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2024 Broadcaster Spotlight

John Eves - Owner/GM of WXHC-FM

In 1991, John Eves signed WXHC-FM on to the air with his wife Patty and his brother Bruce. It’s located in Homer, New York, and is the only radio station in Cortland County. Thirty-two and a half years later, the station is still going strong.

John was born in Cortland, New York, and graduated from Ithaca College in 1972. His first radio job was at KVMT in Colorado. He also worked at KHOW radio and independent KWGN TV as a sportscaster. He was then the sports director at KJCT and also KRDO, where he hosted the Air Force Football Coaches Show. John worked for fourteen and a half years in Colorado broadcasting. During his time there, he skied with President Gerald Ford.

After his time in Colorado, John went to Syracuse, New York, for four and a half years. He worked as the sports director at WTVH (CBS). John was a mentor to Mike Tirico, Ian Eagle, and other people in sports journalism.

Then, in June 1991, John signed WXHC radio on to the air with his wife Patty and brother Bruce. The station operates in Homer, New York, and is still going strong thirty-two and a half years later. His sons, Mike and Jack, are working at the station and taking over. The station has covered high school football for three decades, and Beth Mowins was WXHC’s first hire. The station is involved in the community and remains the only radio station in Cortland County.

John Eves has enjoyed an acclaimed career. He has won a 1988 New York State Emmy Award, two-time Colorado Sportscaster of the Year, Syracuse Press Club Best Sports Story, and Cortland County Distinguished Citizen of the Year in 2018. 

John is turning the station over to his sons but still works a little bit of sales, news, and on election night.

“I'll try not to overdo it, but to quote a famous movie, I have had a wonderful life in broadcasting."

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