Join Aaron and Elly Weekday Mornings
from 6 to 9 on KJ 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 and welcomed Aaron Taylor from Winona MN in October of 2013. 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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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”.
KJ Country Morning Show
Hobbies Interests-Vikings-I Love this team so much I'll move to Los Angeles.... No I won't Timberwolves-If we're bad every year we'll keep getting the best players. Yay! Twins- New Stadium is awesome. First Round Playoff matchups with the Yankees, not awesome. Fantasy Football- Wife and I run a couple of leagues. Wife and I have never won any of those leagues. Boating- Got a new boat in summer of 2010 and love the river. Fishing- Love to rent cabins up north in the summer and fish fish fish! With boats that work. Hunting- Got a nice 10 point buck in November 2009 near St. Cloud. Weighed in at 221lbs and finally made the Ledebuhr butcher board. Xbox 360- Rock band Call of Duty Madden NBA 2K. If you play rock band on expert, backwards, it tells you to buy a German car. Live Music- Whether I'm seeing a show locally or going to the Twin Cities, I can’t have enough! Golfing- This area has a ton of golf courses! 1 Eagle, 0 Hole in one’s lifetime. Temper tantrums...None Ever!!! Favorite Website- Google.com They have everything! Favorite TV Shows- Survivor, Idol, Pawn Stars, Shameless, Boardwalk Empire Career Path- Anoka High School Class of 92. Entry Level Degree from MN River land Technical College in Austin MN. Worked in Radio/TV in Austin, Albert Lea, Mankato, and Duluth. Personal Path- Married Wife Laurie Kennedy from Onalaska Wisconsin. No children 1 cat. Live MN. Quote- I'm informalarious!
Mon-Fri 5am-6am / 9am-10am
"Best Country Morning with Charlie Derek"
Before joining Country Coast-to-Coast, Charlie was the top-rated morning personality on Florida's Central Gulf Coast Adult Contemporary station WFSY-FM, Panama City for seven years. Prior to joining WFSY, Charlie spent four years as morning personality on highly-rated KQQL-FM, Minneapolis/St. Paul. From 1983-1989 Charlie did mornings for KRAV-FM, Tulsa. A fixture for many years in Tulsa radio, Charlie was also morning personality for KMOD-FM and spent three years doing mornings for legendary Country station KVOO. Charlie's on-air success is attributed to his warm and friendly style. While some personalities attempt to humor listeners with off-color jokes, Charlie makes listeners smile by sharing funny, everyday situations. Charlie's family-friendly morning show has broad appeal with Country Coast-to-Coast listeners.
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Darcy Clarke spent three years doing national voice work and production for Radio Disney before joining Charlie for The Best Country Morning with Charlie & Darcy. And now, Darcy has earned her own show! Monday through Friday. Darcy's impressive resume includes several years at KRLB in Lubbock, KYRS in Corpus Christi , and KYNG, Young Country in Dallas . She brings the same upbeat and fun loving personality she brought to the morning show. No "crying in your beer" here. Darcy's show features today's hottest country hits and lots of interaction with her audience.
A 28 year vet of the radio biz, Chaz now spends afternoons with you playing your country favorites. Having worked with just about every type of music, Chaz has settled into his real favorite. Chaz has been with great stations through the years like The Zoo KZEW and KZPS along with trying his hand at smooth jazz on The Oasis in Dallas and Memories 96.7 plus various formats across the globe at Cumulus Media Networks. Chaz enjoys the internet and playing guitar along with keeping up with his two sons, Josh and Jeremy. It's a no nonsense approach as Chaz gets to the goods afternoons on Today's Best Country.
Kim Stewart has a strong Country background. She is currently the midday jock on KSCS/Dallas. She previously worked at KPLX/The Wolf, did PM Drive at KVIL and mornings at Magic in Austin. Before all of that, Kim was the night talent for our 24/7 Hot AC format and also did mornings at Radio Disney. Kim brings lots of energy to her show and really knows how to connect with listeners.