Join Aaron and Elly Weekday Mornings
from 6 to 9 on 
 Country 96.5 FM.
"Today's Best Country"

       KJJK-FM has been on the air, broadcasting out of Fergus Falls since September of 1986. We have been proudly playing Today's Best Country since the mid 90's.  Music from Garth Brooks to Eric Church every morning and lots of Fergus Talk.  MN Hall of Fame Sports Broadcaster Craig Olson talks with Aaron and Elly Live with Sports at 7:40 and 8:40. Tune in for free giveaways and laughter with KJ Country!

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Tug Cowart (1a-6a eastern)

I grew up in Northwest Georgia in the City of Dalton.  It's the Carpet Capital of the World.  If you’re walking on carpet, it was probably made there.  After high school I joined the US Navy where I spent four years as an Operations Specialist aboard the USS South Carolina CGN-37 and USS John F. Kennedy CV-67 in Norfolk, VA. and Jacksonville, FL.  I have been married for 14 years and I have an 11 year old son named Jakob.  Most days you can find me near a ball field, as Jakob is obsessed with sports.  He plays year round baseball, also playing football and basketball in season.  I love being a dad; it is the most important thing is my life.  If we're not watching Jakob play ball, we're probably watching a game or in the front yard throwing a ball around ourselves.  I love country music, I was raised on it but I enjoy everything from Pop to Hip Hop, Rock to Contemporary Christian.

Tad Svendsen (6a-10a eastern)

I’ve been hooked on radio since I got my first portable set when I was nine years old.  I started playing country music on the radio when I was 16, and have been heard on some of the best stations in the nation.  I’m a certified gadget fan, but I find I spend too much time charging batteries for my toys.  I enjoy looking after the family farms, but don't enjoy paying the bills.  I also enjoy reading and learning, but discovered there's a lot more to learn.  I’m single, clean my own house, do my own laundry, and live with my roommate of 17 years, my dog Grady.

Aaron Taylor

KJ Country Morning Show
Host 6-9am

This Minnesota Native has been on the air since 1993 and has worked at various stations in the state.  Lives in Ashby with his wife Laurie and is enjoying Lakes Country since moving here late in 2013.  In addition to the KJ Country morning show with Elly, is also middays on Z103.3 from 10-2 and Lakes 99-5 from 3-8.  Loves hearing from listeners and can be reached at      


KJ Country Morning Show Host 7-9am

I’ve been a part of the KJ Country morning show since 2006. Before that, I did commercial work here at Lakes Radio. It’s my home away from home.
My husband and I live on a hobby farm near Foxhome. We love the country life and we share our land with three labs and one cat. My husband is a retired rural mail carrier and a Vietnam veteran. I grew up in New Jersey and moved to Minnesota in 1975. I attended Perham High School and M-State Fergus Falls. In my “free” time, I enjoy reading, making cards, cooking, watching movies and high school and professional football. I am a big fan of the Minnesota Lynx. Some of my favorites on TV: Hostages, NCIS, Grey’s Anatomy, American Horror Story and Hannibal. My Husband and I have three children who are all married and have given us 5 grandsons (so far). I believe in being a good person. One of my favorite quoted is “Be Nice or Leave”.

Colleen Addair (10a-3p eastern)
My radio career began in Southern WV at 16.  I’ve been lucky enough to host nationally syndicated radio shows:  "Colleen's Classic Country USA, and "Cross Country Songs of Faith." -- Past TV stints: Host on the "Shop At Home" network, and Weathercaster.  I'm married to Scott, the great hunter (think Duck Dynasty -- beard and all). We have one daughter, Katie, who is about to finish her college career as a registered nurse. We are all country music fans.   Many evenings at our house are spent fishing at our pond. -- I am the lead vocalist of a worship band.  My faith is very important to me. -- I've ridden motorcycles since I was a kid, and LOVE my Indian Chief. We are currently restoring a '69 Camaro that I will drive a LOT. -- Early on, I pledged my heart to Elvis, and then Waylon Jennings. I love how Keith Urban feels the music when he plays, and Kenny Chesney's incredible knack of picking great songs.  There are so many talented acts, but the sound that Eric Church and Zac Brown are bringing to country is really cool. I also believe there's a place for artists like Steven Tyler. -- I'm just a country fan.   Period.                             

Jessie Addy (3p-8p eastern)

I was born in Dallas, TX where my dad was following his radio dream and my mom was a Registered Nurse, but I mostly grew up in Michigan.   I was the kid in school that wanted to be everyone's friend, so I was in the band (Tuba), hung out with the theatre kids and played basketball, baseball and football.   My younger brother shared my passion for music, which made for a noisy house growing up.  I graduated from Michigan State University (Go Green!) with a degree in Geography and planned on being a teacher.   I really enjoy any chance to be outside fishing, golfing or skiing....which I have zero talent for any of them.  My inside time is spent trying to learn more about wine, trying to learn Spanish and trying to perfect the 3 Chicken dishes I can cook. I'm so grateful to be able to listen and talk about music for a living and maybe I'll see you at a show sometime!   

Penny Mitchell (8p-1a eastern)

I was born in Colorado Springs, grew up in Canon City and am insanely proud to be a Colorado native.  I met my husband in college at the campus radio station.  Our first date was a media banquet; we got engaged three months later.  I was working in Colorado Springs at the time; my Dad came VERY close to putting a station bumper sticker on the back of his tux as he walked me down the aisle, but he knew my Mom would have murdered him.  We decided to not have kids and instead are putting our veterinarian's children through school. ;-)   I am a voracious reader (I actually kind of hate television).  I love to hike,   I've climbed four of Colorado's 14,000 foot mountains.  I love to travel.  I love ALL kinds of music.  I still think radio is absolutely magical.  You flip a switch, you're suddenly no longer alone.  It's amazing.