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Josie Cooper

Co/Host Good Morning Siouxland & Early Morning News On KSCJ

Josie was born in Sioux City and raised on a farm outside of Mapleton, Iowa. She graduated from Iowa Western in Council Bluffs and has been reporting quality news ever since.

Josie’s career has taken her to Council Bluffs, North Platte, Nebraska, where she received a first place ranking for the Associated Press’ “Best Newscast” Award and was a news reporter in Dubuque, Iowa before returning home to Siouxland.

Josie and her Husband, Landon, have two kids, Eleanor and Daxton. Josie enjoys spending time with her family, friends and cheering for the Iowa State Cyclones.

Email Josie at: josiecooper@powellbroadcasting.com


Eric Bishop

Open Line Producer

Hello! Thank you for landing on my page, whether by mistake or intentional, hey, you’re here now.

A little about myself-

I grew up in Sioux City and am a graduate of West High School. I got into radio while I was in my senior year and luckily am still here today. I started out as an intern for a few different stations before landing on air in early 2006. From there I was on a rock station late- late into the night before eventually moving to a Top 40 station in the early evenings. After a couple years I moved back to the rock station to do the morning show for around 5 years. Then a great opportunity to come over to Classic Rock 99.5 presented itself and I knew this was the right spot for me. Reuniting with my old co-worker/friend Chopper Scott, Big Daddy, Scott McKenzie and JB and now I’m on with Charlie Stone!

I am a dad to 2 awesome boys! I love the Dallas Cowboys and Nebraska Cornhuskers ( no matter how hard it is to do). We enjoy watching WWE and playing Playstation as well as their new hobby of FISH!

Well now that you know a little about me, I look forward to getting to know you guys, the listeners. Whether you have been listening a long time or just started, I hope we can enjoy our mornings together!

Email Eric at: ericbishop@powellbroadcasting.com


Justin Barker

Program / Sports Director
Co/Host Good Morning Siouxland

I was born and raised in Sioux City and graduated from East High School. I have been a part of the Powell Broadcasting family since August 1997; while still attending East.

I started working part time on KSUX and KSCJ and have worked just about every shift our stations have to offer. Now, I am proud to be the Program and Sports Director of KSCJ. I grew up listening to KSCJ especially Jim Zabel, Gary Dolphin and the Iowa Hawkeyes.

I am currently the play-by-play announcer for Briar Cliff University, NAIA Women’s Division II National Basketball Tournament broadcasts, and Supersports high school football and basketball on KSCJ.

I reside on the Northside of town with my finance Jen; have two boys Brady and Colton, and two daughters named Kinley and Hannah, as well as a labradoodle Maury and poodle Winnie.

Email JB at: jb@kscj.com


Mark Hahn

Drivetime Live with Mark Hahn

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this “City Boy” has a farm background. My family farm was a horticultural farm, growing many of the pretty flowers you buy at the flower shops like Chrysanthemums, Hydrangeas, Poinsettias and Lilies. As the youngest of five boys, I found another direction in my life and vocation working in radio starting at the age of 17 (42 years now). Started in Rock & Roll radio and now as host of “Drivetime Live” here on KSCJ. I have two boys, Reed and Pryce. I like to golf, when I have time, and stay busy with little projects around the house. I could go on and on but I’ll leave it at that. Most of all, Thank you for listening to “Drivetime Live” and KSCJ!

Contact Mark at: markhahn@powellbroadcasting.com


Woody Gottburg

News Director

Woody Gottburg brings over 30 years of Radio and TV experience in Sioux City as KSCJ’s News director. Gottburg is a native of Sioux City who was in West High School’s first graduating class in 1973, and obtained his bachelor’s degree from Morningside College in 1978. That was the year Don Miller hired him for his first radio job broadcasting Musketeers hockey play by play. Woody has previously served as news director and sports director at other city radio stations, and newsroom assignment editor at all three Sioux City TV companies. He was also the voice of the Sioux City Musketeers at various times during the hockey teams first 30 years of existence, and broadcast city high school sports and Briar Cliff Basketball for 12 years. Woody and his wife Lisa have two sons.

Contact Woody at: News@KSCJ.com & 712-239-2107


Brian Vakulskas

Host of “Having Read That…”, conversations with authors about their books
Sports reporter, Supersports football and basketball color commentator

A lifelong Sioux City resident, Brian earned his B.A. at the University of Northern Iowa and his J.D. at the University of South Dakota School of Law.  He provides color commentary for high school football and basketball broadcasts, and is the host of “Having Read That…” each Tuesday morning at 7:40am on “Good Morning Siouxland”.

Contact Brian at: brianbvak@gmail.com


Charlie Stone

Open Line with Charlie Stone

Charlie stone began his radio career in Sioux City in 1968, and left us in the early 90s to pursue other opportunities.  In his travels he has worked in Chicago, Houston, Miami and Omaha.   Just 4 years ago he returned home to take over the duties at KSCJ’s Open Line which he hosted in the 80s and 90s.  Charlie is a former Lincoln, Nebraska police officer and is married to Sandi with all the kids here in Sioux City.

Contact Charlie at: cstone@powellbroadcasting.com


Larry Fuller
I was born and raised in Sioux City, graduated from Central High and after serving in the Marine Corps, attended Morningside College on the GI bill. I worked with my father in the furniture business for many years before being hired by Abbott/Ross Laboratories as a pharmaceutical rep for more than 25 years, retiring in 2005. A life long love of old time radio led to teaming up with Don Miller to start Nostalgia Theater on December 7, 2002.


Don Miller
Don Miller, known in some circles as “Gary Golden Throat,” has been a fixture in Siouxland radio for half a century. With the exception of a brief sojourn into the newspaper business, Don has spent his career in radio in one aspect or another – from announcing, to programming, to news, sales, and an old time radio show host.

Don got the radio bug from his brother Millord, joining him at 620 KCOM (now KMNS) while a student at Central High School. After three years of “spinning the tunes” Don asked and was given the go-ahead to organize a news department. He was the news department – a one-man, 24-hour operation, always on call.

The ’50’s were an exciting time and gave Don the opportunity to interview people who would become legends – Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, and President Harry Truman. He also covered the 1959 visit of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev to the Garst farm in Coon Rapids.

In November of 1963 Don and a Sioux City Journal reporter founded the Sioux City Press Club. Don was the charter president and is a lifetime member. The following year he headed to Minneapolis for a brief stint at KSTP, the giant 50,000-watt voice of NBC. An inveterate newsman, Don quickly learned that he wanted to be more than a “voice” and returned to his old stompin’ grounds to work in sales for Paul and Patti Olson at KLEM in Le Mars.

In a bold career move in 1974 Don went from a sure, secure position with the Olson’s, to help establish Big Country KBCM-FM (now KG-95) in Sioux City. There was a real stagecoach; the city’s first live radar weather and Don introduced his Sunday afternoon Nostalgia Theater that ran from 1976 to 1983. Don’s next move was back to cross-town rival KMNS for three years.

Defecting from the airwaves, but still in media business, Don spent the following eight-plus years running the advertising department for the Globe, the weekly newspaper for the Diocese of Sioux City. There may have been ink on his fingers, but it never really flowed in his veins. Soon after Don’s March 2001 retirement, KSCJ came calling for him to lend a hand in the news department. Always a newsman to the core, Don was soon back in stride mastering the challenge of computer-driven, high-tech radio.

Don’s real love though was the revival of his Nostalgia Theater, a program of old time radio shows running the gamut from “Suspense” and “The Shadow” to “The Jack Benny Show”. Don has been replaying shows from the ’40’s and ’50’s every Saturday morning since December of 2002 on KSCJ. It’s a real kick featuring quizzes, prizes, and great “theater of the mind” for all ages.

E-mail us suggestions for certain episodes or shows at nostalgiatheater@yahoo.com


Clay Travis and Buck Sexton

Airing in the timeslot held by “The Rush Limbaugh Show” for more than three decades, Travis and Sexton will carry on a new form of broadcast excellence in the tradition of the late radio icon as they tackle the biggest stories in news, politics and current events with intelligence and humor. Travis – an entrepreneur, host of FOX Sports Radio’s industry-leading weekday morning program, “Outkick The Coverage with Clay Travis” and founder of the wildly popular sports, pop culture and politics based media company Outkick; and Sexton – host of the Premiere Networks-syndicated weekday program “The Buck Sexton Show,” political commentator, and former CIA officer and NYPD counterterrorism expert, and will help guide listeners through the latest headlines and hot topics with fun and entertaining conversations and opinions.

“I’ve loved spending the past six years building ‘Outkick The Coverage’ into one of the most-listened-to sports talk shows in the country, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to join Buck Sexton as we launch this new program in the most coveted timeslot in the talk format,” said Travis. “While no one will ever replace Rush Limbaugh, Buck and I are excited to continue advancing the causes he held dear, most importantly American exceptionalism, a fervent embrace of capitalism, and a belief in a robust marketplace of ideas. At a time of rabid cancel culture and toxic identity politics, we will be the voice for many who feel scared to say what they think for fear of the censorious online mob. We can’t wait to get started.”

“I could not be more thrilled – and am deeply humbled – by the opportunity to host this new program with Clay Travis,” said Sexton. “We think it’s important to carry on the tradition of Rush Limbaugh and bring truth to the masses.  One thing I can promise all EIB listeners out there: we’re with them and we will always fight for them with the show Clay, and I do every day.”