Thursday, March 1st, KKLS Radio officially becomes, “KKLS NEWS CORP 920 and 104-7.”

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.

It’s the New Roadhouse on Kat Country 98.7!

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.

Radio Legend Kevin Phillips Named Program Director at 93.9 the Mix

RAPID CITY, SD – HomeSlice Media Group is proud to announce the promotion of long-time radio personality, Kevin Phillips, to the position of Program Director at the popular Black Hills radio station, 93.9 The Mix.

“Kevin, has been with us for a long time and it’s a privilege to know that he will continue to be on the air and now as the program director for the Mix,” said MaryAnne Whittle, general manager for HomeSlice Media.

Kevin recently celebrated his 35th year in radio, having started his career in 1982 in Fargo, ND. Phillips started at The Mix, or Magic 93.9 as it was called then, in December of 1989, where he became the long-time voice of the Morning Animals. “I look forward to this fantastic opportunity,” Phillips said, “We have a great staff, and HomeSlice is a great company.”

Phillips also hosts a classic country program every Saturday morning on HomeSlice Media’s sister station, The Big 81 KBHB.

Outside of his duties at HomeSlice Media, Phillips stays busy as the public address announcer at sporting events for Rapid City Central High School, South Dakota School of Mines, Black Hills Speedway, and Central States Fair Demolition Derby. Black Hills area residents may also recognize him from his stand-up career, having shared the stage with Jay Leno and George Carlin, among others, or from his appearances on “ABC’s Prime Time Live” and “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.”

Phillips also hosted a variety of charitable telethons, including, Children’s Miracle Network and March of Dimes. He is a member of the Rapid City Sports Hall of Fame, a recipient of the Black Hills Advertising Federation Silver Medal Award, and has received Distinguished Service Awards from the South Dakota High School Activities Association and the Cosmopolitan Club.

Kevin has also received the South Dakota High School Activities Association Distinguished Service Award, the Central States Fair Hero Award, the Cosmopolitan Club Distinguished Service Award, and has twice been awarded the Lakota Nation Invitational Public Service Award.

He and his wife Marcy have two daughters and three grandchildren that currently
demand whatever time they have left on their busy schedules.