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

Allyssa Ertz

Allyssa Ertz

Account Executive for Radio & Digital Sales

Background: I am a Denison native. I attended Denison High School and went to school at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. I graduated from BVU with a degree in Digital Media with tracks in Communication and Graphic Design. In 2021, I received my Master's degree from BVU in Organizational Leadership.

Favorites:
Music: Anything!
Movie: Can't pick a favorite. There's too many good stories out there.
TV: See above! I enjoy Gossip Girl, Friends, Stranger Things, Game of Thrones, Yellowstone as of late, and anything with a good story.
Food: Ice cream, all the way.
Hobbies: Lifting weights, making "health"-ified recipes, creating graphics, trying out new businesses/spaces in the local area with friends/family

 

Drew Perrien

Drew Perrien

Account Executive for Radio & Digital Sales

Background: Drew is a native to Denison, graduating from Denison H.S. in 2000 then enlisting in the Navy as a (fittingly enough) RADIOMAN! After traveling the world in the Navy and as a government contractor, Drew went on to complete his AAS in Business Management from Western Iowa Tech Community College in 2022. He is a dedicated father to three children and one chunky english bulldog!

Favorites:
Music: I like it all, although Hip-hop is what you will find on my regular playlists.
Movie: Dumb and Dumber
TV: I'm usually watching the game...Go Hawkeyes!
Food: Pizza of all kinds!
Hobbies: I still try to play sports, Softball, Volleyball, and the latest craze...PICKLEBALL!


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

Brandon

Brandon "Big B" McDermott

Brandon hails from the Cornhusker state and has been in radio on and off for 20 years. He 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 1.7 million followers on TikTok, 160,000 followers on Instagram and 47,000 on Facebook. He's amassed 600 million video views over all of his online platforms.

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 two young daughters 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

Jake Hayes

Jake Hayes

Graduate of The University of Northern Iowa in 2021, from the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. Host of The Afternoon Jwalk starting at 2PM every weekday on 105 The Hive KDSN

Gene

Gene "The Machine" Rasmussen

Part-time on-air personality and weekend extraordinaire! IKM-Manning teacher and coach.

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