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Take the “Remarkably Rural” survey for future local consulting solutions

We’re passionate about Rural Life. Small businesses. Small towns. Local non-profits. Artists. Farmers. Ranchers. You!

Rural living isn’t for the meek, but it’s well worth the challenges of staying in business, keeping a family going, and watching a community thrive. That’s why we’ve created Remarkably Rural. We’re here to help you tell the story of your rural business and organization.

Please take a few moments to answer some questions about telling your rural story. With the information we’re gathering, we’ll put together some unique opportunities to help YOU – our friends and neighbors – succeed in living the rural life.



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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