Lea Fountain started radio on the sales side of things for a small AM station in Vienna, Ga. The day she was hired for sales, she was asked to become a morning show co-host and has been ‘running her mouth live’ since 1999. She and Pace Tyson are the creative minds behind Lea & Pace in the Morning on Hot Country Hits Y96. When Lea is not on the air, you can catch her running around behind the scenes at Y96 making sure you hear only the best when you tune in!
Lea’s career in radio has led her to carry the title of Director of Programming for the 5-station conglomerate, which is State Broadcasting. She spends time creating, planning, producing and programming to make Y96 the country station you love to listen too.
Lea is most proud of her work with the Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon held annually on Y96 where she has had the chance to fall in love with some amazing children. It was because of her work with radiothon that Lea met some very brave kids diagnosed with childhood cancer. In 2007, one of those children lost her battle with cancer and that led Lea to become an advocate for this dreadful disease. In 09, along with the help of friends at a St. Baldrick’s event at the Dublin Mall, Lea created an event to raise funds for different childhood cancer organizations. Summer’s Concert in the Park is in its third year of production and held annually during Childhood Cancer Awareness month in September.
When she is not working, you will find Lea at home as a wife and mother of three amazing kids. Lea’s goal in life is to get the kids grown and retire with her husband Milton on a beach somewhere where she can spend every morning watching the sunrise.
Krystal Fountain was born in the tall southern pines of Butcher Holler. The daughter of a coal miner and a tough mother, Krystal took care of her seven brothers and sisters...wait, sorry, that's Loretta Lynn.
Okay, got it, Krystal Fountain is a lifetime resident of Laurens Country, raised up in Rentz, Georgia where there wasn't a radio anywhere that was on anything but Y96. She remained a fan of country music and down home livin' throughout her years at West Laurens High School and lived the "country when country wasn't cool" lifestyle. Krystal graduated in 2004 with the title of "Best Personality", which is pretty much the only qualification needed to be a DJ.
Krystal Fountain is presently a proud mama to Kaleigh, Skylar and James Kent and the best wife in the world to Craig Giddens of Dudley. She hosts mid days on Y96, which features the fast paced and fun Krystal's Country Fried Cafe. In her spare time, Krystal enjoys time with the family, arts and crafting it up around the house, fishing with her husband, and hitting up the local karaoke joints. Listen for Krystal weekdays from 10-3 on Y96!
Born, raised, and partially educated right here. East Laurens County, Brewton, to be exact. Don't worry if you don't know where it is. I had a hard time finding my way back. But HERE is home. I've been a few places, big towns, almost big time. It's good to be home.
As a matter of fact I started radio right here at one of our sister stations, headed off to get partially educated at that big college in Athens, wandered off to New Orleans and back. Left here again Atlanta bound. Like I said, almost made the big time. Oh yeah, and Macon. Seems I've worked all my career to get back where I started. It's good to be home.
In my travels I've met a lot of folks. Stars and legends. Important, powerful people. And I found most to be just folks, after all. But no matter where I went, I missed home folks. The way they wave at strangers, insist on feeding company, dress up on Sunday morning, and welcome a home boy back.
I'm not new here at Y-96 and State Broadcasting. You've heard my voice over the years on commercials when I was part of the Sales Staff. As a matter of fact, when Y-96 first went "country", I became the first country DJ on Y-96.
So if I sound familiar, good. I've loved Country Radio for........a long time. Oh, and I'm home.
Pace Tyson is the name. I know what you’re thinking.. What kind of name is that? I was born and raised here in Laurens County, Georgia. I’m just an average 19 year old kid who was love struck by a sweet
thang called Radio.
My story starts out with my charity called, Soldier On, a non-profit dedicated to helping veterans in need with furniture, appliances, cookware, clothing, and basic living essentials. I had the pleasure of
meeting THE BIG SHOW crew for John Boy and Billy in April of 2012 for an on-air interview about Soldier On. From there, my life changed forever and radio had got in my blood.
In June of 2012, I met the State Broadcasting crew and I had found my second family. I owe it to the DJs of Y96 and the crew of State Broadcasting for the training and support that they have shown me. My parents, friends, and family are the best impact on me and my dreams (LOVE YOU MOM!).
Finally, I owe it to Dublin, Laurens County, for the love, support, and inspiration of an average guy’s future. Looking forward to the future with you on the airwaves! Love you guys!