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Johnny Rhodes

Johnny Rhodes

97.3 the Rock Program Director

Host of the Morning Rock Show (weekdays 5:30a-10a)

johnrhodes@973therock.com

Here are the fun facts……

Work: Been in radio for a long time! The years I’ve been on the airwaves in this town have reached the legal drinking age. Cheers!

Personal: Married with children….and dog. My wife Carrie has put up with me since ’99, and my boys go to Roosevelt and Hempstead. My dog, Loki, is my best friend, and thanks to his need for lengthy walks every day, I’ve not turned into an extra-large DJ over the years!

My interests are guitars, and photography. And, that’s about it. You did read that part about children, work, and dog, right? Not time for much anything else!

Favorite band: Changes on a weekly basis, but always in the top 5 are Savatage, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Amaranthe, Manowar, and anything Zakk Wylde does!

If you’d like to know anything else, listen to the radio show. Or drop an email anytime at johnrhodes@973therock.com.


Jesse Gavin

Jesse Gavin

97.3 the Rock News Director

jgavin@radiodubuque.com

Jesse Gavin is KDTH’s News Director. He anchors morning and noon newscasts each weekday. Jesse is a native of the Tri-States, growing up in Cascade. His first job in radio came while he was still in high school, and he’s been “on the air” ever since. Jesse has an extensive background of covering news across the state of Iowa, with past stops in places like Mason City, Pella, and Cedar Falls. His work has been recognized with numerous awards, including three First Place honors for Excellence in Anchoring from the Iowa Broadcast News Association. Jesse is a proud alumnus of Wartburg College in Waverly, and also cheers for the Chicago Cubs, Iowa Hawkeyes, and Tennessee Titans. He has won a couple of chili cook-offs with his famous “Triple Pork Chili” and he likes to think he’s pretty handy around a grill. When he’s not reading the news, Jesse is usually watching sports, listening to live music, or bragging about his nephew, Rowan, who lives in the Twin Cities.


Ed Anderson

Ed Anderson

97.3 the Rock News Reporter

eanderson@radiodubuque.com

For 37 years, Ed Anderson has dedicated himself to broadcast news and information. When it comes to experience, Ed has done it all. From his first stint at KBBG in Waterloo where he covered all the bases as a news reporter, sportscaster, and disc jockey to his time behind the mic and in front of the camera on Waterloo Cablevision calling sports play by play to his days as assignment editor, newsman and farm director at KXEL. Ed’s hobbies include bass guitar, stand up comedy, and watching the National Football League.


Tim Lary

Tim Lary

97.3 the Rock Sports Director

tlary@radiodubuque.com

Tim Lary covers the Tri-States and national sports scene. Tim is the play-by-play voice for Dubuque High School sports and the University of Dubuque Spartans. Over his broadcasting career, Tim has been honored by the Iowa Associated Press and Iowa Broadcast News Association for sports broadcasting excellence including many first place honors for his play-by-play work from the broadcast booth.

Outside of work, Tim enjoys time in Bible Study and church activities, spending time with family, running, fishing, metal detecting and following his favorite sports teams the Cardinals, Royals, Vikings, and OKC Thunder.