State Volleyball Broadcast Plans Across Sunflower State Radio

Sunflower State Radio will have complete coverage of 5 high school volleyball teams as they play their way towards state championships on Saturday. Below is our broadcast schedule with streaming links. You can download our free mobile apps to take our coverage on the road with you. Just search for KD Country 94, Z-96.3 The Lake, and 95.5 KNDY in the Apple App Store or the Google Play store.

Friday, October 27th
3A State Volleyball from Hutchinson
9:15 a.m. #1 Beloit vs #8 Goodland
11:30 a.m. #1 Beloit vs #5 Smoky Valley
1:30 p.m. #1 Beloit vs #4 Heritage Christian
KD Country 94  & Listen Live

2A State Volleyball from Dodge City
4:15 p.m. #1 Smith Center vs #8 Sedan
6:30 p.m.  #1 Smith Center vs #5 Maranatha Academy
8:30 p.m.  #1 Smith Center vs #4 Hillsboro
KD Country 94  & Listen Live

2A State Volleyball from Dodge City
4:30 p.m. #7 Valley Heights vs #2 Inman
5:30 p.m.  #7 Valley Heights vs #3 Hoxie
7:30 p.m.  #7 Valley Heights vs #6 St. Mary’s Colgan
95.5 KNDY-FM  & Listen Live

1A DII State Volleyball from Emporia
10:45 a.m. #2 St.John’s/Tipton vs #7 Elyria Christian
1:00 p.m.  #2 St.John’s/Tipton vs #6 Sharon Springs
3:00 p.m.  #2 St.John’s/Tipton vs #3 Argonia
Z-96.3 The Lake  & Listen Live

1A DII State Volleyball from Emporia
10:00 a.m. #4 Hanover vs #5 Wheatland Grinnell
12:00 p.m.  #4 Hanover vs #8 Bucklin
3:00 p.m.  #4 Hanover vs #1 Lebo
95.5 KNDY-FM  & Listen Live

Teams advancing to the semifinal round on Saturday, October 28th will have continuing coverage on the following stations.

  • Beloit Lady Trojans – 8:45 AM on KD Country 94
  • Smith Center Lady Red – 12:45 PM on KD Country 94
  • St. John’s/Tipton Lady Bluejays – 8:45 AM on Z-96.3 The Lake
  • Hanover Lady Wildcats – 8:45 AM on 95.5 KNDY
  • Valley Heights Lady Mustangs – 12:45 PM on 95.5 KNDY


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 2020 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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