Meet the team

Ty Bentli

Co-host, America’s Morning Show heard on WCDQ FM

Ty Bentli was named co-host of America’s Morning Show in August of 2016. Bentli is joined
by co-hosts Kelly Ford and Chuck Wicks every weekday on the NASH Country brand’s engaging,
high-energy morning show.  
In addition to his morning show duties, Bentli and his
entertainment radio partner Kerri Kasem report from high-profile Westwood One Backstage
red carpet events, including the GRAMMYS, the American Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards,
the Hollywood Film Awards, People Magazine Awards, and other events. His friendship and rapport
with celebrities and industry professionals have created many memorable moments on air, online,
and backstage.  
Over the years, Bentli has worked in a number of markets around the country
and most recently hosted “Ty Loves New York” on 92.3/CBS New York. His other on-air gigs included
drive-time positions at 104.3MyFM, Los Angeles; 103.5 Kiss FM, Chicago; and evenings at 94.9 The Bull,
Atlanta; 102.5 KNIX, Phoenix; Big 98, Nashville; KJ97, San Antonio; and Alice 107.7, Little Rock.
He also hosted “Ty Bentli’s Neighborhood” on Hot 93.3, Austin. He was a member of Fox TV’s Dish
Nation in 2011, where he joined other radio personalities riffing on celebrity and pop culture, and did
red carpet event reporting and specialty programming for NASH TV, MTV and VH1.

When he’s not hosting on radio or television, Bentli can be found serving as presenter and host
for the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Telethon, or volunteering as a mentor
at South Central Youth Center “A Place Called Home."  
He lives in Nashville with his wife and son.


Kelly Ford
Co-host, America’s Morning Show on WCDQ FM

Kelly claims Bourbon is her spirit animal. She grew up in Kentucky and comes to America’s Morning Show
via New York where she was the first live voice ever heard on NASHFM 94-7, the first NASH station in the USA.

Prior to New York City, Kelly woke up country listeners in Denver for 20 years. Along her country
radio journey, she has won 3 CMA’s, an ACM, a Marconi and most recently a Gracie Award. Kelly is
married to Scott who she calls her trophy husband.  
Two young men, one teenaged girl, two doggies,
3 kitties and 5 chickens, including Hennifer Nettles and Reba Cluckentire, call her Mom.


Chuck Wicks
Co-host, America’s Morning Show on WCDQ FM

The little brother you never wanted. That’s Chuck. A former Dancing with the Stars contestant and
“Stealing Cinderella” singer, Chuck is the eternal 12-year-old. When he’s not taking a selfie
(or Chuckie as we call it), you’ll find him tweeting about himself, looking in the mirror or loving on his
Cavalier King Charles pups Cooper and Duke. Growing up on a Delaware potato farm, he’s no
stranger to hard work, he just doesn’t like it.