The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from the newest member of the Miller Media Group family, during their weekly meeting Tuesday at the Taylorville Moose Lodge.
Trae Wargo joined the radio group in mid-February, after a stint in Pennsylvania. Wargo is originally from Benld in nearby Macoupin County, and related to Kiwanis members how he got into radio.
Wargo told the club he attended college the first time and earned an English degree but still had an itch for radio.
He enrolled a 2nd time in college, and earned a degree majoring in radio, then working a short time for one of the St. Louis radio groups setting up equipment at live events.
Wargo told Kiwanis members he got his first break of being on-air, at a radio station in Pennsylvania and was employed there for a year and a half. He missed family and friends and began looking for a job in Central Illinois, when the Miller Media Group job opening came up.
Wargo is host of the Morning Show on WMKR Genuine Country 94.3, as well as hosting the noon hour of news and information on sister station WTIM. Wargo is also the group’s production director.
Also at the Tuesday meeting, results of Saturday’s successful Kiwanis Pancake and Sausage Breakfast were announced. Some 350 people purchased meals either in-person or thru the drive-up service offered. While not all the revenue and expenses are final, it appears the club netted some 2-thousand dollars to benefit projects for children and youth in the Taylorville community. The club thanks the community for their continued support of this popular fund-raiser.