Tom Gentry

Tom Gentry has spent most of his working life at WHVN. He and wife Brenda … along with sons Tom and Eddy, moved to Charlotte in March of 1973 when Tom assumed the position as WHVN General Manager … a position he still holds today. He currently oversees five radio stations, interacting with local, regional and national program producers as well as retail business advertisers. He’s served, or currently serves on boards of such local organizations as Charlotte’s Pregnancy Resource Center, Glad Tidings, The Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra and The Charlotte Rescue Mission … which was co-founded by Dr. Billy Graham’s father. Tom and Brenda are longtime members of Charlotte’s Calvary Church, where Tom serves as an Elder.

Brant Hart

Brant Hart is a longtime employee. He joined the staff in 1973! Brant is “Operations Person” for WHVN INC. He handles public affairs programming, produces live programs, records commercials and PSA announcements … generally making sure everything is ready when it’s supposed to be. He also has duties with four of our other radio stations. Brant is a UNC-Chapel Hill grad. He and wife Sandy have a daughter who also graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Larry Hess

Larry Hess

Larry Hess retired from full-time Christian ministry after 47-years of serving churches in the capacity of Music Director. He served churches from Ohio to North Carolina! In addition to his work for WHVN Larry still utilizes his musical gift serving as Music Director for a prominent Gaston County church. For the past 14 years he has, on behalf of WHVN and sister station WCGC, assisted local pastors and businessmen with taking their messages beyond four walls to the broader community. Larry’s sales efforts have been more prominently focused on our 10,000 watt Belmont/Gastonia, N.C. radio facility WCGC … and have included annually selling-out popular football games for Gaston County’s South Point High School. Larry is a granddad of 8 and recently a great-granddad! He and wife Hazel have called Charlotte home for over 26-years.

Sandra Hendricks

“Good morning … Carolina Radio Group”. The pleasant voice you hear when calling “Heaven Radio”, WHVN belongs to Administrative Assistant, Sandra Hendricks. She’s greeted WHVN callers since September, 2006. Sandra prayed for a suitable “ministry job” close to her home and God answered her prayer. On the personal side, Sandra is married to Charlotte native Jackson Hendricks, whom Sandra truly considers to be her “teammate in the Lord”. Sandra has one adult daughter, Melissa, who resides in Lincolnton, N.C. She enjoys church, reading the Bible, “organizing”, walking, encouraging others and creating cards/sentiments and poetry. Thanks to Sandra’s thoughtfulness … and a talent for preparing creative cards, WHVN staff members receive the royal treatment as birthdays roll around. Sandra is a valued WHVN team member.

Gary Hattaway

Gary Hattaway is widely acknowledged as one of the finest broadcast engineers in the Carolinas! He previously served as Chief Engineer for two large Charlotte FM stations. He currently services WHVN and five of our other regional radio stations. Gary fell in love with the technical end of broadcasting when, as a High School student (some 41-years ago) his high school class took a field trip to a popular Charlotte station. Following that tour Gary said “I knew this is what I wanted to do for a living”! And he does it well! He’s a native of Kannapolis, N.C. He and wife Debra make their home in Salisbury, N.C. Gary’s a longtime Ham Radio operator, assisting with emergencies as needed. He enjoys chatting with people all over the world (although has very little time to do so during thunderstorm season!).

Dave Hodges - Production

Dave Hodges joined our team with three years of radio experience. After receiving his Associates Degree at Gaston College he was offered a position at a station in Lincolnton, NC where he met future WCGC co-worker Jim Mintzer. He has a burning passion for sports … specifically baseball and college sports. He hopes to one day be the "voice" of a team.
Jim Mintzer - Sales/Production

Jim Mintzer is a radio veteran of 40-years.  A Philadelphia native, Jim showed early interest in radio when, as a teen, he constructed a small AM station in the basement of the family home!  Jim’s efforts for WHVN (and sister station WCGC) are more highly concentrated on businesses and ministries in Gaston
County, just across the Catawba River from Charlotte.  Jim and wife Becky live in the Belmont/Gastonia, N.C. area. With a diversified radio background in announcing, sales, copywriting, production and traffic, He's ready to help local churches and business advertisers. Phone him at (704) 825-2812.
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