Jason “Pottsy” Potter is responsible for getting you to work in the smoothest way possible, delivering morning traffic on The Wave....as well as producing and contributing to the Wave Morning show with Dan and Grace.
Before moving to Northeast Ohio in 2006, Pottsy hosted a morning show at WESB-AM and WBRR-FM in Bradford, Pa for nearly a decade. Since coming to his new hometown, he has spent time on the air at WOBL and WDLW in Oberlin and at WAKR in Akron. He was also a maintenance man and contractor, flipping houses in the Cleveland area for a few years...so if something needs to be fixed around the radio station, we call Pottsy!
While not on the air, Pottsy's life revolves around his two boys and the things they do to make his wife roll her eyes: Legos, action figures, cartoons, “guy noises” and model trains. He is enjoying being a kid again just as much as he enjoyed it the first time around. He has taken an active role in the Boy Scouts of America as a leader of his sons' Cub Scout Pack and loves that he is home early enough to walk his kids home from school.
Grace Roberts is co-host of 107.3 The Wave's Morning Show, “Dan & Grace in the Morning”, as well as the Community & Public Affairs Director for Rubber City Radio Cleveland. She is the curator and host of “Wavelengths”, the station’s community magazine program that explores news, culture, and lifestyles in Northeast Ohio.
Formerly, Grace was a mainstay with Radio One Cleveland including host of Community Affairs Program, Urban Spotlight, Co-host of entertainment show, Access Cleveland and “First Lady” of Mid-days on Cleveland's Inspiration Station, Praise 1300 AM.
You may find Grace “On The Go”, throughout Northeast Ohio, featuring organizations serving the community including Malachi House, NASA Glenn Research Center, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage & United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland. “At Your Service, how may I serve?” is her life's mantra and greatest passion to serve others.
Roberts' has had the pleasure of interviews/conversations with the likes of Cuyahoga Community College President, Alex Johnson; U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan; Former Surgeon General, Dr. Regina Benjamin; Yolanda King (Daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King); Celebrity Clinical Psychologist/Author, Dr. Sherry Blake; legendary, Chubby Checker and President Barack Obama.
Grace is a proud graduate of Neighborhood Leadership Cleveland of NLI and studied Communications Management at Cleveland State University. She is a Veterans advocate and an active board member with various non-profit organizations in Northeast Ohio. Grace enjoys volunteering, skating, volleyball,traveling and she just started her own voice-over agency, Voices of Grace.
In 2016, Grace experienced one of the hardest, most painful events in her life, losing her younger sister. She credits her journey to healing to much prayer, and the soothing sounds of Cleveland's Smooth FM, the WAVE. Grace's enjoys listening to her favorite artists Michael Franks, Steve Cole & Sade on the WAVE app. Roberts lives in Northeast Ohio with her family, including her mini schnauzer, Jada.
Dan Deely is on 107.3 The Wave as a morning drive host from 6 am to 10 am weekdays. Dan has been a regular voice on Cleveland radio since 1984 at Majic 105.7, Q104, 95.5 The Fish and WDOK. Dan was also a familiar face on Cleveland television as the original weekend weatherman on WUAB channel 43’s Ten O’clock news and also did weekend weather on WOIO channel 19 and WKYC channel 3.
Dan and his wife Mary Jo have lived in Independence since 1990 with their sons Joe 21 and Paul 17. He is thrilled that the studios for 107.3 The Wave are located in Independence! Dan’s very first job in radio was hosting a jazz show at his college radio station, so joining the staff of The Wave feels like coming full circle!
Dan loves golf, grilling and summertime! Winter…not so much. There are enough things in your day that aren’t smooth…your radio station doesn't have to be one of them! Join Dan for a smooth, stress free start to your day!
Pasta e Fagioli Soup with Crostini
By Loretta Paganini
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1/8 lb. pancetta, chopped small dice
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped small dice
Salt and pepper
1 cup tomato sauce
2 qt. stock
2 cans cannellini beans, drained & rinsed
1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
1 cup pastina pasta, cooked
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
Heat oil in a large saucepan. Brown pancetta first, and then add garlic and onion and cook until soft. Season with salt and pepper.
Stir in tomato sauce and stock. Cook for 10 minutes. Process 1 can of the cannellini beans in the food processor. Add whole beans and pureed beans and parsley. Cook for 20 minutes.
In a separate pot, cook 1 cup of pastina pasta until it is al dente. Drain and reserve.
Serve with pastina, crostini and parmesan cheese.