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John ShafferProgram Director, News Director, Morning News Anchor

John Shaffer started his radio career in 1988 at Jim Gibbons owned WFRE & WFMD in Frederick, MD, after graduating from Penn State University.  After spending two years in Maryland where he was everything from an air personality to a news anchor, John moved to WNNK-FM in Harrisburg, PA, where he worked for 15 years, beginning as a news anchor and becoming the news director for the Cumulus Media Harrisburg cluster of stations.  In that time, WNNK won 2 Marconi Awards and John was part of the “Bruce Bond Late Afternoon Show”, which was also honored with a Marconi.  John’s news work was honored with several Associated Press Awards including the prestigious “Joe Snyder Award” for outstanding news service in Pennsylvania.  In 2006, seeking new challenges and warmer weather, John joined Beasley Broadcasting as the morning anchor for their new Las Vegas News Talker, KDWN-AM.  John helped to shape the station from the beginning and was quickly promoted to News Director, then Program Director, all while continuing as the morning news anchor on KDWN as well as sister station 96.3 KKLZ and 102.7 The Coyote.   John was inducted in to the Nevada Broadcasters “Hall of Fame” in 2011 and has been honored with the Electronic Media Awards for “Best Newscast” in 2010, 2012 & 2014 and “Radio Program DIrector of the Year” in 2012.  John is involved in the Las Vegas Community, emceeing charity events including National Night Out and The Lakes Festival of Lights.  Professionally, John served as President of  the Associated Press Television – Radio Association, from 2013-2015, representing member TV and radio stations in California, Nevada, Hawaii, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Washington, Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska.

 

 

Wendy Rush – Community Relations & PSA Director, Talking Solutions Host

On Talking Solutions, host Wendy Rush sits down with members of the Las Vegas community who are dedicated to making a difference. Members of these non-profit organizations discuss issues in the community and solutions for making Las Vegas a better place to live.