KSVC Staff


Duke Dance:


Rush Limbaugh: Born Rush Hudson Limbaugh III in January 1951 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, to a family with generations of attorneys, he chose to explore his passion for broadcasting at age 16 by working on-air as a disc jockey for a radio station in his hometown. After four years, he left for Pittsburgh to work at the former ABC owned and operated KQV. He later moved to Kansas City where he eventually tired of disc jockey life and left broadcasting for business. He joined the Kansas City Royals as director of group sales in Feb. 1979 and later served as director of sales and special events. By 1983, Mr. Limbaugh got the broadcasting bug back and re-entered radio as a political commentator in Kansas City and then to New York in 1988 where his record-breaking national show was born. Rush launched his phenomenally successful radio broadcast into national syndication on August 1, 1988, with 56 radio stations. Today it is heard on nearly 600 stations by approximately 20 million people each week and is the highest rated national radio talk show in America. In 2000, Mr. Limbaugh tackled the Internet, expanding his media dominance with the launch of www.rushlimbaugh.com. It offers subscribers the opportunity to experience his show via video and audio Podcasting as well as live streaming audio. Listen to Rush weekdays from 10am to 1pm, and Saturdays from 3pm to 6pm.


Sean Hannity: Sean, the youngest of four children, was born on December 30, 1961 in New York. He is a true product of the American Dream as his grandparents legally emigrated from Ireland to the USA. He went to college at NYU and got one teacher who said on the first day, "I am a communist." Sean got A's in the class until he couldn't take it anymore and started to challenge him.He finally got his start in radio at the ripe old age of 27 on his college station in Santa Barbara, California where he worked for free. He was fired for being too right on a left wing station. He actually got his "start" in radio by calling talk shows from 50 feet up a ladder while working. In January 1997 Phil Boyce, from WABC 770AM the biggest radio station in the world, called him for their 11pm to 2am show. On November 7, 1998 Sean made his movie debut in a tiny role as a newscaster in The Siege. On September 10, 2001 Sean began the national syndication of his radio show starting on 170 stations. Sean can be heard on KSVC AM 980 Monday through Friday from 1pm to 4pm and on Saturday from 6pm to 9pm. You can also visit his web site at hannity.com/.


Glenn Beck: Glenn made his radio debut at the age of 13 in Seattle. After graduating high school, Beck pursued his career as a Top 40 DJ at stations across the country. But at the age of 30, Beck lost his passion for radio – and everything else – as he was consumed by alcoholism and drug addiction. Struggling to find answers to his problem, Beck pursued higher education. Though he was accepted by Yale as a theology major, he lasted only one semester, faced with a divorce from his first wife and separation from his two daughters and a now-struggling radio career. Coming to terms with his past and staying sober shifted his life direction. He found a new love (his second wife, Tania), religion (he was baptized LDS in 2000), and a new vision of his career – he would pursue talk radio. Beck made his talk radio debut in 2001 when he joined WFLA-AM in Tampa, Fla, where he took over a program ranked 18th in the market and took it to No. 1 within his first year. Within 18 months, Premiere Radio Networks offered Beck the opportunity to go national. In January 2002, The Glenn Beck Program debuted on 47 stations. Today, the show is heard on more than 300 stations and on XM satellite radio. He is married with four kids and resides in Connecticut. Glenn Beck airs on KSVC weekdays from 4pm to 7pm and on Saturdays from noon to 3pm. For more information, visit his web site at: glennbeck.com/.


Clark Howard: Clark is an Atlanta native who has always been very involved in improving his community. In 1993 he opened the "Team Clark Howard" volunteer center, an advice service for consumer questions staffed by more than 140 volunteers. He found his way into public life almost by accident. While he was living the life of leisure, he was asked to be a guest on a radio show about travel. Clark's new career just appeared out of nowhere. Clark is married and has two daughters and a son. The family lives in Atlanta, Georgia. The Clark Howard Show airs on KSVC AM 980 weekdays from 8pm to 11pm and on Saturdays from 5am to 7am. You can also visit his web site at clarkhoward.com/.


Dirk Van: Dirk is the host of KSVC's First Light, a news-talk show providing in-depth coverage of the top stories of the day with on-scene reports, actualities, analysis, as well as interviews with top celebrities and newsmakers. He traded a career in physical anthropology for broadcast journalism in 1978 when he became news director of WGCH, Greenwich, CT. He graduated to the "Big Apple" as a reporter for WCBS and then news director of WHN. First Light is now in its 12th year and going strong, having won numerous awards from the International Radio Festival, Ohio State University and other prestigious organizations. Dirk can also be heard as the morning drive anchor on Fox News Radio. Listen to Dirk weekday mornings from 5am to 6am on KSVC. Feel free to visit his web site at: www.firstlightradio.com


Lars Larson: Lars has been an award winning investigative news reporter for over 25 years, garnering more than a dozen awards including numerous Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award. Lars has hosted his own highly successful news talk radio show, Lars Larson Show, for the past six years Throughout his career, Larson has worked for radio stations in Eugene, Spokane and Portland. Lars and his wife Tina live in Oregon. The Lars Larson Show airs on KSVC AM 980 Monday through Saturday from 11pm to 2am and on Sundays from 11pm to 5am. You can also visit his web site at http://www.larslarsonradio.com/.


Kim Komando: Kim has built a media legacy driven by her passion for "all things digital." Born and raised in New Jersey, her father was a successful businessman. Her mother was part of the team that developed the UNIX operating system. She graduated from high school at 16 and Arizona State University when she was 20. By then, she had set up a successful business, training people to use their computers. In the mid-1990s, as her show began to grow, she set up WestStar TalkRadio Network with Barry. Today, it has over 425 radio outlets and close to 10 million weekly listeners. The company now also syndicates other national radio shows. The Kim Komando show airs on Saturdays from 8am to 11 am on KSVC AM 980. You can also visit her web site at http://www.komando.com/.


Bill Cunningham: Since 1983, the acclaimed "Voice of the Common Man" has lightened up the airwaves with many national and local politicians, cultural leaders, authors, spin doctors and other miscreants resulting in the most listened to radio show in Ohio. Bill is an attorney, business entrepreneur, former Ohio Assistant Attorney General; he was selected in 1983 as Ohio's Outstanding Young Lawyer by the Ohio State Bar Association; he's married to the Honorable Penelope H. Cunningham (Judge in the Ohio Court of Appeals). You can hear Bill's "Live On Sunday Night, It's Bill Cunningham" Sundays on KSVC AM 980 from 8pm to 11pm.


Dr. James Dobson: James, is founder and chairman of Focus on the Family, a non-profit organization that produces his internationally syndicated radio programs, heard on over 3,000 radio facilities in North America and in twenty languages in approximately 4,130 additional facilities in over 160 other countries. Dobson was for 14 years an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, and served for 17 years on the Attending Staff of Children's Hospital of Los Angeles in the Division of Child Development and Medical Genetics. He has an earned Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (1967) in the field of child development. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of California and a licensed marriage, family and child counselor in both California and Colorado. He is listed in Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare. Focus on the Family Weekend Magazine airs on KSVC AM 980 Sundays from 8am to 9am. Feel free to visit Dr. Dobson's website at www.family.org/.