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barbara stanley

Barb Stanley

BARB STANLEY has been in radio since 1988 when she started selling for a local radio station in Vermont. Within a short period of time she met Will Stanley, a competitor at another radio station, and they fell in love with each other, and with radio! The station Barb & Will ran before 98.1 KZE was WRSI (The River) in Northampton Massachusetts, from 1997 until 2004. WRSI had a format almost identical to WKZE, and they made it their goal to prove that this eclectic and wildly diverse musical format could be a financial and esthetic success. Since April of 2005,  Barb and Will owned and ran WKZE, and in April of 2006 moved the studios to Red Hook, New York. Barb took on full-ownership of the station in 2021.  Creating a unique and different type of radio station that is truly part of a community is very important! She’s very proud of the station’s position in the community, the sound, and the folks that work here. It’s a fun place to be! Aside from radio, Barb has 4 grown children and 3 granddaughters. Her most favorite thing to do, aside from spending time with her family, is working with horses. They are a huge part of her life! Barb practices Parelli Natural Horsemanship, and is a licensed Parelli instructor. She also just loves “playing” with her horses. Barb and her horses perform and help with clinics. This is truly one of her passions! You can contact Barb by phone at ext. 122, or by email at