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Neil Wieland - Program Director/On-Air
Good morning KAIR-Country! It's Neil Wieland, the morning show host for Hot Country 93.7! A little bit about myself...
I grew up on a farm in North Central Kansas, specifically Morrowville, KS. (Trust me, it exists, you can look it up on a map.) Mom and dad kept me and my two older sisters busy with chores, teaching us the value of hard work while supporting all of our school activities. I played sports and was active in chorus and band throughout my school years, graduating in 2001 from North Central High School. From there I went to Cloud County Community College in Concordia, Kansas, where I caught the radio bug my sophomore year, doing play-by-play for basketball games and d.j.-ing a weekly specialty show where I played my beloved 80's hits along with listener requests. Neil Wieland, a.k.a. "The 80's Man".
I continued working in radio while pursuing a degree in Mass Communications from Kansas State University, where I graduated in 2006. While at K-State's student radio station - The Wildcat 91.9 - I had the opportunity to work alongside many talented people, which led to my first steady job at a "real" radio station, KMAN. Under the tutelage of Cathy Dawes and many others, I learned how a successful news-talk radio station operated. This was really when my schooling began. At KMAN, I learned the skills of reporting, producing, anchoring, and time-management - skills that would serve me well later on in life.
In search of a full-time radio gig, I made the move from Manhattan to Hiawatha, where I was surrounded by more talented professionals who taught me (forced me) how to multi-task. My family thought I was a lost cause, but it turns out I can do two things at once.
It was also in Hiawatha that I re-discovered a love of theatre, volunteering in several plays and musicals put on by the Hiawatha Area Arts and Theatre Society. Sometimes the best things in life are free, and that includes the relationships that you make with people when you're working together to put on a show!
After three years in Hiawatha, I spent two months as a missionary in Slovakia, teaching English-as-a-foreign-language to high school students. This was probably the toughest thing I've ever done in my life, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. It's good to get out of your comfort zone and serve others, whether it's in a foregin country or in your own hometown. The people you meet will often teach you more than you teach them.
Fast forward through a year spent outside of radio, which included a seasonal job at a greenhouse (everyone loves flowers), and here I am in Atchison, KS, back in radio. What can I say about Atchison? I love the history and natural beauty of northeast Kansas and nowhere are those qualities on better display than in the terrain surrounding this pre-Civil War community.
Likes: Live music, (all genres), history, singing, sports (watching and playing), theatre, and trivia (especially presidential!).
Something You May Not Know About Me: I can say all 44 presidents in order. Give me a year and I can tell you who was president.
Favorite TV shows: Parks and Rec, The Office, The Twilight Zone (original series).
Favorite Movies: Shawshank Redemption, Rocky, All The President's Men, Field of Dreams, Back to the Future, Fletch, Goonies.
Favorite Food: Probably burgers and fries (but I'll eat almost anything). Wait, is coffee a food?
Favorite Drink: Coffee
Favorite flower: Osteospermum. Go ahead, look it up. They are beautiful flowers. (I used to work at a greenhouse, otherwise I would have no answer.)
Hobbies: Watching and playing sports, and playing guitar, acting (when I can squeeze it in).
J.C. Martin/ Operations Supervisor
Just an Atchison County boy, born and raised. I’ve lived here my whole life and love the small town communities. Just recently entered into the world of marriage after importing my lovely wife from far away Australia! (and no, they don’t say “Crikey” as much as we think they do) I’ve enjoyed being a “gopher” here at Hot Country 93.7 ever since my college roommate got me a job as a part-timer, running the board for Tom Kautz’s sports broadcasts. That was almost a decade ago… they now let me out of the office once in a while
Likes: Video games, The Three Stooges, Cruisin' on a cool day with the windows down and my radio up.
TV Shows: The Big Bang Theory, Family Guy, Breaking Bad, MST3K (don't care that it's not on tv anymore),
Movies: Legend, Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, The Cable Guy, Joe Dirt. I prefer comedy and fantasy to drama and serious movies.
Food: Not picky at all. Everything from Sushi to bbq raccoon.
Drink: Not much for alcohol. Give me a Dr. Pepper, Mt. Dew, or Cherry Pepsi any day. Occasionally I get on a root beer kick.
Hobbies: Any spare time I have goes to my video game habit. From Atari to the Xbox 360, it's been my lifelong hobby.
Others that work at KNZA:
KAIR radio has proudly served the Northeast Kansas and Atchison community since 1939. Bringing our listeners the hottest country music, local news, sports, weather and community events.
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