Once an hour from 7 in the morning, until 5 in the evening on weekdays, you can expect local stories, news and weather happening in Lorain County courtesy of Max Drummond. For all the latest updates on Cleveland sports teams, Lorain County High school teams, we want to be your go to. The hope behind this regionally focused approach, is to give loyal and local listeners a chance to hear the great things happening around their community. Also, what comes out of this is people hearing about someone they know, hearing about a contribution they made and knowing it hasn’t gone unnoticed. Giving publicity to those making a difference and accomplishing meaningful things will be crucial moving forward and can’t wait for our listeners to experience it. Max Drummond is a graduate of Tallmadge High School in Summit County, with lots of family ties to Lorain County. While in high school Max played football, went on to attend Heidelberg University where he became involved in extracurriculars; like student newspaper, being a residential advisor and sports coverage of the school's athletics. Max received his bachelor's degree in communications as well as completed graduate courses with Heidelberg for an MBA. He completed an internship with WOBL WDLW Studios the summer of 2022, before beginning a position with the station in August 2023. His favorite things to do outside of the workplace are spending time with family, watching a lot of sports, and enjoying leisure activities like golfing or taking the dog for a walk. Max is looking to keep it simple, genuine and to the point for listeners while giving them a local spin on as much of their news as possible. He will be a part of news, sports coverage, as well as on the road for events with the station.
Denise is an Emmy Award-Winning Reporter and Producer who spent nearly two decades at WOIO-TV, covering just about every kind of story you can imagine ... from crime to Car Shows, to presidential visits, to Cleveland Browns Fans ... and a lot of crazy Northeast Ohio weather. She started her television career at Fox Television’s, “America’s Most Wanted,” as a production assistant, eventually shifting her focus to news, working her way up to associate Producer at CNN in Atlanta. She’s made friends in a lot of places having worked as a reporter and anchor at WBBJ, in Jackson, Tennessee, WCIA, in Champaign, Illinois and WBRE/WYOU in Wilkes Barre, Scranton before coming to Cleveland. Denise is also a huge music lover who grew up on Classic Rock and 70’s music. One of her favorite stories was covering the Rolling Stones when they played at the Quicken Loans Arena. She’s a huge fan of the Kool Kat WDLW which is why she is so excited to join the WDLW and WOBL family. Denise lives in Avon Lake with her husband, Tony, whom she met at WOIO. They have two kiddos and a dog named Rosie!