Randy McKay
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Randy McKay

Here it is, May and the weather has been really pretty screwy so far this spring.  It's been a cooler spring than I can remember.  It's also been a long time that we've seen this much rain in such a short period of time.  In the whole scheme of things, I guess it's good.  As Luke Bryan says "Rain is a good thing".  As I say, "It is a good thing...but in moderation.  We don't need the year's average rainfall at one time."  But, of course, since we are in severe weather season, please, be safe.  We here at Country 102.9 will let you know all you need to know about any severe weather.  Where it is, where it's headed, and what all is included in the storm.  I know how typical Kansans do, when they hear about severe weather or when the tornado sirens sound, the first thing they do is go outside to check it out.  Yes, I'm one of those people, too. But in all honesty, we want you to remain safe.  So when there is severe weather, grad your radio, or your cell phone with the Country 102.9 app, so you can tune us in as you head to safety.  During the severe weather season, we want you to be safe.  'Nuff said.

My radio career started right here in Hutchinson back in 1979, between my freshman and sophomore years in college.  I was studying Communications with emphasis on Radio/TV Broadcasting.  During my career, I've worked in Hutchinson, Wichita, Emporia, and Salina.  Got my first job on a country station in 1986 when KSKU in Hutchinson was sold and became KZSN.  We moved the studio to Wichita.  From Wichita I moved to Emporia worked for a short time before moving back to Hutch.  After 3 years, I moved to Salina.  After about 6 years there, I moved back to Hutch.  I have been back in the area since 2000.  I married my wife, Julie, in 2005.  When I'm not working you can find me watching tv at home, playing bingo, playing golf, or riding my Goldwing Trike.  I'm a member of the GWRRA (Goldwing Road Riders Assn.)  I began doing public address announcing for the Hutch High Salthawks during the football season and will continue during the basketball season.  I've been at Country 102.9, this time, since 2000.  Really enjoy what I do and I love Country music.  My favorite artists are Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and as I go back a few years with a classic artist...I love Johnny Horton.  I plan on continuing doing this as long as I enjoy doing it or until people around this building don't want me around anymore.  They'll have to pry the headphones off my ears to get me out of here.