On-Air Host and Production
Stations: My Country 98.3, 99.5, 93.5, 102.9
I’ve have been with My Town Media for a Just under 2 years. I’m the afternoon guy, I’m on from 2-6 Monday thru Friday, and on Friday’s bring you 35 South! I love the listeners and meeting them, I also love sharing Red Dirt music with the state of Kansas. I play Golf, love most sports, and My Daughters play Volleyball. One in College and one in High School, so I’m usually watching them play. I have a lot of “favorite” songs, and my favorite genres are Red Dirt and 80’s rock.
I have two daughters, one in college and one in high school. We also have a dog in our house, her name is Trixie, and she’s amazing. My favorite sports teams are Chiefs, Bears, Royals, Cubs and Shockers!!
When asked about his favorite quote, The more I work and practice, the luckier I seem to get.” -Gary Player
I’m a military brat that grew up around the country. I went to 8 schools in 12 years, before graduating from Claflin High School. I joined the USAF 14 days after my 18th birthday, spending time in Texas, Colorado, Kansas and Japan. I then went to Fort Hays State University and graduated in 3.5 years. I started my Radio Career while in College starting in Great Bend at KHOK, then off to KRSL/KCAY in Russell, back to Great Bend and KZLS, then to Dodge City, transferred to Hutch and in 2000, Wichita. I’ve worked for KFH and KEYN at Entercom, KFDI/KFXJ and KICT at the Journal Broadcast Group, KVWF/KIBB at Connoisseur Media Wichita, KVWF/KIBB/KKGQ with Rocking M Media, and now I’m with the My Country brand while programming it as well for KQZQ, KKDT, KHDL, and KBIK. For the last 9 years I’ve been hosting the award winning 35 South Radio program, showcasing and promoting Red Dirt music through out the state of Kansas.
I’ve been fortunate enough to have won the CMA Award for Medium Market Personality in 2007 as part of the Dan Tooker in the Morning show. I’ve also been honored by the Texas Regional Radio Music Awards 7 times 4 times for Out of Region Station of the year and 3 times for Out of Region Personality of the Year. I have also received KAB Runner-up and Honorable Mention awards for 35 South.
So that’s Me in a nutshell.
Chris Elsen / Program Director / firstname.lastname@example.org