Nancy Travers signs off to listeners after nearly 40 years on the airwaves

18 years at WKWI, after receiving her cancer diagnosis. For nearly two decades she has provided the community with news coverage and music—always with a smile heard through the speakers. Photo by AnnGardner Eubank


by AnnGardner Eubank

There are probably very few people who truly fulfill their destiny and purpose and work the career they are born to do. Nancy Travers, however, is one of those very few.

After nearly 40 years of speaking to listeners in the Hampton Roads, the Outer Banks, the greater Richmond area, and of course, the Northern Neck, she will leave behind a legacy of serving communities with dedication to providing news, music and a smile listeners could hear through their radio speakers each and every morning.

“I never even planned on retiring. I was having too much fun,” she said.

After about 18 years of serving as a marketing director with sales and ads and working in production for WKWI on both 104.9 WIGO Country and 101.7 BAY FM, and hosting her beloved morning show on 101.7, she has had to hang up the headphones and step away….

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