Francis E. Wood is General Manager and co-owner of Colonial Broadcasting Company, Incorporated of Farmville, which includes WFLO AM and FM radio stations. A broadcast veteran with nearly fifty years of service in small market radio, Francis was an announcer for WLES-AM in Lawrenceville, Virginia from 1970-1971 before making his home at WFLO in Farmville. He performs a daily music and information show at WFLO-FM and is host of the award-winning “Call Flo Radio Show” which is heard daily over WFLO AM and FM.
His service to the local community involves a seat on the Centra Southside Community Hospital Board of Directors where he serves as vice-chair and a past seat on the Moton Museum Board of Directors. He served on the Farmville Chamber of Commerce and as President of the Virginia Association of Broadcasters for two terms. He still serves as a VAB Board Director. In 2015 he was presented the C.T. Lucy Award for Distinguished Service by the VAB. That same year he was inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame. Francis remains involved in many events throughout the WFLO listening area as emcee and promoter.
Francis is an award-winning author who has written and published thirty books through his Tip of the Moon Publishing Company, which he owns and operates with his wife, Chris. He is a Virginia Master Naturalist and a professional story teller. When he is not on the air he stays busy with his books, giving lectures, seminars and telling stories at libraries, book clubs, schools, colleges, universities and state parks. He enjoys passing along the importance of reading, writing and storytelling. His hobbies include: hunting, hiking, canoeing and fly-fishing. He is an avid camper, photographer and amateur archeologist. He is also a musician who loves to collect and play vintage guitars.
Francis and Chris live near Shepherds Virginia in their log cabin in the woods. They have five children and five grandchildren and a chocolate Lab named Coco.
More information is available on this noted author and Virginia broadcaster at: http://tipofthemoon.com or contact Francis at: FWOOD@WFLO.net