Here's your lineup of talented and award-winning local social influencers on KWTO News/Talk.
In the world of Springfield radio, a new star has emerged: Alex Bryant. Originally from Macomb, Illinois, Alex's path to Springfield took some unexpected twists and turns. After earning degrees in Biblical Studies and Business Administration from Evangel University in 1995, he ventured into the corporate world. But radio was always in the back of his mind, waiting for the perfect moment to take center stage.
Active and involved, Alex ran for US Congress in Southwest Missouri in 2022. He finished third among eight candidates. KWTO recognized his undeniable talent and offered him a chance to fill in on shows, which led to his current role as the co-host of "Wake Up Springfield."
Beyond the microphone, Alex's life revolves around his cherished family, unwavering faith, and a thirst for adventure. He's been married to his childhood friend, Angela, for 28 years and is the proud parent of five exceptional children. When he's not on air, he's cherishing moments with his family, indulging in board games, and delivering inspiring sermons to share his faith. Alex Bryant is not just a radio host; he's your voice, your storyteller, and your advocate.
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 KWOS. 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.
Meet Elijah Haahr, your radio aficionado and conservative commentator extraordinaire.
Elijah's roots trace back to the heartland of Southwest Missouri, where his journey into the world of media and politics began. He honed his intellect at Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC) and later ventured to the University of Missouri, where he obtained his law degree. His path led him to an eight-year career in the Missouri House of Representatives, culminating in his role as Speaker of the House. But for Elijah, the allure of radio was impossible to ignore.
Hosting the afternoon drive-time show, he dives headfirst into discussions of life through a conservative lens. Haahr has four children and enjoys powerlifting and bowling, showcasing his dedication to fitness and competition.