Meet the On-Air Staff
Chuck Morris is a KMA veteran. He has worn many hats since first coming to KMA in 1980.
His hat currently says "Information Conductor".
Chuck is a self-described "techno" junkie. "If it has anything to do with computers, smartphones
or internet connectivity, I want the latest and greatest".
Chuck and his wife Jane live in Clarinda with daughter Emily. They are protected by two barking
Chihuahuas, Pepper and Jack. Son Mitchell lives in Shenandoah.
Chuck enjoys family activities and riding his Honda Silver Wing.
Don Hansen is a native of Shenandoah and some would say he’s a native of
May Broadcasting! Originally joining the staff while still in high school in 1971
as an evening announcer, Don has spent most of his adult life at May Broadcasting.
Following graduation and Shenandoah High School, (he and Ed May Jr. were in the same
class!) he attended Radio Engineering Institute in Omaha, Nebraska to learn more
about the broadcast business. He continued as the nighttime announcer until 1976
when he was promoted to Music Director and Announcer.
Don has held several positions within the company including Promotions Director,
Programming Director and his current position as AM Operations Manager where
he handles all duties of day-to-day KMA operations.
Don is the father of two sons, Beau and Alex. Don and his wife, Sandy (Sales Manager
for May Broadcasting) live in Shenandoah along with their two dogs.
Dean Adkins was born and raised on a farm in Council Bluffs, IA. Of seven
children, Dean graduated from Lewis Central High School where he enjoyed
participating in music and sports. Dean received his Communications degree
from Iowa State University in 1986. He currently lives in Shenandoah
where he loves spending time with his wife, Kris, and beautiful
daughters; Mikayla, Claire and Sophia.
Mike Peterson has been a news anchor/reporter at KMA since February, 2000. A Fremont, Nebraska native,
Peterson graduated from Cal State Los Angeles in 1986, then returned to the midwest, where he landed his
first radio job at KILR in Estherville in 1987. He then joined KSIB in Creston in 1989, and served as
news director there for 10 1/2 years before coming to KMA.
During his career, Mike has won several awards in the Iowa Associated Press, Iowa Broadcast News Association
and Northwest Broadcast News Association contests. On April 30th, 2011, Mike became the IBNA's 40th
recipient of the prestigious Jack Shelley Award. The IBNA's highest honor, the award is given annually to
a person who has made "an outstanding contribution to the cause of professional broadcast journalism in
Mike's wife Mary is a special education instructor at Shenandoah High School. They have two daughters--Abby
and Anna. Off the air, Mike has appeared in several Southwest Iowa Theatre Group and Clarinda Community
Derek Martin has worked with KMA Sports since September of 2008. Derek started his broadcasting career in
high school when he worked part-time at KDSN Radio in his hometown of Denison. After graduating and receiving
a degree in communications at the University of Iowa; he once again worked at KDSN Radio as Assistant Sports
Director and an Account Executive. After spending a year at KDSN he moved on to KWMT in Fort Dodge and worked
in both news and sports calling baseball and softball for the Gaels of Fort Dodge, St. Edmond. Six months
later Derek came to KMA to get back to his passion of sports broadcasting. In the past, Derek has worked and
written for the Huskers Illustrated website as well as Iowa Preps.
When he's not out broadcasting games Derek enjoys sports, sports, and more sports and spending time with his
wife, Morgan, and dog, Polly....while watching sports. He ranks his favorite teams in order as the Nebraska
Cornhuskers, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Kansas City Royals, and the Dallas Cowboys – a combination of longtime
suffering and sweet championship bliss. If sports aren't on his television then you'll probably see The Office,
WWE Monday Night Raw, or Real World/Road Rules Challenges.
Bryan Clark has been with KMA since December 2009. A New Market native and Bedford High School
graduate, Bryan graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in broadcasting.
After school Bryan worked in the sports department at KWIX/KRES/KIRK Radio in Moberly, Missouri for
about a year and a half before beginning at KMA.
Bryan likes his sports and besides cheering for Northwest, Bryan's favorite teams include the
University of Iowa as well as the Chiefs and Royals.
Bryan lives in Essex with his wife, Mary, and son, Alex.
This marks Nick's second full-time stint with May Broadcasting, though he has been with KMA on
a full or part-time basis since joining the staff in the summer of 1999.
Born in Omaha Nebraska, Nick has spent most of his life in S.W. IA. Currently, He currently serves
as news reporter/announcer for KMA.
When not working, Nick enjoys movie watching (His collection would rival any video store) reading,
acting and playing poker. Nick currently lives in Essex with his fianceé, Lisa.
Born and raised in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota in Hot Springs, Tim
graduated from a broadcasting school in Minneapolis in '76. He has enjoyed
being a Shenandoah resident since '81.
Tim is married to a wonderful woman who loves horses, Pam, and so he's adopted over
20 kids...er horses. They also have 6 other cats (3 indoor), and one Sheltie female dog.
The Sheltie is loads of fun with a rag that seems to be her favorite toy.
In his spare time, Tim enjoys trying to play golf, has a passion for the card
game "Rook" and enjoy watching football. Go Huskers and Rams! Tim
is also a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where he is a trustee.
Let's not forget....He loves chocolate!!!!