Western Iowa Tech Community College

KDSN Radio Team

Sales and Management
JJ Johnson

JJ Johnson

SPORTS DIRECTOR
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Since April 2011

Email: jj.kdsnradio@gmail.com & kdsnradiosports@gmail.com

Family
Daughter: Brinkley

Favorites
Music: Country, Top-40, Hip-Hop, Rock
Artist: Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, Journey
Movie: For the Love of the Game
Actor: Kevin James, Zach Galifianakis, Will Farrell
Actress: Jennifer Lawrence & Kate Upton
Food: Pizza, Ribeye
Sports Teams: Milwaukee Brewers, Dallas Cowboys, Badgers
Broadcaster/Reporter: Radio Ran, Bob Uecker, Erin Andrews
TV Show: Ballers, Brockmire, Suits, New Girl
Hobbies: Sports, anything outdoors, watching movies

Melissa Bruck

Melissa Bruck

Account Executive

Family
Children: Aubree, Brilee & Clutch Bruck

Favorites:
Music: Anything Country
Movie: Safe Haven & My Sisters Keeper
TV: Pretty Little Liars
Food: Any pasta
Hobbies: Being outdoors, watching movies, cooking/baking, spending time with my family

Sue Miller Payton

Sue Miller Payton

GENERAL MANAGER

2019-Present

Email:smp.kdsnradio@gmail.com

Family:

Daughter - Melody

Education- Brainerd High School
University of Arkansas (Walton College of Business)- BSBA Economics & Marketing Management; MBA- International Business

 

FAVORITES:
MUSIC:
   Blues, R & B, Classical, Broadway Hits
ARTIST:  U2, Eric Clapton, Joe Bonamassa, Barbara Streisand;Billie Holliday; Nina Simone;Amy Winehouse, Bruno Mars, Aaron Neville, Michael McDonald, Eva Cassidy,
MOVIE:  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Schlinder's List, Forrest Gump, Brokeback Mountain, The Silence of the Lambs
ACTOR:  Morgan Freeman, Timothy Olyphant, Jack Nicholson, Paul Newmann, Anthony Hopkins
ACTRESS: Meryl Streep, Jodie Foster,
FOOD:  Thai, Sushi, Indian
SPORTS TEAMS:  Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Royals
BROADCASTER/REPORTER:  Peter Ustinof, Cokie Roberts
TV SHOW: Walking Dead, Madmen, Breaking Bad
HOBBIES:
Travel, Theatre, Live Music Events, Entertaining


Office Staff
Markita Mujica

Markita Mujica

Business Manager

 

There's a little bit of devil in her angel eyes

She's a little bit of heaven with a wild side

Got a rebel heart a country mile wide

 

Lindsey Morrison

Lindsey Morrison

Traffic & Event Manager

Favorite Music: Country, Hip Hop, Rock

Favorite Team: Nebraska Huskers

Favorite Food: Any Breakfast Food

Favorite Movie: The Princess Bride


On Air Personalities
Kempson Cross

Kempson Cross

NEWS DIRECTOR

Ag Director, KDSN TV Manager, Sports Announcer

History:

Born and raised near Clovis, CA. Sierra High School and University of Montana graduate. Longtime 4-H and FFA member.

Family:

Oldest of five kids

Favorites

Music: Prime Country, Rock, Christian
Sports/Teams:
 Sprint Cars, Montana Grizzlies, Fresno St. Bulldogs, San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants, Hockey, Rodeo

Deb Nelson

Deb Nelson

In Memoriam:

April 6, 1964 - March 8, 2021

Thank you for your heart and years of service to our KDSN communities.
Go Greyhounds

On-Air Personality; 
Promotions Coordinator

Family:

Husband: Jeff

Children: Chris and Kate (Ster), Son-in-Law Eric

Favorites:

Hobbies: I love to laugh! I love to talk! I also love swimming! (Yes, you can do both underwater!)

Movies: Of course, "Wizard of Oz", Steel Magnolias, and Christmas Vacation

Music: Anything that's good! This includes, but not limited to, 80's, Michael Jackson and Cher!

Words to live by: "No one is too good, but everyone is good enough!" "It doesn't cost you anything to be nice to others"

Steven Cutler

Steven Cutler

ASSISTANT SPORTS DIRECTOR

On-Air Personality

Since July 2020

Favorites

Music: Metal, Hard Rock, Country

Artists: Slipknot, Parkway Drive, Metallica, Brantley Gilbert, Johnny Cash

Movies: Star Wars, Rocky, Glory Road, Pulp Fiction

TV Shows: Game of Thrones, The Herd, New Girl, Vikings

Food: Steak, Pizza, Soup, Beans

Sports Teams: Iowa State, Morningside, Yankees, Chiefs

Broadcasters: John Walters, Gus Johnson, Colin Cowherd

 

Brandon

Brandon "Big B" McDermott

Brandon hails from the Cornhusker state and has been in radio on and off for 20 years. He’s served as a journalist and has been published nationally in The Washington Post and on NPR. As a radio host, he’s worked for Nebraska’s statewide public radio network. He’s got a large following on social media with 1.2 million followers on TikTok and 17,000 followers on Instagram. When not on the air as “Big B,” for KDSN’s The Morning Sting, Brandon likes to go play guitar and write (he’s an accomplished author). He also enjoys antique shopping with his wife and watching his young daughter grow.

Favorites
Music: Rock ‘n Roll
Artist: Van Halen, Bryan Adams and Def Leppard
Movie: Kingpin and Coneheads
Actor: Tom Hanks and Philip Seymour Hoffman
Actress: Minnie Driver
Food: Pizza
Sports Teams: Huskers, Broncos, Braves and Avalanche
Broadcaster/Reporter: John Facenda, Pat Summerall, Otis XII
TV Show: Hogan’s Heroes, The Munsters, Still Game
Hobbies: Playing guitar, writing, creating TikToks

Come and see us for the holidays!
Johnson Propane
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Mrs. C Home Decor
Frazier Building and Supply Contracting
Budweiser
Crawford County Memorial Hospital
KDSN National Anthem & Pledge Times
Johnson Propane
Vision Care Clinic
Blackbird Bend Casino Onawa Iowa
Western Iowa Tech Community College Denison Campus
Tyson Foods
Frazier Building and Supply Contracting
Budweiser
Crawford County Memorial Hospital
KDSN National Anthem & Pledge Times
Johnson Propane
Western Iowa Tech Community College Denison Campus
Tyson Foods