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KMFY Announcer On-Air Schedule

Chuck Whitaker- 12a-5am
Josh and Scott- 5a-7am
Kathy Lynn- 7a-1pm
Stan Phillips- 1p-2pm
Bobbi Maxwell- 2p-7pm
Jason Jones- 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
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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

Favorites

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 of 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.

Stan Phillips
Stan PhillipsAfternoons
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Hello, Stan Phillips here, born and raised in Northeast PA, where there truly are four seasons of weather (though all seem to come with more clouds than other places), I wanted to do behind-the-scenes TV, but fell in love with radio the second I set foot in my college station. Fighting it was hopeless. I’ll be celebrating my 30th anniversary on the mic this year. It’s still lots of fun, I love helping others get through the workday. Thank you for letting me do that!

Bobbi Maxwell
Bobbi MaxwellAfternoons
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Hi, I’m Bobbi Maxwell. I grew up in a family of 11! My dad was a home builder, so we moved quite a bit. Family has always been important, and my sibs and I stay very close. I have 2 beautiful, talented daughters who have just started their careers in nursing and finance. I’m a newlywed!! My husband, Steve is my sounding board and best friend! My furry friends are a yellow Lab (Marley) and Mane coon cat (Kit Kat). I love shopping, gardening, concerts, sporting events, dinner with friends, and SLEEP! I’m blessed!

Jason Jones
Jason JonesNights
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Jason Jones here! I got my first taste of broadcasting doing PA announcing for my high school sports teams. Music has always been a huge part of my life and most memories I have of growing up are tied to whatever song happened to be playing on the radio at that time. I always try and live my life according to the immortal words of Willy Wonka “We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams.”

Sheldon Willis
Sheldon WillisSports Director
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Birthplace: Rolette, ND
Favorites
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

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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 1320 KOZY-AM

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

Favorites

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

Favorites

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

Favorites

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

Favorites

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

Becky Kingsley
Becky KingsleyOffice Manager/Bookkeeper
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Birthplace: Duluth, MN

Favorites

Favorite Song/artist Garth Brooks, Adele
Favorite Movie Anchorman
Favorite Actor Johnny Depp
Favorite Actress Melissa McCarthy
Favorite Food Shrimp rolls
Favorite TV Show Grey’s Anatomy, Blacklist
Favorite Sports Team(s) Minnesota
Hobbies/Interests Baking, hunting, time with family

Pet Peeves – If any? none

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