HomeSlice Media is thrilled to welcome three new faces to our sales team!
Jaclyn Mann recently joined HomeSlice as a marketing strategist. Jaclyn grew up on a dairy farm in New Underwood and attended college at Chadron State, where she received two bachelor’s degrees in marketing and computer management systems. She also has her master’s degree in business administration! She loves anything sports related, especially the games and events her eleven-year-old son, Mekhi, participates in!
We’re also pleased to introduce Brandy Popken. Brandy is originally from Sheridan, Wyoming, but has lived in Rapid City with her husband and three children since 2003. They love the outdoors and enjoy spending time hunting, fishing, and camping in the beautiful Black Hills! Brandy has an associate’s degree in hospitality and tourism, and a bachelor’s in business management. She’s looking forward to her new journey in marketing, and we’re so excited to have her!
We’re also excited to welcome Lucas Reller to the HomeSlice family! Lucas has a cat. He majored in business, and specializes in minding his own…
HomeSlice Media announced today that they will be moving one of Rapid City’s longtime radio stations into a new phase of existence. As of today, KKLS has switched to KKLS News Corp, with a focus on heightening the station’s level of community service and action.
KKLS will work to cover the important news and information happening day-to-day and hour-by-hour in the community; digging for the extra information you need to know, with a special focus on the many people working hard to make the Black Hills region the best it can be: educators, law enforcement members, medical practitioners and providers, craftspeople and master mechanics, to artists and performers—plus the countless groups and organizations that work year-round to provide events for the people of the Black Hills.
The new format will also provide national talk shows, featuring many noted leaders in their areas of expertise: long-term news professionals Chris Plante in the morning and Joe Pagliarulo at night, attorney Mark Levin, for opinions on constitutional law, Dave Ramsey, helping thousands of households find their way to debt freedom, as well as a number of interesting lifestyle and newsmagazine shows on the weekend.
KKLS News Talk Radio is here.
Morning anchor and News Director, Brad Anderson, has more than three decades of experience covering radio news at the state and local level. After long, happy career stops in Pierre, SD and Sioux City, IA, Brad and his family moved to Rapid City in 2001. He has raised his children, sent them through Central High School and off to college, and is now living the good life in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Amy joins D. Ray Knight on the Black Hills’ only live and local country morning show, featuring segments like, “Ask Amy,” “Master Criminal File,” and “Those Hollywood Types.” Listeners can also tune in for contests, guests, and even an occasional celebration of all things Canadian. Catch the mayhem every weekday morning 6 to 10 on Kat Country 98.7!
Returning to his Black Hills radio home after an 8-year stint as the head writer for the syndicated American Comedy Network, D. Ray Knight can now be heard every weekday morning on The Roadhouse. D. Ray was raised in Rapid City, and, after several attempts to get away, he finally realized what a gem the Black Hills truly is and now permanently calls it home. D. Ray has worked in radio in Baltimore and San Diego, performed stand-up all over the country, and has appeared on Comedy Central. He’s done some acting (sort of) and famously planned the D-Day invasion of 1944—and only one of those things is a total lie!
Amy was born in Sturgis, SD and grew up in Tucson, AZ. After returning to South Dakota for college, Amy decided to follow a career in music and ended up in Tennessee, where she found radio. She worked as a radio co-host, but later left to pursue her passion for health and fitness, becoming a personal trainer. In 2012, Amy returned to South Dakota, landing at Regional Health. After doing voice work and public speaking for the company, she realized she belonged back in radio. Now, you can find her on KOUT 98.7 on The Roadhouse, as well as KKMK 93.9 The Mix.