Operations Manager / Maverick Morning Show Host - 105.5 Maverick FM
I grew up near White, SD and have been interested in radio since my time as a 4-H member, when the club got to “takeover” the local station for a day once a year. I attended both USD in Vermillion and SDSU in Brookings before graduating from SDSU in 2013. I was lucky enough to be involved in University radio at both KAOR at USD and KSDJ in Brookings, hosting late night music shows. I moved to Aberdeen from Sioux Falls, where I gained radio experience working on both music and news/talk stations. When I get the chance, I enjoy spending time discovering new music and watching Twins and Vikings games. You can hear me mornings on 105.5 FM or doing play-by-play and color commentary during local sports seasons.
I was born in southwest Missouri in the early 1970’s. I was raised in the small town of Carthage. Carthage is most famous for the marble that is mined there. I began my career in radio in Carthage in 1991. After 7 years I moved to Fayetteville Arkansas in 1998 and in 2004 met my wife Melissa and moved to Aberdeen. I have 2 children and I love being in Aberdeen.
My experience in the media industry includes every aspect of commercial radio. As a broadcaster and producer, I have created award winning marketing campaigns in local, regional, and national markets. I am a free lance writer photographer and former recording artist. I am also a HUGE KC CHIEFS football fan, volunteer for the Special Olympics, and love motorcycles.Listen to me Monday through Friday from 2-6 PM on Killer Hits 107.7 The Shark!
DJ CJ in The Afternoon - Monday-Friday 2-6 PM - 105.5 Maverick FM
Carleigh Jeen(CJ) Klein was born and raised in Rapid City, SD and is a longtime lover of music and radio. She moved to Aberdeen in 2016 to attend NSU, graduating in December of 2020 with a BFA in Music with a minor in Business. In her free time, she enjoys painting, making playlists, combing e-bay and flea markets for used CDs, and listening to Ska. This is her first job in radio and hopefully the start to something wonderful! She is beyond excited to be on the Dakota Broadcasting team, and is happy to join their mission in highlighting Independent artists on the Maverick. You can catch her on air every weekday from 2 - 6pm for "DJ CJ in the Afternoons" on 105.5 Maverick FM!
Adam St. Paul
I am the information director at Dakota Broadcasting, covering news and sports while providing play-by-play and color commentary. I am from the small town of Wheaton Minnesota which is located on the way western side of the state, right next to North and South Dakota. I have wanted to work in radio since I was in high school and got my first experience doing the Wheaton high school news on a local radio station. I went to college at North Dakota State in Fargo where I graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism. I was the News Director at the campus radio station KNDS for two years and was heavily involved in sports while I was there as well. I came to Aberdeen from O’Neill Nebraska, the official Irish Capital of Nebraska, where I was the sports director for KBRX radio. I’ve enjoyed my time here in Aberdeen mostly because the people in the community have made me feel so at home. You can hear me every morning on both our morning shows providing both news and sports. You will also hear me doing play-by-play and color commentary for local sports when the season gets going again.