Commander of Southeast Missouri’s newest morning show, The Fix.
Background: Grew up in and around New Madrid, MO, graduating from NMCC in 2003. First job in radio was sportscasting the NMCC Eagles basketball team. Graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. Joined the River Radio staff in ’07. Married in late 2011; no children, but a little chihuahua who thinks he’s people.
Hobbies: Video games, reading, writing, and amateur stand-up comedy
Favorite Artists: The Foo Fighters, Chevelle, The Black Keys
Favorite Movies: Ghostbusters, Tombstone, Superbad
Favorite Game Series: Mass Effect, Assassin’s Creed, Legend of Zelda, Fallout
Favorite Food: Loaded Potato Skins
Quote: “Amat Victoria Curam” (Victory Loves Preparation)
Erik Sean is the Sports Director for River Radio. He joined the staff in July of 1997 after attending Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He began his radio career in Southern Illinois at WJPF in Herrin, Illinois in November of 1994. Erik is the play by play announcer for Southeast Missouri State University Football, Men and Women’s Basketball, and Baseball. Erik is an 11-time winner of the Missouri Broadcasters Association’s play by play award and a three time winner of the MBA’s sports award. He was also the Illinois Radio Network play by play winner in 1997. He resides in Jackson with wife Bobbi, also a local radio personality, 12 year old daughter Chloe, 7 year old daughter Josie, and 18 month old son Christian.
Jen Taylor has been entertaining dozens of listeners for 17 years. Her career began in Colorado Springs playing the hits…but on a double tape deck…while sitting on the floor…surrounded by her stuff animals. Jen had radio in her blood at an early age and was on the air…fo realz…at the tender age of 18. She spent much of her career in North Dakota and Minnesota. Finally realizing she needed to thaw out, Jen made the drive to southeast Missouri.
Jen enjoys working out once a month, whether she needs it or not, and taking a yoga class every three years…she lives in Jackson with her family, which includes the love of her life…her dog Izzy.
Background: 104.1 – Berkeley Free Radio – On air personality – Berkeley, California – 94-96
KCGQ Real Rock 99.3 – Cape Girardeau, MO – 1997 – To Current
KGKS Kiss 93.9 – Cape Girardeau, MO – On air personality – 2005 to 2012
KLSC The River 92.9 – Cape Girardeau, MO – On air personality – 2008 to 2012
KGKS The River 93.9 – Cape Girardeau, MO – On air personality – 2013 to Current (as a fill in)
KZIM / KSIM – Cape Girardeau, MO – On air personality – 2013 to Current
KBSI Fox 23 – Cape Girardeau, MO – On air personality – 2000 – 2004
KFVS 12 – Cape Girardeau, MO – On air personality – 2000 To Current
Favorite Artists: AC/DC, Lady Gaga, Kreator, Black Sabbath, Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Led Zeppelin, Mayhem, Marduk, Enthroned, Motley Crue, Dimmu Borgir, Borknagar, Bathory, Pentagram, Vintersorg, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ratt, Nuclear Assault, Destruction, Ozzy, Children Of Bodom, The Chasm, WASP, Montrose, Johann Sebastian Bach, Arcturus, Dio, Satyricon, Whitesnake, Darkthrone, Hecate Enthroned, Gorgoroth, Fight, Opeth, Dokken, Samael, Fastway, Einherjer, Twisted Sister, Windir, In Flames, Judas Priest, Amon Amarth, Motorhead, Drivin’ Rain, Pungent Stench, Ancient, Triumph, John Cage, Iron Maiden, Ulver, Emperor, Tesla, Soulgrind, Accept, Behemoth, Siebenbergen, Overkill, Metal Church, Obituary, Saxon, Lowbrow, Cinderella, Doro Pesch, Cradle of Filth, Exodus, The Scorpions, Opera IX, Grave, Deep Purple, Unleashed, Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar, UFO, Old Man’s Child, Nazareth, Himinbjorg, Witchery, ZZ Top, Cannibal Corpse, Disinter, Dark Funeral, Sentenced, Ludwig van Beethoven, Enchanter, The Taintskins, Hirax, Adios Gringo, Krokus, Rammstein, The Haunted, Brant, Impaler, Slayer, Van Halen, The Dirty 30s, The Darkness, Jethro Tull, Nightwish, Gehenna, The Gathering, Carcass, Grimfist, Krabathor, Krisiun, Megadeth, Harkonin, Erik Satie, & Death Metal, Thrash, Black Metal, Power Metal, Speed Metal, Female Metal, & ALL metal ! Anything passionate, done with emotion, & intense!
Favorite TV Shows: The Rockford Files, Gunsmoke, That Metal Show
Favorite Food: I love all types of food, but Seafood is my favorite!
Quote: MOTÖRHEAD’s LEMMY: “I Treat People As I Expect To Be Treated”
1997: Graduated Broadcast Center St. Louis, Mo
AA John A Logan College Communications
1997 WDML Rock&Roll 106.9 FM Woodlawn, IL
1997 WMIX Mt. Vernon, IL
1998 WVZA VZA 92.7 Marion, IL “The Breakfast Show”
1999 WQUL Classic Rock 97.7 The Bear Marion, IL
20002004 WTAO Rock 105.1 TAO Marion, IL
20042010 WDDD 107.3 W3D Marion, IL “Wes and April in the
20102012 WHCO “The TBone Morning Show”. Sparta, IL
2012 WARH 106.5 The Arch, St. Louis, MO
2013 KCGQ Real Rock 99.3 Cape Girardeau, MO
**I am what happens when you take a girl from Texas and raise her
in Southern Illinois. Half GermanHalf Mexican, I am basically
your worst germexi nightmare.”
Favorite Movies: Rocky Horror, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Super Troopers
Favorite Aritists: NIN, anything Jack White does (White Stripes,
Ranconteurs, Dead Weather) Prince, Motorhead, Sevendust, Tool,
Clutch, Everlast, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Alice in Chains, Foo Fighters,
Sick of it All, Tesla, Audioslave, Son House, AC/DC, Hank III, Korn,
Link Wray, Dick Dale, Joan Jett, Johnny Cash, Janis Joplin, Rev
Horton Heat….really this could go on and on for days.
TV Shows: Right now, I can’t stop watching Game of Thrones and
Shameless. My favorite TV show of all time is Twin Peaks.
Favorite Food? Pizza, pizza, and PIZZA.
Quote: “Follow your inner moonlight. Don’t hide the madness.” – Allen Ginsberg
Overnight Rock God
I was born in Cape Girardeau and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in December 2013with degrees in Radio and Journalism. Before attending Southeast Damon had grown up in Richmond,Virginia but decided to return home for school. I am huge fan of classic rock and have seen Styx,Foreigner, Kansas and Motley Crue all in concert. Obviously want to get that list up but it is hard to see some of those classic groups anymore.
Along with music, I am in love with everything sports related. It is hard to find a bigger St. Louis Cardinals fan as I watch every game. Also I am a huge Rams and Blues fan but besides the Cards I probably get most excited for Kentucky basketball! Also growing up in Virginia made me a Virginia Tech football fan.
Chances are if there is a big sporting event within driving distance for a quick trip I am there. I have been to two Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games both in St. Louis! Also I was at the 2011 World Series Game 7 but went up there just to watch from the outside (no ticket) and be there for the atmosphere. Again I am pretty addicted to sports.
I also really like movies. I’ll watch any genre but really enjoy those movies that are considered classics. For example The Godfather Part 1 and 2, Shawshank Redemption and Fight Club. There are many more but to many to list. Along with movies I love to watch TV shows. I watch a ton of them but most I will admit are not very good. My favorites are The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. It does not get any better than those two right now! Also I loved How I Met Your Mother before about the last 30 minutes of the series. Am I right?
Just some final quick thinks when it come to food I will eat anything other than Chinese or seafood. Favorite food though is pizza, cheese burgers and pulled pork (mainly pulled pork nachos).
You can hear me every night on Real Rock 99.3 from Midnight to 6 AM.