An Ottumwa native, Derek has been known to survive in this rural wilderness with nothing but a pocket knife and free wireless internet. Currently pursuing his lifelong passion of having people listen to him, Derek enjoys the simpler things in life. Like rocket science, space exploration, and finding proper uses for the words “Bae” and “Fam”.
His duties include being on air for 97.7 TOM FM 6 a.m.-Noon Monday through Friday, and making sure the music is ‘aight’.
Noon to 6 p.m., Going Home Traffic Jam: Russ Argo
Russ, The ‘Workday Navigator’/’Back in the Day Café Barista’
He’s an avid Disc Golfer, with an eccentric and eclectic taste in music. Quixotic and a bit of an enigma, Russ is a good co-worker. Despite the rumors that he was once fired for playing Plastic wrap dodgeball during work hours. Did I mention, he’s an avid disc golfer… I mean, literally.
The dude will not stop talking about it!