Talent

 KRKC Country at Night with Tug Cowart (10p-3a)

I grew up in Northwest Georgia in the City of Dalton.  It’s the Carpet Capital of the World.  If you’re walking on carpet, it was probably made there.  After high school I joined the US Navy where I spent four years as an Operations Specialist aboard the USS South Carolina CGN-37 and USS John F. Kennedy CV-67 in Norfolk, VA. and Jacksonville, FL.  I have been married for 14 years and I have an 11 year old son named Jakob.  Most days you can find me near a ball field, as Jakob is obsessed with sports.  He plays year round baseball, also playing football and basketball in season.  I love being a dad; it is the most important thing is my life.  If we’re not watching Jakob play ball, we’re probably watching a game or in the front yard throwing a ball around ourselves.  I love country music, I was raised on it but I enjoy everything from Pop to Hip Hop, Rock to Contemporary Christian.

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KRKC Country Mornings with Colleen Addair (7a-12p )

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.

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KRKC Country Afternoons with Jessie Addy (12p-5p)

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!

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KRKC Country Evenings with Cathy Taylor (5p-10p)

I was born in a small town near Birmingham, AL and raised in Florida. I’ve called everywhere from the beach to the mountains home and consider enjoying the outdoors second nature. My earliest memory has to be riding my tricycle around the block, and way too close to a busy road. I got in big trouble for that! My second earliest memory is playing DJ and singing along to every song. You could say the influence of radio stayed with me all the way through college, where I majored in Communications.

Lately I’ve discovered a knack for working with horses so I volunteer at a ranch, just grooming the horses and generally seeing to their well-being. It does me a lot of good to do something worthwhile with my spare time.  Country music has been a big part of my life from the start, singing along to Charlie Pride, George Jones and my favorite, Ronnie Milsap, with my dad on road trips. These days, new artist Cam is one of my favorites, and I have a soft spot for Dierks Bentley. Even though I have lived all over the country, home is wherever friends, family, delicious food and awesome music are found. I’m glad to have found a home on 1490 and 104.9 KRKC Country with you!

KRKC Country with Tad Svendsen

Tad Svendsen has been captivated by radio since receiving his first portable for Christmas as a child. He says it’s the first (and still the best) mobile communications device. He’s fastened radios to his bicycle handlebars, strung antennas through trees, and broken more radios than most people will ever own. Tad began broadcasting while still a teen at a country station in South Dakota. He’s gone on to play all kinds of music at stations across the nation, but he always comes home to Country music. It’s his job to make all of the show just as entertaining as the music he plays. Tad’s been known to spend too much money on cars and not enough on haircuts. He enjoys looking after the family farmland each summer. Tad is single but hasn’t yet given up. He lives with his border collie Grady and just about every gadget he can find. He usually has two or three radios all playing at once, and he’s still looking for the best way to attach one to his handlebars.