KORN Sports Director
Steve was always interested in radio since he was a small child growing up in Northwest Iowa and then Southeast South Dakota.
Always imitating broadcasters on TV and radio, Steve was born to talk! He would often record himself, with his parents' help, talking sports or acting out a sports game all on tape.
Steve got his first taste of broadcasting in high school when he was hired by a small country radio station in Mitchell, SD as a weekend announcer and filled in overnights during the summer months. After college at Brown Institute of broadcasting in Minneapolis, MN, Steve was hired back in January 1992 as the full-time overnight announcer. Steve was on overnights until August 1992 when he was promoted to nights, and remained on that schedule until February 1997.
In 1997, Steve got out of the nightlife of radio and managed a cell phone store while doing some sports announcing on Q107. In May 1999, Steve was offered a full-time mornings, sports, and program director job with KORN and Q107. Missing radio for two years, Steve jumped at the situation and returned to radio, and will never get out again. Steve has done mornings on Q107 since 1999 with a brief stop at the end of 2001 as he took over the Sports Department, when his friend and mentor Tom Maxwell passed away.
Steve returned to the morning show and has had a great time doing it again since early 2002. If you listen to his show, you know he often calls himself "Captain Morgan." Although not a real pirate, he sure loves to drink! Steve currently does the morning show on Q107, is the Operations Manager for both KORN and Q107 radio stations, and is the voice of Kernel sports on KORN.
In 2008, Steve was named South Dakota Sportscaster of the Year and made a trip to North Carolina for the awards banquet.
In 2011, Steve was awarded the Sportscaster of the Year from the South Dakota Coaches Association.
Morning Show Host
Clayton originally started his broadcasting career at KORN in January 1993 as a part-time announcer.
In September of that same year, he took over as the full-time evening announcer from 6-Midnight. Clay worked evenings until the spring of 1994, when he moved to the Noon - 6PM afternoon slot and remained in that position for 13 years, eventually also becoming Program Director for KORN.
In 2007, he decided to try a career change and took a position with a local hospital. After encouragement by friends and family, Clay attended Mitchell Technical Institute and graduated in 2010 with high honors. He earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Systems Technology. In 2011, Clay returned to broadcasting on KORN as the morning show host. He has since won multiple awards for his on-air interviews from Associated Press and Eric Sevareid Awards from the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association.
Clay is a native of Tripp, SD and currently lives in Mitchell. His family includes wife Jill, daughter Elizabeth, stepson Patrick, and their yellow lab, Henry. He has a passion for music and plays guitar, mandolin and sings for local events and with the band Starfire. He also has recorded several albums of original music.
KORN Program Director
Clint was born in Mitchell and raised on the family farm west of town.
He graduated from Mitchell High School and attended the University of South Dakota. Clint has been working at KORN since 2001 when he began working weekends and doing in-studio sports coverage. He then started covering sports as an analyst during high school basketball and football games.
He was then promoted to the play-by-play role for Q107 Sports. Clint took over as the host of the KORN Morning Show in the spring of 2004, but now handles the afternoon.
Clint and his wife Jill have two sons. He enjoys spending time playing golf and competing in dart leagues. He has emceed parades for Mitchell's Holiday Parade of Lights, the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo, and Dakota Wesleyan University's Blue and White Days. Clint also is the public address announcer for DWU football and basketball teams.