Wed. 11/20
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Chamber Event
Join everyone at La Pizzaria
3656 Dressler Rd NW
Canton, OH
Questions? (330) 458-2070


Join us for the AultCare QuickConnect Networking Luncheon on November 20 featuring Pam Cook, Content Director, News Director and Morning Show Host for News/Talk 1480 WHBC.

Entree: Small Cheese Pizza with a Side Salad or Chicken Chef

About the luncheon:

Quick Connect attendees have the opportunity to obtain business leads through enjoyable networking activities at an event that has built a reputation as one of the most energetic lead producing sessions in Stark County. You’ll hear compelling speakers, meet new business contacts and enjoy a delicious lunch.  As a member, if you bring a door prize valued at $15 or more, you’ll even star in your very own 30 second commercial to promote your business!


Pam is the Content Director, News Director and Morning Show Host for News/Talk 1480 WHBC.  She has started with the radio station as a night time news reporter/anchor in 1989 – yes, she’s celebrating her 30th year on air. 

  • Background/hometown/growning up/education

I was born and raised in the Steel City – Pittsburgh, PA – I knew I wanted to work with the media growing up because I loved to write.  I graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism in 1984.  My first job in radio took me to the small, Ohio town of Bucyrus.  I learned about radio from the bottom up –I turned the transmitter on in the morning and off at night.  I learned news, sports, play by play, reporting, hosting a show, and much more before I took a coveted news reporter job here at WHBC in 1989.

  • Awards received

I received numerous Associated Press Awards for news reporting, documentaries and specials I created at WHBC.  Leading WHBC AM we also have been nominated for a National Crystal Award and the coveted Marconi Award.  In 1976 I was 1st runner up for Miss Teenage Pennsylvania!  Oh and in 2016 – named one of Stark County’s Most Eligible Singles by About Magazine

  • community involvement (include what you host, emcee every year)
    • My community involvement includes Coach/Mentor for Girls on the Run of East Central Ohio.  Wishes Can Happen Wish-a-thon fundraising event every year – host and lead fundraiser.   Also MC of the annual Art of Fashion Event to spotlight courageous Cancer Survivors.  Active member of St. James Church in Waynesburg. 
  • your likes / favorite teams / etc.

My likes surround sports – I’m a sports-a-holic.  From high school football, to college football and basketball to the NFL, MLB and the NHL – love, love, love the Pittsburgh team – Steelers, Pirates, Penguins, University of Pittsburgh.  I like to cook, read and spend as much time as possible at the beach.  That is my happy place – other than the Super Bowl or Stanley Cup Championships!   

  • previous stations

My first job in radio was WBCO/WQEL radio in Bucyrus, Ohio.  I was hired as a news reporter in 1984 and promoted to News Director.

  • What can we expect from your show?

Canton’s Morning News is News-Talk 1480 WHBC’s long-standing tradition of excellence in local, state and national news coverage as well as news, weather, traffic, interviews and entertainment.  It’s a fast-moving morning news/magazine format that gives the listener everything they need to start their day.  LOCAL is the key

  • Three things you can't live without

--My family – I’m the mother of two of the best sons in the world – Jordan and Alex. 

--My faith – God has gotten me through the worst of times and is with me every day

--My hometown sports teams – the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Penguins.  They are my pride and joy