Fred Lark - Owner & President, Advertising and Sales
Fred is KXLO/KLCM Radio's owner, General Manager, and proud President. He also is a KXLO-Live host -- KXLO-Live is a live talk/interview show Fred created for the Central Montana Community several years ago.
Fred purchased Lewistown’s KXLO-AM radio in 1972, and took possession in April 1973 as the President/General Manager. In 1975 he created KLCM-FM.
Originally from Boone, Iowa, Fred began his broadcasting career 1958 with the "Listen to the Lark" show and the "Morning County Boy Farm Show".
After graduating from Iowa State University in 1966 with a major in Telecommunicative Arts, and minors in both History and Math, he pursued his long broadcast career in Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, Iowa and Montana.
Positions and memberships Fred holds or held in the past include National Association of Farm Broadcasters, board member of International Association Press Board, Representative for Montana Seniors at the President Council on Aging appointed by Governor Brian Schweitzer, and President of Montana Broadcasters Association.
Phyllis Hall - Station Manager, Advertising and Sales
Phyllis, our Station Manager, also manages the KXLO/KLCM Office and our Traffic Department. She is a KXLO-Live host, and around the station is known as our "Paperwork Guru".
Phyllis is usually the friendly face you see when coming through our doors and the helpful voice on the other end of the phone when you call.
She has been an extremely loyal KXLO/KLCM employee for many years, and most who know her also know she is the engine that keeps the station running and the glue that keeps us together.
Joe Zahler - News Director
Joe Zahler is a long-time employee for KXLO and KLCM. He has been serving as news director for over 25 years, but has worked in nearly all departments since joing the staff in 1961.
Joe apparently loves broadcasting and continues with those interests by reporting and editing news on a daily basis.
Joe also is a new member of Montana Broadcast Legends Hall of Fame, inducted in 2012. GO Joe!!
Jay Gordon - On Air / Sports Director
Jay comes to us from Billings. You may recognize his persona as a local guy, but he spent many years in Billings on-air. Jay moved back home and we are happy to name him as our Sports Director.
Jay brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to KXLO/KLCM, as he graduated in 1988 from the May School of Broadcasting, worked for 23 years on the radio waves in Billings, and also worked for KULR-TV as a Camera Operator for the Morning Show.
So now at KXLO/KLCM Radio, Jay directs our sports coverage and also helps set up our outside announcers who call the games for our stations. Jay also overseas the operations while the games are being played, which he loves to do - "No two games are the same," he says.
Jay is also a fan of old movies from the 20s, 30s, and 40s and being a big fan of music owns a large collection himself.
Ken Bergren - On Air
Ken Bergren is our steadfast, Jack-of-all-Trades, on-air personality. He has been with KXLO for several years and not only is the creator of our Morning Shows, but also is a KXLO-Live Host, the backup Traffic programmer, and programs the music you hear when tuned into our stations.
When asking Ken what he likes best about his radio career, he will tell you "ALL of it!"
He began his career in Seattle at a Broadcast School in 1987 and thereafter worked in the city at two different stations in the late 80's.
Longtime KXLO employee, Ken is a constant and professional presence at the stations and we are happy he has stuck with us for so long. He is valued and praised for his dedication to not only central Montana's media, but also the radio world in general.
Nik St. Clair - On Air
Nik moved to Lewistown in 2001 right before the summer ended, and spent the first year working at restaurants, motels and even selling for eBay for a friend. After a while Nik got a job at Ballyhoo Printing and met more people in town starting to find his own, but had always wanted to work in radio. Being born in the Motor City, Detroilet [sic] during the Motown era and all of the great radio stations that were going on at the time, and then moving to California when he was still a kid and living insane Diego [sic], naturally Nik was able to hear some great radio stations and some awesome DJs like Jeff & Jer, Shotgun Tom Kelly, and all of the awesome fun that radio was back then. Naturally he gravitated toward it and always wanted to be in radio so...in late 2003 he got that opportunity. Nik's life, Lewistown radio, and all of the fortunate (or unfortunate) listeners will never be the same.
Nik has five wonderful children; one is an adult, two are almost adults, and he's got a couple of little ones in the house, and an amazing wife - and he even gets to play drums with some amazing local musicians in a few local bands including: The Bent Willows, The Lewistown Street Jam, and Charlie Dennison's Band. He looks forward to serving the citizens of Central Montana with the best radio showgram he can put in the air everyday he's allowed. Nik thanks everyonel for liking his show and listening.
Linda Boyce - On-Air
Linda was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She moved to Arlee, Montana in 1975 with her husband Jack who got a job at the State Fish Hatchery. They moved to Lewistown in 1986 when Jack was named the new Hatchery Manager at The Big Springs Trout Hatchery. Linda has lived and worked in Lewistown for over 30 years, and joined our team in July of 2014. She currently is the Public Service Announcement Director. She produces, and works on-air. Linda also enjoys scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, fishing, hunting, gardening and art work. Linda loves animals, and summer time.
Melody Lark - Online Content
Melody manages our online presence, and does a little-of-this and a little-of-that around the station. Over the years she's worked various jobs at the station including on-air, advertising, and production.