U.S. Representative Roger Marshall Town Hall – Mankato 1/12/18 (AUDIO)


Congressman Dr. Roger Marshall visited Mankato on Friday as part of his statewide listening tour. The first term congressman of the Kansas Big First District fielded questions from the gallery of about 15 people.

The first question Marshall fielded was about a report released last week from the Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity. The report discussed issues vital to ag and rural prosperity such as internet connectivity and rural infrastructure.

Representative Marshall continued to elaborate on the issue of high speed internet connectivity for rural Kansas.

The congressman was then asked about ongoing negotiations on the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA.

Marshall continued to discuss his ideals on NAFTA and expressed confidence in key cabinet members regarding the issue.

Tune into KD Country 94 and Z-96.3 News on Wednesday for more on Congressman Dr. Roger Marshall’s visit to Mankato.

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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