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Branden Rathert

Branden Rathert is an award-winning talk show host with nearly 25 years experience hosting radio shows. He has won Edward R. Murrow and Associated Press awards for documentaries on homelessness, SWAT teams, his reporting on the Gulf Coast Oil Spill, the Sandy Hook shooting, and the Gulf Coast floods of 2014.

Branden has a son in his 20’s named Trevor and 2 grandkids, Liam and Ryder. When he’s not inside the studio, he’s outside exploring Missouri’s abundant creeks, and skiing and whitewater rafting in Idaho.

The achievement he’s most proud of, beating the perennial number radio show in Marion-Carbondale, IL less than a year into the job (the station happened to be Zimmer owned!) His most embarrassing moment, having comedienne Phyllis Diller hang up on him in the middle of an interview for something she misunderstood him saying.

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Brad Tregnago

Brad Tregnago grew up in Moberly. He’s lived in Columbia ever since starting at the University of Missouri. He graduated from the MU School of Journalism, and started working in news and sports full-time at a group of stations in his hometown. Brad joined the Zimmer family as News Director in 2012, and also broadcasts for Mizzou women’s basketball and football.

Brad and his wife Megan have two kids, son Ryan and daughter Elise. When he’s not yelling at the TV during a Tigers, Chiefs, or Cardinals game, Brad is reading about the latest news and sports issues on Twitter. He’s also a House of Cards fan, and thinks The Godfather is clearly the best movie of all time.

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Laura Nauser

I’ve been a resident of Columbia since 1992. I received my Bachelor of Arts Political Science, from Columbia College. I had the honor of serving on the Columbia City Council 2005-2011, 2013-2014, 2014-17, and twice elected to serve as Mayor ProTem. Throughout my council career I focused on youth and family issues especially issues related to disadvantaged children and those in the criminal justice system. I am married with two children, three grandchildren, and four rescue dogs. In my free time, I enjoy reading, crocheting, and riding my horse.

Jeff Studley

Jeff Studley is just a simple Howard County kid entering his 31st year in the radio business. Following the plans in his high school yearbook, he has been on the air on 7 different stations across mid-Missouri! Jeff is blessed or perhaps cursed to now own a historic 1856 stone cottage in Boonville where he is happily connected with his love of 9 years, Amy, and her son Nick.

Not known for being overly serious, Jeff is normally the guy in the room telling a story or laughing at yours. In his spare time, Jeff can be found working on his house, searching for vintage items or cheering on the Bonnville Pirates both home and away!