Oscar Stauffer Award Winning Announcer To Call Hanover Games For KNDY


Dusty Deines, who will be calling the Hanover girls and boys basketball games for FM 95.5 KNDY this week in Hays, will receive the Oscar Stauffer Award as an Outstanding Sportscaster in Kansas.

The annual award will be presented during the tournament, and is recognition by the Kansas State High School Activities Association and Kansas Association of Broadcasters as outstanding talent, based on play by play coverage. Deines is Sports Director for sister stations KD Country 94 – KDNS, and Z-96.3 The Lake – KZDY at Glen Elder, which are owned by Dierking Communications, owner of KNDY AM & FM.

After graduation from Trego Community High School, and Colby Community College, Deines took the position in 2003. He has since called countless games, including many football, volleyball, and basketball games for area teams on KNDY in postseason action.

Previous recipients of the award include Bob Davis, Wyatt Thompson, and Brian Hanni. Mike Hammett, a graduate of Marysville High School, and former announcer at KNDY won the award in 2011.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
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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