Dellas Cole has become one of the “deans” of ESD Conference, and high school sportscasting across South Dakota – having completed his 30th season as “Voice of the Bobcats”! His career got an early boost when the Brookings girls’ basketball teams of the mid-1980’s worked their way to a number three ranking nationally by USA Today. Since then, he’s called another girls’ basketball state championshp, a boys’ basketball title and a football championship – not to mention title games for several other area schools!
Dellas was the first South Dakota sportscaster to originate a live broadcast from a state high school
volleyball tournament and also did the play-by-play for the first live telecast of a hockey game in the state. He also spent a season as the play-by-play announcer for South Dakota State University baseball, and, over the years, has provided live coverage of Jackrabbit women’s basketball, softball and soccer. Among his collegiate credits - he followed the Jackrabbit women's basketball team through three Division II North Central Regional tournaments, was the announcer on a national, closed-circuit broadcast of a "State-U" football game, and spent one season calling North Central Conference football games for SD Public TV.
Dellas’ “call it down the middle” style has gained the trust and respect of coaches, players and fans.
He recently received the Distinguished Service Award from the South Dakota High School Activities
Association. Along with that, he has been named Sportscaster of the Year by the high school coaches’
association, and by the state’s sportscasters and sportswriters.
Dellas, his wife Margie, son Dustin and son Drew live in Brookings. His daughter, Danielle; son-in-law
Ross, and granddaughter Mackennzie live in Pierre.
Brad is a graduate of Dakota State University as well as a 1989 graduate of Sioux Valley High School. Brad serves as host of The Wireless World Morning Show at K-Country 102.3FM radio, as well as co-host of The Sports Show on The Ranch 910AM and provides four hours of fun on 107.1 FM The Hawk from 10-2 every day.
He has been the head girls’ basketball coach at Deubrook Area High School for 4 years. Brad is also the head boy’s track coach and assistant volleyball coach at DHS. Brad’s wife Rachelle, is the head volleyball and girls’ track coach and assistant girl’s basketball coach, as well as high school math teacher at Deubrook Area Schools. They have one daughter, Shaylee, a 5th grader at Deubrook.
Listen to Kid King on KCountry 102.3 Monday through Friday! Keith "Kid" King has been with Brookings Radio since 2004, but didn't start "on-air" until Valentine's Day 2005 for the overnight KCountry show. Now his show is called "Royal Country" Weekdays from 5:00pm-8:00pm, featuring the 8 straight after 5. 8 songs in a row right after the news at 5:00 every week day. Then stick around for Red Dirt Country Music starting at 6:00. Texas/Red Dirt music coming out of Texas and Oklahoma. It is something a little different to change up your night. Red Dirt is every weekday, so tune in!
Keith "Kid" King is a high school graduate of Deuel High School in Clear Lake, South Dakota. He grew up on a farm just a few miles outside of town. After high school he attended Southeast Technical Institute and graduated as a Computer Support Specialist. So, how did he get into radio? Well, for 10 years he worked for a mobile DJ service where he would DJ for a variety of events. Through a network of people and activities, Kid King found Brookings Radio. He started by running the "board" during sporting events that were being broadcasted, then moved to the overnight KCountry radio show, he then took over the evening show on KCountry, and now he is an Account Manager with Brookings Radio during the day along with his "Royal Country" show in the evenings!
Keith's family consists of his wife, Candice, and four children: Austen, Natashia, Isabelle and Tysen. In his spare time Keith enjoys playing with his kids, doing some home improvement projects, and working on the computer creating and maintaining websites. Keith is also active in the community being a Den leader in Cub Scouts, Board chair on the Church council, Habitat for Humanity ReStore Board, and doing other volunteer projects in the community. He also owns his own Mobile DJ company called ProKing Entertainment. You can find out more on his business at www.BrookingsWeddingDJ.com
Perry Miller is the News Director at Brookings Radio. He has received many awards over the years, including regional honors and twice winning the "Overall Excellence Award" from the Associated Press. He says, "Nabbing the top award for our news and sports department was a long term goal and I think it shows our commitment to the community."
Perry has been in radio since 1985. Before coming to Brookings in 1995, Perry worked at stations in
Watertown, South Dakota and Marshall, Minnesota.
Outside of work, Perry enjoys nature photography, birding, reading, music, and movies and spending time with family and friends. He and his wife, Susan have a home in White.
Perry says he loves his job and he sees it as a chance to keep people informed and experience something different everyday.
Bob Wayne was born the same year KBRK signed on the air, 1955. He worked on B93.7 doing the afternoon show from 1991 until 2003 when he became KBRK's morning host. He does a great job every morning of keeping listener updated with news and entertained with great old favorites.