KD Country 94 signed on the air in 1994 at 94.1 Mhz and was owned and operated by Herb & Ruby Hoeflicker. The station plays mainstream country music and covers north central Kansas from broadcast studios in Glen Elder.
In 2006 Bruce Dierking of Dierking Communications, Inc. purchased the station. Today KD Country 94 is managed by Wade Gerstner, with Sports Director Dusty Deines and Waterside Wakeup host Jason Broadfoot rounding out the staff. KD Country 94 covers high school athletics for several area schools, as well as a weekday sports talk show called The Sports Ticket.
WHAT WE PLAY
Steve HarmonMornings 5a-7a
After years of college classes at SUNY-Adirondack to lose a "NY accent," Harmon found himself on stage with “Reba” winning a CMA Award for Air Personality of the Year. He is one of the very few to become a member of the Country Radio Hall of Fame-Nashville. He did ask the CMA board members if they had the right Steve Harmon?! Harmon is an avid cyclist and horrible guitar player. You will find his lifetime love of Country Music here. When not working, you can find Harmon at animal shelters helping find pets their "forever homes." #Adoptdontshop
Jason BroadfootWaterside Wakeup 7a-9a
Jason grew up in South Central Nebraska in Oxford, Nebraska. He is still a fan of the Huskers to this day.(maybe, just maybe someday they will have a good basketball team). He would go on to work at a tv station near Kearney, NE and begin his broadcasting career calling football and basketball games for KMTY-FM out of Holdrege, NE. After eight years there, he took a turn as a Schwan’s man in the same area. Radio would come calling again and Jason worked at KFNF out of Oberlin, KS for the last 4 1/2 years as morning show host and play-by-play announcer. When not on the radio, Jason enjoys watching sports on television as well. While he will probably stay true to the Huskers he will give Kansas and K-State a fair chance. Summers are full of keeping up on the Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Royals. Maybe someday he will get back into the swing of playing some golf again.
Wade GerstnerThe Sports Ticket 9a-10a
Wade is a home-grown, hard working guy from Western Kansas who has the “perfect face” for radio! When not running the stations or being on-air with “Waterside Wakeup” or sports, Wade enjoys time with his wife and children. He enjoys playing tennis, basketball, and working out at the Wellness Center. He has now discovered coaching his oldest son in various sports and no, he has not been ejected YET! Wade just turned 22. If you believe that, then he has some oceanfront property in Arizona to sell you!!
Dusty DeinesThe Sports Ticket 9a-10a
Dusty grew up on a farm south of WaKeeney, KS and in 7th grade decided he wanted to do sports play-by-play on the radio. After graduating from Trego Community High School in 2001, he obtained a Radio Broadcasting degree from Colby Community College in 2003. He began working as Sports Director at KD Country 94 & Z 96.3 in July of 2003 and has been in the position ever since. Deines was the 2016-17 KSHSAA Oscar Stauffer Sportscaster of the Year and has won numerous awards from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters. When he's not traveling the state covering the area sports teams, he enjoys spending time with his family, attending college and professional sporting events and helping advocate for those with muscle disease, including Dermatomyositis, of which Dusty is a survivor.
Penny MitchellMiddays 10a-2p
I have always been absolutely enamored of radio. After I figured out that the music coming from the radio of our family car wasn't being produced by teeny tiny little people who lived in the dashboard (for real...I did think that) I was always really interested in the nuts and bolts of how radio works. However, I fell completely slam-bam in love with radio when I was about 13. I was always a huge music buff and would spend hours poring over liner notes while listening to albums through headphones. However, this was definitely pre-Internet, and I wasn't allowed to have a phone (or even TV) in my room. When I was in there by myself, I was totally and completely by myself. As much as I loved my albums, I would invariably get to feeling a little lonely, and I discovered THE COOLEST THING I HAD EVER ENCOUNTERED: all I had to do was turn the turntable off and flip the radio on. And just like that, with the flip of just one switch, I was no longer all alone in my room. With the flip of a switch, I was hanging out with a friend, listening to music. It was, and remains, the coolest magic trick I've ever seen. I am so honored to get to do this for a living.
Nick FoxAfternoons 2p-7p
I became a fan of country music after my family moved me from New York City to a horse farm in South Alabama when I was in High School. Talk about a culture shock! I graduated from the University of Alabama in 2008. I started my radio career in 2010 in Mobile, AL by submitting a YouTube video of my celebrity impressions pitching me as a station staff member. Been doing this ever since. I met my wife, Sarah, through a radio bit in December 2014 and we eloped November of the next year. She is a barrel racer, so we have horses, dogs, and cats on our farm. They keep us busy! Also, Sarah went to Auburn, so we are a house divided. We normally just don’t talk about football and focus on the things that we have in common like outdoor sports, music, and Star Wars. On the weekends, when we aren’t at a barrel race I like to cook and lately I’ve been teaching myself how to make my own sushi which is messy but saving us a ton of money. If you ever need to get in touch my social media is the same everywhere it’s @NickFoxRadio
Chris MatthewsEvenings 7p-Midnight
As a five-year-old boy refusing to go to bed because I had to “entertain the girls”, my goal has been to make people laugh and smile. Fortunately, I managed to turn a crippling need for approval into a fun career! My love of Country radio began at my very first Garth Brooks concert in Shreveport, LA in the 90’s. Country Music has come a long way since then, but I love it all! From Garth, George and Reba to Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt and Eric Church – I’m country through and through! I’m Arkansas born and a graduate of the University of Arizona (Bear Down Wildcats!). Living my best life with my wonderful wife Rosey, our two amazing kids Eve and Harvey and a diabolical bunny rabbit named Jude.
Rich CreegerOvernights Midnight-5a
I’ve been involved in Country music since I was hired to be a bar back in the early 80’s at the World Famous Gilley’s nightclub in Pasadena, Texas during the height of the Urban Cowboy craze. Although Country music has gone through many variations since then it has always been the first preset on my radio because it still has the foundation of real stories told by real people about real life. Some of my favorite current artists are Chris Young, Brantley Gilbert and Jana Kramer. Some of my all-time favorites are Willie Nelson, George Jones and Reba. My wife Fran and I are a blended family of 5 kids, 2 dogs and a cat and when her and I get some free time (ha ha what’s that?) we usually point the car toward the beach, set up camp and just stare at it.
Cliff BaugusSunday Morning Gospel - Sundays 7a-11a
Cliff was born in Santa Monica CA, but was raised in Dallas Texas. Radio in the 60’s was solid AM with speakers as big as your transistor radio. He remember’s a show that aired on KLIF Dallas (the Mighty 1190) that was billed as “The Greatest Concert Event of the Century”. It featured the Beatles, Cream, Credence, the Who and every other group and singer you can name. It lasted 6 hours and he listened to every second of it. Cliff soon figured out all they did was put applause tracks between records, but he was hooked on radio from then on. He soon rigged up a short wave radio in his room and would play “DJ” until the police showed up to shut him down. It was the same frequency as the police radios and they were not happy. His first “Full” time radio job was in Henderson TX after he got home from the Navy. Cliff would play everything from Rock to Country to Gospel and anything else he could bring from home. Saundra and Cliff moved to the Mobile area in 82 where he worked in Country radio until 2010.
Lon HeltonCountry Countdown USA - Sundays 1p-4p
Each week, a charted country star joins Lon Helton to count down the week’s Top 30. Lon is a Nashville insider, well known by the stars. They tell funny, unrehearsed stories about their friends. The show is recorded live each week on Nashville’s historic Music Row. Lon Helton has been host of Country Countdown USA since its inception in 1992. He is Publisher of Country Aircheck, an industry trade magazine. He is also Editor of the Mediabase Country Chart, which is used in this show. Lon’s country radio career began in 1971. He spent 12 years as both personality and programmer in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Denver. He was Country Editor of Radio & Records for 23 years before founding Country Aircheck. Lon is a member of the Board of Directors of the Country Music Association, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the National Corvette Museum.
Terri ClarkCountry Gold - Sundays 5p-9p
Hailing from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, Terri Clark got her start by playing for tips at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, a legendary honky-tonk bar across the alley from Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. With over 5 million albums sold, critically acclaimed international tours, and hit singles such as “Better Things To Do,” “Poor Poor Pitiful Me,” “Girls Lie Too,” “Northern Girl,” and “I Just Wanna Be Mad,” Terri has solidified her place in the history books of country music. In September 2018 Terri was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. The 3-time JUNO Award winner also holds the honor of being the only Canadian female member of the legendary Grand Ole Opry. She has been named CCMA Female Vocalist of the Year five times and has taken home eight CCMA Fan’s Choice Awards. In total, Terri has had the honor of receiving 19 CCMA Awards.