PIET WESTERBEEK, General Manager/Host of The Daily Grind & Swap Shop
Piet, born in San Diego, California, has still not gotten used to the cold weather after more then a decade of living in Northwest Iowa. He started his radio career at KDCR at Dordt College and has loved radio ever since. After stints at Sioux County Radio in sales and as afternoon & evening announcer, Piet returned for a third time in August 2017 as the General Manager of Sioux County Radio. He added The Daily Grind to his responsibilities when the show debuted in January 2018. Despite the move to Los Angeles, Piet remains an avid Chargers fan.
MARK BUSS, News Director
Born in Everett, WA, Mark moved to Sioux Center to attend Dordt College where he earned a BA in Communication with an emphasis in broadcasting. After working at numerous radio stations in NW Iowa including KVDB (now KSOU), Mark moved into non-profit fundraising, non-profit management, a “temporary” stint in retail and now has come full circle back to Sioux County Radio. After several years as an account executive, Mark became the SCR News Director in January 2018. Mark married his college sweetheart Miriam in 1989, and they have one married daughter and two children still at home. Hobbies include woodworking, fishing, vineyard stewardship, wine-making, cheering for the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Mariners (someone has to).
DOUG BROEK, Sports Director/Assistant News Director
Doug began his career here at KSOU (then KVDB) as an evening announcer in 1987 after graduating from Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge. Before coming back to KSOU, he worked at KIDA in Ida Grove, IA and KBOE in Oskaloosa, IA. In 1997, Doug returned as the new News and Sports Director at Sioux County Radio, and he continued in that dual position for over 20 years. Due to the tremendous success of our area athletes and the demands associated with that, Doug stepped away from the News Director position to allow for more focus on SCR’s sports coverage. To see a list of upcoming games aired on our Sioux County Radio stations, click here. For the scores and team news, Doug’s the one to count on!
SCOTT FRANCE, Morning Announcer
Chief Operator/Music Director/Webmaster
Scott started his radio career in 1993 at KCIM in Carroll, IA, after graduating from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. Scott has been honored by the Iowa Associated Press and the Iowa Broadcast News Association for his play-by-play work in previous stops as a sportscaster in Algona, IA and Sioux City. He has been with Sioux County Radio since January 1999. An Omaha native, Scott is an avid Nebraska Cornhusker fan. Despite that fact, corn is the one food that makes him nauseous. Scott is also a displaced Cheesehead, cheering for the Green Bay Packers as well as Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. He DOES like to eat cheese. Listen to Scott, weekday mornings from 6 to 10 on KSOU!
CAMI JO, Midday Announcer/Imaging Director
Cami Jo brings OVER 25 years of broadcast experience to the crew at Sioux County Radio. Yes, she’s old! Whether it’s country or contemporary, rock or rap, Cami Jo has spun some records…Yes, when she started, they were actual records. After several stints at stations abroad, she makes her home once again at 93.9FM. She’s had her fingers in every aspect of the business both on air and behind the scenes…from traffic control to commercials, and from programming to production, she truly loves every minute of it.. and why not? After all, she is a blonde that is actually paid to talk! Tune into Cami Jo and the Midday show, weekdays starting at 10am on 93.9 KSOU!
DAINA JAY, Afternoon & Evening Announcer
Community Calendar/PSA Director
Daina can honestly say she ‘grew up in radio’. She is our Midday host, Cami Jo’s daughter! Daina started learning about a broadcast career in high school at MOC-Floyd Valley where she competed in the radio category for the Iowa High School Speech Association and took All State Honors. She continued her study in audio engineering at Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City. Daina worked at Sioux County Radio behind the scenes for more than a year doing board work for game broadcasts before taking over the afternoon shift. Hear Daina weekdays from 2-7pm on 93.9 KSOU!
DALE BAKKER, Announcer/Host of Precious Memories
Precious Memories airs Sunday afternoons on 93.9 KSOU. The old-time gospel request show starts at 1:00pm and runs through 8:00pm. Dale celebrated his 1000th show in July 2015!!! Make sure to tune in every Sunday and take a ride down memory lane with Precious Memories!
DAN BONNEMA, Sales Manager
KISD, Sioux Falls was Dan’s first full time job in broadcasting, in 1970, as an announcer. After a two year vacation, provided by his Uncle, Sam, Dan started announcing at KQAD radio in Luverne, Minnesota in 1973. He wandered into KVDB Radio in Sioux Center in February of 1975 as an announcer and radio sales exec. “Bonno” still puts those announcing skills to work with remotes and filling in on Swap Shop. Both he and the stations have changed a lot, but Dan still really enjoys helping businesses expand their horizons with great local advertising on Sioux County Radio stations. Dan and his wife, Carol, live in Lake Park, IA.
DAN YOUNG, Sports Play-by-Play Announcer
Dan Young (aka Dana Klontz) started his radio career in 1992 at 94.3 KDOM in Windom, MN after graduating from Riverland Community College in Austin, Minnesota. In 1993, Dan started working full time for 1400 KMHL/99.7 KKCK/105.1 KARL in Marshall, MN. After learning to do play-by-play and working overnights for 4 years, Dan took a job and moved his wife and family to Storm Lake, IA to work afternoon’s on 101.7 KAYL and do play-by-play for Storm Lake High School and BVU sports. In 1997 Dan took a job as the sports director at 103.9 KUOO/102.1 KUQQ in Spirit Lake, IA. In the summer of 2000, Dan joined the Sioux County Radio staff working as a play-by-play announcer for Northwest Iowa sports on 93.9 KSOU and 106.9 KIHK. A graduate of Westbrook-Walnut Grove High School in Minnesota, Dan works full time as a Process Manager at Northern Iowa Die Casting in Lake Park, IA. Dan, wife Melissa, and family reside in rural Lakefield, MN.
MATT BOS, Sports Play-by-Play Announcer
Matt joined Sioux County Radio as a part-time sports broadcaster in 2009 and has loved every minute of it! He is the full time Sports Information Director at Northwestern College, a role he has served in since 2004, and enjoys covering and rooting for the Red Raiders. The GPAC honored Matt as the 2015-16 Conference Sports Information Director-of-the-Year. Along with his duties at the college, Matt has had the opportunity to broadcast games at the NAIA Division II Men’s basketball and NAIA Volleyball National Championships. He has also been the media coordinator at the NAIA Basketball championship since 2007. Matt is married to his high school sweetheart, Teri, and is the proud dad of two great kids, Jordan and Devin. When not working for Northwestern and for Sioux County Radio, chances are Matt is watching his kids in one of their several activities. He is an avid fan of the Chicago Bears (insert joke here), well actually any Chicago Sports professional franchise, and anyone who beats the Vikings. Matt and his family love to travel when/if they have time and loves the beach and mountains!