Alternate Ways To Listen To KD Country 94 & Z-96.3 The Lake

Late in the evening of Thursday, September 15th strong to severe thunderstorms rolled across north central Kansas including Glen Elder. It was the result of one of these thunderstorms that the KD Country 94 and Z-96.3 The Lake studio took a lightning strike that disabled some critical equipment that allows us to broadcast our radio signals.

As of Friday afternoon, both KD Country 94 and Z-96.3 The Lake remain off-the-air in the north central Kansas area. However, our internet stream and mobile app have been restored with limited service. The KD Country 94 mobile app and stream is simulcasting our sister-station 95.5 KNDY from Marysville, while Z-96.3 The Lake is broadcasting a variety of rock and pop music from the 80’s, 90’s and today.

KD Country 94 will carry the Osborne at Hanover football game this evening via our mobile app and internet stream, available at (Click the Listen Live button above).

An engineer will be on site this evening to assess the damage and see if we can resume broadcasting as soon as possible. Meanwhile, please keep checking our website, social media channels, and internet streams. You can also access KD Country 94 via a smart speaker by activating it and saying, β€œPlay K-D-N-S on Tune In” or for Z-96.3 The Lake say, β€œplay K-Z-D-Y on Tune In”.

We do plan to carry the Kansas at Houston college football game Saturday via the Z-96.3 The Lake internet stream for listeners within a 75-mile radius of Cawker City.

Mobile App: iPhoneAndroid
Smart Speaker: Activate, then say “Play K-D-N-S on Tune In”

Mobile App: iPhoneAndroid
Smart Speaker: Activate, then say “Play K-Z-D-Y on Tune In”


Derek Nester
Derek Nester
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.

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