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Staff

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Brent Manion
Station Manager


Brent is a Calvary Bible College graduate whose passion is to reach others with the gospel of Christ and encourage them in their faith. Brent has served on air and provided production services for Christian radio stations across the country since 1993. Recognized by his peers, Brent was a finalist for Christian Music Broadcasters National Air Personality of the Year in 2011. When he's not at the office you'll find Brent playing softball or riding bikes with his family, enjoying board games with his wife, Michelle, and serving as a deacon in his local church in North Georgia.

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Tom McElligott
Morning Show Host


Tom is excited to join the team at Moody Radio Chattanooga. He is a graduate of Rockbridge Seminary and has a BA in Communications from the University of Washington at Tacoma. Tom worked with at-risk teens in Tacoma while serving with Youth for Christ. He has also served as a youth pastor, associate pastor, lead pastor, and previously worked in radio in Washington State. Tom is celebrating 30 years of marriage with his wife, Robyn, and enjoys sports, performing arts, and the recreational game of cornhole. His daily prayer is to be reminded that God can do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.

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Tabi Upton
Morning Show Host


Tabi (pronounced "tob-by") Upton graduated from Biola University with a BA in Psychology and from Colorado Christian University with an MA in Counseling. She has worked with families facing all types of life challenges, counseled military children living outside the US, and met with inmates in a local jail. In addition to being a regular guest on local radio stations, her column, Mind Matters, ran in the Chattanooga Times Free Press for 13 years. Tabi loves to laugh and find humor in the everyday moments of life. Most importantly, she is excited to be able to share God's love and encouragement from Scripture with you each morning on 88.9 Moody Radio.

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Penny Patton
Technical Producer


Penny is a communications graduate from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She has been helping lead worship in some capacity since she was in the 8th grade and currently leads worship for White Oak Baptist. She is also involved in an apartment ministry and is the administrative assistant at the Hamilton County Baptist Association. She is very passionate about bringing the hope of Jesus to people. In her free time, she enjoys binge-watching sitcoms, crafting, and spending time with her husband, Alex, and her cat, Piper.

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Jacob Bartlett
Operations Director


Jacob graduated from Middle Tennessee State in 2018 with a BS in Audio Production. His history with music and recording started the same year he gave his life to the Lord, weaving a Christ-centered worldview into many styles and genres. Jacob has served on missions trips and in ministry activities but has always been brought back to serving the kingdom through media. Jacob and his lovely wife, Emilie, make their home in Chattanooga. Jacob loves serving on the air at 88.9 Moody Radio and is blessed daily by the wonderful family of listeners that joins him on the air.

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Patrick Core
Meteorologist


Patrick has been serving at 88.9 Moody Radio since 2016, Patrick Core loves living in the Tennessee Valley. Originally from Folsom, Louisiana, Patrick is a husband and father of three who enjoys the outdoors, fishing, gardening, and any kind of sport. Patrick also enjoys spending time with his family. In addition to serving with 88.9 Moody Radio, Patrick has served at WDEF-TV, The Weather Channel, WALB-TV, and Tri-State Weather Network.

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Sandi Case
Office Administrator


Sandi feels blessed to be part of the ministry of Moody Radio in Chattanooga where she has served faithfully since March of 2020. She enjoys praying with listeners when they call in with a need or concern and serving with special events that support those in need in the Tennessee Valley and around the world. Sandi and her husband, Mike, raised their two daughters in the Chattanooga area, where they have lived for 28 years. As a family they enjoy outdoor adventures, especially kayaking and hiking.

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Juanell Rice
Office Clerical


Juanell began serving as office administrator in 2007 after listening to 88.9 Moody Radio for many years. Now in retirement, she continues to serve as needed at Moody Radio. Juanell is also active in the music ministry at her local church and loves spending time with her grandchildren.

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Tim Kochis
Engineer


Tim learned the tricks of the trade while working in the trenches under the watchful care of other incredibly talented people. Tim has been involved in radio, internet media and television programming, marketing, and engineering for over 25 years. In addition to serving at 88.9 Moody Radio, Tim enjoys local men’s Bible studies and volunteering in his church.

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David Robinson
Custodian


David came to Moody Radio Chattanooga in 2020 as a custodian after serving for decades as a manager at Chattanooga Gas Company. In addition to working at Moody, David is a part-time custodian at Crosspath Church, overseeing their 72,000-square-foot facility. He is also the office manager for River City Security. This year, David and his wife celebrate 48 years of marriage. They have three grown children and David enjoys being “Gramps” to four grandchildren. But mostly, he enjoys riding his Goldwing motorcycle, touring the back roads with no destination. David has served as a deacon and he and his wife are active members of their local church.

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Harold Baker
Stewardship Representative


Harold is the stewardship representative for 88.9 Moody Radio in Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, northern Alabama, and northwest Georgia. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia Bible College in 1980. After serving for a few years as a missionary in the Dominican Republic, he earned a Master of Business Administration degree and spent almost 10 years owning and operating two restaurants. Harold then worked as a business consultant with the Small Business Administration in Georgia. He has served in the Stewardship Department at Moody Bible Institute and Moody Radio since 2012. Harold has been an elder in his church and loves to read, play golf, travel, and teach the Bible. He and his wife, Meg, have been married for 30 years and have four daughters, one of whom is a Moody alumna.