Melissa Foxx (Laurie Turner) Biography
WJRR WWNZ WTKS
Melissa Foxx was born in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Her family was in the newspaper business. She followed in their footsteps working for newspapers and even worked in the television industry by the time she left for Salem International University in Salem West Virginia in 1981. She arrived in Orlando in May of 1992. She was quickly hired at WHTQ-FM 96.5 but in1993 left to work at WJRR-FM 101.1. At the same time she took on the job of writing and anchoring the news at WWNZ-AM 740. Feeling the strain of it all, Melissa left radio altogether for a job with the Burger King Corporate office in management, but soon missed the personal satisfaction that radio allowed her. Then in 1997 Jenny Sue Rhodes was moving behind the scenes as Program Director at WTKS-FM 104.1. They needed someone to take over as host, of the then hour long, morning news show before Howard Stern and to give the local slant during breaks on his show. The cutting edge wit of sarcasm that is Melissa Foxx was just the ticket into that spot. "The News Thang" took on Melissa's personality and style with ease. She returned to WWNZ-AM 740 as part of the team of "The Movie Guys" and even bankrolled the "Get a Life Show" herself in order to express her love of music and give the local musicians a forum for their art to be heard. Melissa also became the executive producer and voice talent of "GTV" (Guerilla Television) from 2002 through 2005. This award winning satirical comedy & music show was syndicated throughout Florida. Melissa has since moved on to become a manager/promoter for singer Linda Nunez. In 2002, together, they opened A Voice Academy, AOV Studios is geared toward teaching folks how to sing as well as all facets of voice training and Music Consultation & Solutions.