Radio geeks know that Michell, South Dakota is the hometown of legendary Radioman Gary Owens, and when you drive through town and see the World’s Only Corn Palace and KORN-AM, one can only think, “Of course this is Gary Owens’ hometown.” You may know Owens from his time on Laugh In or long stint at […]


WNAX AM (and FM) in Yankton, SD is one of those stations with a far-reaching signal and far-reaching influence in the plains states.  Stop into any antique mall in South Dakota, and you’re liable to find some sort of WNAX paraphernalia, especially some “Your Neighbor Lady” cookbooks as I came across in Arlington, SD. WNAX […]


KJAM-AM/FM is not the first radio station in a former bank building I’ve seen – I’ve actually worked in one at KABI-AM in Abilene, KS.  Anyway, Madison, South Dakota is a very friendly town to visit and I thoroughly enjoyed my recent visit. I was greeted by Sports Director Carl Hauser as soon as I […]