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Staff

Fred Lark - Owner & President

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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 - Station Manager

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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.

 

Phyllis 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

JoeJoe 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  - Sports Director

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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

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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.

Jesse Jensen - On Air

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Jesse is our fabulously unique DJ and Host/Creator of the Not-Morning-Not-Show, heard on KLCM in afternoons from 3pm to 6 pm.

This well-liked afternoon program is a popular show among our younger (and hipper) listeners, bringing fresh, distinctively different, and new-generation sound to the KLCM afternoons.

Jesse has been a DJ with KXLO/KLCM since 2003.  We adore him and appreciate the personality he brings to our stations.

Chris Feller - Advertising and Sales

chris2014Chris Feller is one of our new account executives.  You will see him out pounding the pavement and visiting our local businesses.  Chris is a born and raised native Montanan, calling Billings home until he and his family moved to Lewistown in 1998.

Chris has years of work with customer service and loves working with the public. Havinh worked in the food service for over ten years, he moved to Lewistown to work with Allied Steel as a Structural Steel Estimator, then worked for a cellular company for the next two years in the areas of sales and troubleshooting.

Chris enjoys volunteering with organizations such as the Moose Lodge, and also has been a Certified Junior Olympic Bowling Coach.

His hobbies include sports, shooting pool, fishing and spending time with his wife and son.

We are very happy to have Chris as a part of our KXLO / KLCM Team!

Steve Hamilton - Advertising and Sales

steveHamiltonWe are proud to have Steve Hamilton as our newest addition to the KXLO Sales Team. Steve is a Lewistown Native.  He grew up in a retail environment as his parents started SUS Furniture 6 months before he was born and still operate their business here in Lewistown.  After he graduated High School Steve attended Montana State in Bozeman majoring in Business Management.  

Steve then worked as a Manager of one of his uncle’s stores in Billings MT known as Mattress King.  Up until the summer of 2013 Steve worked throughout the United States living in 7 different states. 

He has had experience with many different businesses as he was a National Account Manager working in wholesale along with being a District Sales Manager in retail for a portion of the last 13 years.  Steve enjoys hunting and fishing with his father and has decided to leave the hustle and bustle of the big city life and come back home to Lewistown. 

Welcome Steve we are so happy to have you!