KTOE News at the top and bottom of every hour

Expanded Newscasts at 7:05am, 8:15am, 12:10pm, 4:05pm, and 5:05pm
News online any time at KTOE.com    Facebook/KTOEnews    Twitter.com/ktoe_news
Email:  news@KTOE.com         Phone: (507) 387-NEWS


Wendy Wilde - KTOE News Director / Morning Anchor 

Email:  wendy@KTOE.com   

KTOE News Director, Anchor, and Reporter Wendy Wilde is a 36 year radio professional who took her first radio job at WEAQ/WIAL Radio in Eau Claire, Wisconsin in 1978 while a Junior at North High School. 

Wendy worked as an Announcer and Program Director in music radio for about a decade, including WMIL/WOKY Milwaukee, WJEZ in Chicago, and WYNK in Baton Rouge, before deciding to move into News Radio in the late 1980s.
Wendy Wilde has been News Director / Anchor at WXMX Radio in Columbus, Ohio;  News Anchor / Reporter at WHIO Radio in Dayton, Ohio; and News/ Talk Show Host at WCCO Radio in Minneapolis.   She studied Pre-Medicine at the University of Dayton, has a BA in Communications from the University of Minnesota, and a 2010 Project Management Certification from the University of Minnesota.

In 2002 Wendy was named Volunteer of the Year Minneapolis Parks and Recreation for raising funding to restore childen's summer activities lost due to budget cuts.  She and her husband Michael founded and operated a nonprofit volunteer-run teen center in Minneapolis, Twin Cities Underground, that saw attendance of over 12,000 teens from 2001-2007. 

Wendy and Michael live in Mankato.  They have three grown children.  

Wendy Wilde is a member of the Radio Television Digital News Association, Society of Professional Journalists, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Associated Press.  

Dave Williams - KTOE Afternoon News Anchor / Reporter

Email:  dave@ktoe.com   

KTOE Afternoon News Anchor and Reporter Dave Williams has both journalism and radio broadcasting experience, dating back to his high school days at Southwest High in Minneapolis, where he won two state awards for his journalism work in the Anchor.  
Dave continued in journalism at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, covering the faculty and staff beat for the Minnesota Daily, and frequently lending a hand on other beats, including crime, student government, and health. He worked with court records, police briefings, and the logistics of governmental meetings.
At KUOM Radio, at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities for two years, Dave Williams was the Production Director, a paid staff position.  He was in charge of producing promotional announcements and staging for the radio station, and also coordinated volunteer schedules.  He hosted music shows on the radio station for several years, as well.  
Dave Williams has a BA in English from the University of Minnesota.    He joined KTOE in December of 2013.  


Anthony Reinhardt - Website News Assistant Editor

Anthony Reinhardt has been with KTOE since January of 2014, having joined the News Department in a career training internship through MRCI.  
In March Anthony became a part time member of the News Department.  Each weekday Anthony puts KTOE Radio News on our website.  
This involves editing KTOE News stories for web publication.  Anthony does an excellent job, using advanced grammar, judgement calls, and decision-making skills that result in high quality web news journalism for KTOE.com readers.


KTOE News Interns 2014 - 2015

Thank you to News Interns Philip Weyhe and Meg Introwitz-Williams who were a great help in the KTOE Newsroom in 2014 to 2015.  
Philip Weyhe, a 2014 Minnesota State University graduate was dedicated to staffing the KTOE Newsroom on Sundays for more than six months, and was instrumental in helping cover a number of breaking stories.
Meg Introwitz-Williams, 2013 University of Minnesota graduate and 2014 graduate student maintained the KTOE News Facebook page for much of 2014, manually posting news stories from the KTOE.com website on a daily basis.
Michael Maurer, a Senior at Minnesota State University, broadcast live from the DFL CD-1 headquarters on Election Night 2014 on KTOE.  Maurer brought key political figures to the air for KTOE listeners throughout our live election coverage.

Pete Steiner - KTOE Show Host 

KTOE Show Host Pete Steiner has been with KTOE Radio since 1988. A 35-year radio veteran, Pete Steiner hosts his radio show from 10am-1pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and anchors midday newscasts on those days. 

Pete continues to host the award-winning Talk of the Town interview show weekday afternoons at 1:05 on KTOE.
Pete served as KTOE News Director from 2000-2012 and twice won the Associated Press award for Minnesota newsrooms with one or fewer full-time reporters, the Lone Ranger Award.
In his spare time he plays guitar and writes songs -- he has two self-produced CD's and performs occasionally at local clubs and coffee houses. Pete Steiner also writes "The Way It Is" column for Mankato Magazine, published monthly.

Dustin Wilmes - KTOE Show Host

KTOE Show Host Dustin Wilmes joined KTOE in January 2005 after graduating with degrees in Journalism and Public Relations from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Dustin started his broadcast career in 2004 as part of the news crew at KMSU 89.7 FM-Mankato. He continues to volunteer there, hosting a show called The Five Count every Saturday from 10 p.m. to midnight. He's also the founder and editor of Save the Crumbs, a local magazine in Mankato.
You can hear Dustin on KTOE weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. Dustin also anchors news Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 6 a.m. to noon.

John Maiers - KTOE Show Host

John Maiers joined KTOE in 2003.  He can often be heard anchoring KTOE News during his airshifts every other Saturday morning every Sunday afternoon for the ariwaves of AM1420 and 102.7 FM.

John anchors morning KTOE News on vacation days, and reports live on election nights.
John launched his broadcast career in 1991 at KVSC in St. Cloud where he hosted a variety of programs including music, sports and news, as well as an occasional call for St. Cloud State University sports.  He also worked at WJON and WWJO for several years before returning to Mankato.

John Maiers is a 2009 graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato, and a native of lower North Mankato.

KTOE Show Hosts who conduct interviews with newsmakers

Don Rivet and Dan McCargar on the Morning Blend

Pete Steineron Talk of the Town

Barry Wortel on Barry and Friends

Dustin Wilmes on The Dustin Wilmes Show

KTOE News at the top and bottom of every hour

Expanded Newscasts at 7:05am, 8:15am, 12:10pm, 4:05pm, and 5:05pm
News online any time at KTOE.com    Facebook/KTOEnews    Twitter.com/ktoe_news
Email:  news@KTOE.com         Phone: (507) 387-NEWS
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