KB101 - Continuous Country - 101.1FM - Bemidji, MN

meet our kb101 team

Todd Haugen

Morning Show Co-Host & Chatabout

Todd grew up in the Dakotas, but he came to Bemidji in 1975 to attend Bemidji State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography…of all things.

His involvement in music and theatre led him to Paul Bunyan Broadcasting where he began working in January of 1980. Todd worked part time on KBUN and KB101 until beginning a full-time afternoon show on KBUN Country in April 1980. He moved to mornings in 1984.

In 1985, Todd left Bemidji and Paul Bunyan Broadcasting to work in major market radio at KEBC-FM in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, but he returned to become Program Director of KBUN and KB101 and resumed doing The Morning Show later that year.

Todd is co-host of the KB101 Morning Show with Heidi Boyd and the daily talk show, “Chat-About” with news director Rob Mills. He also serves as Program Director for KB101 and Operations Director for Paul Bunyan Broadcasting.

He shares his life with his three loves: his wife Danelle, and daughters Savannah and Giselle

Heidi Boyd

Morning Show Co-Host

Heidi was born and raised in Shakopee back when it was still a “small town.” The youngest of five, she always got in trouble for talking too much and now she makes it her living!

Heidi studied cosmetology out of high school – another good career for a “professional talker.” She owned a salon in Burnsville for a few years before joining her husband, Pizza Man Dan, in their pizza business. They lived in the town of Lakeville since 1994, were married in 1997 and eventually migrated to the Bemidji area after “visiting” for several years.

Heidi has a stepson, Andrew, and a grandson, Jacob; two kitties, Stinker and Tommi, and an 80 pound Labradoodle, Jesse.

A fan of ANYTHING outdoors, she’d rather be lost in the woods than found at home! When not out hunting or “getting lost”, any season of fishing warms her heart! (Not that she’d brag, but her biggest walleye so far: 28’5”). As far as sports, what’s not to like? Her preferences: baseball, hockey, football, but not necessarily in that order! And, don’t even mention playing games – cards, board games – doesn’t matter….she loves 'em all!

Favorite quotes: "You’ve got two lives: one you’re given, the other one you make." "Make it a GREAT day or not, remember the choice is up to you."

Heidi’s personal comment: This community is truly amazing and very dear to my heart. I can see why it draws so many people, and why people stay once they are here! I am SO proud to be part of the Paul Bunyan Broadcasting team. I feel like I am “home” again! Thanks to all of our listeners! KEEP SMILING AND ENJOY LIFE!

 

Kev Jackson

Sports Director

Operations Manager

Kev was born in San Bernadino, CA. A future as a surfer dude was dashed when his Dad decided to move back to Minnesota, where the family settled in to the tiny hamlet of Red Lake Falls.

After high school, it became apparent that he had no future in the two things he loved: athletic competition and musical performance.Then as he listened to the hits on WLS (at night of course), KKKL in Grand Forks, and KQWB in Fargo, he realized he could play music and talk sports for a living. So a passion for radio was born.

Kev attended Bemidji State University for four years, graduating in 1985 with a degree in Mass Communications. He then did some part time radio work before getting his first full time job in Roseau at KRWB, where he did sports, news, on-air "deejaying" and even sales.

While in Roseau, he met the love of his life, Nicole, and brainwashed her into marrying him. Shortly after that, Kev got the opportunity to move back to Bemidji and become the play-by-play voice of the Lumberjacks. He’s been back since 1987.

After a dozen years of following many Lumberjack teams to exotic locales all over our great state, Kev became (and still is) the Operations Manager and Morning Show co-host with the legendary Tom Lucas on 95.5 KZY when it signed on in 1999. He also roams the hallways and does sports updates on all of the Paul Bunyan Broadcasting stations. He continues to serve as Operations Manager  of The Bun Sports Network and joins Joel Hoover on “High Noon” weekdays.

Kev and Nicole have three children (Jake, Kaila & Mollie), a daughter-in-law (Ashley) & one grandson (Sebastian).

Kat Mullen

Midday 10am - 2pm

Kat Mullen hosts the Midday show (10am - 2pm) on KB101, and is also on the air on Z99 and KZY. When she’s not on the air, Kat is a singer/songwriter, published author and horror movie aficionado. Her favorite season is Autumn, and she loves riding motorcycles, hiking and growing things. Kat says the best job she’s ever had is being “Mima” to her 5 amazing grandchildren. Kat lives with her fiancé and their animal menagerie in Northern Minnesota and hopes that people will continue to realize the importance local radio can play in the health and well being of our various communities.

 

Dave Brooks

Afternoons 2pm - 7pm

Born and raised in Minnesota, Dave got his start at Bemidji State University where he graduated with a Communications Degree and was featured on the campus station, KBSB.  He then moseyed across town where he began work at Paul Bunyan Broadcasting where he worked his way into afternoon drive on KB101!  The man faces sleep deprivation as he anchors the overnight portion of the yearly Radiothon To Prevent Child Abuse!  He can also be heard on KZY fluxing his capacitor during tours to yesteryear!

Dave also spends some time helping the Lakeland Television team with their nightly newscasts behind, and occasionally in front of the camera picking up a spatula or forecast incoming weather fronts from time to time.

Mr. Brooks recently married the most lovely gal who, despite her small stature, terrifies him!  They welcomed their own little tiny bundle in the summer of 2016 and are still learning how to cope with their Big Chunk-O-Cute!  Dave has been active in the community having invested his time with the Bemidji Jaycees, officiating roller derby and mentoring in Student's First. He loves his sports, Halloween and keeping a ninja death-grip on his inner kid.  Honestly, we now KNOW there is something wrong with him.

Mark Anderson

Evenings/Engineer

Mark is heard on all of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting’s four FM’s and capably fills in everywhere!

Mark was born and raised in Effie, MN. After attending Bemidji State University, Mark took a “temporary” job with Paul Bunyan Broadcasting in 1984 that has yet to end.

Mark lives out in the woods with his wife, two children and a menagerie of animals.

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