KCYN On Air Personalities

tad  Tad Svendsen (4am-7:30am )

I’ve been hooked on radio since I got my first portable set when I was nine years old. I started playing country music on the radio when I was 16, and have been heard on some of the best stations in the nation.  I’m a certified gadget fan, but I find I spend too much time charging batteries for my toys.  I enjoy looking after the family farms, but don’t enjoy paying the bills.  I also enjoy reading and learning, but discovered there’s a lot more to learn.  I’m single, clean my own house, do my own laundry, and live with my roommate of 17 years, my dog Grady.

Canyon Country Morning Show

       7:30-9:30

Wake up to Jennifer Johnson with local news, weather, events, interviews, music and lots of fun!

 

colleen  Colleen Addair (9:30am-1pm)

My radio career began in Southern WV at 16. I’ve been lucky enough to host nationally syndicated radio shows:  “Colleen’s Classic Country USA, and “Cross Country Songs of Faith.” — Past TV stints: Host on the “Shop At Home” network, and Weathercaster.  I’m married to Scott, the great hunter (think Duck Dynasty — beard and all). We have one daughter, Katie, who is about to finish her college career as a registered nurse. We are all country music fans. Many evenings at our house are spent fishing at our pond. — I am the lead vocalist of a worship band.  My faith is very important to me. — I’ve ridden motorcycles since I was a kid, and LOVE my Indian Chief. We are currently restoring a ’69 Camaro that I will drive a LOT. — Early on, I pledged my heart to Elvis, and then Waylon Jennings. I love how Keith Urban feels the music when he plays, and Kenny Chesney’s incredible knack of picking great songs.  There are so many talented acts, but the sound that Eric Church and Zac Brown are bringing to country is really cool. I also believe there’s a place for artists like Steven Tyler. — I’m just a country fan.   Period.

 

jessie  Jessie Addy (1pm-6pm)

I was born in Dallas, TX where my dad was following his radio dream and my mom was a Registered Nurse, but I mostly grew up in Michigan.   I was the kid in school that wanted to be everyone’s friend, so I was in the band (Tuba), hung out with the theatre kids and played basketball, baseball and football.   My younger brother shared my passion for music, which made for a noisy house growing up.  I graduated from Michigan State University (Go Green!) with a degree in Geography and planned on being a teacher.   I really enjoy any chance to be outside fishing, golfing or skiing….which I have zero talent for any of them.  My inside time is spent trying to learn more about wine, trying to learn Spanish and trying to perfect the 3 Chicken dishes I can cook. I’m so grateful to be able to listen and talk about music for a living and maybe I’ll see you at a show sometime!

 

penny  Penny Mitchell (6pm-7pm )

I was born in Colorado Springs, grew up in Canon City and am insanely proud to be a Colorado native. I met my husband in college at the campus radio station.  Our first date was a media banquet; we got engaged three months later.  I was working in Colorado Springs at the time; my Dad came VERY close to putting a station bumper sticker on the back of his tux as he walked me down the aisle, but he knew my Mom would have murdered him.  We decided to not have kids and instead are putting our veterinarian’s children through school. 😉   I am a voracious reader (I actually kind of hate television).  I love to hike,   I’ve climbed four of Colorado’s 14,000 foot mountains.  I love to travel.  I love ALL kinds of music.  I still think radio is absolutely magical.  You flip a switch, you’re suddenly no longer alone.  It’s amazing.

lia  Monday – Saturday 7pm – Midnight

I’m Lia. The host. The Facilitator. The sticky substance that holds the stories together with the songs. I’m the gal who can’t for the life of me keep a secret yet everyone seems to tell me their secrets anyway. I love my job. I’m happily married to the luckiest guy on earth, Chad. I have 4 kids. All of them smart, spoiled and love country music. In my spare time, I play word games, mind games and lock myself in the bathroom for 5 minutes of peace at least once a day.  Here’s a secret about me:  I never talk on the phone when I’m not at work. That could be because I do it every night for hours.  My sisters complain constantly about me never calling them back. Even my husband occasionally goes to voice mail. We have 3 dogs and spend as much spare time as we can on our boat. Even holidays like Christmas and New Years, we are on that boat.

I was born and raised in Kentucky. My mom, a Southern Belle housewife, and my dad, a farmer, bar owner, janitor, banjo picker, had finally had enough kids. I was the last of four and, believe me, I think I was the reason they didn’t want anymore!  I grew up in a small town in Kentucky, with not much to do but plug my ears while my dad tried to pick his banjo and run through the sprinklers on a hot summer’s day. I was definitely a Daddy’s Girl. Even though I hated that banjo, I loved my dad. The hardest thing I ever went through in my life was the death of my dad. I was only fifteen–too much for a young girl to take! When I was a kid Country Music was always around. In the car, in the house, at my dad’s bar. I have to admit most of my teenage years were spent listening to Rock Music. I was a HUGE fan of Pink Floyd.  We’d have music wars in our home with my dad cranking up “He Stopped Loving Her Today” to try and drown out my “Comfortably Numb.”

I left Kentucky, my family, my friends and my life behind after my dad passed and moved hundreds of miles cross-country to be with my oldest sister, Connie (my role model, best friend and confidante), and her husband. I finished school and moved out on my own at 17. I went off to college with absolutely no idea  what I was going to do with my life. Purely by accident, I got into Country radio.  Believe me when I say that I am sure my dad teamed up with God to make that happen. When I started The Lia Show I had no clue it would be something I’d do for years to come. I just hoped that people would listen and occasionally call. They did and they still do.

As far as this show goes, I just want you to know that we all work very hard each night to put this thing together. I’m so lucky to have such a great team of people to work with. I’ve hosted The Lia Show for more years than I care to count, however I feel like over those years I’ve grown up on the air and I love my job.

 

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