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Marci Penner To Present Kansas Travel Showcase Friday

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Kansas explorer extraordinaire Marci Penner will present a Kansas travel showcase, and will be signing her Kansas Guidebook Two this Friday evening in Waterville.

She and her late father had established the Kansas Sampler Foundation some years ago, with the release of the first Kansas Guidebook. Over the years Penner has remained a tireless promoter of all things rural in Kansas. She and Wendi Rowe visited all 600+ incorporated cities in Kansas compiling the recent update. Local tourist attractions, and out of the way places are prominently featured.

The book is available at the Marysville Chamber of Commerce office, and will be available Friday evening in Waterville.

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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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