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He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob's descendants foreve; his kingdom will never end." -- Luke 1: 32-33
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Meet the Staff

Dave AndrewsDave Andrews: Station Manager/Morning Show Co-Host

Dave started in radio as a part-time employee at KJOL, moved onto full time, and now has completed over a dozen years of ministry with this station. He holds a bachelors degree in International Studies from CCU. Married to his beautiful wife Susun, they have two young but extremely cute children (they take after their mom), Elias and Ellianna. When he is not entertaining kids, changing diapers, or cooking for his family, Dave enjoys the shooting sports, reloading, hunting, fishing, reading, a good movie, traveling, and dates with his wife. Catch him weekdays during Morning Drive with Leslie.

Leslie KellLeslie Kell: Morning Show/Mid-Day Host/Public Affairs Director

She holds a bachelors degree in communication with an emphasis in journalism from Colorado Christian University. Leslie has worked on her college newspaper and has also completed some freelance writing projects with other publications. Leslie is married to her husband Zach who also grew up in the Grand Valley. When not at the station, Leslie enjoys hiking and fishing with her husband, and singing any time she gets the chance. With most of her family close by, Leslie can also be found spending quality time with her parents and grandparents.


Kurt NeuswangerKurt Neuswanger: Music Director/Afternoon Drive Host

Kurt has been with KJOL since 1990, during which time he figures he has played approximately 867 episodes of "Adventures in Odyssey"!  And as host of the "Contemporary Music Program" on Saturday nights, he has played everything from dc Talk and Newsboys to Francesca Battistelli and the Sonflowerz.  His broadcast career began in 1979 at KTWR, an AM station in Guam owned by Trans World Radio.  He has worked at various radio stations in Colorado since 1981, and in Grand Junction since 1985.  Kurt loves camping and hiking with his dogs Molly and Patches.


Ken Andrews-ManagerKen Andrews: Weekday Afternoons/Evening Praise Host

Ken has worked in Christian Radio off and on since 1973, and in Grand Junction since 1985. Prior to entering the ministry of Christian Radio, he worked for several years in a variety of “secular radio” formats. Ken is married to his wife, Wendy, and they have four grown children: Amy, David, Alisa, and John. When not working, Ken prefers to be found hunting, competitive shooting or hanging out with family - and especially his grandkids!


DustinDustin Richie: Saturday Morning Host

Dustin Richie is excited to be part of Local Radio Ministry after earlier years in Seattle Christian radio, and reporting Traffic and Weather for Denver. He and his lovely wife enjoy so much of God's peace and beauty, living on the Western Slope. They love hiking and Jeeping in the mountains, as well as leading Worship in Montrose. They have 5 children, 4 grand-kids, and a couple of tanks of Guppy and Betta fish for pets.

ScottScot McIntire: Saturday Afternoon/Sunday Host

Scott worked full-time in Christian radio from 1976 to 1998, eight of those years at KJOL.  He left broadcasting to work in both Christian camping and pastoral ministry.  He recently retired as the full-time pastor of Paonia Christian Fellowship.  Scott met his wife, Scheie, at Azusa Pacific University, where he double majored in Communications and Church ministry.  They’ve been married 43 years, and have six children and seven grandchildren.  Their family has been on the western slope of Colorado for six generations.  Scott’s hobbies are photography, playing acoustic guitar, and ham radio.


Joyce LabigJoyce Labig: Secretary/Receptionist

Joyce has been married to Bob since 1968. They have 3 children: Paul, Rob, and Rhonda (Yes, the former KJOL Rhonda).  They have 9 grand children who all live close. When Joyce is not at the station, she enjoys hanging out with all the "munchkins." Grand kids are the greatest!  You might see her annually at Juco or at a musical concert somewhere in the valley. She loves the Broncos and helping her husband with services at the Atrium each Sunday. Hanging with the "Ancient Ones"- as she so fondly calls the 90 and overs- makes her feel younger. Before she came to KJOL, you may have heard her on the phone or seen her at Denning Lumber/Valley Lumber. She is happy to greet each of you as you stop by or call the station!


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