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Mike Pearson

Born and raised in South Central Iowa, Pearson brings to his role a boundless enthusiasm and genuine passion for agriculture from being raised on his family’s hog and cattle farm. Previously, he has hosted “Market to Market” on public television and “Agriculture of America” on radio. Most recently, viewers have seen him behind the anchor desk with Armstrong on “This Week in Agribusiness”, featured each weekend on RFD-TV and an expansive roster of local stations.

Pam Jahnke

Pam was Born in Northeastern Wisconsin. Raised on her family’s 200-acre dairy farm, she learned the “farm work ethic” first hand. Pam has been dedicated to agriculture throughout her life, being actively involved in both 4-H and FFA activities. She happily served as a 4-H camp counselor, was a dairy exhibitor in county fairs, and even reigned as Oconto County’s Dairy Queen.

At the University of Wisconsin – River Falls, Pam studied broadcast journalism and broad area agriculture. She started the campus’s first ever “Farm Show” on the radio and received the top national scholarship from the National Association of Farm Broadcasters (NAFB). After college, Pam moved into her chosen field, doing farm broadcasting, radio, and television, from Green Bay to Eau Claire, WI. Pam often says she feels like farm broadcasting and communicating on behalf of food producers is exactly what she was made for.

More recently Pam served as the 2010 president of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting, and in 2013 was named Farm Broadcaster of the Year.

She has received many honors, including the “Honorary Recognition” award from UW-Madison’s College of Agriculture, her honorary “American FFA Degree”, and citations from the Wisconsin State Senate. Pam has been named “Friend of Agriculture” by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture for her assistance in raising awareness of the “Harvest of Hope” program. She’s been honored as “Agri Marketing Person Of The Year” by the Badger chapter of the National AgriMarketing Association.

In her spare time, Pam is active in farming in partnership with her brother, sister, and parents on the home farm.

Tom Jeffery

Tom Jeffery started his radio career in Findlay, Ohio in 1994, he has made career stops in Toledo, Defiance and Bryan, Ohio and other jobs here in the Badger state at Oshkosh, Waupaca and now Hartford at WTKM since 2014.

Tom is excited to be covering both news and sports, or as he likes to call it, "the best of both worlds", here in Hartford. He and his wife Andrea call Slinger, WI home.

When not on the air, Tom works as an assistant track and field coach for the Slinger School District. He is an avid runner himself and he also enjoys watching the Packers, Bucks and Brewers. One of his favorite parts of the day is hosting WTKM's Trading Post which airs live Monday through Saturday, where he gets the unique opportunity to talk with people who call in to sell or buy certain items.

Bob Loggans

Calvary Baptist Church Senior Pastor, Bob Loggans was brought up in a Baptist pastor’s home in Burlington, Wisconsin.

While attending a youth rally in Croswell, Michigan, God called him to preach. Pastor Loggans graduated from Maranatha Baptist Bible College in Watertown, Wisconsin. While attending Maranatha, he met his wife Pamela, they were married on July 7, 1978. Bob and Pam have four children.

Pastor Loggans pastored Faith Baptist Church in Ruby, Michigan from 1982 to the fall of 1989 when the Lord led the Loggans’ family into full-time revival and evangelistic work.

In 1993, Pastor Loggans returned to Maranatha Baptist Bible College where He served as Executive Vice President until the summer of 2000, when he accepted the pastorate at Calvary Baptist.

Pastor Loggans has served for 20 years as Calvary’s Senior Pastor. His passion for ministry is seen through his expositional preaching of the Word of God, his personal interaction with the people of Calvary, and his love for the people of the Watertown community.

Pastor Loggans’ life verse is Psalm 40:8 “I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.”

You can email Pastor Loggans at: bloggans@cbcs.org

Rowdy Yates

Rowdy Yates, the host of the WTKM Saturday Country Gold show was born in Ft. Worth, TX and is the son of the legendary Texas radio newsman Joe Holstead.

Rowdy never gave much thought to any other job. With the exception of a two day career at a Sonic Drive-In, radio is just about all he has ever done. Using a green hairbrush as a microphone, the family Magnavox and a Glen Campbell album, Rowdy was ‘spinning wax’ from an early age. After getting his real radio start in Denton, TX at 15 years old, Rowdy’s travels took him to exciting places like Bryan-College Station, TX, New Orleans, LA, Oklahoma City, OK, and Houston, TX.

Rowdy has been nominated three times for Disc Jockey of the Year. He is a 2013 Academy of Country Music Award radio winner and the youngest inductee into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.

His Saturday WTKM show highlights music from Urban Cowboy to Hot Country. Each hour includes country hits from the mid ‘70s to the mid ‘90s with a special feature artist or theme each Saturday night at 7pm.

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