The Crew

hunterDouble H

Hunter Hendricks joined the River Radio crew in 2007 after graduating from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, but his first foray into radio was in 2003 as a sportscaster for the New Madrid County Central Eagles basketball team. He’s a nerd’s nerd — a lover of movies, a gamer, and a pro-wrestling fan — and is married to one as well. The jury’s still out on whether or not his kid (who is, for the record, a Chihuahua and not a human being) will follow in his footsteps. Favorite artists: Foo Fighters, Bring Me The Horizon, and A Day to Remember.

ericErik Sean

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 daughters Josie and Chloe, and son Christian.

jt 2Jen Taylor

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.

kirbKirby Ray

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

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 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”

aprilApril Keenan

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