Kent Osborne

On-Air host of Techradio

Kent Osborne is currently the Director of Digital at South Dakota Public Broadcasting. 

His involvement with Techradio goes back to the late 1990's as a guest, and eventually host of the twice monthly live radio show.

Tweet questions to Kent and the panel of geeks @KentSDPB or @SDPB.

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October 19th Techradio

Oct 23, 2018

Kent and the panel discuss self driving cars, a proper security posture that includes - s l o w i n g   d o w n - and an upcoming Hack Sioux Falls event.


Techradio 10/05/18

Oct 5, 2018

Lots of interesting tech happenings from the week.  

Join TechRadio host Kent Osborne as he welcomes Joel, Jeff, and special guest Thad Giedd for an hour of tech talk.

Join panelists William Bushee, Amos Aesophe, John T. Meyer for another edition of Techradio.  In our second segment we were joined by the e-sports coordinator for the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology for an interesting discussion of the benefits taking the club esport mainstream.

Join the panel of tech experts as we discuss the news of the day and answer listener questions.

On todays TechRadio our panel talks about Lawmakers call on Amazon and Google to reconsider ban on domain fronting . We talk cloud storage and computing with Tim Barry, and more.

On the July 6, 2018 edition of TechRadio the geeks talk about the Apple Stores 10th Birthday, cave rescue tech, take an antivirus question from a listener, and find out what is Amos' new favorite game.

Encouraging STEM activities in kids

Join host Kent Osborne and tech gurus Joel and Jeff for our twice monthy adventure in All Tech SD.


The FBI seized control of a botnet and asks us all to reboot our routers and make sure that the firmware in them is up to date.  We talk about the latest news of the day including an unplausable Alexa problem.

Special guest William Bushee stopped by to discuss Arduino Day - what arduino is and why there is a day - and how you can get involved. Arduino makes single-board microcontrollers and microcontroller kits for building digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control objects in the physical and digital world and there will be demos and fun for all ages May 12th in Sioux Falls.

We also talked about several "F8" announcements from Facebook including their plan to disrupt dating, expand VR with Oculus GO, and further develop Instagram stories on Facebook.  

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Facebook privacy concerns dominated the program today, but we also spoke about cloudflare's new DNS service, and a quick update on net neutrality. 

March 16th Techradio

Mar 16, 2018

Join our panel of tech experts as we discuss South By Southwest, autonomous vehicles, and more.

Interersting perceptions among different age groups in a survey about online privacy.

On today's Techradio we talk about an upcoming 90 day challenge for youth called Hack Sioux Falls with William Bushee.  

We talk about huge Ddos attack that should have never happened, and more.

Kent, Joel, Amos, and Jeff talk tech, keep you updated on the latest news, and answer listener questions.

February 2nd TechRadio

On today's Techradio we talk about the Specter & Meltdown unpatch.  We pay respects to LISA, and talk about the YouTube/Twitch showdown.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Technologists Amos Aesoph and Jeff Litterick explain what we know about 2 flaws in processing chips.  We look ahead to CES 2018 and take listener questions on the January 5th edition of Techradio. 


We looked forward to 2018 with some predictions with Joel and John T. then moved on to STEM gifts for kids and Facebook video woes with Joel and Heather.

On the December 1st Techradio Jeff, Joel, and John talk Net Neutrality, Cryptocurrency, and wrap up Black Friday sales.

On today's Techradio we talk security, cell phones, and black November sales.

On today's Techradio the panel of geeks talk about cable cutting, new iPhone features, and moving your 'internet of things' devices to a separate network.

A number of cyber security topics were discussed including wireless vulnerabilities and vpn's.

If you're looking to use a VPN, this comparison chart is a good resource. And, if you're feeling adventurous enough to build your own, Ars Technica provides this helpful guide.

Joel passed on a couple great links:

Joel, Jeff, and John T. join host Kent Osborne to discuss the latest in tech.

Techradio September 15

Sep 15, 2017

Join Host Kent Osborne as a panel of tech pundits tackle listener calls and discuss the latest rollout of Apple products.

In today's show we talk about Apple's 11th hour Net Neutrality comments.  We talk new phones, and the ever changing media landscape as Facebook updates their TV offerings.

Tech Radio 7/14/17

Jul 14, 2017
Lori Walsh

Will Bushee and Heather Benson join the regulars for talk of Tokens, Mark Zuckerberg's visit to South Dakota, all things Amazon, and more on the July edition of Techradio.

On today's show we hosted a post E3 Expo wrap up from Los Angeles by Mark Diischer, a Sioux Falls resident who attended the show this week - plus listener emails and Amazon grocery news.

Today's tech radio tackles a question about Windows Defender, and we talk new tech and chipsets. In the 3rd half of the show we turn to social media for some fun and user settings.

Tech Radio: 5-19-17

Jun 1, 2017

The Friday May 19th Program