BDC Communication Owners


Tedd Dumas                                                Ed Baldridge

Baldridge-Dumas Communications started operation in 1963.  E.T. Baldridge founded the company with a small cable television system in Louisiana. Since that date, Baldridge and Tedd W. Dumas, have owned and operated Western Louisiana Video, providing cable service to Louisiana and Texas, Tex-La Cable Television providing cable service to Fort Polk, Illini Cablevision providing service to central Illinois, Horizon Cablevision providing service to eastern Mississippi, WLV-TV providing service to the western slope of Colorado, and DHL Cablevision providing service to Oklahoma.

Baldridge-Dumas also owned and operated Hawk SMATV, providing cable service to 5,000 luxury apartments in Atlanta, Georgia, and Antenna and Satellite Technology serving 10,000 luxury apartments in Dallas, Texas. BDC operated Southstar Communications serving apartments in Little Rock, Baton Rouge and Georgia.

Baldridge-Dumas also owned and operated radio stations in Marshall and Tuscola, Illinois. The company presently is affiliated with its own advertising agency and sign company, in addition to 9 radio stations.



Rhonda Benson-Leach

Rhonda Benson Leach is the Vice President and General Manager of Baldridge-Dumas Communications and the National and Regional Sales Manager. Rhonda oversees the operation of each of the 7 BDC radio stations. Rhonda has been with BDC since 1982. Rhonda may be reached at .

Gwendolyn Paige

Gwen has been working in the radio industry for about 12 years, and has been with Baldridge-Dumas Communicaions since March 2007. Gwen is the Traffic, Office, and Operations Manager, as well as assistant to the GM. Since joining BDC, Gwen has traveled to and worked at six locations owned by the company. Gwen loves her office location in historic downtown Natchitoches, and looks forward to working many years with BDC.

Christian Beyer

Christian is a Sales Executive for all BDC Radio Stations and The Demon Sports Network. He is also fills in on the air as needed for KBDH, KZBL, and KVCL. Christian is also the Sales Manager for KVCL in Winnfield. Christian may be reached at

Sandy Dunn

Sandy really enjoys her job as a sales executive for Baldridge-Dumas Communications. Sandy has been with the company since 2006. She is the sales manager for KBDV 92.7 The Eagle. Sandy spends her spare time with family, friends, and she loves to shop. She is married and is blessed with three children, four grandchildren, and three dogs. You can contact her at

Tommy O’Con

Tommy is the KBDH Morning Show Host, and also does production. Tommy is married to Dayna O’Con and has two children.

Daniel Thiels

Daniel is the Morning Show host on KDBH.  He also does production, and is also the News anchor on KZBL and KDBH.  Daniel has been in the radio industry for one and one-half years, and also serves as Manager for the radio station at Northwestern State University, KNWD.

Thomas King

Thomas is the ‘King of the Morning Airwaves’ in Natchitoches with his ‘TK in the Morning Show’ on KZBL 100.7 FM. He has been a part of the BDC family for six years and also works in sales. Thomas has been married to Cathy King for 24 years, and they have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.

Rodney Harrington

Rodney is the host of the ‘Jammin with Johnny Show,’ which airs every Wednesday and Friday on KZBL. Rodney is also a local Attorney in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Tiffany Burke is the gospel show host for the Sounds Of Sunday on KZBL from 7:00 a.m. until noon.

 Courtney Adams and Alexis Sampey are part of the KZBL and KDBH staff, working part-time doing ballgames, production, and some air work for the Natchitoches location.