Jennifer Blackwell - Local News
I've been in the crazy radio business for over half my life! I've lived in Yuma since 1993 and have had the pleasure of working for the same boss man (Keith Lewis) for over 18 of those. I've co-hosted a morning show, hosted a nighttime rock show, produced many interview segments, and just had my hands in many areas of the industry. I am the News Director for KCYK Outlaw Country and our sister station, Z93. I've been married to my sweetheart, Jeff, since 1994 and we have a terrific son, Jace, who is 14. There's never a dull moment in the Blackwell house! I was born and raised in Safford, Arizona, and most of my family still resides there, so I get to make the occasional trek back to visit and enjoy the beautiful scenery that Mount Graham provides. I am often accused of being too happy – I could have worse habits I guess! I love a great comedy and think reality tv is lazy – there, I said it! Have a great day and drop me an email: Jblackwell@z93yuma.com or find me on find me on Facebook under Jennifer Blackwell (Jennifer Nichols Blackwell).
The Honorable Russell T. Clark was born and raised in a military family. Relocating to new communities and states every few years gave him insight as to the type of location he would want to call home and raise a family. In 1994, Russ pursued an opportunity that would bring him to Yuma, the city that he has called home ever since. Russ, along with his wife, Ginny, purchased a local business and moved their two young children to Yuma.
Since then, Russ has established himself as a local community leader through the growth of his businesses to some of the most productive in the Southwest and through his community involvement. Russ has served Yuma County with positions on many local boards including the Chamber of Commerce, the Hospital Operating Board for Yuma Regional Medical Center and the Colorado Tea Party. He has also been recognized as an advocate for the local community by sharing his viewpoints openly on his radio program over the last ten years and supporting candidates seeking office locally and statewide. Russ was elected to the Yuma County Board of Supervisors in 2012 and is currently in his first term.
Russ is a graduate of Delaware State University, earning a B.S. in Business with a minor in Accounting. The young children that Russ and Ginny brought to Yuma are now grown. Robert is a Captain in the U.S. Air Force and Kathryn is a student attending Arizona Western College, where she is studying to become a teacher.
Linda Flores: 8AM - Noon on Mon., Tues., Wed. & Fri. 9AM - Noon on Thursdays
A mom, friend, daughter, music lover, girl in the next cubicle!
She has met just about every country singer you can think of and can tell you firsthand that Brad Paisley is out-of-this-world funny, Taylor is luminescent, Willie is like your favorite crazy uncle, and Kenny Chesney has great manners. She doesn’t like to hunt, fish, shop for antiques. Linda does enjoy an afternoon at the batting cages, live music in small venues and BBQ. Find her on Facebook: facebook.com/countryradiolinda.
Chuck Leary: 5PM - 10PM
Dee Lewis: 10PM - 3AM
Mike Stanhope: Host - Laptime Live
Veteran broadcaster Mike Stanhope, a Yuma resident for over 40 years, is the host of "Cocopah Speedway's Laptime Live," heard Saturdays at 11am on Outlaw Country AM 1400.
Stanhope, well known to longtime Yuma radio listeners as both a disc jockey and news reporter, brings over 30 years of experience and many memories to the show, which focuses on Cocopah Speedway and the local racing scene. Stanhope is also well known for his public address work, currently working as the lead public address announcer at Cocopah Speedway, along with having served throughout the 1990's as the voice of what was then known as Yuma Speedway. In addition to his work with the Yuma facility, Stanhope served as the voice of the 1995 Slick 50 Sprint Car World Series at Canyon Speedway in Phoenix, and has done travelling special event announcing with the Sprint Car Owners of Arizona and Arizona Sprint Car Association organizations. He also spent many years as special events announcer for the demolition derby and fireworks at the Yuma County Fairgrounds, along with many other Yuma area public events.
Stanhope says, "It's extremely exciting to be a part of the racing community in Yuma again, and to be a part of the excellent team here at Outlaw Country. I have one simple goal, and that's to help make any event I may be involved with come alive for the Yuma area."
John St John
John St. John has thrived in Country Radio from programming his first small market station in Alabama back in the 70's all the way to winning CMA Major Market Station of the Year in Denver, Colorado. Now he can say that as a Classic Country Program Director, "I played almost every song on our playlist as both a current and a classic."
Jay is the voice of Outlaw Country and he can also be heard doing live broadcasts from local businesses.