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SDPB Radio News Director

Cara Hetland is the News Director for South Dakota Public Broadcasting. She has more than 20 years in public radio as a reporter and producer.  Cara is also host of the Friday midday program Innovation.  She loves a good story and can’t wait to...

SDPB All Things Considered Host

Chris Laughery is the local host of SDPB’s All Things Considered.  His family consists of his wife Ann and son Matt. Chris has been involved in the broadcast world for over 15 years. He is a United Stated Navy veteran and played a role...

SDPB Morning Edition Host

Gary Ellenbolt brings South Dakotans the news of a new day on SDPB's Morning Edition.  Imagine the guy in the local coffee shop who knows everything, can't wait to tell everyone, and throws in a clever phrase now and again, and you'll have an...

SDPB Jazz Nightly host

Jim "Uncle Jimmo" Clark has been hosting Jazz Nightly since 2001.  He's a veteran of nearly 40 years in radio broadcasting. His first  gig was at a 50-watt AM radio station in Tafuna, American Samoa in 1970.  Before coming to SDPB, Clark worked...

SDPB Dakota Midday Host
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SDPB Radio On Record host

Matt Weesner is a former SDPB Radio Program Director, and has been playing music on the radio for more than 20 years. Weesner started hosting On Record back in early 2004, because at that time, there wasn't as much Americana (rock,...

SDPB Morning Classics Host

Owen DeJong has been with SDPB Radio since 1997. In addition to hosting Morning Classics, he’s also the Director of Operations and has been the Radio Program Director, too. Before venturing into the world of Radio at the behest of SDPB’s Larry...

SDPB Radio Program Director

Susan Hanson is the Radio Program Director at SDPB. She's also the producer and host of No Cover No Minimum Radio, and the producer and voice of the long-running Radio Arts Calendar. Hanson started her career with SDPB Radio in 1999 as a part...

SDPB Freelance Reporter/Producer

Rapid City freelancer Victoria L. Wicks has been producing news for SDPB since August 2007. She has in the past been a newspaper reporter, and she spent about 14 years advocating for crime victims in Rapid City and Aberdeen. Vicky is also a...