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General Manager Dave Taylor

Dave TaylorDave Taylor's days with KWFC started back in the 1980s while he was a student at Baptist Bible College in Springfield. Most people who listened during that time remember him as the afternoon DJ. Dave left KWFC in 1994 to begin pastoral work in Arizona. He returned to the station in 2003 as morning show co-host and an underwriting representative. Dave would later become Underwriting Director, and in 2009 he was promoted to General Manager.

Dave won the Singing News Golden Mic award in September 2008, and has been a top five finalist for the Singing News Favorite DJ award. You can hear Dave every weekday morning from 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and on Sunday's from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on KWFC.

Dave and his wife, Debbie, have three sons.

Program Director Kyle Dowden

Kyle DowdenKyle Dowden came to Springfield and KWFC in 1995 while attending Missouri State University. Kyle began as Dave Taylor's afternoon show replacement, but an interest in news eventually led him away from the daily music show and into KWFC's award winning newsroom. In 2002, he was promoted to News Director, and in 2004 he returned to the afternoon show as Program Director. Additionally, Kyle serves as KWFC's production director and web developer.

Kyle won the Singing News Golden Mic award in March 2010, and has been a top 10 finalist for the Singing News Favorite DJ award. He has also received awards from the Associated Press for news coverage. You can hear Kyle every weekday afternoon from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and on the Ozarks Top 20 each Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Kyle and his wife, Rebekah, have three boys.

Underwriting Director Ray Askren

Ray AskrenRay Askren has spent two stints with KWFC's underwriting department. From 1994-2002, he was an underwriting representative before leaving to pursue other interests. In 2011, Ray returned to KWFC as the station's Underwriting Director.

If you are a business owner, or make advertising decisions for a company, contact Ray to find out how you can support KWFC Radio through our underwriter program.

Ray can be reached by calling 417-268-6211 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ray and his wife, Pam, have four children.

Publicity Director Matt Paasch

Matt PaaschMatt Paasch has been KWFC's publicity director since joining the team in 2011. His primary responsibilities include graphic design, print and digital desktop publishing, and website/social media maintenance.

Additionally, Matt is an underwriting representative, and can help local businesses support KWFC through underwriting. Matt is also on the air each weekday from Noon to 3 p.m., and on Sundays from Noon to 4 p.m.

Matt can be reached by calling 417-268-6210 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Matt and his wife, Lydia, have two kids.

Administrative Assistant Emily DeShon

Emily DeShonEmily DeShon is the newest member of the KWFC Team. She joined the staff in 2014 while attending Baptist Bible College. Emily is a native of Somerset, Kentucky, and in the summer of 2014, she married Jack DeShon.

Night Light host Andrea Jaxson

Andrea JaxsonAndrea Jaxson is a quasi-member of the KWFC team as host of Night Light with Andrea. Andrea began her radio career in country and pop radio in Tennessee. She and her husband live in Dallas, Texas, where she hosts the nationally syndicated Night Light program.

Night Light™ with Andrea is designed as a different kind of night show. Every week night, Andrea engages listeners with real and relevant conversation. This encouraging and hope filled show is phone intensive as the listeners share their unique and uplifting stories. Night Light not only inspires listeners but also gives them a sense of community. You can hear Andrea weeknights from 7 p.m. to Midnight on KWFC. Call into her show at 866-562-1949, and follow her on Facebook here.

Ray Askren (Sales Director)

Ray AskrenRay Askren is the Sales Director for KWFC. A station representative from 1994-2002, he recently returned in November of 2011. Contact him for corporate sponsorship opportunities and on-air underwriting.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call direct (417)268-6211

Matt Paasch, 12p - 3p

Matt PaaschMatt Paasch is the voice you hear weekdays from Noon - 3p and Sundays from noon - 4p on KWFC.

As KWFC's Publicity Director, his responsibilities include graphic design, print and digital media, website and social media maintenance along with sending out the email blast each week. An avid southern gospel fan, he'll try and share the latest news and tidbits with you on Facebook and Twitter!

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call direct (417) 268-6210

Night Light with Andrea, 7p - 12a

Andrea JaxsonAndrea Jaxson is a quasi-member of the KWFC team as host of Night Light with Andrea. Andrea began her radio career in country and pop radio in Tennessee. She and her husband live in Dallas, Texas, where she hosts the nationally syndicated Night Light program.

Night Light™ with Andrea is designed as a different kind of night show. Every week night, Andrea engages listeners with real and relevant conversation. This encouraging and hope filled show is phone intensive as the listeners share their unique and uplifting stories. Night Light not only inspires listeners but also gives them a sense of community. You can hear Andrea weeknights from 7 p.m. to Midnight on KWFC. Call into her show at (866) 562-1949, and follow her on Facebook here.

Kyle Dowden, 3p - 6p

Kyle DowdenWrap up your workdays and head home with Kyle Dowden, weekday afternoons on KWFC. Join the March 2010 of the Singing News Golden Mic winner for your favorite music, and an interesting tidbit or two. Listen to the Ride Home, weekdays, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. on KWFC, and follow his blog and on Twitter
 
Kyle also hosts the Saturday Ozarks Top 20, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., and serves as KWFC's Program Director.
 
You can visit his blog at kyledowden.com or follow him on Twitter.