Our Announcers

Dellas Cole


Dellas Cole is one of the “deans” of ESD Conference, and high school sportscasting across South Dakota – having completed thirty-plus years 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 numerous state football and basketball championships. Over the years, DC’s also called volleyball, wrestling, hockey and other sports.

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.

Dellas’ “call it down the middle” style has gained the trust and respect of coaches, players and fans.  He’s been selected for induction into the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association’s “Hall of Shrine”, and received the Distinguished Service Award from the South Dakota High School Activities Association. He’s also 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 granddaughters Mackennzie and Lyndzie, live in Pierre.

Contact Dellas:  dcole@brookings.threeeagles.com

 

Perry Miller


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.

Contact Perry:  kjjqnews@brookings.net


 

Michael Quinn


If you've always thought there was something a little fishy about Mr. Quinn, there's actually a plausible reason for that.  He grew up on site of the Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery near the city of Riverdale North Dakota.  Most people would think he's a pretty experienced fisherman, but when all he had to do for a fish dinner is scoop one out of a pond, it kinda takes all the sport out of it. 

Mr. Quinn started his radio career in 1986 at KIZZ­FM in Minot ND. Oddly enough, that station was also 93.7 on the dial.  In 1989 he spent a year at KYYZ­FM in Williston ND.  Then in May 1990 he accepted a position at Rock 94 in Brookings SD.  Work  began shortly thereafter on a ground up construction of the 100,000 watt 93.7 KBRK­FM.  B­93.7 signed on the air for the first time February 17th 1991, and with it, the birth of "Mr. Quinn's Neighborhood".

For the past 24 years Mr. Quinn has been a part of the morning routine for many people in Brookings and the surrounding area ­ providing a great mix of music, local news, and information, with all of it being intertwined with his most peculiar sense of humor.

He enjoys spending time with family, his wife Emily, daughter Johnna, son Liam, and of course, Dan the Dog.  He's also a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast and proud member of the Sioux River ABATE.  Veterans issues are also very important, so he keeps involved through his membership in Rolling Thunder SD Chapter 2.

Contact Mr. Quinn:  mrquinn@brookings.net

 

Jay Roe


Jay Roe was born in Wyoming but has lived in Brookings since 1983 and considers himself a Brookings native. He attended both Brookings High School and South Dakota State University, and developed an interest in radio while studying journalism at SDSU. After working on-air at KSDJ for during college, he started in commercial broadcasting with KJJQ 910 AM. Today, Jay is on during the midday at KBRK 1430 AM. He also assists with news and other production work for the other Brookings radio stations throughout the day.

Jay is married to Rachel – an Ohio native who is still adjusting to the South Dakota weather. They have one son and live in Brookings. In his spare time, Jay enjoys reading, painting, and attempts (with varying degrees of success) at backyard gardening.

Contact Jay:  kbrkstudio@brookings.net



 

Dusty Stalder


Dusty was born in the Mountain Time Zone side of the state, where he graduated from Custer High School in 2003.  While in high school he was part of a state championship baseball team and a top 20 golfer in the state golf tournament in his junior and senior year.
 
In 2003 he made is way to the Central Time Zone part of the state and enrolled in South Dakota State University and graduated 5 years later with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
 
Before starting as a board tech and Saturday morning show host at Brookings Radio in 2008, Dusty held an eclectic array of gigs. Everything from being a tour guide with the National Park Service to co-founding a video production company called Lights Out Productions.
 
Dusty truly is a "Jack of All Trades, Master of None", he dabbles in playing the guitar and piano, is an avid golfer, disc golfer, bowler, gamer, movie buff, concert goer, magician and self proclaimed amateur chef.
 
You can hear him every weekday morning playing classic rock and causing trouble on "The Rock N Roll Mornin' Show" on 107.1 The Hawk then later on in the day on KCountry 102.3.  Dusty is the parade emcee every summer for the Aurora Gala Days parade and the public address announcer for Brookings High School Soccer. He's also hosted events for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Contact Dusty:  dstalder@brookings.threeeagles.com



 

Bryan Waltz


Bryan Waltz started his radio career in the early 1980’s when he was 14 years old in Rugby, North Dakota. After high school graduation, he moved to Fargo and attended Moorhead State University.
 
Bryan worked for Y-94 and Lite Rock 105 in Fargo, then Power 96 in Faribault and Albert Lea, Minnesota. In 1991, he moved to Brookings as Program Director and Morning Show Host on 910 KJJQ. Bryan has worked for Three Eagles Communications in the Sales Department and as Program Director and Morning Show Host at K Country 102.3 and 96.9 KDLO in Watertown and after 20 years he is back on KJJQ as Morning Show Host of the Ranch AM 910. Bryan has a passion for country music and is a Certified Radio Market Consultant. 

Bryan has a 6 year old, Kade Macklin Waltz, and lives in Volga.

Contact Bryan:  lazyb@kcountry102.com

 

Bob Wayne


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.  At Brookings Radio, Bob is also very involved with the “Reading Rocks!” programs where he reads to area youth and Special Olympics.

Bob lives on an acreage with his wife of many years, Beth.  Together they have three grown children.  Bob enjoys  reading, motorcycling, puttering in the garage, and walking his two bull dogs.

Contact Bob:  kbrkstudio@brookings.net