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Monday, January 24, 2022

Today’s Country 95.5 KNDY On-Air Programming Update

Penny Mitchell

MARYSVILLE, KAN. – Longtime midday host on Today’s Country 95.5 KNDY Penny Mitchell will be off-the-air for approximately 6 weeks as she undergoes neck surgery. She hopes to return to the midday slot sooner if her recovery goes well.

Stepping in from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. each weekday will be Nikki Walker, who normally hosts the evening shift. Bobby G will be filling the evening shift 7 p.m. until midnight during this time.

Listeners can leave Penny a message on her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PennyMitchellOnAir.

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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