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Valorie Knight Joins MWF as Operations Manager and PD of KQRA

Springfield, MO – Mid-West Family Broadcasting is proud to announce Valorie Rogers (aka Valorie Knight) as Cluster Operations Manager and Program Director of Springfield's Rock Station Q102! Valorie arrives from Scripps Springfield, Mo where she served as Operations Manager over Journal Broadcast Group's 4 station cluster, since 2008.

Knight has gathered experience in Rock, Country, AAA, AC, Top 40 and News Talk after 17 years of radio experience. Born and raised in Kansas City, MO, Valorie attended Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, MO, where she graduated with a Broadcasting and Film Degree, gaining her Master's Degree in Communications from MSU in 2015, where she is also an adjunct professor.

Knight was the afternoon driver and Music Director on legendary Active Rocker KQRC for 8 years before moving to mornings on KRBZ in Kansas City. Knight has programmed rock stations WGIR, Manchester, NH and WQLZ in Springfield, IL, while also signing on a successful AAA for the same Mid-West Family cluster.

"I'm excited about the opportunity to return to one of the best local broadcast companies in the country, and happy to be back in the rock programming world an amazing opportunity to grow within the Mid-West Family of stations."
Mid-West Family Broadcasting is not product driven, we are people driven. More than 25 owned and operated stations currently fall under the Mid-West Family Broadcasting umbrella in Madison WI, La Crosse WI, Eau Claire WI, Rockford IL, Springfield MO, Springfield IL, South Bend IN, and St. Joseph/Benton Harbor/South Haven, MI.

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Mid-West Family Broadcasting Promotes Mallory Bailey as Program Director of 92.9

Springfield, MO – Mid-West Family Broadcasting is proud to announce Mallory Bailey as our new Program Director on 92.9 The Beat!

Mallory has been with Mid-West Family Broadcasting in Springfield for over 10 years, anchoring midday's and serving as Music Director and Interim PD for 92.9 The Beat!

Mallory is from Lebanon, MO and has been a Springfield resident for the last 12 years. Her hobbies include being a dog parent and restoring her 120 year old home with her family. She is an accomplished musician with Springfield, MO based pop-duo Paper Anchors.
"A quick study, and student of the psychology of programming" says General Manager Scott Meier, "Bailey is ready to lead her staff to number 1."

Mid-West Family Broadcasting is not product driven, we are people driven. More than 25 owned and operated stations currently fall under the Mid-West Family Broadcasting umbrella in Madison WI, La Crosse WI, Eau Claire WI, Springfield MO, Springfield IL, South Bend IN, and St. Joseph/Benton Harbor/South Haven, MI.
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105.1 The Bull Brings in Ozarks Radio Legend, Dr. Don Carpenter

Springfield MO- Ozarks Radio Legend Dr. Don Carpenter returns to Springfield on 105.1 The Bull.


Dr. Don Carpenter traded in a career in veterinary medicine to be on the radio, beginning in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and working his way up I-44 through Joplin to Springfield, where he hosted mornings on KWTO-FM, then known as Rock 99 and, after a while, 99 HIT FM. Dr. Don not only went on to host mornings in Tampa, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Detroit, but also authored The Dr. Don Prep sheet, a daily radio prep service that ran for 25 years.

Mid-West Family Broadcast is proud to announce Dr. Don's Legends of Country will be on every Sunday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on the 105.1 The Bull. Dr. Don will feature songs from the Legends of Country every Sunday including interviews. Dr. Don will be in studio with John and Cameron Thursday and Friday taking your calls at 863-1051. Welcome back to Springfield Dr. Don!

Mid-West Family Broadcasting is not product driven, we are people driven. More than 25 owned and operated stations currently fall under the Mid-West Family Broadcasting umbrella in Madison WI, La Crosse WI, Eau Claire WI, Springfield MO, Springfield IL, South Bend IN, and St. Joseph/Benton Harbor/South Haven, MI.

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Welcome, Ariel Lewis!

Springfield MO- Ariel Lewis is a 25 year old mom, student, and a very hard worker. Ariel not only loves to spend time with family, but loves to travel and be outside.
Ariel currently goes to Drury University where she plans to graduate in 2018 and receive a Bachelors in Business Administration, with a Minor in Marketing.  Ariel has a beautiful daughter who is 5 years old and starts Kindergarten this year! She is Ariel’s best friend and world.
Not only does Ariel have a background in sales but also event coordinating. Ariel worked in events for the past five years, and worked between different businesses with all their event needs ; coordinating, planning, setting up, catering, designing, and managing.
“My dream is to one day travel the world after owning a successful business and just enjoying life.” Said Ariel.

 
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NSBA 20th Anniversary Party + Bicycles

It was our pleasure to help the North Springfield Betterment Association have 125 bicycles for their 20th Anniversary Attendance Party. Students from the 14 north Springfield elementary schools will celebrate 99% or better attendance.

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Thank you letter from NSBA:
Thank you for your donation of $500 dated April 19, 2017 to the North Springfield Betterment Foundation (NSBF). Our mission is to improve the community of North Springfield through the support of education. Specifically, we support the Perfect Attendance Program in the elementary schools in North Springfield. Your generous donation is very important to our mission and much appreciated by our Board of Directors and the students, parent and teachers in North Springfield.

John R. Cooper,
Treasurer
 
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Welcome, Amber Saunders - KOSP Afternoons & Music Director

Springfield, MO – Mid-West Family Broadcasting is proud to announce Amber Saunders as our new Afternoons and Music Director on 92.9 The Beat!
Amber has been in radio for about five years, and has always had a passion in radio and music!

Amber was born and raised in Maryland, where she believes they have the best crab! Without ever moving anywhere before, her adventure to Springfield, MO will be her first time moving away from home. Her hobbies include fishing, discovering new music, and of course hanging out with her German Shepard, Boomer.

Amber is super excited about her future at Mid-West Family Broadcasting, and looks forward to seeing what Springfield has to offer. Mid-West Family welcomes Amber Saunders.

 
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Mid-West Family Broadcasting welcomes Stefanie Nentrup as Events and Promotions

Stefanie Nentrup joins MWF SpringMo from Missouri State University where she graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and Minor in Music. She has been employed as a Brand Ambassador with Market Source, and has worked for Springfield Music, and the Children’s Miracle Network.

Stefanie was raised on a farm in Southwest Missouri, is a graduate of Lockwood High School, and attended classes at OTC. She is a recent graduate of Brandsformation!

Before college, Stefanie developed a love for music by learning piano, trombone, and singing in her own country rock band.  She enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and her dog Nacho.
Mid-West Family Broadcasting is an independently owned broadcasting company based in Madison, Wisconsin. The company owns and manages radio stations in Madison, Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, La Crosse, Wisconsin, Benton Harbor/St. Joseph, Michigan, South Bend/Elkhart, Indiana, Springfield, Illinois, Springfield, Missouri, and Rockford, Illinois.

 
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WE Back the Blue!

The Thin Blue Line is a symbol used by law enforcement, originating in the United Kingdom but now prevalent in the United States and Canada to commemorate fallen law enforcement officers and to symbolize the relationship of law enforcement in the community as the protectors of fellow civilians from criminal elements.
 
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We are excited to welcome Kevin Watkins to our marketing team!

 
 
We are proud to announce the addition of Kevin Watkins to our marketing team.
 
Watkins is originally from the St. Louis area. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University.
 
Previously, Watkins was a manager with Sam’s Club’s optical department and Textbucks Bookstore.
 
Watkins had worked for Mid-West Family Broadcasting in the past and is excited to return to the company.
 
“Kevin comes to Mid-West Family with nearly 20 years of marketing and business management experience and we’re excited to have him add his talents to our team of marketing professionals,” said Brian Tyndall, General Sales Manager. 
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104.7 The CAVE is the NEW radio home for the KANSAS CITY CHIEFS!












Springfield, MO - June 6, 2016 –
104.7 The CAVE is the new radio broadcast home for all Kansas City Chiefs football games, beginning August 13th at 3:30pm with the first preseason game between the Chiefs and the Seattle Seahawks. As of 2016, the Chiefs are the only NFL team based in Missouri, as a result of the St. Louis Rams' relocation back to Los Angeles.
“We are very pleased to welcome 104.7 The CAVE to our family of Chiefs Affiliates. 

Locally owned KKLH will provide Springfield and the surrounding areas with the best Chiefs coverage in the National Football League!” stated Dan Israel – Chiefs Radio Executive Producer.

 “Our agreement with the Chiefs solidifies our desire to keep Springfield and Southwest Missouri engaged in the areas only professional football team for many years to come,” says Mike the Intern – Assistant OM of 104.7 The CAVE and DIE HARD Kansas City Chiefs fan, “we are all things KC Chiefs, and are Springfield’s only pure Classic Rock station.”


GO CHIEFS! 
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