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Gene Curtis

Gene Curtis
Operations Manager & Midday Show on Max  gcurtis@krvn.com

Born and raised in a cornfield in Sodtown, NE (Look it up. It exists!). In elementary school I was told by a teacher that I needed to be quiet because, and I quote, "You'll never make a living by talking". I took that as a challenge and I'm now approaching 30 years in the broadcasting business. I've worked in Kearney, Grand Island, Hastings, Lincoln, Omaha, Lexington and now, very proud to be in York. I've been playing country music for so long, I remember introducing most of the great artists we play on Max Country 104.9 as ”Here's a brand new singer". While I'm new to the mid-day show on Max, I've actually been working here behind the scenes since day one. Even occasionally filling in on air as "The B team". I look forward to playing the best country music for you every day. Feel free to come find me on Facebook or Twitter and send me a friend request, and thanks for listening to Country's all time hits, Max Country 104.9!

Stephanie Metzger

Stephanie Metzger
Office Manager / Promotions  smetzger@ruralradio.com

I grew up in York, Nebraska and graduated from York High School in 2008. I pursued a career in Cosmetology then realized it just wasn't for me. I am married with 4 beautiful children who keep me busy on a daily basis. Working at Kawl/Max Country has been great from day one! I handle all the traffic, orders, and pretty well anything else that gets handed to me here at the station!

Frank Green

Frank Green
KOOL 103.5 News & Morning Show  fgreen@ruralradio.com

Born and raised in Grand Island - GIHS Class of '66 BA Communication Arts Wayne State College '70 MA Radio/TV & Rhetoric Colorado State University '72 Began Broadcasting career in 1968 at KTCH Wayne and has worked at numerous stations including: KCOL Ft. Collins CO-KUAD Windsor CO-KFKA Greeley CO-KBTV/KBTR Denver CO-KLMS Lincoln NE-KLIN Lincoln NE Was Head Softball Coach (3 GPAC Titles) and Business Instructor at Concordia for 11 years Married to Wife Cindy for 40 years. Cindy is Athletic Office Manager for Concordia University Athletics 3 Grown Children - Lana-Dara-Adam 8 Grandchildren Grace-Haley-Greeley-Hennessey-Ella-Millie-Canaan-Able

Tyler Cavalli

Tyler Cavalli
News & Sports Director  tcavalli@ruralradio.com

Luke Fochtman

Luke Fochtman
News / Sports  lfochtman@ruralradio.com

I grew up in Henderson, Nebraska where I attended Heartland Community Schools and graduated in 2011. After high school, I moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, to pursue a Business Degree from Southeast Community College. I was selected as an Intern at KAWL/Max Country in the summer of 2015. Upon graduating from SCC in the fall of 2015, I was given the opportunity to become a full-time employee. Being in the News Department at the station is a great honor and I truly love what I do everyday.

Josh

Josh "Fish" Ryan
Afternoons on Max Country, Middays Kool 103.5 & Public Service Director  jryan@ruralradio.com

I have been doing radio for nearly 11 years, I love it. I get to come in, play music, do voices, and talk and get paid, no brainer duh! I have worked in the Lincoln radio market, and the Grand Island market before settling in York. (What, really?) All of my radio experience is in Nebraska although I grew up in San Diego (why did I leave, I know, I know). We moved to Aurora, NE in 1993 and after I graduated (thanks to the kid sitting next to me) I went back and forth to California and back until I decided I wanted to live here in the Good Life. I graduated from C.C.C. Hastings in 2000 with a Media Arts/Broadcasting degree and that is what I have been doing. I am also a freelance photographer/journalist for a couple newspapers in Central Nebraska. I love Royals (World Champs) and Padres baseball. Baseball is HUGE in my life. 1. GOD 2. my family 3. Baseball 4. breathing. Yeah that important. I am married with two young daughters. I love being a dad and they are still young enough to think I am still funny. That will change soon! I am active in my church, play the drums and I like doing karaoke (I'm ok, not great but okay). I'm a HUGE Seinfeld fan. Giddy Up! You can hear me Mid-Days 10am-3pm on 1370 KAWL and I spend my Afternoons 3-7pm on 104.9 Max Country playing a DJ. Call in I would love to meet you.

Doug Becker

Doug Becker
Mornings on Kool 103.5  dbecker@ruralradio.com

I reside in York Nebraska and am married to my wonderful wife Ethel.

Eric (EJ the DJ) Johnson

Eric (EJ the DJ) Johnson @NEradioMAN
Afternoons on Kool 103.5 - Evenings Max Country - Marketing Consultant  ejohnson@ruralradio.com

I’m certified in talking with a degree in broadcasting. Born and raised in Nebraska and graduated from Southeast Community College. I live in Milligan with my family…GO TIMBERWOLVES! Besides radio, I enjoy volunteering within the community, spending time outdoors and talking with you about radio. You can find “EJ the DJ” on KOOL 103.5 from 3-6 and Max Country Nights from 7-midnight. If you’re interested in radio advertising, call me anytime 402-759-1013.

Anthony Jacobsen

Anthony Jacobsen
Marketing Consultant  ajacobsen@ruralradio.com

I currently live in Hastings Nebraska. I earned my degree in the Welseyan Advantage program while working full time and starting my family with the birth of my first child. I enjoy working with people to see how my talents can help them both personally and professionally.