Chip Lyness is General Manager of DOCK 103.9 and has been a familiar voice in the Lake area for over 20 years. He is on the air weekday afternoons playing favorites from the 60′s , 70′s, and 80′s–with lots of local information on what is happening in Greene, Morgan, and Putnam counties including local news, weather and sports updates.
Chip loves to broadcast live at community events, from local businesses, and High School sporting events. He spends part of each day helping connect local businesses with DOCK listeners.
Born in Baltimore Maryland, and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia–Chip graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens with a degree in Radio and TV in 1978. Upon graduation from UGA Chip chose to follow his passion for radio, working at WLOV in Washington,—and in Athens at WGAU, WNGC, and WBKZ before becoming General Manager of DOCK 103.9 in April 1990.
When Chip is not at the station, he enjoys relaxing with his family–his wife Margie, and three children Andy, Kim, and Kelley and daughter-in-law Mary-Doty
HIS CAREER BEGAN AT WIMO-AM 1300 IN WINDER, GEORGIA IN 1977. HE THEN MOVED TO WFOX-97.1 FM IN 1980 WHERE HE SPENT THE NEXT 3 YEARS BEFORE RELOCATING TO ATLANTA TO WORK AS MUSIC DIRECTOR FOR WKHX-101.5 FM IN 1983. 1986 HE TRAVELED TO LaGRANGE GEORGIA TO ASSUME THE DUTIES OF PROGRAM DIRECTOR AT WLAG-AM. BY LATE 1987 HE FOUND HIMSELF WORKING AS THE AFTERNOON DRIVE HOST FOR WQXI-AM 790 IN ADDITION TO WORKING AS THE WEEKEND HOST FOR “JAZZ FLAVOURS” AT SISTER STATION WQXI-94Q FM WHICH BECAME WSTR-STAR 94FM.
IN 1991 HE TRAVELED BACK TO GAINESVILLE TO BECOME PART OF THE AIR STAFF AT MAJIC 103 FM AND THEN MOVED ON THE WCHK, ATLANTA’S CLASSIC COUNTRY 105.7 AS MUSIC DIRECTOR.
1993 FOUND K.B. IN ATHENS GEORGIA WHERE HE SERVED AS BOTH PROGRAM AND MUSIC DIRECTOR UNTIL 1996. 3 YEARS IN A PRIVATE MUSIC BUSINESS VENTURE FOLLOWED UNTIL 1999 WHEN HE ACCEPTED THE POSITION OF OPERATIONS MANAGER AT WDDK-DOCK 103.9FM WHERE HE REMAINS TO THIS DAY.
WHEN HE IS NOT WORKING OR PLAYING, K.B. SPENDS HIS TIME WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND, TOURING ON HIS 1986 HONDA GOLDWING ASPENCADE SEI, PLAYING ROUNDS OF COMPUTER GOLF, IN HIS HOME RECORDING STUDIO MAKING MUSIC OR PASSING TIME AT PARTYPOKER.NET. A BIG NASCAR FAN, K.B. ALWAYS PULLS FOR MARK MARTIN TO WIN OR ANYBODY BUT GORDON, EITHER ONE OF THEM.