KDSN Radio Team

Sales and Management
JJ Johnson

JJ Johnson


Since April 2011

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

Daughter: Brinkley

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.

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


Sue Miller Payton

Sue Miller Payton





Daughter - Melody

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


   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
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


Ag Director, KDSN TV Manager, Sports Announcer


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


Oldest of five kids


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

Steven Cutler

Steven Cutler


On-Air Personality

Since July 2020


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 "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 1.6 million followers on TikTok, 118,000 followers on Instagram and 23,000 on Facebook. 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.

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

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


Husband: Jeff

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


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"

Johnson Propane
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Crawford County Memorial Hospital
Vision Care Clinic
Bud Next
Johnson Propane
KDSN National Anthem & Pledge Times
Blackbird Bend Casino Onawa Iowa
Western Iowa Tech Community College Denison Campus
Crawford County Memorial Hospital
Bud Next
Johnson Propane
KDSN National Anthem & Pledge Times
Western Iowa Tech Community College Denison Campus