"Minnesota's Custom Rock"
Z103 plays the best Rock and Roll from the last 4 decades: The classic rock from the 70's, the huge rock and pop hits of the 1980's, The modern and mainstream rock that changed the 90's, and the huge hits of the new century.
Operations Manager, Mornings, Z103 Morning Show,Co-Host " Morning Talk Magazine " - KBRF
I've been in Fergus Falls with Lakes Radio since 2000, before that I've worked in The Fargo and Detroit Lakes markets. I'm originally from the East coast but have pretty much been accepted into the Sensible Midwestern Lifestyle. I am a functioning workaholic, and can usually be found at our studios, or helping engineers resolve some technical difficulty at 2am, or at a live action remote broadcast soaking up some local community flavor. Z103.3 fm is one of my favorite things about Lakes Radio, and I am a fan of all of the artists we play on "Minnesota's Custom Rock Station". I also play guitar in my spare (ha!) time.Co-hosting the Morning Talk Magazine with Mary Dolan helps me feed my news habit, and keep plugged in to the community.
Mary Dolan -
I have been with Lakes radio since May of 1982. That was my start in the radio business and now it's "in my blood!" I actually answered an ad on the radio for a copywriter. For some reason, they hired me and I began working my way through the ranks! While seated at my typewriter ( I know, that dates me!) the manager came to me and said, "Today's the day.you're going on the air!" He took me in the studio and told me to "start pushing buttons until I figured it out!" True story: baptism by fire! I've been enjoying my career in radio ever since! Our morning talk show, "Morning Talk Magazine," is as much fun as I've ever had in the business. It's a pleasure to work with Greg Brady and be the token girl on the show! Everyday, they make me laugh until I have to re-apply my make up! I've always said if laughter were aerobic exercise, I'd be a stick! My midday shift on Z103 is a fun part of what I do, too! I love the music, and it sure doesn't feel like work! (Hope the general manager doesn't take away my paycheck, though!) My passion outside of radio is a new grandbaby, Griffin , who I adore and spoil at every opportunity! Other loves include living half the year at Lake Lida .my favorite place in the whole world!
Jeff Swedberg AKA "Sweds" -
I grew up not far from Fergus Falls in Grand Forks , North Dakota and got my radio education at Brown Institute in Minneapolis , MN . I got my first job in radio in Sidney Montana in 1986 working as both disc jockey and news director. After sowing my wild oats in Las Vegas for a few months I then made career stops in Brainerd , MN in 1988, Cambridge , MN in 1989, Forest Lake , MN in 1990, and Detroit Lakes , MN in 1995 all before settling in the community of Fergus Falls , MN for the last 13 years.I have done just about everything you can do in the radio business from News, Sports, and Announcing to producing award winning production, programming two stations at Lakes Radio, and producing hundreds of Sports broadcasts per year. My wife Brenda and two kids, Katie and Brett are happy to be a part of this community. Brenda grew up in a farm family just down the road in Barrett , MN so this is like home for all of us. I am very proud of both my kids as they are highly involved in the community in sports and the church. I couldn't have hoped for a better place to live and work.I love country music. It simply has the best fans and the best stars and working on the KJ Country Club with Elly for the past five years has been a dream. She makes the show tick with her sense of humor and uplifting charm. It gives me a reason to come to work every day and I hope a reason for you to listen every morning. I also am the Afternoon Drive announcer on Z103 "Minnesota's Cutsom Rock Station"I am also the Sports Director at Lakes Radio. I produce over 250 sports game broadcast per year and announce over 80 per season. I have been involved with both the Hillcrest Lutheran Academy Comet football team and the Fergus Falls Otters Hockey team the most. I still can't believe that they pay me to attend sporting events. There couldn't be a more perfect job. Favorite Movies: The Rock, The Program, The Sixth Sense, Young Frankenstein, Stripes, Meatballs.
Favorite TV Shows: Two and a Half Men, CSI, Ultimate Fighter, Sopranos.
Favorite Teams: Vikes, Twins, Wild, Hillcrest Lutheran Academy Football, Fergus Falls Otter Hockey, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Football.UND Fighting Sioux Hockey!!!
Other Favorites: Vanilla, Prime Rib, Autumn, Cheesecake, Saturdays, Frosted Flakes. Hobbies: Fantasy Football Quote:"Don't touch my stuff!"
I graduated from Bemidji State in 1987 and became an intern, then part-time weekend announcer and eventually full- time announcer and music director for 1250 KBRF. I have since become the Production Director and have held that position for several years...plus I do some broadcasting, mainly Saturday mornings on 1250 KBRF. I grew up in Wendell, so it's great to be on the air in an area that I know so well.
was born and raised right here in Fergus Falls . Graduated from FFHS in the mid nineties. Got into radio when his former boss told him to jot some stuff down and head to the radio station and record a couple ads. Thought it was kinda fun thought it would be a cool part time job for a few months. (that was back in 1998) Dave has done just about every job on the on air side here at Lakes Radio, with the exception of sports play by play. Hobbies Muskie fishing out on West Battle , Flying R/C Airplanes and Helicopters, hunting, Loves Video Games has both a PS3 and 360.
Movie Recommendations Major League, Layer Cake, Usual Suspects, Iron Man, Snatch, and the Fifth Element. TV Recommendations Chuck, Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, How I met your mother, Shin Chan, and Bleach. Other Media Recommendation Red vs Blue it's a machinima based on halo. Favorite Motto that should be a house hold phrase, "Help control the pest population have your politicians spade or neutered."
Start your morning with the best variety of rock on the radio! The Z103 Morning Show is for the music fan and plays more music than any other morning show - and you still get all the weather, news, sports and other info you want: without all the chatter and hot air....Just good tunes all morning long with Greg Brady.
Middays on Z103 go faster with Mary Dolan! Mary's friendly, relaxed style and the best rock music library on the radio make for good listening in the daytime. You'll get your news just before lunch at 11:50 am. From your mid-morning through lunch and early afternoon, listening is a breeze with Mary Dolan.
Jeff Swedberg (Sweds)
Weekdays 2 - 6 pm & Saturday 2 - 6 pm
Listen to "Sweds" every weekday afternoon for rockin' tunes, and all the energy you need to finish up your workday - Another check at the news at 4:50, And you'll get your afternoon "Sports-Fix" at 5:20pm too!
Weekdays 6-12 pm
Chuck rocks nights on Z103! Chuck is a huge music fan and he knows his stuff...He's here spinning your favorite rock tunes every night ! Turn it up with Chuck Aamot weeknights on Z103!
Sat Nights: 6pm to midnight, Sun Nights 2pm to 7pm
Dave is Z103's "Weekend Warrior" - Tune in every weekend night for the best variety of rockin' tunes from the 70's to today - Dave knows what Z103 listeners want for weekends in the Lakes area..the Heart of Rock !