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Andy Gott

Name: Andy Gott

Show/Shift: Morning Mix (6-9 am) and KOWZ Brand Manager

Hometown: Waterloo, Iowa (Bring on the Iowa jokes, I've heard them all!)

College/High School: Expo High School, Waterloo, Iowa/Brown College, Mendota Heights, MN, Radio Broadcasting.

Married or Single: Single

Kids: Nada

Pets: A slightly obese cat named Daisy

Favorite Sports Team: Da Bears! Also a big Iowa State Cyclones fan, so Gopher fans and I have mutual disdain for the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Biggest Pet Peeve: Here's a few: People who won't turn right on red, people who are mean to animals, double negatives, conspiracy theories...

Person You Would Most Like To Meet: I'd like to have a guitar lesson with John Frusciante, pick Brian Wilson's brain, party with Joan Jett, and do a podcast with Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Best Concert You've Ever Been To: I've been lucky to attend many amazing shows. For sentimental reasons, I'll go with Red Hot Chili Peppers/Foo Fighters in Iowa City 1999. And yes, I totally partied like it was 1999.

What else? "Do I listen to Pop Music because I'm miserable, or am I miserable because I listen to Pop Music?"-High Fidelity


Molly Penny

Name: Molly Penny

Show/Shift: Morning Mix (6-9 am), Mornings (9 am-12 pm) and KOWZ Music Director

College/High School: Waseca High School, Minnesota State University Mankato (Social Studies)

Married or Single: So married!

Kids: Three beautiful children

Pets: Our needy but loveable cat, George

Favorite Sports team: GO VIKES!!!!!!

Biggest Pet Peeve: Ugh, EVERYTHING! Just kidding... I don’t know. Intolerance?

Person you would most like to meet: The late astronomer Carl Sagan!

Best concert you’ve ever been to: It’s hard to say, I have seen some pretty amazing live shows.  Interpol’s ‘Turn on the Bright Lights’ tour at First Avenue in 2003 was incredible…Or Elvis Costello at the Orpheum on my 21st birthday?! The best was probably my FIRST concert ever, seeing the Moody Blues with my parents when I was younger. Thanks mom and dad!

What else?  I love music and my kids. I got so much honey, the bees envy me. (Just kidding!) Life in general is pretty awesome! Thanks for listening to KOWZ!


Eric Karl

Name: Eric Karl

Show/Shift: Weekday Afternoons, 1-6 pm

Hometown: Owatonna, MN

College/High School: OHS and Brown College

Married or Single: Swingle

Kids: Nope

Pets: A couple of indoor cats. And I'm also on a first name basis with a few stray cats. And a raccoon.

Favorite sports team: Anything high school or college, it's just more exciting and unpredictable!

Biggest Pet Peeve: I try to be understanding, so my biggest pet peeve is when someone doesn't give others that same chance.

Person you would most like to meet: Someone from the future, preferably someone with the scores to every major sporting event in the next 10 years.

Best concert you've ever been to: Hands down, The Flaming Lips. I got to touch Wayne Coyne's hand! And then he crowd surfed in a Giant Hamster Ball!


Tyler Maag

Name:  Tyler Maag

Show/Shift: Weekday Evenings, 6-9 PM

Hometown: Lakeville, MN

College/High School: LSHS, North Central University

Married or Single: Single

Kids: Nope

Pets: Callie, a chubby cat

Favorite sports team: Minnesota United FC

Biggest pet peeve: People who don’t say thank you when I hold open the door

Person you would most like to meet: Liam Gallagher

Best concert you've ever been to: U2


Brad Kubat

Name: Brad Kubat

Show/Shift: Saturdays 12-4 pm

Hometown: Owatonna, MN

College/High School: OHS & Austin Tech

Married or Single: Married to Holly in July 2017!

Kids: Lance and Grace

Pets: Pookie the cat and Cinnamon our Cocker Spaniel

Favorite sports team: Huskies and Vikings

Biggest pet peeve: People who can't put down their smart phones. And Bieber fever! And all other fevers of that kind...

Person you would most like to meet: Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon) and Miranda Lambert

Best concert you've ever been to: Twisted Sister/Quiet Riot and Garth Brooks in the 90's


Sarah Jane

Name: Sarah Jane

Show/Shift: Saturdays 4-8 pm, Sundays 6-10 pm, Minnesota Music Break Sundays at 7:10 pm

College/High School: Chaska High School, Minnesota State University Mankato, Brown College

Married or Single: Single

Kids: One

Pets: No, but I want a kitten. Will you get me a kitten?

Favorite sports team: Go Pack Go!

Biggest Pet Peeve: People -they get on my nerves! Groups of teens or preteens of three or more. They are usually so obnoxious. And how 'bout those people who just recently started collecting vinyl records because it became “cool” to do. I’ve been playing records since before my hand was big enough to hold one properly.

Person you would most like to meet: Everyone on the Gilmore Girls. Not just the actors, but like actually go into the Gilmore Girls universe and meet Rory, Jesse, Luke, Lorelai, and Sookie. Or Anthony Daniels. He is the only actor to be in every Star Wars movie, plus he was on the Star Wars radio drama.

Best concert you've ever been to: Arcade Fire at Roy Wilkens with LCD Sound System opening. So much fun to dance to. And to watch them switch from one instrument to another every song was crazy. Or Man Man at First Ave. It was like Tom Waits crossed with The Muppets. Plus when you and all your friends wear fake mustaches that look just like the lead singers mustache, and pirate eye patches, it makes for a pretty entertaining night!

What else? I am a pretty low key person. I like just chillin at home. I love my Packers, love Gilmore Girls, and I am a HUGE Star Wars fan. And yes, I saw Rogue One. I thought it was great. But is it a Star Wars movie? No. It is a movie set in the Star Wars universe. Like The Hobbit vs. Lord of the Rings. They blend together but are ultimately two different story lines. Empire Strikes Back is my favorite, and Han shot first!


Dale Siegfreid

Name: Dale Siegfreid

Show/Shift: The Rock and Roll Classifieds, Fridays at 7 pm

Hometown: Austin, MN

College/High School: Austin High School & St. Cloud State

Married or Single: Married

Kids: Two, Joseph and Laura

Pets: Cat

Favorite sports team: Gopher hockey

Biggest pet peeve: People who complain but don't offer a solution!

Person you would most like to meet: 1. Jesus Christ - I'd love to talk religion over steak and a couple bottles of Grain Belt Premium 2. Paul McCartney - I'd love to talk music over a burger basket and a couple pitchers of beer and 3. Jacques Lemaire - I'd love to talk hockey over a pizza and couple bottles of Molson.

Best concert you've ever been to: Tough decision, toss-up between Chicago, Peter Noone, Moody Blues and Bon Jovi.


Klane Dushek

Name: Klane Dushek

Show/Shift: The Dirt Show, Saturdays at 11 pm (April-October)

Hometown: Owatonna, MN

College/High School: Owatonna High School, Mankato State, Austin Community College

Married or Single: Married

Kids: Two, Nash and Lexus

Pets: Dog (Lola) and Parrot (Milton)

Favorite sports team: Favorite team of all-time is the Dr. J., Maurice Cheeks, Bobby Jones version of the Philadelphia 76er's

Person you would most like to meet: Julius Erving, aka Dr. J

Best concert you've ever been to: KISS, Animalize tour in 1984


Craig Johnson

Name: Craig Johnson

Show/Shift: The Christian Music Show, Sundays at 7 am

Hometown: Owatonna, MN

College/High School: South Central Technical College

Married or Single: Married

Kids: Not yet...

Pets: Two dogs, a Pug and a Yellow Lab

Favorite sports team: Minnesota Vikings

Biggest pet peeve: The word 'impossible.' Nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it. All you have to do is: have faith in God and in yourself. Try your best and good things will happen in your life.

Person you would most like to meet: You, our listeners!

Best concert you've ever been to: Mercy Me at the MN State Fair. An outdoor concert on a beautiful fall evening! Mercy Me has life-changing music and is the best contemporary Christian artist there is--they rock!


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