The following weather delays and closings have been reported to KNDY for Friday, January 24, 2020.
Updated at 9:15 PM.
Tune to KNDY News on 95.5 FM, 94.1 FM or 1570 AM starting at 7:00 a.m. Friday for the latest updates on school closings and cancellations, as well as the latest weather update.
Beatrice Public Schools – 2-Hour Delay, No Morning Preschool.
Diller-Odell Public Schools – Closed
Fairbury Public SChools – 2-Hour Delay
Lewiston Consolidated Schools – 2-Hour Delay
Pawnee City Public Schools – 2-Hour Delay
Southern Public Schools – 2-Hour Delay
St. Joseph-Beatrice – 2-Hour Delay, No Morning Preschool.
St. Paul Lutheran-Beatrice – 2-Hour Delay, No Morning Preschool.
USD 108 – Washington Co. – 2-Hour Delay
USD 223 – Barnes/Hanover/Linn – 2-Hour Delay
USD 384 – Blue Valley – 2-Hour Delay
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications.
In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer.
Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL.
Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.