact Kevin by email:

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