Bev De Vries
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Bev De Vries
Mornings 6am to 9am

Married with children and grandkids gives me plenty of material to do a morning radio show every day from 6 to 9. Believing in Jesus as my Savior gives me the Hope I need to manage life and a radio station. Thank you for letting me share life with you every day for over 13 years! 

I’d love to hear from you: bev@kcwnfm.org

Here are some interesting tidbits about Bev:

Best thing about living in Central Iowa
While I love the changing of the seasons, mostly winter TO spring, and the values of Midwest people, my favorite reason to live right here is my family all lives here too.

Favorite memory from early in your radio career?
I applied to work at KCWN when Lisa Williams was the manager.  She asked me to do a voice check and put me in the production studio. I just sat there, waiting for the ‘engineer’ to start to audition.  My only radio experience was a brief stint on WHO with my cousin Bonnie where the engineer did everything for me, including turning on the mic!  Lisa popped in and asked what I was waiting for.  When I told her the engineer she fell on the floor laughing.  Within a year, I was working at KCWN and believe me, there is no engineer to do anything for you!

You walk into the studio every day and hope you get to….what?
Connect with our listeners.  Through a story, an observation, a song.  Some days we laugh (especially on Bev and Steve Fridays!), sometimes we cry, we often pray. 

Be a proud parent for a moment.  Tell us about your kids.
Three kids who are really no longer ‘kids’.  Randy and his wife Jodi live north of Peoria, they own Centerpoint Electric. They are busy parents of Colby, 15, Tysen, 10, and Jessa, 7.  Stacey is married to Scott De Boef, they live in Leighton.  Scott sells farm equipment, Stacey wrangles 3 boys, Noah, 14,  Henry, 8, and Wyatt, 5.  Val is our youngest and she and her daughter Georgia, 7, live with us. Now you know why I’ll always have material for a radio show!

How does your spouse complete you?
I guess if being complete means one person would shop, one would not, one would hunt, the other not, then we are the perfect pair!  We have different interests and he actually has hobbies, but we both love God, love our family and have loved each other for over 40 years.  I guess that makes us complete.

If you weren’t an on-air personality you would probably be doing what?
My careers endeavors before radio included working at Strawtown making the onion rings and cheesecake, a real estate agent, owned my own consignment shop, in-home day care, first head cook at Pella Christian High, and a few other things here and there..but if I was NOT doing radio, I would be a teacher..for a day, in the summer.

You have a very rare opportunity to do nothing but what makes you happiest.  What do you do?
I’d be on vacation, in Florida, watching my family play on the beach while the pool boy brings me something cool to drink. 

Which of these three do you do most?  Read a book, watch TV or listen to music?
I listen to a LOT of music..every new song you hear at KCWN and a few you never will.

Who is a worse driver, you or your spouse?
If by bad driving you mean cutting corners and being unable to back up, then I guess it would be me.

What’s the best part of church for you…worship, preaching or pot lucks?
Can’t pick, I love them all!  If you come to our potluck, you’ll enjoy my signature dish: Mississippi Sweet Potatoes! 

Ryan Zondervan
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Ryan Zondervan
Mid-Day 10AM to 1PM

Ryan loves sharing his story with you – perhaps through something he’s learned as a dad of a preschooler and toddler, or from living with Chronic Pain. Ryan wants you to know there is always hope. You can send him a message at:

ryan@kcwnfm.org

Some fun things to know about Ryan:

Favorite memory from early in your radio career?

Well, I’ve only worked in radio for a little over a year, but I think my favorite memory from my “early” days was just the excitement of seeing how everything worked “behind the curtain” so to speak, and the thrill of learning how to do it all myself.  

You walk into the studio every day and hope you get to…what?

I pray I get to connect with my audience in a way that is real and authentic, and hope the things I say and music we play speaks to people where they’re at.  I also hope my struggles with chronic pain can be an encouragement to others who are experiencing suffering.

Be a proud parent for a moment.  Tell us about your kids.

My daughter Caitlin was born in March of 2012 and is a real force of nature.    She is so smart it scares me at times – she’s curious, observant, quite empathetic and a good helper.  My son AJ was born in May of 2015 – he is my little cuddle bug and goofball – he is daddy’s little buddy and makes me laugh a lot.

How does your spouse complete you?

I tend to respond to things very emotionally at times, which can get me into lots of trouble.  My wife can take a step back and logically analyze things.  She’s also a great planner – I get ideas and she figures out how to best execute.

If you weren’t an on-air personality you would probably be doing what?

Well, taking my 5+ year struggle with chronic pain into consideration, I’d probably still be sitting at home not doing much of anything at all!  Working at the radio station has been such an amazing gift and blessing in that regard!

You have a very rare opportunity to do nothing but what makes you happiest.  What do you do?

Eat unlimited amounts of ice cream and never get fat?  No seriously – I love experiencing new places and cultures so I love the thought of traveling around the world with my wife and family.

Which of these three do you do most?  Read a book, watch TV or listen to music?

These days I definitely listen to a lot of music – whether here at the radio station, driving in the car, or via the Amazon Prime Music app on my iPhone when I’m out walking or at the gym.

Who is a worse driver, you or your spouse?

Probably me – I can be pretty absent-minded at times.

What’s the best part of church for you…worship, preaching or pot lucks?

I am definitely a pot luck kind of guy – I love bringing dishes to potlucks, and I just love the fellowship that takes place when people share a meal together.

Lisa Williams
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Lisa Williams
1PM To 6PM

Visit my website at: lifewithlisawilliams.com

Sabra Dyas
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Sabra Dyas
Evenings 7PM to 10PM

Sabra has a passion for teaching and preaching the Word of God, both here at KCWN and through her organization Main Street Ministries.  You can contact her at:

MAINSTREET@MSMINISTRY.ORG

Sabra also has a video blog called Break Time where she shares a daily word of hope and encouragement from God’s Word.

Some fun things to know about Sabra:

Best thing about living in Central Iowa?

Best thing about living in Central Iowa is the friends I have made over the last six years.

Favorite memory from early in your radio career?

Well I have only done radio for the last two months so I am quite novice. However so far I am learning I pronounce things wrong but it’s funny.

You walk into the studio every day and hope you get to….what?

I Think for me I want to give hope to others. I want to inspire others and so it gives back to me knowing I am serving.

Be a proud parent for a moment.  Tell us about your kids.

Cliff and I have four children.  Our oldest is a daughter and she is married and lives in Kentucky. She owns her salon and enjoys being a hair stylists and she is very good.   The second is a son who lives in Illinois with his wife and they have two children and they both are serving in ministry.  The third is a son who lives in Illinois with his wife and they have two children and one on the way and they are in ministry as well. Then we have our youngest one’ a daughter who is 15 and a real gift to the world just like her siblings!

How does your spouse complete you

He seems to finish my sentences anymore. He also knows what I need even before I ask and has an amazing way of meeting my needs.  

If you weren’t an on-air personality you would probably be doing what

Sitting by the beach writing another book.

You have a, very rare, opportunity to do nothing but what makes you happiest.  What do you do?

I love spending time with family and travelling. I love talking and meeting new people. My all time favorite is to talk about the Lord with others and marvel at the way He meets with them.

Which of these three do you do most?  Read a book, watch TV or listen to music?

Probably read a book. 

Who is a worse driver, you or your spouse?

By far my spouse he seems to be adding ten to the speed limit lately.

What’s the best part of church for you…worship, preaching or pot lucks

Hmmm I like the preaching and hearing a new truth.

Brant Hansen
 

Brant Hansen

The Brant and Sheri Show