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KMFY Announcer On-Air Schedule

Chuck Whitaker- 12a-5a
Josh and Scott- 5a-7a
Kathy Lynn- 7a-1p
Tyler Nesset- 1p-7p
Mike Parsons- 7p-12p

KMFY Special Programming
Sports huddle with “Sid and Dave” Sun. 9:30am-noon
Vikings Football

KMFY plays a wide variety of music, including today’s lighter pop and rock along with popular hits from the 80’s and 90’s. KMFY brings you the most admired and recognizable names in the world of popular music. KMFY stays on target with the most talked-about new hits and the most contemporary music. It’s a playlist that reflects the real tastes of the adult listener. KMFY provides 100,000 watts of live entertainment, 24 hours a day. KMFY programming, like the Saturday 80s Show, provides music and information with the warmth and humor that appeals to today’s adults. Not just a music station, KMFY brings you local news and weather, as well as local and regional sports broadcasts. KMFY is your station in Northern Minnesota for the Minnesota Vikings and Sports Huddle featuring Sid Hartman. KMFY is home for surrounding High School sports coverage including Greenway, Deer River, Bigfork, Hill City, Northland, and Nashwauk-Keewatin. And don’t forget that KMFY also provides live streaming of all our programming.

KMFY Air Staff

Chuck Whitaker
Chuck WhitakerOvernights
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Chuck Whitaker here, born and raised in the Augusta, GA area! I’m passionate about everything outdoors, especially being around the water. I love swimming, kayaking, bicycling, hiking and of course spending time with family & friends.  My favorite things are happy dogs, kids playing, football, banana pudding…okay, I’m getting hungry. Favorite music: I like it all from Sinatra to Led Zeppelin to Bruno Mars and everything in between. I’ve always said “there’s only two kinds of music, good and bad.”

Josh and Scott
Josh and ScottMornings
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Hi, it’s Josh Gears, your morning host. I love watching automobile auctions on one of the many vast cable channels in the universe. Can’t afford any of these cars, but I like living vicariously through those who do! I also try to read every magazine I’m subscribed to; but since my wife and I have a new baby, that pile is getting bigger and bigger. I’d also like to state that I’m an experienced skydiver… but that would be stretching the truth a bit, since I am afraid of heights.

Hey there, I’m Scott Evans, Josh Gears’ on-air partner! My favorite type of music is probably categorized as “Hot AC”. I’m a huge Maroon 5, Rob Thomas and Sting fan. My original goal was to be a professional drummer, which I did for a while. But I realized I like the music business but didn’t like the life of a traveling musician. So, I’m one of the only people who got into radio for the “security and stability”. Thanks for listening!

Kathy Lynn
Kathy LynnProgram Director/On-Air
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Birthplace: Minneapolis


Favorite Song/artist There is no way I can nail down one.
Favorite Movie How about Favorite genre? I’ll watch any Movie with a sports theme. Bull Durham, Remember the Titans, Jerry Mcguire, Field os Dreams. I’ll watch any of these for the millionth time.
Favorite Actor Kevin Costner (see above)
Favorite Actress Audrey Hepburn/Kathryn Hepburn. Anyone named Hepburn.
Favorite Food Any meal with seafood.
Favorite TV Show I’m a TV junkie. I’ll watch anything that’s on. Cooking shows, remodel shows, singing shows, you name it- I’ve watched at least one episode.
Favorite Sports Team(s) Twins, Vikings, Wolves, Wild, Lynx. Anything Minnesota.

Hobbies/Interests I love doing things with my hands. I sew, quilt, and knit. I’m working on the family tree, so there are probably very few cemeteries I haven’t been to, yet. I spend some time looking up and listening to family histories.

Tyler Nesset
Tyler NessetAfternoons
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Birthplace: Bovey, MN


Favorite Song/artist Perfect by Pink
Favorite Movie Bridesmaids
Favorite Actor Robin Williams
Favorite Actress Sandra Bullock
Favorite Food Cheeseburger
Favorite TV Show Brothers & Sisters
Favorite Sports Team(s) Minnesota Twins

Hobbies/Interests Nature Photography, road trips, biking, fishing, camping, fourwheeling

Pet Peeves – If any? People not saying ‘or concerns’ after saying “any questions, comments..”
People not using blinkers.

Mike Parsons
Mike ParsonsNights
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Hey, Mike Parsons here! I’m married to the amazing Joy Parsons who teaches 4th grade and I have 3 wonderful kids ranging in age from 13-24. I also have 3 dogs that were all adopted from shelters that I love ALMOST as much as my kids. I’m in to Indie Film, hiking with my family and dogs, and being outdoors. I am a huge U2 fan and also like Maroon 5, Train and Sheryl Crow. I still love older artists like Elton John, Journey and Prince.

Sheldon Willis
Sheldon WillisSports Director
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Birthplace: Rolette, ND
Favorite Movie Remember the Titans
Favorite Actor Denzel Washington
Favorite Actress Meryl Streep
Favorite Food There has to be a favorite? I just like food – donuts are good – pizza is good – onion rings are good
Favorite TV Show Law and Order, Babylon 5
Favorite Sports Team(s) Pretty much a MN boy – Twins, Vikings, Wild in that order (Oh, and whoever is currently playing Green Bay)

Hobbies/Interests Fishing, Bicycling, Camping, Ethnic food, enjoying grandchildren

Pet Peeves – If any? People who think they know everything (they always annoy those of us who actually do)

Tim Edwards
Tim EdwardsStation Engineer
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Birthplace: Minneapolis


Favorite Song/artist Surfin’ Bird / Trashmen
Favorite Movie American Graffiti
Favorite Actor Harrison Ford
Favorite Actress Audry Hepburn
Favorite Food Cinnamon French Toast
Favorite TV Show Red Green
Favorite Sports Team(s) Iron Range Maidens

Hobbies/Interests Seriously? There isn’t enough paper. Music, record collecting, electronics, ham radio, junque collecting, old cars, tinkering, photography,

Pet Peeves – If any? Just listen to the morning show on KOZY

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Jim Lamke
Jim LamkeOwner
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Birthplace: The great city of Grand Rapids, MN


Favorite Song/artist Just to name a few: Riding the storm out – Reo Speedwagon, You shook me all night long – AC/DC, any Johnny Cash song
Favorite Movie Hoosiers
Favorite Actor Tom Hanks
Favorite Actress Sandra Bullock
Favorite Food Mexican
Favorite TV Show Then…Northern Exposure, Now…The Blacklist
Favorite Sports Team(s) I’m a homer…Any and all Minnesota Teams!

Hobbies/Interests Seriously? Fishing, Hunting, Golf, Going to sporting events, any outdoor activities.

Jim Moore
Jim MooreSales & Marketing Consultant
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Birthplace: Streator, IL


Favorite Song/artist Won’t get fooled again – The Who
Favorite Movie Worlds Fastest Indian
Favorite Actor Steven Segal
Favorite Actress Uma Thurman
Favorite Food Venison
Favorite TV Show Kung Fu
Favorite Sports Team(s) Timberwolves

Hobbies/Interests Playing guitar, riding motorcycles.

Pet Peeves – If any? Slow people in the fast lane, people that think they are soo smart but do stupid things all the time.

Wayne Roskos
Wayne RoskosSales & Marketing Consultant
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Birthplace: Grand Rapids


Favorite Song/artist All Summer Long, Kid Rock / Free Bird, Lynyrd Skynyrd / Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers, ZZ top, Buttery Fly Kisses, Bob Carlisle
Favorite Movie American Graffiti, Wild Hogs, The Good Bye Girl, Hang Over
Favorite Actor Clint Eastwood, Richard Dreyfuss, Peter Fonda
Favorite Actress Rachel Ward, Kim Bassinger, Jamie Lee Curtiss
Favorite Food 1/2 pound bacon cheese buffalo burgers, fresh walleye
Favorite TV Show Northern Exposure, Boston Legal, Then Came Bronson
Favorite Sports Team(s) Twins, Vikings, Wild, Gophers, and any team with Payton Manning

Hobbies/Interests Motorcycling, snowmobiling, golf, classic cars, watching sports, sampling “Real” beer

Pet Peeves – If any? Rainy weather on the weekends!!!!

Tami Kottke
Tami KottkeSales & Marketing Consultant
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Birthplace: Minneapolis


Favorite Song/artist I like all kinds of music!
Favorite Movie Notebook
Favorite Actor Clint Eastwood
Favorite Actress Sandra Bullock
Favorite Food Mexican
Favorite TV Show I don’t watch much TV but when I do I love the Voice and Sunday Football
Favorite Sports Team(s) THE MN NORTH STARS

Hobbies/Interests Camping, cooking, water skiing, and spending time with family and friends

Pet Peeves – If any? People who take stuff out and don’t put it back

Sara Green
Sara GreenSales & Marketing Consultant
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Birthplace: St. Louis Park, MN

Favorites Favorite Song/artist No Favorite.  I like a variety of music!

Favorite Movie The Notebook and Steel Magnolias

Favorite Actor Matthew McConaughey

Favorite Actress Sandra Bullock

Favorite Food Steak and Seafood

Favorite TV Show Mike and Molly

Favorite Sports Team(s) Any sport my son is playing

Hobbies/Interests Camping, bike riding, spending time with family and friends

Pet Peeves – If any? Being lied to

Karen Wilhelm
Karen WilhelmOffice Manager/Bookkeeper
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Birthplace: Duluth, MN


Favorite Song/artist Beach Boys, Bee Gees and The Righteous Brothers
Favorite Movie Mrs. Doubtfire and Steel Magnolias
Favorite Actor Robin Williams
Favorite Actress Sally Field
Favorite Food A good steak, twice baked potato and anything chocolate for dessert
Favorite TV Show Anything that’s on before 8pm, because after that I fall asleep
Favorite Sports Team(s) NASCAR, because my Husband likes it, Mn.Twins because my girlfriend likes them, and NFL football, because my co-workers are trying really hard to get me into it.

Hobbies/Interests Online shopping,and working at KOZY/KMFY

Pet Peeves – If any? none

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