On-Air Talent

Meet the team from WLOU, the ORIGINAL SOUL of Louisville.

Mark Gunn

Vice President of Programming - Aircom Media

Mark Gunn is your host for WLOU’s morning show, “Live in Louisville”. He also serves as the Vice – President of Programming for our parent company, Aircom Media and has been a mainstay in Louisville Media for over 2 decades.

He got his start back in the late 70’s and is celebrating his 44th year in the business. Mark has worked in a variety of formats including Top 40, Rock, Urban Contemporary and Country to name a few.

He was first brought to Louisville in the late 80’s when the legendary Tony Fields hired him for Afternoons at what was J-101.7 (WJYL) It was there that he also met Aircom Media co – owner, David Smith.

Because of the unique synergy between Fields, Smith and Gunn, they would go on to work together at several different markets throughout the country. Cincinnati, San Francisco, Milwaukee and Los Angeles to name a few.

It was in Los Angeles where Mark would gain national notoriety. In 1992, as Music Director of KACE – FM, he instituted a policy called “Enjoyability with Responsibility”. It was designed to remove songs whose lyrical content had a negative effect on the Black Community. The initiative was adopted by several different radio stations across the country and garnered national and international media coverage. As a result, Mark would go on to become a consultant for a radio station in Lagos, Nigeria and an American Music correspondent for a radio station in Japan. He also received awards from the N.A.A.C.P., N.O.W. (The National Organization for Women), the California State Senate and a commendation from President Bill Clinton.

As fate would have it, he would reconnect with Tony Fields when he was hired to do mornings at WIZF in Cincinnati and was subsequently brought back to Louisville to program WGZB (B-96.5).

At the end of 2019, he would reconnect with David Smith, who, along with his business partner, Pete Boyce, had recently purchased WLOU and WLLV.

“The phone call was short and sweet” as Gunn recalls. “Brother, I need you” and that was all that needed to be said. “Being back together with Tony & David is as it should be.” Mark states. “We made our reputations outside of Louisville and it’s a blessing to be able to bring our collective knowledge and experience back home in order to reclaim WLOU’s place as THE station to listen to.”

Mark Gunn has always been an extremely conscience voice in the community. He sums it up every day when he goes off the air with this phrase: “IF YOU CAN’T CHANGE THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU, THEN CHANGE THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU.”

Krystal Goodner Spratt

"Reigning Queen of Midday"

Krystal “Ms. Krystal” Goodner Spratt- proudly boasts herself as being a hometown girl! She is definitely “Derby City Bred!” Mrs. Krystal” has been part of the Metro Louisville media scene for more than a decade now.

Krystal “Ms. Krystal” Goodner Spratt- proudly boasts herself as being a hometown girl! She is definitely “Derby City Bred!” She is known as the “Reigning Queen of Midday” on the historic 104.7 WLOU “Mrs. Krystal” has been part of the Metro Louisville media scene for more than a decade now. She began her broadcasting career in the summer of 2007-when she landed her first job as a producer/reporter for WNDA TV/ Indiana 9 News. In the summer of 2019 “Mrs. Krystal” was scouted out by the President of Simmons College of Kentucky, Rev. Dr. Kevin W. Cosby to assist the communications department for Louisville’s only HBCU. “Mrs. Krystal” also serves as the online host for St. Stephen Baptist Church’s community affairs program entitled The Scene -where she interviews community leaders, organizations to discuss news relevant to “Black Louisville.” From the airways of Louisville’s only historic black radio station, to the stage of the largest black church in the state of Kentucky to also being the promoter for Louisville’s only HBCU- “Mrs. Krystal’s” tie to the black community is undeniable. Her hand stays on the pulse of this community. When she’s not inspiring, informing or entertaining, Mrs. Krystal loves to spend time with her husband Derrick and two daughters- Arielle and Ardynn.

He was first brought to Louisville in the late 80’s when the legendary Tony Fields hired him for Afternoons at what was J-101.7 (WJYL) It was there that he also met Aircom Media co – owner, David Smith.

Because of the unique synergy between Fields, Smith and Gunn, they would go on to work together at several different markets throughout the country. Cincinnati, San Francisco, Milwaukee and Los Angeles to name a few.

It was in Los Angeles where Mark would gain national notoriety. In 1992, as Music Director of KACE – FM, he instituted a policy called “Enjoyability with Responsibility”. It was designed to remove songs whose lyrical content had a negative effect on the Black Community. The initiative was adopted by several different radio stations across the country and garnered national and international media coverage. As a result, Mark would go on to become a consultant for a radio station in Lagos, Nigeria and an American Music correspondent for a radio station in Japan. He also received awards from the N.A.A.C.P., N.O.W. (The National Organization for Women), the California State Senate and a commendation from President Bill Clinton.

As fate would have it, he would reconnect with Tony Fields when he was hired to do mornings at WIZF in Cincinnati and was subsequently brought back to Louisville to program WGZB (B-96.5).

At the end of 2019, he would reconnect with David Smith, who, along with his business partner, Pete Boyce, had recently purchased WLOU and WLLV.

“The phone call was short and sweet” as Gunn recalls. “Brother, I need you” and that was all that needed to be said. “Being back together with Tony & David is as it should be.” Mark states. “We made our reputations outside of Louisville and it’s a blessing to be able to bring our collective knowledge and experience back home in order to reclaim WLOU’s place as THE station to listen to.”

Mark Gunn has always been an extremely conscience voice in the community. He sums it up every day when he goes off the air with this phrase: “IF YOU CAN’T CHANGE THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU, THEN CHANGE THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU.”