"Off the Record" with Uncle Joe Benson
KROS is an equal
General Manager/News Director
came to KROS in 1983 and has been in charge of the news department since
that time. Since 1999 he has also been, at times, involved in the
management of the station. Dave also serves on the Board of
Directors of the
Broadcast News Association and the Iowa
Freedom of Information Council.
Sports Director/Morning Show/Sales
Determan started with KROS in May of 1976 and now has served the station
for over 35 years. "
in the Morning" is heard weekdays from 6 till 9am. Then
heads out the door to sell radio advertising. Sports play by play
is a year round passion for Gary, in the spring he follows the local
track athletes, during the summer you can find him at a ballpark, fall
of course brings coverage of the Clinton River Kings in football and
during the winter months in the area gyms covering basketball. In
also hosts the River Cities Sports Review from Rastrelli’s on
Wednesday evenings during the fall and winter. Gary and his wife Mary
have been blessed with a long, happy marriage that has resulted in four
children. Dave, the oldest, is married to Misty with two daughters
Madison and Lauren. Daughter Teresa and her husband Landon have two
sons, Evan and Greyson. Son Kyle is a Union Tinner in
and youngest son Nolan and his wife Melissa have a daughter, Brynn. When
enjoys running, fishing, golfing and of course following sports. Thank
you for your continued support of KROS, Keep Right
and of course listening!
||Paul's career at KROS started as a part time announcer in
1987. He has been a full time announcer since 1988 and has been the
Program Director since 1991. Paul is also in charge of production, and
is assistant to the Chief Engineer. In his spare time Paul and his wife
Nanci work at the CCC basketball games and Paul is the player/manager of
the KROS softball team. You can hear Paul weekdays from 9:30 AM
-12:00 PM, and the news hour at 4 PM.
Jennifer started in November, 2012 as the new Office Manager, Bookkeeper and
Receptionist. She is a 2002 graduate of Northeast High School in Goose
Lake, Iowa. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys boating on the river and
chasing after her 5 year old daughter Gabrielle. Jennifer and her
husband Ryan were married in September, 2011.
Greg is in his second stint with
KROS. He worked for the
station from 1996 – 2004 and returned in November 2007.
Greg is on the sales staff and does a few on-air
interviews, commercial production and remote broadcasts.
Greg also organizes the KROS Bridal Fantasy and helps with
the Plus 50 Living Fair and many other station promotions.
Greg is a
resident. He graduated
from the Fulton Schools, Mt. Saint Clare College and was a Speech
Communications major and Theatre minor at
Greg has been involved in
several community organizations including the Macomb Community Theatre,
Alzheimer’s Association, American Heart Association and he is
currently on the Fulton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the
Fulton Tourism Committee. Since 1984 Greg has
been the owner/operator of the Party Town Mobile DJ Service providing
music for receptions, reunions, parties and dances throughout the area.
Referred to as the Hall of Famer, Gene has been a
part-time member of the KROS staff since 1965. He was inducted into the
KROS Hall of Fame in 2006. Over the years, Gene has worked in many
capacities from man on the street interviews to hosting a Big Band Show
on Sunday's for over 20 years. Gene became the new host of Homespun Lane
in January 2011 replacing long time host Ellen Ketelsen who retired after
hosting the program the past 22 years.
He also works on air weekends from
10 AM to 1 PM.
and President of Empire Broadcasting.
Warren was born in Philadelphia, PA and graduated from the Swarthmore
(PA) public schools in 1968. He graduated from Newberry Junior College
in Boston, MA with a degree in Radio-TV Performance and Production. He
received his FCC Third Class Broadcast Endorsement during college.
Warren joined KROS as a part time news gatherer, writer and announcer
from 1994 to 1999. He was News Director from 1999 to 2005 and rejoined
the staff part time in 2007. Warren currently works Friday's in the news
room and is the Saturday morning announcer from 6 to 10 AM.
Warren and his wife Marilyn have two children.
News/Team Trivia Coordinator
Nanci joined the KROS staff in 2003. She worked as the
Saturday morning announcer until 2006 and Sunday morning announcer until
2007. Currently, Nanci works part time in the newsroom and is the Team
Trivia Coordinator. Nanci is a 1997 graduate of Berklee College of Music in
Boston and teaches piano locally. Nanci met her husband Paul at KROS and
they married in 2005.
Sunday Morning Announcer
Kevin joined the KROS staff in 2007 as the Saturday night
announcer and in 2008 the Thursday, Friday and Saturday board-op for
local sports. In October, 2008, Kevin became the Sunday morning
announcer and is on air from 7 to 10 AM.
Smiley came to KROS in November 2008 with a job description
as being "cute and adorable" and also to help keep KROS rodent
free. Smiley was found in Camanche and came to KROS from the Humane
Society and appreciates their help in finding him a new home.
Smiley also appreciates the help he received from the Camanche
Veterinary Clinic. Smiley and KROS encourage everyone to support
the Clinton Humane Society
and check there to adopt your pet.
Ros arrived at KROS in March 2008 at
the invitation of Tommy. Like the song "She got the
Goldmine, I got the Shaft" Ros needed a place to stay with his 5
children. He gets to stay here
as long as he serves as the station mascot and make appearances at
KROS events and get his picture taken, etc. Tough job, but
somebody has to do it!