KXLG was Awarded the Watertown Chamber Business of the Year in 2014
Bob Faehn is the owner and manager of KXLG. Bob’s radio career started in Watertown in 1984 with KSDR Radio. He eventually became the station’s owner, and added KS93 in 1990. He sold those stations in 2000, worked in Sioux Falls radio in 2001 and 2002, and founded KXLG in 2009. He was named South Dakota’s Broadcaster of the Year in 1994, and received the Tom Brokaw award for distinguished service to South Dakota Broadcasting in 2012.
Bob’s list of community involvement is long, including such things as being President of the Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce, President of the Watertown United Way, President of the South Dakota Broadcasters Assn., and a member of the SD State House of Representatives, where he was the House Majority Leader his final two years. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Prairie Lakes Hospital, and Watertown Community Foundation. He is currently a member of the SD Board of Technical Education.
Bob is a native of the Florence/Wallace area, and along with his wife, Susie, have two children and six grandchildren.
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KXLG’s David J. Law is a lifelong resident of South Dakota and a 1966 Gary High School and 1970 SDSU graduate.
David began his broadcast career in 1971 and has worked his entire career on-air in radio news and other programming, all in the community of Watertown. He’s also the 1994 recipient of the South Dakota Broadcaster’s Association’s Tom Brokaw Award and was the 2004 South Dakota Broadcaster of the year.
Dave has served on numerous boards and commissions including the South Dakota Broadcasters Association and South Dakota Educational Telecommunications Commission. Most recently he was inducted into the South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame where he was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement award for his participation in and promotion of Rock and Roll music in South Dakota.
Dean Johnson is a graduate of Milbank High School and SDSU. Following graduation, Dean taught biology and coached wrestling for 5 years in Pierre. In 1976, he moved to Watertown to work for Sorenson Broadcasting and has been in the radio business ever since.
Dean has been married to his wife, Diane, since 1971 and they have two children, Jessica and Scott. Jessica and her husband, Jon Benson, have two kids, Gabe and Nora, and live in Fargo, ND while Scott and his wife, Angie, also have two kids, Grant and Quinn, and live in Sioux Falls.
Dean is currently a Board Member of Jenkins Living Center and has been for the past 20 years. He also is a past Board Member of the Watertown Chamber of Commerce and has also served on multiple boards for the Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Watertown.
In his spare time, Dean loves to travel as well as be with his family and grandchildren.
Carol Zillgitt is a veteran in the advertising and marketing industry with nearly 25 years of print, television and radio experience.
Carol has been active in her community and Vintiques Car Club and is very active in the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Throughout the years, Carol has served on many committees and boards and participated in many organizations such as Conventions and Visitors Bureau, Junior Achievement, United Way, Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee & State Committee Woman for the Republican Party of Codington County.
|Jim Aesoph||Jim Aesoph is Watertown’s most well-known “Morning Man” after spending 30 years on morning radio in Watertown. Jim has become well-known for some of his on-air creations like “The Dakota Call”, which earned him the prestigious A.H. Pankow Award from the SD Department of Tourism. Jim was also named South Dakota’s Broadcaster of the Year in 1992. Jim and his wife Brenda have four children, and 5 grandchildren.|
Mary Neuroth has been with KXLG since 2009 and is a Certified Radio Marketing Consultant with more than 15 years radio experience. She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a BS in communications/PR advertising
Mary’s community involvement includes being a past board member of the Watertown Community Recreation Center, actively participated in Watertown United Way campaign, having served on the committee for the promotion of Watertown, SD and volunteering with the Redlin Art Center Annual Event.
She has also served on a state level with SD Governors Invitational Pheasant Hunt and SD Governors Buffalo Round-Up. For over 5 years Mary has had the opportunity to work with the SD Department of Tourism.
Steve Jurrens is a sales associate since April 2018 working with areas like Webster, Castlewood, Clear Lake and Watertown.
Steve is a graduate of Castlewood High School. Following graduation, he has been in sales ever since. Being a veteran of customer service, he always puts the customer first.
Steve has been married to his high school sweet heart since 2004 and they have 2 daughters, Aralyn and Gianna.
Steve has been active in Watertown’s local BNI referral group where he was Vice President and participated in many local charities like Codington County Cares, I.C. School’s turkey bingo and Annual Barn Dance.
In Steve’s spare time he enjoys kayaking, playing guitar, golf and spending quality time with his family!
Jan Robson grew up on a dairy farm near Revillo and Gary, South Dakota and graduated from Grant-Deuel high school in Revillo. After graduation she attended Brown Institute in Minneapolis and obtained a degree in Broadcasting. Since then, Jan has worked in the broadcast industry for over 30 years, both on air and behind the scenes.
She is married to Don Robson, who owns Business Telephone Company in Watertown. They have two children, Jon and Katie, who both graduated from Watertown High School. Jon lives in Minneapolis, MN and works in the field of graphic and web design and Katie lives in Omaha, NE, is married and is a kindergarten teacher.
Don Egert was born and raised in Watertown, graduating from Watertown High School and the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. He served as an officer, in the Signal Corp and following his service in the military, along with his partners, was a builder and co-owner of a Am and FM station in Ortonville Minnesota. His first radio job was in Watertown with subsequent positions at KSOO in Sioux Falls, KUSD in Vermillion, KYNT in Yankton and KDIO in Ortonville.
For over 30 years he has done voice-over work for Pioneer Public Television in Appleton Minnesota. He returned to Watertown and for three and a half years at KWAT, prior to his association with KXLG-FM. He works mainly in the news area as an assistant at KXLG. Don and his late wife Sally, have two grown sons, Steven and James, along with two grandsons, Mitchell and Jack.
Katie Hansen has been with KXLG since September of 2009 and is the 2pm to 6pm on air person Monday through Friday. She also has a weekly fishing show on Saturday mornings at 7:10 with celebrity guests. Katie got her start in radio in Alexandria, Minnesota, her home town.
She is the proud mother of four girls and a very proud grandmother. In her spare time, Katie loves fishing, fishing, fishing and… fishing.
Tim Williams is a comedian, writer, ice cream enthusiast and KXLG announcer! A Watertown native, Tim lived on both coasts while making The Whitest Kids U’ Know, a sketch comedy TV show that aired on IFC for 5 years.You can find the sketches all over YouTube but some of them are dirty so be careful. Tim loves being a part of the best radio station in the galaxy! You can hear him on weekends and sporadically throughout the week! Thank you for reading this
Robbyn Gauger-Givens grew up in Clear Lake, SD and went on to graduate from Concordia College-Moorhead, MN with a degree in Speech, Communications & Theater Arts with a music minor.
She has enjoyed more than 35 years of working in some form of communications, whether it be radio broadcasting, advertising or marketing. Robbyn currently serves full-time as the Worship & Music Coordinator at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer and is fortunate to keep her hands in radio as a part-time announcer with KXLG.Robbyn keeps busy in her spare time as vice president and publicity chair for Karing Kapers, Inc. You'll often find her singing, acting, dancing, or all three, in events or productions throughout the community. She and her husband, Ron, have two grown sons, Prescott and Darian.
Lori (Dailey) Koehn
Lori (Dailey) Koehn has been with the KXLG family since July 2011 and has worked for radio stations in Watertown, SD since 1994.
Lori and her husband, Rich, have two grown boys who both graduated from Watertown High School. In her spare time, Lori enjoys being with her family and spending time with friends camping and boating.
Troy VanDusen is a part-time news man at KXLG. Troy began his radio career at the age of 14 when he began working weekends at KSTC/KNNG in Sterling, Colorado. At 16, he moved to South Dakota and began working weekends for Bob Faehn at KSDR-AM while finishing High School. After finishing high school, Troy took a full-time position as an announcer at KS93. In 1992 he accepted a position as the morning man on KDLO. In 1997, Troy left radio and went into law enforcement. He currently serves as a Sergeant for the Watertown Police Department where he serves on the SWAT team as a negotiator and acts as the department’s public information officer. Troy is a graduate of the FBI’s National Academy program in Quantico, Virginia. He is also a Codington County Commissioner serving the residents of District 4.
He has been married to his wife Carol for 25 years and has two daughters, Megan and Lauren.
Melissa Herrboldt is the Promotions Director and Part Time Sales Associate for KXLG but also gets to help out in many other areas here at the station.
Melissa grew up in Webster, SD and graduated from Webster High School. She then furthered her education at Lake Area Technical Institute with a degree in Marketing/Management/Sales.
Melissa has been in radio since the start of her joining KXLG in August 2009 with 1 year prior experience in radio. She has lived in Watertown since 2002 with her husband, Jeremy, and are proud parents to their daughter Ava and son Brody. Her hobbies include spending time with her family and friends, as well as decorating and going to concerts.
835 Jenson Avenue
PO Box 850
Watertown, South Dakota 57201
On Air: 605.753.5954 (KXLG)
David J. Law
Assistant News Director
Part Time News Director
Part Time Announcer
Part Time Announcer
Promotion Director/Sales Associate
In the Spring of 2014, KXLG moved from the historic SD Post Office building now known as Old Post Office Square, to a new building located at 835 Jenson Avenue. The location offers a very friendly and inviting atmosphere to all KXLG guests and also provides room for growth for the KXLG team. If you haven’t seen it yet, come on down, we’d love to show you around.