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Don Landoll Inducted Into Kansas Business Hall Of Fame

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Don Landoll of Marysville was recognized Thursday evening in Topeka among seven northeast Kansas business leaders who were inducted into the Kansas Business Hall of Fame.

The honor highlights the significant contributions and achievements in business, as well as the supporting role each has played in their respective communities. Don Landoll was a guest on our Public Affairs program Saturday morning, and talked about his business philosophy, which has guided Landoll Corporation into a manufacturing concern with worldwide distribution.

In business for over 50 years, Landoll’s is Marshall County’s biggest employer, with around 750 employees locally.

The recognition for the Kansas Business Hall of Fame is an initiative of Junior Achievement in Kansas, which Landoll has been a strong supporter of in the Marysville community.

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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