Melanie Thiel

WNTI Management / Development Director

Mornings With Melanie  / Contours

It's been a long journey for me at WNTI. First starting out as a listener in the 1980's and now being part of management for the station and an employee of Centenary College. My passion for music started right from birth. My father was a drummer in a weekend band and my mother a dance instructor. I also have a brother and several aunts and uncles who were professional musicians so I guess it was just natural for me to end up in this business.

I host the Mornings with Melanie show from 6:00 - 9:00 am Monday through Friday and am also the Executive Producer and Host of Contours, WNTI's weekly issues and arts radio magazine.

Being involved with WNTI has opened a whole new world for me from interviewing musicians famous and not so famous to being the master of ceremonies on stage in front of over 5000 festival goers. I wouldn't trade my job for any other job in the world and when I'm old and grey, I'll show off my pictures and tell my stories to my grandchildren!

Mornings With Melanie hosted by Melanie Thiel is a production of WNTI and airs Mondays through Fridays 6 - 9 am Eastern Time U.S. - 91.9 FM

Contours hosted by Melanie Thiel (and Executive Producer) is a production of WNTI and airs Sundays 9-10 AM Eastern Time U.S. - 91.9 FM or Online

Ways To Connect

Tune in to WNTI 91.9FM on Monday 8/3 at 8PM to hear Kelley play some of her songs and talk about her music.

Kelley Swindall was born and raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia, where she grew up listening to the music of Kris Kristofferson, Patsy Cline, and David Allen Coe on the way to church every Sunday morning, because that's what her daddy listened to. The rest of the week she listened to the Atlanta oldies station, fox97, because that's what her ride listened to. When she was old enough to drive herself, she added  Ryan Adams, Tom Petty, Dylan, The Band, and Skynyrd to the mix. 

  •  Senior Care:  Melanie Thiel interviews John Hampilos from Little Brook Nursing and Convalescent Home in Califon, NJ about “Planning with your Aging Parents”.
  • Pluto:  Dr. Karl Hricko interviews  Dr.
  1. The Folk Project:  Bill Nutt interviews Mike Agranoff, director of the Folk Project about their mission and the concerts they present in New Jersey.
  1.   Al Chez: Bill Nutt interviews Al Chez about his upcoming big band performance at Centenary Stage Company on July 18, 2015.

Contours is a production of WNTI and airs Sundays at 9:00am with a re-broadcast on the web:  www.wnti.org

Executive Producer and Host:  Melanie Thiel

Assistant Producer:  William Browder-Little

Buddy Winkerdoodle is getting ready to greet the WNTI Festival goers at the gate! Remember, no pet, no coolers please! BYO lawn chair. Be ready to have tons o' fun!

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