Biography

 

Biography… Guy T. Wehman, Composer, Conductor, Orchestrator, Producer, is an accomplished musician who has scored films, composed works for commissions and orchestrates and conducts recording sessions regularly for clients. Guy has won awards for his jingles and has scored and recorded music for Fortune 500 companies. He has also spent 20+ years on the radio as an announcer, news anchor and talk show host.

 Guy has an afternoon drive radio show, 3-6pET, on WENG AM & FM which is based in Englewood, Florida called “SunCoast LIVE!”. Just before going to WENG, Guy worked for Bartlesville Radio in NE Oklahoma where he was the Executive Producer and Host of the program “Majesty and Praise” on KYFM. While there he was also the producer for Friday Night Lights – the weekly football game on KWON Sports with David Crawford doing the play-by-play.

Development… While attending high school, Guy was actively involved in the school orchestra, acapella choir and church youth group. Also, during these years, he was  deeply influenced by listening to the program “Nightwatch” which was hosted by Bill Pearce of WMBI. Bill subsequently left WMBI and started his own program with the same format titled “Nightsounds”. Bill’s insightful, intellectual and sensitive look on issues and being an accomplished musician/trombonist, moved Guy to major in radio in college.  Bill Pearce passed away in 2010. While during the week of orientation at Moody Bible Institute, Guy realized that his strength was in the field of music and changed his major. While in Chicago in college, he was a member of the Film Club, American Guild of Organists, Oratorio Chorus, the Moody Chorale (one of four freshmen accepted) and the Concert Band. He created a film on “The Life and Times of Henry James” that his English professor Mr. Arnold let him write and produce instead of the class’ final paper. Little did he know then – that the film took much more work. He even created film shorts on 8mm during high school with his brother Brad … and still to this day has a love for the medium of film.

Transition… Upon leaving Chicago, Guy attended college in Akron, Oh, and was a part-time staff announcer for radio station WCRF (a Moody O&O) for 10 years. Guy also was the staff pianist for The Chapel In University Park, under the mentoring of Music Director David Schroyer for 6 years until becoming music director following David’s resignation. Later Guy hosted a radio show called “Evensong” on station WHLO for The Furnace Street Mission and Victim’s Assistance of Akron, Ohio. Along with Guy was Dr. Bob Denton who helped create NOVA, the National Organization of Victim’s Assistance and Kathleen Edwards. The show was a weekday call-in show with various guests ranging on topics: Angels, Suicide, The Occult, Tragedy, Grief, Dealing With Holidays and Peace as well as dealing with caller’s issues that would arise during the show. Guy later developed his own radio talk show with varying guests dealing with issues of relationships, security and current topics of the day that had listeners calling in and interacting via the internet -the program was called Nightbeat radio.

Currently Guy is on the air 3-6pET on WENG AM & FM doing an afternoon drive program “SunCoast LIVE” 3:00-6:00pET and his passion “Majesty and Praise” which airs weekly on Sunday Mornings. In addition to“SunCoast LIVE” & “Majesty and Praise”, Guy was also the Co-Producer and Co-Host along with J. Dennis Wolfe on the weekly program “W2A3 Wehman & Wolfe: All About America” airing on affiliates across the country. In November 2014, Dennis passed away after suffering a massive heart attack. His friendship and contribution to the country will be missed. Since Dennis’ passing, Guy has now partnered with Frank Vernuccio and Ben Brunson on a new national program titled “Wehman, Brunson & Vernuccio: Inside The News”.

North Port LGO WidgetIn the fall of 2014, Guy had the desire to create a jazz festival for high school students in the Southwest Plex, and his quest led him to Dr Owen Bradley, director of bands of North Port High School. It was soon after their initial discussion, that they found they both desired the same for young musicians. From their collective talents, the NORTH PORT JAZZ FESTIVAL was born. The 1st festival took place March 27-28, 2015. The 2nd Annual NORTH PORT JAZZ FESTIVAL was January 22-23, 2016.  They are seeking funding to underwrite the festival so that it continues for years to come.

 

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 Sample Segment of M&P:

Module C, July 6, 2014 “God Meets Us Where We Are”

 

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WBV Inside The News 5 Minute Demo


  Nightbeat Radio DEMO – “soft”Karen Reed:Vancouver Winter Olympics

Here’s my “Twas The Night Before” © 2015 Guy T. Wehman with music “The First Noel” © Chris Botti.

The Newest creative project is The Englewood Character Company  (Remotes R Me) with “old time radio script” with characters of The Great Sponsorelli, Julie Jupiter, Olivia Herrin and more.

Music and more… Guy has been Director of Music at a few, albeit large, churches including the 10,000 member Chapel In University Park in Akron, OH with pastor Dr. David Burnham. Under Guy’s leadership, the choir of 125 and orchestra of 20 performed regularly. It was during this time that he met friend George Winkelmann, AIA architect, who encouraged him to further expand his talent and start his recording career. To date, Guy has scored and produced over 50 album projects and 2 Indy films along with numerous production projects. Mr. Wehman developed a concert tour titled “An Evening With the Composers” along with George. Guy has taught school and was the Director of Bands at Garfield High School with the “Professor” Eugene Rohrbaugh as his Assistant Director.

While directing the band, they received best in show at marching band shows, standing ovations in their concerts, took the Concert Band to contest and the Jazz Band to the prestigious Lakeland Jazz Festival and started their own spring jazz festival called “Jazz on the Lawn”! He also taught music theory at the University of Akron.

SAMPLES: Jingles & Film…

– NAME DROPPERS  (AWARD Winning Jingles)

– Great Endings, Film Cues

Album Work:

“Merry Little Christmas Demo”

“LA Christmas Sound”

  – Christmas ‘Concerto-esque’ Demo

– With Concert Pianist Dr. Kenon Renfrow and the North Pole Symphony Orchestra

 

To view Dr. Kenon Renfrow discussing the creation of the project “Merry Little Christmas” regarding Guy as Orchestral Arranger and Conductor and John Bolt as engineer – click on the video embed.

Associations and Awards… Guy has been a member of the marketing committee for GAMA, which is the governing body for the ASO, Akron Symphony Orchestra, a member and was on the board of directors for the AFGA, Advertising Federation of Greater Akron, YMTF,  Youth Motivation Task Force, a member of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, recipient of several Silver Microphone Awards, recipient of The Silver Acorn Award – given by the Akron Council PTA, recipient of the Upgrade Award by GIMBO, Garfield Instrumental Music Booster Organization and ‘nominated’ for ‘Teacher Of The Year’ at Garfield High School. Guy was commissioned by the Concert Band of M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)… the piece titled “Patriot Theme and Fanfare” was premiered in Boston on the campus of M.I.T.. Guy is presently a member of AdFed SunCoast and a former President, based in Sarasota, FL. Past Ad Club memberships are the AFGA, Advertising Club of Akron, OH; AAF Cleveland, the Advertising Club of Cleveland, OH; and AAF Tulsa, the Advertising Club of Tulsa, OK.

Guy conducting the

Ellet High School Madrigals performing

the Palestrina madrigal.

 

“Super Flumina Babylonis”

 

 

 

Guy & Doc Cindy (Dr. Cynthia J. Koelker, M.D.) in concert “Christmas on Ivory”

 

 

 

Education/Personal… Guy received his Bachelor of Arts Degree and his Master of Music Degree from the University of Akron in Akron, OH. Before  attending U of A, Guy attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. In 2005, Guy attended Writer’s Boot Camp in Los Angeles to further hone his skills in the area of screenwriting. Guy was married for 25 years before his wife passed away in June of 2001. Guy has two children, a son and a daughter.

His hobbies are photography, traveling, walking/hiking, motorcycling, golf, boating, movies.