At Stonecom, we bring together talented broadcasters in all areas: broadcast, marketing, sales, promotions, news and technical. Our team of talented professionals works hard to make our stations the best in our region and in our state.
Collins Jones, Director Of Sales And Marketing
Collins Jones joined the Stonecom Family in 2012. Collins brings to the team an extensive history in marketing. After receiving his Bachelors in Marketing from TTU in 2003, Collins joined the sales team with Clear Channel Radio. During his tenure with Clear Channel, Collins was the recipient of The President’s Award for two years and the Sales Person Of The Year in 2011. Since joining the Stonecom family as the Director of Sales, the company has experienced climbing revenue each year. Collins brings passion, determination and an endless resource bank for creative marketing strategies.
Marcia Lee, Director Of Programming
Marcia Lee joined the Stoncom family in 2011 as the mid-day host on Lite Rock 95.9. Marcia received her MA in English from TTU and taught at Vol State in Livingston for a number of years while working in radio as well. After joining the Stoncom family, Marcia transitioned into the position of Interactive Director, responsible for maintenance of station websites, creating logos and certificates. Marcia then advanced into the role of Director Of Creative Services, developing creative marketing strategies and techniques for clients and potential clients through writing, producing and developing creative scripts, commercials and branding campaigns. Marcia currently has moved into the role of Director Of Programming, overseeing the Creative Services Department, On-Air Programming Department, Digital and Interactive Department, Promotions Department and Original Content and Special Programming Department.
Lehra Trobaugh, Director Of Community Outreach
Lehra Trobaugh joined the Stonecom family in 2010. As the Director Of Promotions And Marketing, Lehra was responsible for the planning and execution, staging, arranging venues, arranging insurance for events, and managing her promotional team for the execution of contests, events, promotions and appearances for the Stonecom cluster of stations. During her tenure, Stonecom launched signature events including the annual Easter Egg Hunt, the Dream Sweep Yard Sale, and the Football Friday Tailgate Party. Lehra’s leadership allowed Stonecom to giveaway a new car, $5000 in cash, Titans season tickets, a new pool, 11 $1,000 cash prizes, a new kitchen, a flyaway to see Toby Keith in Washington DC, and other prizes. She brings with her the experience and hands-on work in these areas dating back to 1998. Lehra has now transitioned into the role of Director Of Community Outreach, allowing her to reach out to and help Stonecom find ways to serve and promote community and non-profit organizations to fulfill Stonecom Radio’s desire to be the #1 community radio stations in the southeast.
Larry Stone, President And General Manager
A broadcaster since the age of 16, Larry Stone serves as President of Stonecom. Since taking over the stations in 2012, Stone and his team got busy working in the local community, sponsoring numerous local events and becoming engaged with local organizations.
The broadcaster came to Tennessee in 1997 to build the new radio network for the NFL’s Tennessee Titans from the ground up. He designed the sound of the NFL network with a distinctive production value and fast-paced style, drawing accolades both from stations across the mid south, as well as broadcast professionals nationwide. In the 17 years Stone led Titans Radio as Executive Producer/Gameday Host, the network received local and national acclaim including Nashville’s “Best In Radio” Award in 1998. In 2001 and 2009, the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association named Stone as a finalist for Tennessee’s Sportscaster of the Year Award, an honor ultimately won by Stone’s colleague, the “Voice of the Titans” Mike Keith.
In radio since the age of 16, Stone brought extensive experience in sports programming to Tennessee’s NFL entry. Stone served for some five years as program director, operations manager, and morning show host for WCHL. As flagship station for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, WCHL, under Stone’s leadership, produced complete coverage of UNC athletic events. The Associated Press recognized WCHL with 19 awards for news and sports coverage during Stone’s tenure.
All told, Stone spent some eight seasons associated with the University of North Carolina’s Tar Heel Sports Network and its flagship station. In addition to 1993 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship and the 1994 NCAA Womens Basketball Championship, both won by North Carolina, Stone broadcast a Super Bowl, two AFC Championship games, and numerous playoff games during his 17 years with the Titans. That includes one of the NFL’s most memorable post season games. Called the Music City Miracle, the Titans returned a kickoff in the closing seconds for a touchdown to beat the Buffalo Bills. Keith’s call of that game on Titans Radio has been named one of radio’s greatest play-by-play highlights in any sport.
Stone is a member of the Tennessee Association Of Broadcasters Board Of Directors and the Blood Assurance Advisory Board.