Dusty Deines Receives Oscar Stauffer Broadcasting Award


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Dusty Deines of KD Country 94 – KDNS-FM in Glen Elder, was selected for the 2017 Oscar Stauffer Sports Broadcasting Award from the Kansas State High School Activities Association. The honor, judged by Kansas Association of Broadcasters members, is given to a high school sports play-by-play announcer working for a station in Kansas. Dusty will receive his award during the State Basketball Tournament in March at one of the sites.

Deines is the Sports Director at KD Country 94 & Z-96.3 The Lake in Glen Elder, KS, part of Dierking Communications. A native of Wakeeney, he graduated from Colby Community College in May of 2003 and shortly thereafter began his broadcasting career at KD Country 94 & Z-96.3 The Lake in Glen Elder with Hoeflicker Broadcasting in July of 2003. Dierking Communications took over in September of 2006 and Deines was retained by that staff.

For the past 13 ½ years, he has been broadcasting high school sports to listeners in North Central Kansas. During that time, he has covered multiple play-by-play broadcasts of football, basketball, volleyball, baseball & softball, as well as covering multiple track & field and wrestling events. He also provides daily sportscasts and insight on “The Sports Ticket” morning sports talk show on KD Country 94 in Glen Elder.

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Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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