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Staff

 

 

Greg List - President

Greg List

Greg is the President of Ottumwa Radio. He handles State and National Agencies.

Tracy Songer - Traffic and Billing Diretor

      Tracy Songer

Tracy is the Traffic and Billing Director for Ottumwa Radio.  We call Tracy the resident genius here.  As you can tell from the hair, he is wise beyond his years.  Unfortunately, his time at Woodstock did take a toll — you know… free love and all that.  During flashbacks he reminds you of Doug in the movie “UP!”…  SQUIRREL!!!

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  Margie Goehring

Margie is a Certified Radio Marketing Consultant with 19 years of advertising experience.  She covers Van Buren, Jefferson, Henry, Keokuk and Wapello Counties.  

Lindsey Chapa - Sales

  Lindsey Chapa

Lindsey Chapa has worked at Ottumwa Radio for 17 years…(she started when she was 12). She is a certified radio marketing consultant…which means she has both education in radio marketing and several years of experience. Lindsey has been happily married to Jerrod for over 19 years and has 2 kids. A gorgeous little girl and a handsome little boy.  In her spare time she loves spending time with her mom and the rest of her family!  She is also a huge fan of the Saint Louis Cardinals!  Lindsey enjoys creating marketing campaigns and commercials for clients and helping them be successful in business.

Mike Buchanan - KBIZ Morning Show News

    Mike Buchanan

Mike is no stranger to radio in Ottumwa.  He started his career in broadcasting at KBIZ in 1962 as a part-time announcer while in high school.  After an absence of several years, Mike returned to KBIZ in 1986 where he has reported the news for the past 30 years.

Calynda Argo has been a Marketing Consultant for Ottumwa Radio since 2008.  Calynda enjoys getting up every day with the challenge of helping her clients with a successful marketing campaign.  This involves listening to her client’s needs, putting proposal’s together and working with our production department to make a powerful commercial driving customers to her clients.  The territory Calynda work is Des Moines, Fairfield, Oskaloosa, Ottumwa and Pella Iowa  along with Kirksville and Memphis Missouri.
Jason Van Arkel Sports Director Jason Van Arkel  Jason joined Ottumwa Radio in 2011 as sports director. He serves as the play-by-play voice of Ottumwa High athletics. In addition, Jason works as the primary sports reporter, covering everything from local sports to the Hawkeyes and Cyclones.

Sara Jane Douglas Sales

   Sara Jane Douglas 

Sara Jane  has been with Ottumwa Radio since 2012.  She does Sales, Marketing & Broadcasting in Albia, Blakesburg, Centerville, Rathbun Lake Area, and Ottumwa.  Sara Jane is our nerdy, over-achieving people pleaser 🙂  She loves Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and anything else in the Rat Pack era.  Humorous and creative commercials are her favorite! 

Melissa Lambrecht Operations Manager

 Melissa Lambrecht

Melissa wears many hats at Ottumwa Radio.  Not only is she the KBIZ Morning Show Co-host, she, also, appears on the TOM-FM Morning Show and she’s the Operations Manager, office mom, snack supplier and keeper of the Ibuprofen. Whew!  Tune in 1240 AM or 102.7 FM KBIZ at 6:30 a.m. or 97.7 TOM FM at 9:30 a.m., to hear stories about her crazy life, her 3 boys, her husband, her 2 wiener dogs, her weekend adventures and her scarves, many, many scarves. When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, camping down by the river, going to concerts, decorating for Holidays and crafting.  

Derek Schlegel KOTM Program Director/Morning Show Host

     Derek Schlegel 

Ottumwa Native, Derek “BIG D” Schlegel is your gateway to today’s best music on 97.7 Tom FM. He is currently the program director of TOM FM, deciding on what music to play, and when to play too much of your favorite song. You know the one, the one that you can’t get out of your head. You can also catch him on hi morning show, where he answers the tough questions, like “What’s annoying your favorite celebrity”, and “Is your cat trying to kill you?” The answer is obviously YES.

Nick Davis Reporter

     Nick Davis

Nick Davis is the on-scene reporter for Ottumwa Radio. An Ottumwa native, Nick graduated from Ottumwa High School in the class of 2008, and Indian Hills Community College in the class of 2011. He got his start at Ottumwa Radio during college running a soundboard for high school sports. He moved to the news department in December 2014 and hasn’t looked back since. In addition to his duties in news Nick often fills in on the KBIZ Morning Show, invades the studio on Russ Argo’s Tom-FM shows and is currently the host of the KBIZ Dialogue Program.

Hear him on the afternoon news and on 1240 AM & 102.7 FM KBIZ from 9-10A.M. Monday thru Friday. 

 

 Drew Elizabeth 

Drew Elizabeth is the Digital Marketing Coordinator here at Ottumwa Radio Group. She is a huge Doberman & horse lover. Born and raised on a small farm by Packwood, Iowa. Drew loves her Dobermans’ Cadence and Harley as well as her horse Mr. Thrill. She is laid back, sarcastic and has a funny sense of humor. Hard worker and would go out of her way to make sure everyone is happy and will work hard for you!

Motto: Count it all JOY!! 

  Angie Johnson has been with the company going on 2 years. Angie is a very outgoing and spunky lady. In her down time Angie loves to go on walks, and actually Angie’s name should be Betty Crocker since she loves to bake so much!! The office gets to enjoy those delights all the time!! Angie is passionate about her career, and cares about her clients overall goals and success.

Russ Argo Continuity Director

    Russ Argo 

 

Russ 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!

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