Lewis Stokes | K-Country

It’s rare to find someone who has been at a radio station for nearly 30 years.  Not only has Lewis Stokes been your workday companion for three decades, but he is also the man who flipped the switch that took hit music station Z-93 to the heritage station you know now as 93.7 K-Country.

Lewis, a die-hard Florida Gator fan, was born to a Methodist preacher and a coal miner’s daughter in Tallahassee.  Despite his humble beginnings where the Gators’ greatest rivals live, the moment his feet hit that astroturf on Florida Field in 1979, there was no turning back.

Lewis shares that his mother was a schoolteacher in Williston, and he was one of her students in fourth grade, something that must have been difficult for both Lewis and his mom with his rambunctiousness.

Lewis spent many a Sunday in the congregation at his dad’s church in Williston before joining the Air Force where he was stationed stateside in Maine, and abroad in England.  Upon his return, he secured his dream job at a Lake City radio station.

In 1994, he made his way to Ocala and helped launch the top-rated country station in North Central Florida, something of which he is incredibly proud.

“It’s a dream job to be able to broadcast into the town that raised me up as a child,” he smiles.

When he’s not on the air at K-Country, Lewis can be found deejaying weddings and parties all over the state, singing karaoke, or getting his culinary fix at one of North Central Florida’s many eateries with his wife, Angie.