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EJ Becker:


E.J. Becker -- if you'd like a good idea of who he is, just listen weekday mornings between 5-10.  Along with news, traffic and weather, you'll hear about his love of travel, food, wine, Nebraska football, Billy Joel (who refuses to come on the show), flying, his gorgeous wife Stephanie (who threatened him the first time they ever met) and her cat "Joe the Terrorist."  CLICK HERE to find out more about Kansas City's Morning News with E.J. & Ellen.

Jim Cunningham:


Jim is a 20-year broadcast veteran, having covered news in Manhattan, Topeka and Kansas City as an anchor and reporter. He's also a former police officer and firefighter and a graduate of Kansas State University. His hobbies include golf and storm chasing.

Bill Grady:


Bill Grady is a 45 year veteran of the broadcasting business. A native Southerner, Bill got his start in Texas, but is a
" Midwestern convert." His work has been recognized for covering everything from breaking news to in depth feature series.
When he gets the time, Bill enjoys old movies, spending time with family and friends, and reading.​

Josh Klingler:


As a lifelong Chiefs and Royals fan, thanks to an Aunt and Uncle that have always resided in Independence, MO, Josh jumped at the chance to move to KC in 2003 as a member of KMBZ sister station KCSP 610 Sports..

Marc LaVoie:


Marc is a veteran of more than 20 years in the radio business. He was born in Leavenworth and moved with his family to Wichita while he was in the sixth grade. While working in radio, Marc graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in public relations. He was morning anchor with the award-winning KFDI news team in Wichita when he gladly returned to the Kansas City area by accepting the position of Morning Managing Editor at KMBZ in May 2014. He also works as Public Information Officer for the city of Grain Valley, Missouri. Marc's wife Alice is a high school Spanish teacher and a real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty Diamond Partners in Olathe. Marc and Alice have three children.

Kara Marxer:


Kara Marxer's been with KMBZ since 2010 and in radio since college.  A St. Louis-area native, she fell in love with Kansas City immediately.  When she's not at work, Kara is usually out trying new restaurants, visiting the local wineries, or shoe shopping.  You can catch her weekdays during Dana and Parks, 2-5 p.m.

Ellen Schenk:


Besides news, Ellen Schenk has done a little of everything in radio: music, talk show host, and a VERY brief stint as a traffic reporter (turns out that  dramamine doesn't work for everyone). When she isn't co-hosting Kansas City's Morning News, she spends much of her time trying to persuade her husband Kevin to look at Facebook videos of puppies and making yet another plea to add to their menagerie. ​

Sarah Scott:


Sarah Scott started out in the radio business in January of 2012. She loves reporting about interesting people, state politics, and transportation. In her free time Sarah likes to read books, ride her bike all over Kansas City, and pretend that she doesn’t binge-watch bad television.Her list of favorite things changes every day, but always includes non-fiction, puppies, avocados, and the Oxford comma.

Will Sterrett:


Will Sterrett has spent the past 20 years in radio, including anchoring at CNN Radio Network, WLW/Cincinnati, KTRH/Houston, and KRLD/Dallas before his arrival at KMBZ. He's also programmed a radio network with affiliates in Chicago, Memphis, Baltimore, Boston, and Tucson. His passions include hockey, watching reruns of "In The Heat Of The Night", and domestic travel - and he swears he'll have a potbellied pig as a pet someday.​​

Jeremy Werner:


Jeremy was born, raised, and still lives, in the Kansas City area. Like most Kansas Citians, he enjoys a cold Boulevard beer, rooting on the Chiefs and Royals, and eating BBQ. He also manages to wake up every day and adult to the best of his abilities.​

Austin Barnes (weekends):


Austin is a graduate of Kansas State University (Go Cats!) who has been chasing the news since earning a spot on his middle school broadcasting team. He began his career with the flagship news and talk station in Manhattan, KS. When he isn't delivering the news, Austin enjoys keeping up with pop culture.

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