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Local radio and everything it stands for!


Gary Tollett

Owner/Radio Personality


"here for a good time, not a long time"

Meet Gary Tollett, a visionary and beloved member of the Cleveland 13 News Advisory Board, and the proud owner of WDLW and WOBL Radio stations in Oberlin, Ohio, serving Lorain County. Gary's remarkable journey into the world of radio started nearly two decades ago when he took a bold step to enroll at the Ohio Center for Broadcasting, now known as the Ohio Media School. Intrigued by a television commercial at 2 AM, he decided to pursue his dream of becoming the next Howard Stern.

As a passionate advocate for preserving the nostalgic essence of radio, Gary's commitment to hometown feelings and atmosphere is unwavering. His dedication to keeping the spirit of local radio alive is evident in his ownership of WDLW and WOBL, where he ensures that the essence of community connection thrives.

Gary's unique approach extends beyond traditional radio programming. He engages with his audience by going live on Facebook almost daily, conducting engaging polls and fostering interactions with his fans and listeners. This personal touch enhances the community spirit and reinforces the bonds forged through the airwaves.

Known for thinking outside the box, Gary actively supports local causes and initiatives. Notably, he organizes an annual radio station lock-in to raise funds for the local food bank, showcasing his innovative approach to making a positive impact on the community.

On March 1st, 2021, Gary, along with his wife Renee', fulfilled a lifelong dream by becoming the proud owners of WOBL/WDLW Radio. This achievement reflects Gary's unwavering dedication to the local media landscape and his commitment to providing for the community.

As a cherished member of the Cleveland 13 News Advisory Board, Gary Tollett brings his passion, experience, and distinctive hometown touch to the forefront. His engaging presence on social media, coupled with his inventive initiatives, exemplifies his commitment to the vibrant world of local radio and his dedication to making a meaningful difference in Oberlin, Ohio.

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