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Branden was born and raised a Missouri boy in St. Louis. When he was growing up in South St. Louis, his parents told him to come home when the streetlights came on. After being gone for 25 years during his career in Florida and Idaho, “the streetlights came on” so he made his way back to Missouri. Branden has now been with Zimmer for about 6 years. During his extensive career, he has been highly recognized, including receiving two separate Edward R. Murrow awards for reporting during the 2010 Gulf Coast Oil spill and the 2012 Sandy Hook School shooting. He was also awarded by the Missouri Broadcaster's Association in 2015 for his reporting on unrest at the University of Missouri.
Being an established voice in the mid-Missouri community, Branden is involved with Mizzou College Republicans, Columbia Pachyderms, and several other local political-minded groups where he is a frequent speaker. Some of his favorite hobbies and pastimes include exploring the Western states, skiing, spending time with his three grandkids, and walking local trails.
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Gary Nolan is a well-known voice and personality in the radio industry, having worked in radio for going on 30 years. Being a radio veteran, he has spent 15 years of his established career with Zimmer Communications. When hosting the Gary Nolan show, it is his goal to reach millions of listeners with a message of individual liberty and personal responsibility.
He is well-recognized but doesn't like to keep track of his awards, and rather cares about winning ratings and connecting with his audience. Gary feels right at home when hosting The Gary Nolan Show every weekday on The Eagle. It is the perfect job for him because he is able to interact with listeners, have fun, and get paid all at the same time! He loves being able to be a part of the Mid-Missouri community, and loves the generosity of the people, the great food, and the convenience of low traffic! When he is not on the air, he enjoys eclectic and vintage cars, shooting pool, and getting a bunch of smart people in one room, and listening to the conversation.
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