John Slade

John was born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota and feels at home being back in the mountains.   His family relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona where he finished High School.  Inspired by local DJ’s, he attended broadcast school in 1989 and landed his first country radio station gig as the morning show host in Prescott, Arizona.  Four years later, he moved up to a larger country radio station in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This is where he was able to grow into station management and marketing positions as he remained on air for 11 more years.  His dream was to make it back home to the top 5 radio market in the country, Phoenix, AZ. He did so and ended up working as on-air host at the legendary Buck Owens heritage station, KNIX. He took a break from radio and worked for many years in the automotive business and solar industry before he and his wife opened her own business that they ran together for five years while running their 20 acre ranch in central AZ. They sold it all and decided it was time to return to the mountains. Idaho is their permanent home as far as they are concerned.  Radio is John’s passion and it’s a long boring story how he ended up at K102 Country!

They enjoy spending time with their three retrievers, three cats, and three unicorns.  When he is not at the station, he enjoys boating, kayaking, fishing, and taking their classic Chevy to car shows. And cheese burgers. And Grilled cheese, And anything with cheese.


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