staunton media alliance

WQSV / 106.3FM is a project of the Staunton Media Alliance, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to bringing great music and broadcast education to our community. Our EIN is 46-3520458.

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our team


Tom DUMontierTom DuMontier Has worked in radio for 9 years as an on­air DJ and as the head of 91 Seconds on Film, a film review segment for WNRN radio. Tom worked at the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind in blind education for 12 years prior to dedicating himself to starting WQSV. He worked for almost ten years with the American Shakespeare Center Theatre Camp and loves a wide variety of music. Tom is a graduate of Center College in Danville, Kentucky, where he received a BA in Theatre. Tom lives in the heart of downtown Staunton with his wife Nicole and  daughter, Wallis.



Geoff Newton is a music lover and globe trotter. Geoff brings over 8 years of experience in media, sales, and business management to WQSV. Geoff, originally from Scarborough, UK, previously worked as a professional sports photographer before working in media, advertising, and video production. He now works for Worldstrides International Discovery in Staunton, VA. Geoff holds a BA in Linguistics from Newcastle University.

Kim Newton is an advocate of arts and culture education and brings over 11 years of non-profit experience in arts, media, education, and fundraising to WQSV. She is the Executive Director of Camp Quest, Inc., a national network of secular summer camps. Kim holds a Master of Letters in Shakespeare and Performance from Mary Baldwin College and a BA in Theatre from Hunter College of the City University of New York.

Julie Markowitz is originally from Luray, VA, Julie has lived in Staunton since 1993. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Bridgewater College. Since assuming the role of Executive Director for the Staunton Downtown Development Association in 2006, she has implemented programs that connect the community and the region with Downtown Staunton, increasing traffic and sales and attracting strong business models. She has increased the impact, dialogue and connectivity of the SDDA by utilizing local resources within the City of Staunton, the Staunton community, and local and regional organizations. Her programs are designed to support not only Downtown businesses and property owners, but local organizations and artisans that build the local vibe.

Chuck Troutman is a lifelong resident of the Shenandoah Valley. He’s been connected to public radio broadcasting for 20 years, starting at James Madison University in 1990 as an alt-rock DJ. His music stylings have run the spectrum from loud to folk. Being a Baby Boomer, Chuck has a analog heart and brings an “old school” perspective to the table. Chuck has lived in Staunton since 2012.

Mark Hoffman – Bio info coming soon

Don HawksDon Hawks has been a resident of the Staunton area for over 30 years. He has had an intrest in on air radio broadcasting since childhood. He volunteered as a radio announcer and DJ several years ago with WEMC in Harrisonburg when the station was a part of Eastern Mennonite University.  At WEMC Don hosted a contemporary jazz program two nights a week. In addition to being a current WQSV Board Member he hosts Winelight Jazz Monday nights from 7 to 9 pm. He also enjoys web design and management. He has Masters degrees in Theology and Psychology and currently  is an adjunct faculty member in the psychology department at Blue Ridge Community College.


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