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Meet the Staff

John Leonard 

General Manager & Sales Manager

John grew up in Pittsburgh, Pa. but has been in the Kansas and Oklahoma area for nearly 40 years.  He began his radio career when he began working at the campus radio station in 1974 while in college at the University of Dayton.  Since that time he has worked at radio stations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, and Kansas.  His experience includes everything from on-air, programming, operations and sales.  He has been at the Coffeyville radio stations for the better part of 22 years.  As General Manager of KGGF-AM/FM, KUSN-FM and KQQF-FM he is responsible for all aspects of the station's operations, concentrating on sales growth.  John is active in the community serving on the Boards of Safehouse, the Coffeyville Chamber of Commerce, as well as past Chairman of the Chamber Board and the Coffeyville Rotary Club and has served as past-president of that organization.  In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Kansas Association of Broadcasters.  John and his wife Sue have 5 children combined and 10 grandchildren.   

Dawn Vieregge

Traffic Director/Office Manager


Dawn joined the KGGF family on February 8th, 2021.  She spent part of her younger years in Hiawatha, Kansas before finishing her schooling in Mesquite, Texas.   She moved to central Oklahoma in 2006 with her husband, where they finished raising their 4 kids.  They now have 7 grandchildren…the joys of their lives.  They bought their retirement home in Bartlesville in 2020 and have enjoyed living in green country more than they expected.  Dawn recently lost her husband suddenly to a heart disease they were not aware of and sleep apnea, and would love to become an advocate to help others stay on top of their health. 

Dawn has a background in marketing, sales, accounting, project management, and customer service, all of which will be very useful as our new traffic coordinator/office manager.  She enjoys people in general and is sure to visit with you when you come in the office.  Dawn believes that music heals everything, so working here is a true blessing.           




Denise Gates 

Business and Traffic Manager 

Denise has been with KGGF for 14 years serving as the Business and Traffic Manager.  She is in charge of scheduling commercials, doing radio logs, and scheduling ballgames for all four of our stations. Most generally you will talk to her when calling the station.

Graduating from Field Kindley High School in Coffeyville, Denise went on to Coffeyville Community College.  While there she obtained an Associate of Arts Degree and went on to Pittsburg State University.  Denise has served on the USD#445 Board of Education for over 20-years.  She is also active in her church.   Denise lost her husband to Pancreatic Cancer in 2012.

Her children are her life.  Besides work and her children, Denise enjoys KU Basketball and Royals Baseball.  Rock Chalk and Go Royals!

Stefanie Brees 


Production Director and On-Air Host


Stef joined the KGGF family in October of 2019. She's in charge of writing and producing the commercials you hear on all the stations. Plus, she's the host of 104.1 KGGF FM's Request show, "Remember When...?" each weekday from 11 to 1, playing all those great songs from the late '60s through the mid-'80s! Stefanie has been in radio since 1984 and absolutely loves the creativity radio can bring. She's been on the air in Iowa, Illinois, and Oklahoma and now settled in Coffeyville, Stef and her husband, Kelley, along with their two huge Bouvier Des Flandres dogs Tristan and Maggie, have found southeast Kansas extremely warm and welcoming. Movies, music and reality TV are her passions, as well as attending and performing live theatre.

Penny Coy


Sales Executive


Penny, a die-hard Denver Broncos fan originates from Western Colorado. She currently lives in Caney with her husband and four-legged fur baby, Elle. Penny is a marketing and advertising professional with over 35 years of experience under her belt. Straightforward and integrity-driven, her goal is to provide the tools necessary for businesses to thrive and succeed in any economy.

Penny is a proud mother of two daughters, Amber and Sarah. Amber is the Assistant Principal at the Fort Scott High School and Sarah is a Clinical Addiction Counselor in Pittsburg.  Her children have blessed her with seven wonderful grandchildren.  Penny is very passionate about saving any and all animals. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, attending concerts and road trips!

Gayle Medow


Sales Executive


Gayle Medow joined the KGGF family, September 30, 2019.   She grew up in Neodesha, Kansas; attended college in Emporia, Kansas; then followed her parents to Boulder, Colorado. In Colorado, she was a representative for a number of apparel and gift manufacturers, traveling and working with retail stores throughout Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Utah.  She remained in that business until she and her husband decided to downsize and move to Independence where her sister lives.  After a few years, she started working for the Good News Paper selling advertising. After a number of months came to KGGF.  She has a daughter and brother in Colorado and a grandson that now lives in Independence.  Her favorite things to do are hiking in the mountains, bike riding, pilates, watching movies old and new, plus cook and try new recipes.




Matt Jordan

Sports Director


Matt is from Adair, Oklahoma and attended Adair High School where he was involved in FFA. He attended Rogers State University and worked three years for the athletic department and hosted a Sports Talk show on the college's radio station for three years as well. Matt's official job title is Assistant News Director/Sports Director, but he is the utility player for the station and does pretty much whatever Kaleb or John tell him to. Matt is the voice of the Nado football team and boys and girls basketball teams. He is a huge sports fan, he hates peanut butter and will argue about almost anything with anybody.

Bill Small


Known by some as "The Old Man on the Radio," Bill Small has been a broadcaster since 1977. He tried retirement, but got tired of being retired. His career has taken him across the country at big stations and small. Now he's the morning show and "Open Line" host at The Mighty 690. Bill, his wife Diane, and their two cats -- Monty and Henley -- look forward to making Coffeyville their forever home. He invites you to listen, call, and share your stories.


Connor Harbit


KUSN Morning Host


Connor Harbit joined the KGGF, KQQF, and KUSN staff on March 19, 2019. Born and raised in Nevada, Missouri, just two hours from Coffeyville, Connor comes from a media family. His dad owns two radio stations in his hometown, and his sister works in television. As a result, Connor is comfortable around a microphone and loves coming to work every day. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2018 with his degree in Sports Media, and after short stints in Kansas City and north-central Missouri, he's joined the staff in Coffeyville as his first full-time stop. He hopes to go into play-by-play full time someday, with baseball being his favorite sport to call. Outside of work, Connor also loves watching sports and cheering for the Chiefs, Royals, or Sporting KC. He also enjoys playing video games and playing with the neighborhood cats. If you see him out in public, feel free to say hi! He loves speaking with people who listen to his show.



Brian Kline

Assisted News Director


Evan Fahrbach

Sports Director


Evan Fahrbach was born and raised in Kansas. Evan grew up in Wichita and fell in love with sports while going to Wichita State basketball and baseball games with his parents and friends. After realizing, at a young age, that he probably wasn’t going to make the big-bucks being able to play sports professionally, Evan started focusing on radio play-by-play. That led him to Oklahoma State where he graduated in four years with a degree in Sports Media. Evan is a big Chiefs and Royals fan and is excited to be broadcasting back in the state of Kansas. 

Tina Romine

Promotions Director & Executive Assistant

Tina Romine is a native of Coffeyville. She is married to Jeremy, they have 2 wonderful children; Kolby & Kenna. Her hobbies include; cake decorating, anything to do with the beach and making crafts. She loves spending time with her family and volunteering for local events. She fell in love with graphic design while working for Prestige Cabinets, where she worked for 10 years before the company was bought out and disbanded. 





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