Larry Masco: Larry J. was raised on a ranch in Pagosa Springs, Colorado where he spent many hours bucking bales, fixing fences and tending cattle and hunting trophy elk. After high school, Larry spent 3 years at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. followed by 2 years at B.Y.U. where he graduated with a degree in Western America History. After a 2-year LDS mission in Mexico, he began working as a sports announcer in southern Colorado, and quickly began a career in the radio industry. After 4 years, he moved to Utah, and spent a year of postgraduate work at BYU. It was there that he met, courted, and wed his wife Janet. Larry then spent 9 years as morning personality and program director in St. George and then Kanab. He has also taught radio broadcasting in community college and pioneered a successful radio internship model that was utilized extensively in southern Utah. He also had a small market consultant gig before family activities took priorities. He taught LDS seminary for a year in Kanab but when an opportunity became available Larry relocated to KMTI in 1991. Larry and his wife Janet have 5 grown children. You can listen to Larry J. weekdays on KMTI on the “Morning Stretch” from 6am to 11am. The Essential Morning Stretch with co-host Mary Pipes airs as a segment of that from 7-9am. His three interests of classic country music, sports, and ag advocacy all incorporate into his career, and he spends free time with assorted activities including reading LDS doctrinal publications.
Mary Pipes: Mary joins Larry during the morning show on KMTI.
Jason Jackson: Jason is a country convert. Having been raised on different formats, country was a change. But it has been a good change. The Country Club airs each afternoon Monday through Friday. The club includes such programs as Paul Harvey's "Rest of the Story". Jason entered the radio field as a tower climber and performing general upkeep to station properties and buildings. A love of music led to further exploration of the options that radio presented. Radio experience has also proven helpful in Jason's service in the Navy Reserve. The Country Club with Jason airs weekdays on KMTI AM 650 from 11am to 3pm
Jim Bob: Jim Bob is a self-proclaimed geek who never did grow out of his early fascination with electronics. He's torn apart his gadgets just to see how they work, dabbled in more than a few programming languages and
broken played with more computers than he can count. After starting at 16 years old with KMTI radio and then taking a twelve-year sabbatical, he's back for more taking over the mic in the afternoons. Jim Bob can be heard on KMTI AM 650 weekdays from 3pm to 6pm.
Johnny K: Johnny was born in Kellogg, Idaho, and spent his youth in Republic, Washington. J.D. graduated from high school in Washington and attended Snow College and Southern Utah University where he earned a degree physical education. He enjoys sports and feels more comfortable with a microphone in his face. He married the love of his life, Emilee, who is a Central Utah product. Among his loves are eating pizza, watching basketball, and taking his listeners on his vacations! Johnny can be heard weekdays from 6pm to 12am on KMTI AM 650.
Rick Lamb: Rick was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. He had a passionate interest in horses from an early age but few opportunities to be around them. Instead, he focused on music, turning pro at the age of 14 and fostering talents that he would repeatedly call upon in the coming decades. In 1973, he graduated from Wichita State University with a double major: Math and Philosophy. In 1990, Rick married long-time friend, actress Diana Baines, and in 1997, they launched The Horse Show with Rick Lamb, a weekend syndicated radio program. The program quickly found an audience on radio and the Internet, and was joined by The Horse Show Minute, a weekday radio feature, in 1999. Catch Rick Lamb's Horse Show Minute weekdays at 6:40am on KMTI AM 650. For more information, visit Rick's website at www.thehorseshow.com.
Darrell Anderson: The Successful Farming Radio Magazine with Darrell Anderson airs on almost 130 farm radio stations in the Midwest. The show is based on the latest stories from Successful Farming magazine. Successful Farming magazine and Agriculture Online reflects the commitment to homegrown, grassroots content at the top and center of the home page. Every day, it's easy for you to find our most popular content, including Top Talk and You Said It. We believe these features are what this medium is all about -- empowering individuals to have a voice in shaping agricultural news and opinion. The Successful Farming Radio Magazine with Darrell Anderson airs every weekdays at 6:35am on KMTI AM 650. Visit their website at www.agriculture.com.
Baxter Black: Baxter is a former large animal veterinarian that can be followed nationwide through his column, National Public Radio, public appearances, television and also through his books, cd's, videos and website, www.baxterblack.com. Baxter lives in Benson, Arizona, between the Gila River and the Gila monster, the Mexican border and the Border Patrol and between the horse and the cow---where the action is. You can hear Baxter every Monday morning at 7:20am on KMTI AM 650. You can also browse Baxter's website at www.baxterblack.com.
Bob Kingsley: Bob puts years of experience and immeasurable talent to work as the host of his entertaining and very successful weekly and daily programs. The road to success for Bob Kingsley began when, stationed in Keflavic, Iceland with the US Air Force, he auditioned for an announcer spot on Armed Forces Radio Station TFK. Tom Rounds at Watermark selected Kingsley to produce the up and coming radio program, American Country Countdown. The show airs on KMTI AM 650 every Sunday from 2pm to 6pm. To find out more about the Country Countdown, visit Bob's website at www.ct40.com.
Mike Traina: Mike grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and became a huge fan of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball and football teams, as well as the St. Louis Blues hockey franchise. After attending a broadcasting college, Mike began his radio career in 1991 in Anaconda, Montana as an on-air announcer and sports play-by-play man. He served a 2-year LDS mission to Los Angeles before returning in 1995 to work for KMTI as a sports announcer. Mike is currently the sports director for Mid-Utah radios five stations and works the "Night Flight" on the Eagle 94. Mike worked on KMTI's Mid‑day Show between 1995 and 2008, before moving into full time sports and sales. He currently is the voice of the Snow Badgers and announces games for various high school teams in South-Central Utah.
Each event will have KMTI t-shirts given out randomly, and a chance to win day passes, PLUS an opportunity for camping and event pass for 4 to this year’s Country Fan Fest. Each event will also have giveaways and sales at each event location specific to the venue. The Anniversary parties are scheduled as follows.