I was born and raised in Neosho, MO. I started playing piano when I was three, and started in radio when I was 13. Between then and now, that's all I've really done; played music for a living, or been on the radio.
I've played shows in 26 states and six different countries. I'm grateful for all the wonderful opportunities I've been given, including where I am right now. I have a beautiful wife (Rachel) and the best puppy in the world (Jareth the Puppy King). I really can't complain. Life is good.
Start your day with the Morning Drive and me, Monday - Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. You'll hear the latest news, weather, and sports, with the best music to help you start your day! Call in your birthdays, anniversaries, or just request a song! You can also join me Saturday mornings from 6:00 to 10:00 for Backroads, our classic country show.
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I was born in a small town near Birmingham, AL and raised in Florida. I've called everywhere from the beach to the mountains home and consider enjoying the outdoors second nature. My earliest memory has to be riding my tricycle around the block, and way too close to a busy road. I got in big trouble for that! My second earliest memory is playing DJ and singing along to every song. You could say the influence of radio stayed with me all the way through college, where I majored in Communications.
Country music has been a big part of my life from the start, singing along to Charlie Pride, George Jones and my favorite, Ronnie Milsap, with my dad on road trips. These days, new artist Cam is one of my favorites, and I have a soft spot for Dierks Bentley. Even though I have lived all over the country, home is wherever friends, family, delicious food and awesome music are found. I'm glad to have found a home on the radio with you!
I was born in Texas but was quickly whisked a little farther north to Colorado for years, and then at age 9 my parents decided that we didn't have enough tundra and Northern Lights in our lives so they packed myself, 2 sisters and 2 hound dogs and drove in a single cab Ford and a small trailer all the way to Alaska. After fighting off bears and moose and catching king salmon with my bare hands during my adolescence I decided to go chase my dream of being a disc-jockey, so at 18 I spent my last free summer with my friends and then took off to Denver. I worked behind the scenes of radio, did a little schooling and before long I became the typical tortured radio intern... where I was given the name Biscuit. I thought it would just be temporary but was hired a short-time later by that country station and was told to just keep the name because people already knew me as that. (I wasted years coming up with cool DJ names too!) After a while it just became a part of me and it still is today. I've now worked in country radio for over 13 years and I still love it. Down-to-Earth artists, songs that come from the heart and stories we can relate to.
Hi! I’m Tory, I’m from Pittsburgh and I bleed Black and Gold! I fell in love with radio while attending Penn State University! I thought, “If I have to work every day for the rest of my life, I can do this and have a blast!” It’s been 12 years, and I’ve never felt like I’ve “worked” a day of it! I’m a pop culture junkie and I love all genres of music, but Country is truly where my heart lies! I love talking about the latest country tours, TV shows, movies, town happenings, new artists breaking through, the veterans continuing to evolve as the country legends we love and everything in between! Nothing makes me happier than the raspy voices of Dierks Bentley or Chris Stapleton coming through the studio speakers! I’m so thrilled to be spending nights with you and am positive we are going to have so much fun!
I was born and raised just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. I knew at an early age I wanted to be on the radio. Now you can say, I am ‘living in the dream’. I love anything that has to do with Pop Culture, Music and Football. When I am not watching E! Entertainment Television, I am yelling at the TV, willing the New England Patriots to victory. I cannot imagine a world without music, and I get caught singing in the hallways at work, all the time. Some other favorite activities are Shopping, watching Scandal, and believe it or not, Laundry. I have a wonderful husband who loves it when you call him Honeybear, 3 incredible kids, 2 dogs, and a cat named Tedi Bruschi.
Born and raised in South Texas, I have moved several times in my radio career. Growing up on Padre Island/Gulf Coast my earliest memory was in 5th grade doing a skit where I played a radio DJ, little did I know that when I became a senior in High school I got a weekend job at the local radio station. I greatly appreciated how having such a diverse family who each had their own taste in music. In my house I grew up with Tejano music and heard country music often. And with an older brother who was a huge fan of Beatles, Journey, Van Halen and Fleetwood Mac. That music helped me appreciate the art of all music. I enjoy all things food and cooking and collecting and trying new recipes. I love baseball and football, and especially pre-game and post-games shows. I also enjoy watching great movies, being outside, bike-riding and hiking. My heart lives with rescuing animals. My mom believed in adopting for animal shelters and making our dogs and cats part of the family, and still continue that to present day.
US-98's Classic Country Show, every Saturday morning from 6:00 - 10:00 am.
From Ernest Tubb to Jim Reeves, Merle Haggard, George Jones, and Restless Heart, join US-98 and Chris Freund for a journey down the country backroads: a time when fiddle, steel guitar, twangy guitars and piano ruled the airwaves. Hear songs with meaning; songs you can relate to. Hop in the back of the truck and let's go!
See you Saturday morning!