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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.

Public Affairs: Elaine Bowers – Topeka Government Update

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This week on KNDY Public Affairs we speak with Representative Elaine Bowers, as she gives us an update on the latest government happenings in Topeka. Bowers is a Republican member of the Kansas Senate, representing the 36th district. She has served since 2013. Prior to her election to the Senate, Bowers was a member of the Kansas House of Representatives, ... Read More »

Inmate Escapes Pottawatomie County Jail

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UPDATE 4/20/2013 – Jon Adrian Getzlaf was captured this morning. No further details are available at this time. Westmoreland, Kan. – The Pottawatomie County Sheriffs Office reports that a man, Jon Adrian Getzlaf, escaped from the Pottawatomie County Jail this morning. Pottawatomie County Dispatch reports that he escaped under a fence outside the jail, and was last seen heading south. Getzlaf ... Read More »

Sports Ticket: Austin Budke Interview

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Three-sport all-stater Austin Budke of Beloit, is one of the top overall athletes in the state of Kansas, and he joined us on The Sports Ticket to talk basketball. This fall, Budke helped Beloit (12-1) to the 3A sub-state runner-up finish in football, losing to state champion Scott City 42-26. In basketball, he is one of the top players in ... Read More »

Melinda’s Garden Moments Radio Show

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Nationally known gardening expert, TV host and author Melinda Myers has 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 books, including Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening. She hosts “Melinda’s Garden Moments” which airs weekdays at 7:35 a.m. and 12:35 p.m. on KNDY AM 1570/FM 94.1 & FM 95.5. Melinda is also on television stations throughout the United States ... Read More »

K-State Announces Extension for Bruce Weber

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – Director of Athletics John Currie announced today that Big 12 Coach of the Year Bruce Weber has a signed a contract extension through the 2018 academic year to continue his leadership of the Kansas State men’s basketball program. The agreement adds one year to his current contract, securing Weber’s services through June 30, 2018.  Weber’s annual salary will be $1.75 ... Read More »

Sports Ticket: Mitch Holthus Interview

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Mitch Holthus, the Voice of the Kansas City Chiefs, was our guest on the KD Country 94 Sports Ticket this week. He talked to Wade about all of the moves the Chiefs made in the off-season, what they might be thinking about the draft, and even some college basketball. Listen to the entire interview below. Read More »

More Election Results From April 2nd Election

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Unofficial election results from the April 2nd, 2013 elections. $17 million bond issue for new hospital in Onaga Yes Winner 593 78% No 165 22% Total Votes: 758 – 99% Onaga Mayor Gary Holthaus (I) 90 41% August Hartwich Winner 131 59% Total Votes: 221 – 99% USD 108 Washington School Board, Position 6 Mark Cudney 45 34% Mary Dodd ... Read More »

Sports Ticket: Bob Lutz Interview

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Bob Lutz of the Wichita Eagle joined us on The Sports Ticket to talk about the Wichita State Shockers in the NCAA Tournament Final Four. Hear the interview below.   Read More »

Some Residents of Marysville Asked To Conserve Water Thursday

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On Thursday, March 28th, beginning at approximately 9:00 a.m. the Marysville Water Department will be shutting water off to install a new Fire Hydrant and Water Main Valves at 16th & Park Place. THIS MAY AFFECT YOUR SERVICE. The areas affected will be Park Place from 13th to 16th. N. 14th from Jayhawk Road to Park Place. N. 16th from ... Read More »