92.9 KAT FM Program Director
Co-Host of KAT FM In The Morning (weekdays 5a-9a)
Children: Chrissy, Lori, and Ashley
Grandchildren: Natalie, Alivia, and Kylie
How did you get started in radio? WGVU at the University of Dubuque was looking for DJs. I applied and the rest is history.
Which musical artists could you listen to for the rest of your life? Daughtery and Matchbox 20
Favorite line from a movie: “What we have here is a failure to communicate.”
Name one thing you hate to do: Surveys like this.
Name something you can’t live without: Coffee
Co-Host of KAT FM In The Morning (weekdays 5a-9a)
Children: Clarissa, Pyzer, and Preston
Hometown: Benton, WI
How did you get started in radio?Paul Hemmer hired me over lunch. He said, “Tell me about yourself.” I never shut up and I was hired!
If there were only 5 musical artists could you listen to the rest of your life, who would they be? Prince, Prince, Prince, Prince, and Prince!
Favorite line from a movie: “Smile and wave boys. Smile and wave.”
Name one thing you hate to do: Going to the dentist.
Name something you can’t live without: Chocolate.
Do you have a strange talent that would amaze people? Annoying my co-workers.
92.9 KAT FM Afternoon Drive Announcer (2p-7p weekdays)
Family: I grew up in Dubuque in a family of 6 which includes 3 brothers. I attended Nativity Grade School and Wahlert High School.
How I Got into radio: My best friend showed me how to work all the equipment to help out on weekends at his radio station and I was eventually given a chance to turn on the microphone. That was back in 1997.
Astrological Sign: Taurus
If there were only 5 musical artists I could listen to for the rest of my life…
Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles
Favorite line from a movie: “What? Over? Did you say over? Nothing is over until we decide it’s over! Was it over when the German’s bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!”
Funniest thing that has happened in radio: There are many but one that stands out is pushing a car back to the radio station in the middle of the night…The same car we were currently giving away as the grand prize in a contest! A co-worker took it for a spin around the block and called me after it stalled and he couldn’t get started again. I think he stills owes me lunch.
92.9 KAT FM Announcer
Siberian Huskie: Kaia
Cats: Evelyn & Isabella
Hometown: Dubuque, IA ~ MO , TX
Former radio stations you’ve worked for: The Other Guys
Astrological Sign: Gemini
What is the funniest thing a listener ever said to you? A listener once asked me & Mike Callaghan if I was one of his daughters at the Jazz fest.
If there were only 5 musical artists you could listen to for the rest of your life who would they be?
Stevie Nicks, Nick Drake, Gin Blossoms, Sarah McLauchlan, and David Gray
What is your favorite line from a movie? “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” ~ Jaws.
If there were one thing you could change about yourself… what would it be? I’d like to be more patient.
Name one thing you just hate doing: Cleaning the bathroom
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done? Went to Mardi Gras – Ended up w/ 3,748 beads.
Name something about yourself no one else knows: As a child living in Texas, I wanted to grow up to be a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader – obviously that was not to be.
92.9 KAT FM News Director
Jesse Gavin is KDTH’s News Director. He anchors morning and noon newscasts each weekday. Jesse is a native of the Tri-States, growing up in Cascade. His first job in radio came while he was still in high school, and he’s been “on the air” ever since. Jesse has an extensive background of covering news across the state of Iowa, with past stops in places like Mason City, Pella, and Cedar Falls. His work has been recognized with numerous awards, including three First Place honors for Excellence in Anchoring from the Iowa Broadcast News Association. Jesse is a proud alumnus of Wartburg College in Waverly, and also cheers for the Chicago Cubs, Iowa Hawkeyes, and Tennessee Titans. He has won a couple of chili cook-offs with his famous “Triple Pork Chili” and he likes to think he’s pretty handy around a grill. When he’s not reading the news, Jesse is usually watching sports, listening to live music, or bragging about his nephew, Rowan, who lives in the Twin Cities.
92.9 KAT FM News Reporter
For 37 years, Ed Anderson has dedicated himself to broadcast news and information. When it comes to experience, Ed has done it all. From his first stint at KBBG in Waterloo where he covered all the bases as a news reporter, sportscaster, and disc jockey to his time behind the mic and in front of the camera on Waterloo Cablevision calling sports play by play to his days as assignment editor, newsman and farm director at KXEL. Ed’s hobbies include bass guitar, stand up comedy, and watching the National Football League.
92.9 KAT FM Sports Director
Tim Lary covers the Tri-States and national sports scene. Tim is the play-by-play voice for Dubuque High School sports and the University of Dubuque Spartans. Over his broadcasting career, Tim has been honored by the Iowa Associated Press and Iowa Broadcast News Association for sports broadcasting excellence including many first place honors for his play-by-play work from the broadcast booth.
Outside of work, Tim enjoys time in Bible Study and church activities, spending time with family, running, fishing, metal detecting and following his favorite sports teams the Cardinals, Royals, Vikings, and OKC Thunder.